Wednesday, January 16, 2008

200 + 30

200 posts! Hurray!

This weekend we had a little celebration for my husband Jason's 30th birthday. I centered the event around a 1930's theme with Big Band/Swing in the CD deco designs...a black and white color palette for the table...chocolate dipped tuxedo strawberries...and Manhattans at the bar. I love that we have friends that enjoy those little details as much as we do.

My 30th was two years ago. 30 was a wonderful transitional year for me. I don't know quite how to explain it other than I just eased into the comfort of being me. My actual birthday on the other hand was notably one of the most weighty days in our family life. We had started the adoption process that Spring and had a referral for a little boy in Moscow. He was 2 years old...charming...beautiful...sad...soulful... He had grabbed my heart. We knew very little about him other than what we could see in the photographs and video. We thought he must be our son. Our life was in slow motion for weeks. We had chosen not to share this part of our adoption journey. There are too many hard details to share, but those long weeks culminated in a grieving process that began with very hard news on my birthday. But, with every growth in life...every transition and awakening comes some pain... some sadness. So, this year Jason and I celebrated together the transition of 30 and the joys of being a family of 3 with our son Kolya...who was so clearly meant to be ours.


Cassiemarie said...

Wow! You did such a wonderful job with the decor/food! So thoughtful! I really like the cute little tuxedo strawberries. They look so swanky.
I'm so glad that things are going well for you and your family now. :)

Patty said...

Wow! You really outdid yourself with this birthday decor. Watch our Rachel Ray and Martha Steward...the Karen Grant show is going to take the world by storm. Hope you're doing well! Miss you.