Sunday, April 1, 2012

A Good Time

a girl and her balloons

We had a little birthday party for Zinashi tonight. I kept it simple except for the cake, which I made myself and ended up baking twice (which is another story for another time). We ordered helium balloons in a variety of colors from Safeway and bought snacks and sparkling lemon and limeade from Trader Joe's. I had pizza delivered. Cut up some fruit and candied some pecans to throw into a bowl with some bagged salad. Everyone who was here we have known for years. We are so lucky to have so many friends that we knew in our old city here in this city with us, and to have good friends visiting so close to Zinashi's birthday. Zinashi was surrounded by people who love her, who have cheered us on as we became a family and sank into life together. We have been given so much grace in this new chapter of our lives, and it all came home to me tonight, seeing everyone in our house, hearing the thunder of little feet running from one room to the next. It was good. Thank you, friends. You are so dear to us, and your presence made our house feel warm and our daughter feel special tonight.


  1. Happy birthday, Spunky Girl!

  2. Oh, what a lovely post! And a huge happy birthday to your lovely girl.


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