Weekend Photos in Review

by Cate on August 1, 2010

I hope you’re not hungry.  Or tempted by visions of sugary treats.  If you are, on either count, this might not be a good day for you.  For the rest, let’s go!

I celebrated my birthday last weekend with my family, and the kids were with The Ex this weekend, so my actual birthday (Saturday) was filled with friends.  I seriously think this might have been my favorite birthday to date, from the time the clock struck 12:01 am until the time I went to bed.  Just a great day on so many different levels.  I’m a very lucky girl.

Once a month, I get together with a group of friends from high school.  For our July get-together, the date that happened to work for everyone was my birthday.  We started our night out with dinner at a new-to-me Japanese buffet.  An amazing array of food, I had my first foray with octopus and Japanese eggplant (both successful).

My friends are very used to me taking pictures of everything food, so they have gotten into the habit of styling their plates now, for the very best possible shot.  Love that!  These shots are my friends’ plates because my own was way too messy each time I refilled it to share it with you.

Susan's Plate

Cathy's Pretty in Pink Plate

Beth's Plate

Japanese Octopus

(my octopus, so yummy!)

After dinner, we headed back here for cupcakes, cocktails and chick flicks. And all were plentiful. We actually ended up collecting cupcakes from five different cupcake shops, C’Mere Cupcake, Hey Cupcake, Sugar Mommy Cupcakes, Crumbs and Stuffed Cupcakes. So many choices, where to start?

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cupcake and Ice Cream Sundae Cupcake

Stuffed Cupcakes and Crumbs Cupcakes

A Big Birthday

Just a Peek

The Sugar Coma Commencement

Tie-Dye Cupcake

Maddie's and the Minis

I can’t remember the last time I laughed so much. Oh right. Probably last month. But last night was better. Maybe it was the sugar. Or the Abruzzos. Or the company. Or everything all put together. But it was crazy fun, filled with side-splitting, can’t-catch-your-breath laughter. The festivities were finally over when I crawled into bed at 1:30 am. The alarm clock went off a little too early today. Back to the gym. I actually went three times over the weekend, just to ward off the damage I knew I was going to do Saturday night. But you only turn 40 once, and a birthday only comes once a year, so I was going to do it, and do it right. I love birthdays.  Mine.  Other people’s.  Doesn’t matter.

Tomorrow?  Another birthday, and then we’re done … for a little bit anyway.

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Joanne August 2, 2010 at 6:17 am

Happy birthday Cate! A fun night out with the girls was definitely the way to go. Especially as it involved sushi and cupcakes – my two most favorite things in this world!

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Kris #40 August 2, 2010 at 8:07 am

Happy Birthday!

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Sarah Caron August 2, 2010 at 8:16 am

Happy Birthday! Oh my, that looks like an amazing spread of cupcakes. I am totally drooling. And I know I spied one or two of my favs in there. So glad that you had such a fabulous birthday weekend.

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Ramona August 2, 2010 at 9:33 am

I’m glad you celebrated and ate lots of good things. You should do that on your Birthday. So happy you had a great day.

Man, I would love to go to a Japanese buffet. They only have Chinese buffets around here that have a little sushi on them. Not even close to what you are showing in your pictures.

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Karen August 2, 2010 at 11:08 am

Happy Birthday! Glad it was fabulous!

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krhm August 2, 2010 at 9:18 pm

Happy birthday Cate! It looks like it was an amazing day. You’re a blessed woman!

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Eliana August 3, 2010 at 10:49 am

Glad you had a great birthday :)

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