Pretty lamps at Upstairs on the Square, a delicious and stylish restaurant in the heart of Harvard Square. My birthday lunch with two wonderful parents. Salad Niçoise. Zebra cake with a long, thin sparkly candle. Delightful!
Birthday flowers from my mom. Yellow mimosas. Red and white reniculas. Purchased with such love. A girl should always have flowers on her birthday.
The family birthday cake. Yellow cake with yummy frosting. The last of its kind. I'm really "growed" up.
Birthday car (well, a birthday ZIPcar). Snazzy red luxury. Carrier of good friends to brunch at my favorite place and around the city on a brilliantly sunny Sunday.
Peeking outside my window on my birthday morning. If you can see it, there are a pair of interlocking hearts drawn in that patch of snow. A loving sign, and perhaps, a wish for my coming year.