Stilettos and Diapers: Birthday, Parents and Excuses.


Birthday, Parents and Excuses.

There are good reasons I've been gone. Good reasons for missing Fashion Friday, for all of you who gently reminded me that I didn't do it. You made me smile, so thanks!

I was busy eating these
And basking in the loveliness of Birthday goodies. I got some good gift cards and a coat that I LOVE! (Doesn't hurt that I picked it out...I'm a thinker.)
Going to dinner at one of my favorite places, with my wonderful parents

Doing lots and lots of shopping
Looking for the perfect trifle bowl, which was eventually found at Wal-Mart of all places, and watching my dad try to rearrange the back of my car a gazillion times to fit all the shopping bags.

If all of that isn't reason enough, I'm still sick. I'm not going to the Doctor's office though, because I will totally get swine flu from all the germs up in there. My poor Dad got sick while he was here and spent the whole day yesterday in the bed while we went wine tasting. He was feeling better when it came time to get In-N-Out. Hehe. It does pretty much make everything better.
Taking my parents to the airport this morning was just plain awful. It wasn't just the fact that I had to wake up at 4:15, either. I miss my family so much, and I'm not sure when I will see them again. I'm excited to see the hubs family for Christmas, and to be in NY, but the every other year thing sucks hard. Now that we have Coop, it's just too difficult to get to NY and GA in a 2 week period. Trust me, we tried it last year and it was an awful idea. Think schedule completely ruined, sickness, and over 30 hours of airplanes and airports. Ugg, I get chills just thinking about it.
How do you spend the holidays? How do you deal if you don't get to see your family?


  1. I'm so glad you had a good birthday! So sorry you're still sick, I HATE being sick. Yuck.
    I spend the holidays at home with my family. I can't imagine what it's like to have to do the every other year thing, I'd be sad too. But I'm sure last year with all of that travel wasn't good either! At least your cute parents were able to come for your birthday! And go wine tasting! I LOVE wine tasting!!!

  2. I'm glad you had a good birthday. It's so nice to have family visit but so hard to watch them leave. Your cupcakes look absolutely delicious (that sounds kind of dirty, haha!) We're lucky enough to have most of our family here but unlucky enough to have a pretty large family on both sides. Basically we have to balance out the Holidays and figure out how to see everyone and of course our family gets mad if we don't fit everyone in. Sometimes I think it would be better if we lived all by ourselves far far away :)

  3. Mmmmmm those cupcakes look SO good!

  4. Get better girlie!!! I love some p.f. changs too! Yummy!! Oh, and Happy BIRTHDAY!!!

  5. I love love love your blog. Happy Birthday, and PF Chengs is a great place (HUSBANDS FAVEY).

    I have been reading for a while and now I finally have my blog back up! So if you get a cance please visit.


  6. Aw i'm missed you and Fashion Friday!! Glad you had a good birthday with your parents though.

    I'm so sorry that you don't get to see your fam this year. That's a bummer. I'm lucky (I think) to have all of my family living right down the street from us. Husbands fam does too. I totally couldn't do the every other year thing.. i'm to selfish with my fam! haha! You'll have a good time in NY though i'm sure!!

  7. Sounds like you had a lovely birthday. Dont you just love sprinkles? While I was at work I kept seeing people walking in with those bags and I asked "what is sprinkles" I never knew that this glorious wonderment of sweetness was right around the corner LOL

    I just happen to work for your favortie place to eat LOL Mmm Mmm good ;)

  8. So glad you had a great birthday! You deserve it! Sad your fam had to go! :(

    Both mine and John's parents live here, so we get to see everyone during the Holidays, but it is complete madness. Every other Thanksgiving we go to the beach and see his dads extended family. So, that is nice!
    My parents are divorced and both remarried, so the scheduling is quite cray-cray!

  9. Happy belated birthday! It sounds like you had a wonderful time!!

    We always traveled for the holidays, but this Christmas, we're just staying home to build our own family traditions!

  10. So glad you had such a wonderful birthday!! So sweet of your parents to come for it. You have such a wonderful family and I always admired all of you. I get to see my family for Thanksgiving next week and I am SO excited! It's so weird being away from them. I can't even imagine how you must feel being as far away from your family as you are. Have a fabulous day, sweet Molly!

  11. Happy Belated Birthday, (another Scorpio!) I knew there was a reason I liked you so much! Looks like you had a great time. PF Chang's is a favorite of mine too. And shopping is ALWAYS an appropriate thing to do on your birthday.

    And yes, take it from me... 25 is just a baby!!!

  12. Looks like a great birthday weekend!!

    yummmm......cupcakes! changs!!

    OMG...making me hungry!!

    hope that you feel better girl...

  13. ahh looks like someone went shopping in the dub-C! walnbut creek, woop woop! love shopping there. could seriously spend the day there.

    happy belated birthday lady! sounds like you were one spoiled girl, as you should be.

  14. awwww, i hope you do feel better but you got to spend a wonderful birthday time with family and chocolate goodies and such...

    Holidays? me? not much comment : (

  15. Sounds like you guys had a great time. I can totally empathize with your about missing your family. My family all lives four hours from us and I miss them SO much. My hubs family all lives here and we work with them so we see them ALL the time lol.

    Hang in their gal!

  16. Glad you had a wonderful birthday. Cupcakes look delish. Can you send me some? j/k.

  17. Glad your birthday was wonderful!!! I'm really sorry that you don't get to see your parents more.. :( I really don't have any advice on that one unfortunately.....I don't know what I would do if I didn't see my parents every now and then.....But, I know that we all have to deal with different situations...and you're a tough chick!

  18. OK so first of all, I'm obvy WAYYY behind in the blog reading department, but I'm glad to see you enjoyed your birthday with your parents! I love PFChangs! And cupcakes (duh)! :)

    And NY misses you too! Travelling for the holidays really sucks. But I can't imagine trying to make it to GA and NY in one trip.


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