Monday, August 30, 2010


For my 33rd birthday, I sent my book to the printer for proof copies at 10:30 pm!

Then Chris made me birthday cookies with a lit match in place of a candle.

I visited my family in Michigan this past weekend, and we celebrated with this cake (Dud's 60th birthday, Mom's 60th birthday, my 33rd birthday, the upcoming book, all Lil Sis's success):

And I started a business, officially.

To top it all off, I still fit into my junior high graduation dress from 1989.

Isn't it cool that my digital camera managed to take this old-timey film mistake photo?


Andrea said...

Yay for your book and yay for your business! I still want an interview with you, by the way!

And oh my with that dress! :)

Happy Birthday!

Moan said...


Thea said...

Congratulations on the book and the business beginning!!Happy Birthday - and sweet dress. Save that puppy, it's awesome :-) Very Cyndi Lauper.

kris said...

Ann, having a problem with Lauren pattern - how can I contact you with questions? Thanks for prompt reply.

Rainy Daisy said...

WAAAA!! Happy Birthday, Lady! Your graduation dress is really fabulous.

nicole said...

So many things to celebrate! Congrats on all of them (I'm pretty jealous of the dress thing frankly)

Inconsolable Underwing said...

Belated Happy Birthday, and congratulations on all the great things going your way and that you've made happen! Best wishes for continued good fortune and much happiness in your new year of life!

Salty Miss Jill said...

You are truly an inspiration on so many levels.
And happy belated!


NinaK said...

This looks a lot like MY junior high school graduation dress from (gulp) 1969!