After Christmas comes the birthday and New Years Eve. I spent the last week of 2013 working on a contract for my moms company and seeing friends. We had a few rounds of Cards Against Humanity (when I say few I really mean we played through all of the black cards) and good food! I was surprised with Lesley's company and a few lemon drop martinis at the Living Room for an early birthday cocktail.
After 7 stores and a lot of frustration, I finally found a pair of shoes that were to die for and a dress to perfectly pair with them.
My birthday was perfection. An iced coffee with soy to start the day, lunch at Houston's with my mother and Teresa, and finished out the rest of the day at the Biltmore. Danielle and I stayed at a hotel in the area and and I got into some quiet shenangins that included martinis, shopping, and perfect friends.
For a marvelous beginning to 2014 I was able to watch my beautiful friend Juliet win the title of Miss Wheelchair Arizona! She is going to be such a great representative of all that it stands for and I couldn't be more proud of all of her accomplishments!
It's funny. A year ago I was day dreaming of when I would live in California. I had felt like Arizona didn't have much to offer me and it was holding me back. After a few months away, I discovered that I'm truly a desert girl who has a lot to love at home. True friends appear after you move away and the relationships all become that much stronger. I love my life, the Los Angeles piece included. But I am SO in love with all that I have supporting me from the Sonoran Desert and all of the blessings I can't even begin to count.