Also, my birthday was this past Thursday, which is why I fell behind on my posts. My mom made me my favorite, über moist, chocolate cake with buttercream frosting and she bestowed on me wonderful, thoughtful, very Laura-y gifts. In my gift opening excitement and somewhat cake-coma, I did not take pictures :( Following is a list of what I received, though, so use your imaginations!!!
- 11-Cup (yes, 11 cups!!!!) Food Processor
- Avocado tool (can fulfill all avocado functions in one fell swoop--opening, de-pitting, slicing!!)
- Lettuce cutter (useful)
- New cutting board (again, useful)
- Spatula (see above)
- Garlic clove chopper rolly thing (ditto ^^)
- Debbie Meyer Green Bags (already LOVE)
- Adorable owl bookmark
- Owl bedecked water bottle (my mom loves owls and I guess I kind of do too...now, anyway!)
- Two cute little plates with a row of birds on them
- Season 2 of Parks and Recreation
- A nut milk bag
- A subscription to Vegetarian Times
This lady spoiled me rotten! I got such beautiful things and am already getting so much enjoyment from them! If I feel so inclined I will get around to snapping photos of them sometime this week. If I'm inclined.
Last thing: I only TODAY (Sunday aka three days after my birthday) went to check the mail and I had waiting for me four things! Two cards from aunts, a card from my grandma and a package from my sissy! My birthday continued!
My sister's adorable packaging. Nordstrom's bag used to wrap the outside package and...
MAC Bag used to wrap the inside package! She got me an adorable, thoughtfully selected book called 100 Vegetables and Where They Came From. I cannot wait to start reading it!
The card she got me was PERFECT too! She nailed it. Perfect sentiment, color, design. I'm going to look for a frame for it.
I love how she made out the card too. She knows I love her drawings (I really do) and that I love her **whimsical** handwriting. By "whimsical" I mean, childlike, and I mean this in a good way.
From my Aunt Andrea PLUS a debit card. THAT will come in handy. I need to think of something fun to spend it on...but I'll probably just splurge on some luxury foods or probiotics. Yeesh, I'm lame : /
This card was from my Aunt Carol. It's so me. Anything collage-y/artsy I love.
Even the envelope of the elephant card was cool! It's a Papyrus. Of course it is.
And I guess my grandma has become religious? Her card was sweet and I appreciate her sending one but I did not know she was going so Christian on me! As I said, though, the card was a kind and thoughtful gesture. I do miss the days of her Peanuts cards though...