Sunday, December 7, 2008

Here are photos from my 4oth birthday in November...

This gorgeous yellow house was the bed and breakfast that Tom and I stayed at in Woodstock, Vermont as a getaway for my birthday. My parents stayed with the boys at home and had a grand time playing Monopoly. My poor parents did not know better so my boys had them playing marathon games of Monopoly starting at 7:00 in the freaking morning...before they even had coffee. I told my parents there was no way in hell that I would have done that and that they are good people. We typically can't play that game (or any game) that long before a brawl starts between my boys. 

Here's my cake with Chanukah candles on it because we had no birthday candles. Yes, we have candles for a Menorah even though we are not Jewish and do not celebrate Chanukah. Just another weird thing about me. 
I have a beautiful Menorah and always intend to light the candles, but I am inconsistent and really don't have anything to say while doing it so I make up shit and it has not really captured my kids' attention because I don't know what the hell I am doing. I keep thinking I will come up with some cool tradition that requires lighting 8 or 9 days of candles...
I have not invented it yet.

Murphy was really concerned that we were using up all of the Chanukah candles and that we would not have enough for the Menorah. I told him not to worry and that I had another box of even cooler hand dipped multicolor candles to use for it this year. And it is true. Again, we don't even celebrate this holiday

This is me in Vermont outside some road side stand that had these stuffed animal herds of cows and sheep. This place was a little crazy...the guy who owns the place was cutting up fudge and selling it to these foolish tourists from New York while he smoked a cigarette. Only one photo was necessary here, but I have no idea how to delete photos once they are added onto a post. 


Mrs Furious said...

LOL! That is freaking hilarious.

And at first I thought that was your house and I wanted to kill myself ;)

julie said...

Mrs F,

I wish that was my house.

Hey, your house is not too shabby. I love the craftsman style of your house.

Haley said...

Oh man, this makes me miss Vermont! I love it up there...gotta start planning a weekend soon.

I love that you incorporate holidays like that -- awesome. :)

Mrs Furious said...


hop over to Mr F's and put your name in for one of my gift boxes!!!!!

Kiki said...

I'm rounding the corner on 39...not too traumatised(sp?) you look awesome, so I'm actually thinking 40 won't be so scary!!!

I used to visit my BFF (not anymore) in Burlington all the time and I vacationed with Ken in Manchester....I LOVE Vermont, but notsomuch for the cold!!!

Robin said...

Sounds like a nice vacation!

I love the little herd of stuffed cows. Too funny. :)

Robin said...

Oh, I also thought that was your house at first and thought, "well, shit, now I can't be internet friends with Julie anymore. Her house is too cute."

julie said...

Haley, make the plan to go to Vermont. I love it fact, we are trying to move there, but then the economy tanked and I don't want to make a major change.

Mrs F, I totally signed up at Mr F's!

Kiki, you are sweet. I totally don't feel like a 40 year old. I wonder if I will always feel like a kid...even when I am 80. I love Burlington...great little city. Manchester is really cool, too. We ski right near there at Stratton. What happened to BFF?

Robin, I totally wanted to steal one of those cows.

I should post one of the gorgeous estates in my town and pretend it is mine. I'll just stand in front of it with my jar of Grey Poupon...and then the owners will call the cops.