10.03.2013

OCTOBER 02 // BIRTHDAY REPORT


two days in now and 31 feels really solid. i'm liking this. i think 31 might be my favorite. 

i met brandon for dinner at the breslin inside the ace hotel. we ordered a hilarious number of dishes. (get the heirloom tomato salad if it's in season. holy!) we walked all the way home and talked about a million things. and then i ended the night the proud owner of THREE leather jackets (brandon holbrook wins the "most generous husband" lifetime award), a "cake" made of doughnut plant crème brûlées, and a giant-sized scented candle, perfect for giant-sized scented wishes.

(also, birthday nookie.)

henry thought it was his birthday all night long and was positively delighted with himself. he demolished a whole doughnut by himself and seemed pretty pleased with things.

and now i have some leather jacket decisions to make how fun is THAT.

my little brother checked into the MTC for his two-year church mission about halfway through the day and i got to facetime with him during his last hours as a free man while i walked up amsterdam on my way to meet a girlfriend for tacos. it was heartbreaking and sweet to see my little brother get all teary-eyed on the day he starts his mission, dressed all spiffy in his missionary suit and looking like my sweet baby brother and a big grown man all at once. the sweetest part of the day for sure. 

things feel good and simple and my world is positively stuffed with love, and that's just exactly how i figure 31 should feel. i count myself the luckiest. 

and thus concludes the natalie holbrook portion of birthday season.

22 comments :

  1. looks and sounds as if you had the most delightful of birthdays! i hope 31 rocks for you! happy belated!! :)

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  2. "Birthday nookie" - I love that you're not an uptight Christian. Keep it coming, girl. Happy birfday.

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  3. Girl, my birthday is on October 2nd too! And I live in NYC. Let's be best friends!! ;) I am so glad you had a beautiful day! Happy day to you!

    Melanie♥
    www.athistage.blogspot.com

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  4. Birthdays stuffed with love are the best! What an awesome day! :)

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  5. Happy Birthday my favorite blogger. I love my little brother in same way so i totally understand the tears.

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  6. I'm a little jealous of the clarity you had at the end of 30 and brought into 31, but it's inspired me to work on some things for my remaining 4 months of 31. I'm glad you had such a great day, and I think some instagrams of jacket options are called for for some outside opinions!
    -Emily Hans

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  7. Happy Birthday. Three jackets? Nice! -Hanna Lei

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  8. Oh, this is the sweetest. And yea, I'll admit...the birthday "nookie" comment made me laugh.

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  9. That brother to the MTC day was the hardest/best/happiest/saddest/oddest day of my life... I loved it and hated it at the same time. Those last conversations are definitely ones you always remember!

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  10. What a wonderful day! I'm a week away from 32 and I have to say 31 was pretty great! As a non Mormon I'm pretty confused about this MTC training. Will you not speak or see your brother for 2 whole years!?

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  11. Seems like you had an awesome birthday!Loved the birthday"nookie' part.Explain to me about the MTC training please.

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  12. Sounds like you had a wonderful birthday. That's great. I had a similar feeling when I turned 25 this year. Everything felt good and it still does. Cheers to being happy!

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  13. Sounds like such a good day. Happy Birthday again!

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  14. I am so glad you had a perfect birthday! It sounds absolutely lovely!

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  15. you had me at donut cake and three leather jackets. hbd lady!

    http://semiweeklyeats.blogspot.com/2013/10/genetics.html

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  16. That is one deliciously awesome birthday celebration, girly! Sounds wonderful, all of it.

    And aww, no doubt you'll miss Blake LIKE WHOA.

    Hugs!

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  17. Glad the birthday was so great! As a resident of the salt lake east mission, I promise we'll take good care of Blake!!

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  18. Glad the birthday was so great! As a resident of the salt lake east mission, I promise we'll take good care of Blake!!

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  19. Are you returning two of the three leather jackets? Confused about your "leather jacket decisions"

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    1. um, yes. haha. NOBODY needs three leather jackets. ;)

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  20. haha! birthday nookie is the best kind of nookie there is, no?
    good luck with your leather jacket decisions...it will be a tough time, i'm sure.

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  21. Doughnuts and leather jackets sounds like the ultimate birthday - lucky you! Sounds like it was a great one. Oh, and ps, 30s are the best!

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