a forty first birthday in savannah. part two

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somewhere along my mid twenties i began to really care and to really want to make a big deal out of my birthdays

i would always make plans with lots of friends, have big expectations and more times than not, be disappointed

there was a long period there where i would end up crying on my birthday

every year (loser)

this birthday craziness carried into my thirties

actually, into last year also

this year, i decided that i wanted to spend my birthday with only two other people

my husband and our daughter

the original plan was to go to asheville after our west virginia christmas break but, since i would rather see asheville in the spring/fall and savannah was half way on the way back home, savannah it was

and it was perfect

a day spent with just the three of us adventuring about in a town relatively new to us

nothing was really planned other than the hotel

we walked around, explored the town, its restaurants, shops…

and celebrated me. and us

i may have just started a new tradition for myself

this is Savannah part two

happy new year friends!

wishing you all the happiest 2014

ps- the birthday crazies also went for new years. many disappointments (and tears) on that night too. so tonight we will be mellow and close to home. be safe

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so many beautiful square gardens in bloom

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and with music. worst version of tracy chapman’s fast car. but he was sweet

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i gave her my birthday balloon. she asked for rudolph. of course

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she was so proud she was the only little who was able to climb all the way to the top

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worst singer ever. forgot the words to every song

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these two crazies

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a snack at tubby’s

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a break at the hotel and family portraits before heading out to dinner

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good night savannah