laissez les bon temps rouler

17 Feb


Exciting things are happening at chez brightenthecorner.  One is that our adorable birthday-girl cousin, Shelby Rose, is coming to town next weekend to see us.  We last saw Shelby in the summer at Monteagle (see above) and we can hardly wait til she arrives.  She’s bringing her Mama, another birthday girl, with her.  Her daddy, Uncle Walker, is staying home and holding down the cold, wintry Washington DC fort while we celebrate all the birthdays.  My birthday is next weekend, and since I haven’t held a party for Anna yet, her birthday was 3ish months ago, we are going to have one big birthday celebration.

When your birthday is around Thanksgiving, it is hard to get anyone excited about cake, no matter how thankful they are for you.  All anyone can focus on is turkey and sweet potatoes and a cauliflower gratin, and your guests are distracted by the holiday, so it is far preferable to have your party in late February, when nothing else is going on, except sometimes Mardi Gras, but the world doesn’t stop for Fat Tuesday, except in New Orleans and we are not there.  (Besides, your mother was busy in November and December, and recovering from it all in January).  We are here in West Texas and we are having a birthday party.  And you can wear your Mardi Gras beads if you are so inclined.

Because if there’s one thing we love at brightenthecorner, it’s a good party.


One Response to “laissez les bon temps rouler”

  1. Esmer February 17, 2011 at 8:11 pm #

    Happy birthday, everyone!!

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