Friday, December 05, 2008

Getting Prepped for the Big 3-0

Here's the deal.

My birthday is Monday. I'll be 30. (!!!!)

The 8th of December is also the day of the Immaculate Conception. Or, in Spain, La Inmaculada. And a holiday! Not in France, unfortunately.

Madonna's first collection of hit songs is the Immaculate Collection. I love Michael Jackson. (That's actually a horrific understatement.) And I've always wanted to throw a Michael Jackson & Madonna party. Any era, any color, any Michael Jackson, any Madonna.

So I decided a while back that this would be the year. I sent out the notifications for people to save the date four full months ago. Hey, that's what happens when your birthday falls at the beginning of both ski season and company holiday party season. You gotta get the word out early.

And now the party is tomorrow night. I have two costumes... still can't decide if I'll be MJ or Madge, so I guess a mid-party costume change is in order. Frenchy has also been prepping his costume and I found him in the bathroom tonight painting some homemade MJ accessories gold... It was at this precise moment I saw the future, and realized with glee that I will never, EVER have to worry about Halloween costumes for our kids. Frenchy's got it all under control.

Besides having an artsy-craftsy boyfriend (gasp! FIANCE!!!!) I also have amazing friends who are arriving from all over the place to celebrate with me. I think Huy wins the distance award, coming from Dubai, but Mihaela has arrived from Bucharest, another dozen or so are coming in from London and Madrid, Robert from Stockholm, Xavi, Francis, and Megan from Switzerland, George and Lamberto from Milan.... I'm one lucky lady this week!

Pictures sure to come, but for now I leave you with this....


Anonymous said...

Another great piece of news!
Happy birthday - yesterday, I know :-(

- Alex

NoellieBellie said...

Thank you!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Belated 30th Birthday! I see you had a marvelous time.
Congrats on your Engagement. Do you have any idea of where or what date yet? Can I pass this info along to the rest of this side of the family (Robin & Frankie, Mark & Karen)?

I wish you a very Merry Christmas and New Year 2009.

Bonnie Robins

NoellieBellie said...

Thanks Bonnie!! Yes, by all means please feel free to pass along the news. We haven't set a date or location yet... but I guess fall 2009?

Amma said...

Sorry we missed the party.
Miss you.
Amma & Poppy

NoellieBellie said...

It´s ok... but I´m sure your costumes would have been amazing!!! And you were with us in spirit anyway. :)