Saturday, June 14, 2008

26 Candles and a giveaway

Today, I turn 26! I am going out to breakfast, driving back to Connecticut to have dinner here with my family, and going to Cape Cod on Sunday for a family gathering on Father's day.

I do not (at the present moment) have any deep reflections on turning 26. I had a wonderful time being 25. I lost weight, dated a great guy from September to February, did well in graduate school last summer, improved in skiing/ running, remained close with my family, and developed a niche teaching middle school. I hope 26 can be just as good or better.

To celebrate my birthday on the blog, I would like to do a giveaway. I purchased some unique things at the Lilly sale yesterday and will give them away to a lucky commenter on this post. There is a Frisbee and three adorable mini Lilly dresses on hangers to use as Christmas ornaments or whatever you please. Meg was so nice in her pay it forward giveaway, I thought I would give a preppy blog reader to have some different Lilly things to supplement (or start) their collection.

Start commenting and the winner will be chosen on Tuesday night!

16 comments:

M.A. said...

What cute finds! I would love to win!

quitecontrary1977 said...

these would look so cute in my daughter's room! you are so sweet to give away stuff on your b-day!i hope all your wishes come true!!!!!!!!!!!!

Boo and Hooties Mom said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!!
The items are super cute and you are so generous!!!!!!!!!

Traci Anne said...

Happy birthday!!

cpullum said...

Happy BirthdaY!!! Cape Cod sounds so nice. I have always wanted to go there! Hey it sounds like you accomplished alot at the age of 25!! Be proud of yourself!! You accomplish more then most 25 years will ever accomplish!! Congrats and 26 will be even twice the accomplishments!!!
Happy Birthday!
cpullum@yahoo.com

suburban prep said...

Here's hoping that you will have another great year.
You have so much ahead of you. Enjoy.
Happy Birthday.

Hil'Lesha said...

Very cute!

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Oooh fun! Happiest birthday wishes to you! Have fun with your family this weekend!

Kappa Prep said...

Happy, happy birthday! Thank you for the FB message, I am off to confirm you now. Oh, and I would love to be entered in the contest, what a fun idea to share the birthday spirit. I am glad to see you are still living the Non Ut Sibi moto!!!

Michele P. said...

First, happy birthday-may you achieve all you want and more in the next year. Hope your weekend in New England with family is going well, it's been beautiful up here today in Maine, so hoping the weather is cooperating at the Cape and in CT. Thanks for having a giveaway, the items are really cute.

Karin said...

Happy Birthday!

Preppy Mama said...

Happy Birthday!!! Those are the cutest things!!

k said...

Happy Birthday! I dream of someday making it to the Lilly sale- maybe in November...

TCP said...

Happy birthday! I'd love to win those...they're adorable!

Prep-E Girl said...

I remember 26. I was also in graduate school and my skiing also improved (since I joined the school's ski team as the only non-undergrad member).

I grew up a lot that year. Ironically, I did teach middle school also (science), I met the man who would eventually become DF (dear fiance) and, I even bought my own "big girl" car (the one that I got financing on my own for with no co-signer).

Twenty six was fun. I can only hope that you have the same good times that I did!

Good luck with all your endeavors and enjoy your 26th year...

-E

cancersucks said...

Happy Birthday. Your recent posts made me hungry! I need to post my fab finds from the sale, too. What a great idea!