Totally Frenched Out

From the blogger formerly known as Samdebretagne

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

A very merry birthday to me

Once again, I have to say that I am so grateful for the friends I've made here in Paris. Yesterday, I went to the very beautiful Parc de Sceaux with Leesa & Co, and after lunch, Leesa pulled a birthday cake out of her purse! I was really touched that she remembered my birthday was this week, especially since I've never been able to celebrate my birthday in France. Fab is terrible with dates and always forgot (so did his fam), and none of my friends were ever around in the summer. So it was always just another day of same old, same old - no presents, no cake, no nothing. But not this year thanks to all of my blogging friends!

Here are the two birthday girls, and the cake, with candles and everything! :And a couple photos of the park:


Blogger Milk Jam said...

Happy Birthday!!! I was going to send you an email to wish you happy birthday in advance (tomorrow's going to be very busy so I was worried I'd forget).
I'm so glad you'll for once be able to celebrate in style! Wish I were there to help ;-)

June 25, 2008 at 10:10 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SAM!!! You can look forward to a really interesting and fun year this year! Not stuck out in a gite in the middle of a muddy field.

June 25, 2008 at 10:10 AM  
Blogger Astrid said...

Happy Birthday Sam!! :)

June 25, 2008 at 10:17 AM  
Blogger Pat said...

Happy, Happy Birthday Sam!!! Have a great one!

June 25, 2008 at 10:46 AM  
Blogger judyb said...

happy happy happy happy happy happy birthday!

June 25, 2008 at 11:26 AM  
Blogger barbara said...

Hi Sam,
I'm very happy for you that you had this birthday.
Happy Birthday !
I'm very glad to have made your acquaintance yesterday.

I sent you an e-mail with pics for you.

June 25, 2008 at 11:37 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

Happy birthday Sam!!
Sorry, but it sounds like to me that your ex and his family were very inconsiderate selfish people!!

June 25, 2008 at 12:34 PM  
Blogger Le Tigre in France said...

Happy Birthday! I hope the next year is a memorable one for you (in a good way).

Fab used to forget your birthday? That's pretty incredible...

June 25, 2008 at 12:39 PM  
Blogger The Big Finn said...

Hauskaa syntymäpäivää!

June 25, 2008 at 1:37 PM  
Blogger Patricia said...

Happy Birthday, Sam!!!! I am so glad you had a cake - everyone should have a cake on their birthday! Maybe the French do not celebrate as much as Americans for birthdays? I always feel like I "go over the top" for birthdays. One time my sister-in-law was here for her birthday and I made a cake for her - she seemed uncomfortable. My husband said, "I am sorry, she didn't seem too excited, but in France we do not celebrate birthdays very much". I am not sure if it is just his family or like that in France. I love when it is someone's birthday and really try to make them feel special on their day - why not!!??

June 25, 2008 at 2:15 PM  
Blogger MISS YURI said...

*keeps her mouth shut and her fingers crossed till tomorrow*

June 25, 2008 at 3:57 PM  
Blogger Kelli said...

Happy Birthday, Sam!! I wish you nothing but happiness in this next year. :)

June 25, 2008 at 4:23 PM  
Blogger Corine said...

Joyeux Anniversaire! C'est chouette de te voir si heureuse!

June 25, 2008 at 4:26 PM  
Blogger Victoria said...

happy birthday sam!!

June 25, 2008 at 4:27 PM  
Blogger Patricia said...

Happy Birthday, Sam!!!! Your cake looks so delish....

June 25, 2008 at 4:33 PM  
Blogger Alison said...

Happy Birthday! I'm so glad you had a good day.

June 25, 2008 at 5:11 PM  
Blogger parisiannewyorker said...

Happy birthday!

And if it makes you feel better, my dad used to always forget my birthday...but then again, he also forgot his own birthday. Haha.

June 25, 2008 at 5:20 PM  
Blogger purejuice said...

June 25, 2008 at 5:35 PM  
Blogger christina said...

Happy Birthday, Sam!

I remind my family about mine every day for two weeks beforehand so there's no way they won't remember.

P.S. You look adorable in that picture.

June 25, 2008 at 6:40 PM  
Blogger Perfume & Tea Make Me Happy said...

happy birthday!!
so happy for you-- it seems like you're really hitting your stride in paris! hooray!
-nikki c.

June 25, 2008 at 6:51 PM  
Blogger Starman said...

Happy Birthday, Sam!
And she pulled that out of her purse?

June 25, 2008 at 6:51 PM  
Blogger shannon said...

Happy birthday!!!

June 25, 2008 at 9:27 PM  
Blogger Leesa said...

Hey Sam....

It was a lot of fun!! I hope you have a really nice b-day this year- Full of new surprises and new horizons!! Happy B-day!!!!! Joyeux Anniversaire!!!

Starman- it was my big sac... and I had a special plastic cover over the cake so it wouldn't get smooshed or get icing everywhere.. However... when I took it out of the bag... it was upside down... OOOPS!!! : )

June 25, 2008 at 9:30 PM  
Blogger au soleil levant said...

Happy birthday! Luckily the weather's been so nice that you can really take advantage of your summer birthday.

June 25, 2008 at 9:56 PM  
Blogger Justin said...

Happy birthday Sam. It sounds like Leesa really took care of you! I hope you had an incredibly wonderful day... and it looks like I am on whole day older than you.


June 25, 2008 at 11:15 PM  
Blogger Alisa said...

what yuri said.

*sneaky grin*

June 25, 2008 at 11:21 PM  
Blogger PutYourFlareOn said...

Happy Birthday, Sam! And way to go Leesa with the cake in the bag trick. I need to get a pan that I can put in my handbag for those moments when you need to pull a cake out of your bag.

Hope to see you guys again soon!

June 25, 2008 at 11:54 PM  
Blogger Anon said...

Happy birthday, I love your blog, very inspiring and uplifting!

June 26, 2008 at 2:52 AM  
OpenID lusks said...

A very happy birthday to you, so glad that you are smiling again.

June 26, 2008 at 9:54 AM  
Blogger katiez said...

Happy, Happy Birthday To You!!!!!

June 26, 2008 at 4:41 PM  
Blogger Fned said...

What a coincidence! I was at the chateau de Sceaux on Sunday for a picnic with some friends. It's true that it's quite a lovely place.

I hope you had a great wonderful birthday and here's to many many more.


June 27, 2008 at 7:19 PM  
Blogger afoos said...

Happy happy birthday!!!! Finally, you get to celebrate your birthday in France!

(I know what you mean about not celebrating, my 30th was last year and I thought for once, we'd actually do something but nope, nothing nada, no presents, no cake, nothing, like all the other years, so good for you for finally celebrating à l'Americaine because the French just don't know how to do birthdays)

June 27, 2008 at 10:05 PM  
Blogger Expat Traveler said...

Happy belated birthday! I'm glad you had a wonderful time. It really shows who your real friends are! Glad you were able to enjoy it!!! :)

June 28, 2008 at 8:56 PM  
Blogger purejuice said...

happy birthday, samantha.
i am starting over too and reading these old blog posts of yours, watching you depart the old with such grace, and heading into the beautiful, unknown future with such courage, is really helping me.
many happy returns of a good day.

June 25, 2012 at 1:38 AM  

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