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We’re keeping things suuuuppper casual for Catherine’s first birthday – as in, just having a few friends over who live close by…buying all of the food premade, except for her birthday cake which I’m making.  I refuse to obsess over the details as I tend to do.  For this occasion I’m just going with the flow so I can actually enjoy myself, pressure free.  This is coming on the tail end of our wedding and right before we leave for Costa Rica for a week (Happy Birthday, Catherine!), so best not to stress.  I do plan to make some delicious sangria, and keeping a glass in my hand throughout the entire day while I soak in the victory of having made it through the first year, all of us in one piece.