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THE ULTIMATE BIRTHDAY HOEDOWN THROWDOWN

This past weekend I celebrated my 40th birthday out in Joshua Tree at Rimrock Ranch in Pioneertown with 25 of my closest friends and family.  To say it was amazing doesn’t really cut it as this was one of the most magical, fun filled, love filled weekends I have ever had in my life.  I started planning this party about a year ago and I was thrilled when I found Rimrock as I knew it was the perfect location for the weekend shindig.  My family flew in from Texas and friends came from all over the country to celebrate with me.  It was an absolute blast and I’m still on a high from all the love I felt from all of my peeps.

The Location….

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Welcome to the Ranch

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The sacred heart entrance

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Remember to breathe….

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The main party headquarters where I stayed

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The decor

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The front porch

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An ariel view

The set up….

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A little wildflowers, some cowboys and pompoms to set the mood for when guests arrived.

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All the arrival goodies: personalized mason jars and bandanas to wear all weekend.

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Friday night waiting for guests to arrive

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A concoction of vodka, lemons and pink peppercorns started everyone off right

The atmosphere…

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All my favorite blues, country and soul on vinyl kept the party going all weekend

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My DJ boys Michael and Armand on vinyl

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Campfires and a movie screen set up for atmosphere

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I played old spaghetti westerns for background visuals

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Lots of cowboy boots

The party people….

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Part of my San Francisco crew

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My mom, sister Susan and I having a great time

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Crissy and Johnny

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My buddy Grant and I

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My boys Rody and Jay Jeffers made quite an entrance, as usual!

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My LA ladies

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Lauren Rice and Emily Factor

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Jason and Laurelei

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My dad and I

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Shawn Forbes

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Jay Jeffers and Heidi Ware

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David and Angie

Then there was the  band and the dancing….

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Johnny Moezzi and his boys: John Thomas, Dale Jennings and Jim Goodall

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Get down, get down…

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And watching them rock out

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My sis was really feeling this look dancing under the stars

And then there was the birthday cake and the speeches…

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Sparklers and lots of attention

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A beautiful cake from Lark bakery

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Arianna saying some sweet things

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And a speech to all my favorite peeps

It was a memorable weekend for sure and one I will never forget.  I’m still smiling from it three days later. I have the best crew of friends that anybody could ask for I feel very lucky indeed.

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Until next time…

Many thanks to Lauren and my mom for all the great photos!

2,709 Comments

  1. cmhester

    Wait… I wasn’t invited! Just kidding my love. Glad you had a wonderful time. Any special man there for you???? Saying my prayers that you end up in the right place with the right person. Love you!

    Corrie Hester

  2. keepfeelingjoanna

    happy belated birthday, margaret! looks like a wonderful time! wishing you an amazing year! xo joanna

  3. Elane

    We just watched two epesdois of This American Life on Netflix and when we turned this on we laughed and laughed because this sounded just like the screwballs on This American Life!!! We loved it!

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