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Birthday in Mazatlan

MA with birthday crown cropped

Birthday in Mazatlan

“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is to celebrate.”

– Oprah


I hope you’ve had a great couple of weeks 🙂

On Feb 23rd, I celebrated my 56th birthday in Mazatlan, Mexico with my friends, Debbra & Aldo, at their gorgeous recently renovated villa!!


“Casa Lorraina” (named in memory of Debbra’s mom) is a true labour of love that took three years to come to fruition…and I am super grateful to have stayed there! They will be renting it out for some periods of the year, so if you would like the link to the rental listing, just let me know.

Here are a few snaps of our Mazatlan birthday madness:

MA & Debbra, sipping margaritas on Stone Island


My dining & walking buddy, Bam Bam 🙂


Sailing into the sun!


Me in my happy place…a Pisces to the core 🙂


Another dear friend & birthday gal, Amber, was also in Mazatlan!


Another labour of love was this cake! Made by a local baker…YUM!!

There were four birthdays being celebrated…my nickname is Sunshine!

So fun!! So blessed! So grateful 🙂

“Do you count your birthdays with gratitude?”

– Horace

Maryanne Pope is the author of “A Widow’s Awakening.” She also writes screenplays, playscripts and blogs. She is the CEO of Pink Gazelle Productions and a co-founder of the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund. To receive Maryanne’s blog, “Weekly Words of Wisdom,” please subscribe here.

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14 thoughts on “Birthday in Mazatlan”

  1. I am so happy you had such a lovely time on your birthday! I missed your special day due to a couple of major losses and John having eye surgery. I miss you and hope to connect with you soon.
    Love Colleen

    Happy belated birthday! I hope whatever you wished for comes true this next year. The photos look amazing. 😍 😁

  3. Ahahahahaha…thanks Tonia! I look a little rough in some of the photos…like the one with the crown on my head! I had just got off the plane & got through customs in Mexico…and was so surprised to see my friends (and their dog, Bam Bam) with all the birthday balloons etc at the airport!!
    Hope you are well,

  4. Hi Jennifer! Glad you enjoyed the birthday pics…never a dull moment these days 🙂 Hope you are doing well!

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