Saturday, January 15, 2011


Welcoming my 35th year with a smile...

Yesterday was my birthday ~ something that I always look forward to, but this year the day was especially magical.  It started off with bacon & eggs scrambled by my biggest girl.  She made me the sweetest card and gifted me with a delicious bottle of lavender honey perfume.  The little miss wrote me a little birthday greeting before heading off to school while protesting that she shouldn't have to go because my birthday was "more important than school".  Mr. man came home with red roses and a new lens for my other new baby (more on that later).  He and I then headed up north for a gorgeous, butt-kicking hike with our dear friends J&D. It was Miss Love's first hike and she was asleep for 97.5% of it...perfect.  Went for a quick lunch at the Garden Market (sweet lunch spot) where the D's gave me the most beautiful earrings.  Next stop...home ~ where a yummy little cupcake morsel was waiting on my doorstep (left by Lady Wicky).  We picked up the kids, some beach gear and headed for the big blue where our friends and their families joined us for dinner and a bonfire as we watched the sun set.  The kiddies stripped down to their chonis while playing in and getting pumelled by the waves, dancing on the beach and having a blast.  Guess maybe I should mention that the weather was... well... PERFECT.  As we soaked in the sound of joy from the kids, Miyo spotted some dolphins surfing the waves swirling toward us.  It was breathtaking...


I ended the evening with a bonfire under the stars, listening to waves, making smores and enjoying the company of my friends and family. 
the. day. could. not. have. been. better.

I'm so thankful to God for my beautiful life. 
Don't know how I deserve any of this but truly I am blessed.


Becky said...

I love that you got a shot of those dolphins -- amazing!

I hope you'll send me (and I'm guessing everyone else will want them too) some of the pics from that night!

Sounds like your day was a really nice one -- I'm glad, you deserved it!

Meems said...

this does look like a magical birthday ! i love playing catch up here on your blog....
what fun treasures you have to share!