Monday, April 2, 2012

A Happy Birthday

I celebrated my 32nd birthday today!

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 Birthdays aren't quite as exciting as they once were before kids, but in a way they are much better.  I felt the love today!  I was surrounded by those I love most, and that is way better than any present!  Instead of mourning the fact that I'm another year older, I choose to celebrate another year lived.  Age is just a number.  I still feel like I'm in my twenties!

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I may not have partied it up, but my birthday was perfect.  Lexie and Dylan wished me happy birthday a gazillion times. Lily's grin made my day, and she surprised me with tooth #3 and crawling the correct way.  Grant and I had an awesome workout at the park, while the sun shone down on us. We had a playdate at the library with my best friend and her boys. Dylan and Lexie were so excited to give me my presents. In the afternoon, my parents, mother-in-law, and brother-in-law stopped by with cake and presents.  My mom gave me a DVD compiled of video clips from my teenage years, and the kids got a kick out of watching it.  Grant, the kids, and I had dinner at The Olive Garden.  Once home, they sang happy birthday to me, and we had cake.  The rest of the evening was spent with Grant. 

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Last year, on this day, my heart was full, and my belly was full.

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Last year, I couldn't imagine being any happier.  But I am!  Each birthday just keeps getting better!

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Today was perfect.  I hope I am just as blessed on every birthday to come!

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23 comments:

  1. How cute!! Happy birthday my friend!!

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  2. I'm glad you had a wonderful birthday! I love the picture of you and all 3 kids - so perfect!

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  3. Cute pics as always. Glad you had a great birthday! xoxox

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  4. yay! Happy Birthday! You are one lucky Mom...to celebrate with those wonderful kiddos!

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  5. Happy birthday! I'm so glad you had a good one!

    That first picture is so cute. Lily looks like she's yelling, "Cheese!"

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  6. Happy birthday sweet friend!! Looks like you and your beautiful family had a peffect day!!

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  7. You LOOK like you're still in your twenties! Seriously you look amazing. I agree, birthdays get better when you have loved ones to share them with.

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  8. Happy belated Birthday! You have such a beautiful family!

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  9. Happy Birthday!!! You look amazing at 32 and you are so blessed with your gorgous family!

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  10. happy birthday!! you definitely have plenty to be thankful for, you have a beautiful family and surrounded by their love each day. hope your birthday was the start of a great 32 year of life for you

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  11. Awww!! Happy birthday...you really don't look a day over 22!! Cheers to many more :)

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  12. Happy Birthday! Okay, I seriously need to have another girl, I need to dress them in adorable matching outfits...your girls are sooo cute (Dylan too). Class of '98 rocks (or something like that), 32 is just around the corner for me too. Your cake looked delicious!

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  13. Happy, happy birthday...belated, I know...but still :) It seems like you had a wonderful day!

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  14. I love all the gorgeous pictures! So glad you had such a great birthday!!!

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  15. Happy, happy birthday! It sounds like it was a terrific one. You and your family are so beautiful!!

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  16. Happy belated Birthday! You are surrounded by love, aren't you?

    The girls look cute all matchy-matchy like that!

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  17. Happy Birthday (a little late)! I LOVE matching my girls or coordinating their outfits:)... so fun! I LOVE your yellow striped shirt/sweater... did you get it recently and if so, where? I always see stuff I like but then people say... "oh I've had it forever!"

    stacey.c.hicks{at}gmail{dot}com

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  18. Happy Belated to you too sissy! I agree, age is just a number! And you don't look like it :) Hope you will continue to be blessed!

    hugs!
    Marice

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  19. Happy belated birthday!

    I am so sorry this has been a sad and hard time, and I am glad you got to celebrate!

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  20. Happy Belated birthday! You are blessed with a beautiful family!

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