Today is my birthday. I am thirty-nine. I am utterly, genuinely, totally happy to be my age.
My husband gifted me this necklace for my birthday - with the kiddos names on the front and ours on the reverse. (in all honesty I kinda *guided* him to the website and *suggested* this design but he loved it and he paid - and how else is a birthday girl going to get what she really wants...)
This is what I saw when I woke up this morning.
Then I fried up latkes for breakfast while the kiddos made me cards and sang Happy Birthday.
I took the above photo because the first three batches were gobbled up so quickly that I did not think I would get to snap this picture of the latkes on the table. Hungry kiddos who enjoy their meals make this mama so very happy.
The kiddos helped me bake a yummy birthday cake.
And blow out the candle. But not to worry because all my wishes are coming true...
I have an amazing husband who loves me a bunch (and who celebrated a birthday on Thursday but I was too busy to blog) and is a super dad to...
our three kiddos...
who make me the proudest mama each and every day.
My pets teach me so very much. Watching Sally savor fresh snow reminds me of the joy that the simplest of pleasures can bring.
I have learned and grown so much this past year.
I have taken the time to stop and pay attention to the little things - each and every day.
I learned to make time for playing with my family - even when the house is not clean and laundry needs folding.
I am truly grateful for my family, my friends, and this little space of mine - and all of you who visit and share and inspire.
Thank you. These are for you.