11.30.2007

Birthday Reflections

Last week, since my actual birthday fell on Thanksgiving day, we celebrated Monday evening. After dinner with my dad (y'all know it was Tex-Mex), we came back to our house for cake and ice cream.

Lookie here!

Scott surprised me with this darling cake. There's a flamingo on it!!! If you look a little closer you will see that she(yes, it's a girl) is wearing running shoes! I loved it! It was delicious too. Seriously YUMMY.

A few family pics, of course, to document the evening. This is my dad, Annelise and me.


Same shot, except with Scott. (heehee I can rhyme)

Time for presents! My dad gave me Season 1 of Friday Night Lights on DVD. I missed watching last year and am so glad I can catch up with this. If you've never watched FNL, check it out. Seriously good viewing. I never knew football could make me cry.

My sweet friend Kim gave me a notepad, some tasty treats and a special handmade booklet to write favorite scriptures in. I love it and was so excited. Thank you Kim!

I was delighted to get a good mail package from Jill. Inside was a set of monogrammed note cards, which I LOVE. Thank you Jill, you are so kind and thoughtful.

My birthday this year also introduced a new friend to the family. His name is Canon, and he's a bit of a Rebel (except he has a cause). That's right folks, Scott gave me a new camera!! I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing, but it takes amazing pictures. Almost by itself, which at this point is a good thing. I can't wait to play with it and pretend to be a photographer. HeeHee.

See what I mean? Clueless, but no less excited.


So. I've been 39 for a week now. I have decided to embrace the number and not cringe every time I say it. My thirties have been great! I taught little people for a part of them, built a house, traveled a bit, became a mother, nurtured relationships with friends, tried to grow spiritually, and became a runner. I have also discovered the delightful world of blogging, and don't get me started on the benefits of that. Pretty good stuff all around. I've said before that I still feel like a teenager inside, and it's true. Even if gravity tells another story.

20 comments:

  1. oooh, i have a very big crush on your *rebel*!!!

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  2. Happy Birthday cute marathon bird!

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  3. I have the same camera - have had mine for about a year. Let me save you the year I've had of not knowing how to work it. Go get "Understanding Exposure" by Bryan Peterson. BEST photography book I've read (and I've read dozens). He is the reason I now shoot only in manual mode and I am loving the control it's given me.

    Oh, and happy birthday!

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  4. Happy Birthday! It looks like you had a wonderful day. Darling cake.

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  5. Your husband rocks! The cake, the camera! And the homemade notebook is so cute and I will have to steal that idea for someone. Glad you had a fun birthday!

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  6. Happy belated birthday! You don't look anywhere near old enough to be 39...seriously.
    I know its wrong, but I'm a bit jealous of the rebel. A lot jealous, I mean.
    And the cake with the running shoes on the bird...very cute! I may have insulted those exact same birds on my blog today...but I still think you rock!

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  7. Happy Birthday, Holly! You look so cute in the pics.

    Let me know how you like that Canon Rebel, I need a new camera...

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  8. Happy Birthday cute girl!!!

    You are too cute for your own good.

    Tam

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  9. Happy birthday, albeit late. It looks like you were well taken care of. I'm loving your camera and know you will too. I'll be H town next week maybe I'll get to see you and give you a birthday hug.

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  10. I with you--the 30's are FUN! You kind of "come into yourself," don't you think? Congrats on the camera!

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  11. You will LOVE your camera. Happy Birthday! What a CUTE cake.

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  12. Happy day to you! Looks the cake is right on. At least it matches your blog perfectly!

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  13. Happy Birthday! The personalized running flamingo on the cake is quite darling.

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  14. Scott is so thoughtful to get you a flamingo cake AND a Canon Rebel, you're a lucky girl!

    I love your last paragraph about not cringing when you say how old you are! It's so refreshing as opposed to so many other women who make such a big deal about aging. We're all works in progress so it doesn't make sense to try to stop progress right?

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  15. I LOVE THE CAKE! Kudos to Scott for putting extra effort on the details (running shoes on the flamingo! How clever). LOVE, LOVE the camera too--what an awesome gift. Can't wait to see some more pics on your blog taken with your awesome camera!

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  16. you go girl! Scott did GOOD!

    ok, so I am cringing every time I am thinking of my upcoming birthday, as I saying good bye to 39 (cringe!)

    happy birthday!

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  17. Happy Birthday sweet friend! I LOVE the cake!!

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  18. i love your cake! :) and you are so cute in glasses. what a great birthday- you ARE a teenager still- i don't believe the 39 thing. :)

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  19. Happy Birthday Holly! I wish I would keep up with birthdays - I'm so bad with them - sorry I missed it! Such fun!

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  20. Happy belated Birthday, Holly!!

    I loved your recap and am soooo jealous of the new camera. That husband of yours is pretty sweet. ;)

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