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Happy Birthday, hubby! 1

 This beautiful little boy had a birthday today…

And the more I look at these pics, the more I realize our baby girl really does look like him. Especially in this one:

As I said in my Father’s Day 2010 post, seeing him with AJH is the most beautiful thing in the world to me. He is patient, he is loving, he is gentle and he is attentive.
 Just last night he was able to soothe our little girl after she cried off and on for 3 hours with new teeth and double ear infections. 
Thanks for being the best daddy ever and supporting our family with all you do.
You make all our dreams come true. 

And finally, I heard this song a few months ago and have been saving to share it at the right time. I heard it on Pandora after the hubby had sent me the nicest email, and it was perfect timing. I didn’t want to post it and be one of those really sappy, annoying braggy bloggers. So I waited. 
But I think today is just the right time to say “I am the luckiest.”
This song reiterates everything I already know but sometimes forget to say out loud.

The Luckiest“–Ben Folds
I don’t get many things right the first time
In fact, I am told that a lot
Now I know all the wrong turns, the stumbles and falls
Brought me here
And where was I before the day
That I first saw your lovely face?
Now I see it everyday
And I know
That I am
I am
I am
The luckiest

What if I’d been born fifty years before you
In a house on a street where you lived?
Maybe I’d be outside as you passed on your bike
Would I know?

And in a white sea of eyes
I see one pair that I recognize
And I know
That I am
I am
I am
The luckiest

I love you more than I have ever found a way to say to you
Next door there’s an old man who lived to his nineties
And one day passed away in his sleeep
And his wife; she stayed for a couple of days
And passed away

I’m sorry, I know that’s a strange way to tell you that I know we belong
That I know
That I am
I am
I am
The luckiest 

Happy birthday, hubby, from the luckiest lady on earth 😉

30 Balloons

On Saturday I celebrated my 30th birthday in style…

My hubby and good friend, Emily, planned a “legendary” fiesta themed party, complete with a tent, balloons…

…a pinata, chicken fajitas (my fav. food), and Emily’s to-die-for homemade guacamole.
I was in heaven!

Everyone worked SO hard to make it a perfect day…and it was!
Ben and his family even constructed what I like to call The Biggest Tent Known to Man to keep us dry during the party. Ben also hung pretty lights and also did about a hundred other projects outside to “make it beautiful…” literally.

We decorated the inside with some pictures from my childhood that my mother had used at my bridal shower (almost seven years ago!)

I dressed AJH up in her first Matilda Janeoutfit (we’ve been saving it for a special occasion) and the bonnet she got from my grandmother for Easter.

I looked at her and said, “She is exactly what I have always imagined my little girl to be.” There is no better birthday present than to see my dreams come true in the physical form of a daughter.

Our little family…

I had best friends from college drive long distance to be there…

Both ALM, and KKW (as well as my sis, T.) were also in my wedding.
You can see K’s sweet post about the day here!

There is nothing like spending time with best friends and “souls sisters”!

The pinata was very festive…

…but a bit harder to bust than I expected!

Henry wanted to help, of course. He did not get away empty-handed, though. Throughout the night he had five brownies and one whole loaf of homemade bread…

A great time was had by all…


And of course, I was very much in my element!

If you’re wondering about my outfit…
DRESS: Ryu “Heirloom” dress in brown, found at Urban Gypsy
SHOES: Michael Kors via T.J. Maxx
RING: “Mother of Pearl” ring by Pandora (my push present)

Thank you so much to all of those who were able to make it, including my mom, dad, sisters and brother, and my special long distance friends, and all of those who helped out! I felt very loved!

More Black Lab Birthday shots…presents, cake, and the birthday girl!

Here are some more shots from AJH’s black lab themed first birthday party:

Opening presents…

And more presents…

And “eating” her smash cake
 She handled her “smash cake” quite daintily. Instead of eating it, she insisted on giving it away. She took a few bites, made some funny faces and then turned it upside down and cried to get out of her high chair.Like mother, like daughter…I’ve never liked sweets and don’t enjoy getting dirty, either.
And winding down…

Overall, it was a wonderful night and I must thank all of those who helped out and came to celebrate with us. We are our so blessed to have such an awesome circle of love surrounding AJH. 
In other news…I will be launching a “Weekly Fashion Parade” post tomorrow chronicling my outfits from the past week. Stay tuned!

Also, a friend from college started her own blog recently and mentioned me in her first post. Thank you, Megan, and please know that it makes my LIFE when I hear that I have inspired others to join this journey of writing and healing. 

Much love!