While I Wasn’t Looking…

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My b-day pic two years ago at Serendipity

I really can’t complain. Not even a little bit. I’m sure I could find something to gripe about – but I won’t. Not on this day. The day of my birth. Today, I will zoom in on all the good things in my life. I try to do that everyday but today is different. It’s my birthday. The day I came into this world knowing nothing and needing everything. The way my parents felt on that day – I get it now. Being a mom has a strange way of giving you a new perspective.

Today kinda crept up on me while I wasn’t looking. I am so focused on counting milestones in months, I hadn’t bothered to pay attention to my own milestone in years. This year, is a biggie. It’s one to be celebrated. I am the big 3-5. It looks funny there in black and white. I’m sure I’ll get used to it as I’ve gotten used to every year prior. It didn’t occur to me until about a week ago that this year is a milestone and I should have planned something to celebrate it. Duh! Well, that’s water under the bridge now.

Am I supposed to feel any different? I don’t. I remember feeling like 30 was over the hill and 35 was just plain grandma status. Clearly, I feel a little different now. I’m not sure what this age is supposed to look like but it’s not what I imagined. It’s better. For me, it’s been true what they say. I really started living when I turned 30. I’ve stepped into me and all that entails. I’m looking forward with great anticipation of what’s to come. The thought alone makes me just plain giddy. That’s just how happy I am about life.

When I used to complain about getting older my mother used to always tell me getting older is better than the alternative. I totally agree.

P.S. I’ve found that with motherhood, I don’t really have pictures of myself. Hmmm… wonder why? Yeah, so you get the two year old birthday pic of me when I was 8 months pregnant!

P.P.S. Yesterday, I got an early birthday present. There’s a picture of me & the Mr. next to a quote from me in the October issue of Brides magazine. Thirty-five is already looking awesome!

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17 Responses to While I Wasn’t Looking…
  1. Minivan Mama
    September 29, 2011 | 8:52 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! No worries…35 is the new 25 anyways!

  2. This Cookn' Mom
    September 29, 2011 | 9:00 am

    Happy Birthday to you! I hope you enjoy your day!!

  3. Lamar
    September 29, 2011 | 9:12 am

    Great Post! Happy Birthday……..and many more 🙂

  4. Lisa @ Two Bears Farm
    September 29, 2011 | 9:21 am

    Happy birthday! And you’re famous too? How cool is that?

  5. MrsTDJ
    September 29, 2011 | 10:17 am

    Happy happy birthday lady!! I’m embracing 35 with as much gusto as I can! Hope you have a fabulous day!

  6. Natalie
    September 29, 2011 | 12:04 pm

    Happy 35th birthday…and by the way you totally look like you are in your 20’s! How cool that you were in Brides magazine!

  7. blueviolet
    September 29, 2011 | 2:42 pm

    Happy Birthday, and 35 is a great age!! I love that photo of you and your hubs. You’re in a magazine! You’re famous!

  8. Jennifer Dawn McLucas
    September 29, 2011 | 4:23 pm

    Happy birthday and congratulations!

  9. Laura@Catharsis
    September 29, 2011 | 4:34 pm

    First of all, happy birthday! And if that’s you 8 months preggers, I can’t imagine how great you look now! What a fit mama! My birthday is coming up this weekend, and I have a post ready to go for it much like yours. I feel the same way about 30. And whereas, like you, I once thought thirties meant old, I certainly don’t feel old. Funny how our perspectives change, huh?

  10. Nellie
    September 29, 2011 | 5:38 pm

    Happy Birthday to you!!! Kinda awesome that you were in BRIDES magazine, I was SO SO obsessed with that publication when I was getting married. I’d read it over and over. And they played get me bodied at my wedding too. YUP, the song had just come out and I was loving it!

  11. Cari
    September 29, 2011 | 6:53 pm

    First things first! Happy Birthday! I could not agree more, 30’s are living. I do not ever wish to be in my twenties again. I was stupid, and had lost my mind. Glad I got it back. But I love how you are so excited for life, and to see what unfolds around you. You do really grow into your self, and life becomes calmer and more beautiful with every passing day.

    BRIDES!!!!! You’re famous;) Pretty, congrats!

  12. Optimistic Mom
    September 29, 2011 | 9:01 pm

    Happy Birthday lady!! Thirties are awesome, gray hair and all. 😉 lol
    Awesome magazine opportunity. You are famous in my book and I love to mingle with celebs…..(well it is on my bucket list).

  13. Kristin
    September 29, 2011 | 9:18 pm

    I was just talking to the bestie the other day how mid 30s sounds so young now and how ancient it used to sound! Ha! Thanks so much for becoming a Rosebud. : )

  14. Jessica
    September 29, 2011 | 11:22 pm

    Happy birthday!

    How exciting about your picture in Brides magazine.

  15. Joanne
    September 30, 2011 | 5:02 am

    Happy birthday love! How crazy cool about Brides magazine…that is seriously awesome! I love your outlook on getting older…the years don’t really matter, it’s what we do during them that does.

  16. Tamonie
    September 30, 2011 | 5:29 am

    Happy Birthday Friend! You guys look extra great in Brides magazine. I’m so excited for you. I hope you party like the rock star you are this weekend!

  17. Angela
    October 3, 2011 | 10:15 am

    You look good girl! Continue to embrace your diva at any age!

    Happy Birthday!!

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