Tuesday, January 24, 2006

A great day.

oh boy, oh boy!
What a great birthday. Seriously. One of the best. This two peas love? Rocks. It's like getting presents all through the day!!!!! It was the one thing I secretly wanted and didn't tell anyone about!!! (Did I? If I hinted it was totally subconcious I assure you. I tried to be very un-announcing of my upcoming day o' birth)

So when it happened. I was all---

You'll observe the peeling lipstick and the sunglasses on my head. All part of the uniform, I assure you.

Work was as smooth today as yesterday was rough. That was a major bonus. I got to open all my cards and presents -which was a heap-big load of goodness! Money, gift cards, scrappy happies, sparkly things of delight and good bookage- "Card Art" by Steph McAtee and Em Falconbridge! (my specific request from DH- he came through!) Alison, Mom and Dad came over, and then we made the long journey to our next-door to our next-door neighbor. (Deja Vu!- I remember saying that as a kid!) Donna invited us over for dinner and cake (YAY CAKE!!!) because Jared's birthday is today! He is three. And, as he informed me, "Dat's old."

Jared is my boy. I'm crazy about this kid. He makes me laugh constantly. He is tolerating me, and saying "Hippy Birday" over and over for my camera. Love my Jared. Happy Birthday, kiddo.
So now, finished up a paper bag book I promised a friend, and blogging. I am debating the merits of staying up late to do some scrapping that must be done, or going to bed because I should sleep. Hmmmm.

It's been such a great, great day. It bodes well for year 31.

So come on, year, and gimme your best shot. I've handled alot now, overcome some stuff I thought I would bear the rest of my life, and done some things I never thought I could do. I still get a stomach ache when conflict comes along, but I look more people in the eye. I am more affectionate. I am more certain of myself. Less afraid. More willing to be a fool, and forgive myself. Not so afraid to fail. I'm not saying I'd love for this year to bring alot of challenges, troubles and drama. But, I'm pretty sure, because I live on earth and because I'm human, that it will. But I'm not looking for a safe future. I'm looking to follow Him wherever he leads.

Thank you everyone for making this birthday spectacular. All of you.

Your Loving and Grateful,


Missy said...

oh sarah... happy birthday sweetie!

I suck on making tags... but I want you to know I wish you all the happiness in the world for your new year.

You are a sweat pea, and I am thankful I met you in this big bloggin world.

Colleen said...

hey baby cakes birthday girl!!!

i'm so glad you liked your bday love and that you had a great bday. you are going to enjoy 31 and have a great year!! i just know it!

i loves ya baby

Virginia said...

AHHHH! I had no idea! Happy Birthday, girlie! It sounds like it was a wonderful day- just what you deserve. :)

Anonymous said...

I had no idea. What a wonderful birthday, for a wonderful person!
Love ya!

Jada's Gigi said...

Happy day, happy life Sarah! Your mamma told me ...lol

sarah said...

so glad you had a great birthday!

Bek said...

wow, i really like your last paragraph. vulnerable and relatable. God bless on the birthday and the year 31. :)

Mara said...

SO glad that you had a good birthday!

jayjay said...

Aw, happy birfday Sarwah. ONLY 31! So young, and yet so wise. Is't possible? Yes.
I don't know what most of the jargon means, er, two peas??? 'Switch them on'?? But I'm glad it/they made you so happy, and so glad to see your sweet expressions as I clearly remember them.
Ah, roll on another year.
Love Jen xxxx

Anonymous said...

hehe, LOVE the pics. the emotion was oozing! happy birthday! birthdays are so much fun, and it sounds like you really made the most of it! may this year be magical and kind to you and those you love! birthday xxxxx's from me!

e said...

glad your birthday was wonderful....xe

Anonymous said...

Hooray for awesome birthdays! You are the fabbest!

Lu said...

You big ole sap!! Happy birthday to you!!!

Anonymous said...

I hope you were "sassy" on your day!!
Those pics make me want to cry, the good kinda cry!!

Raina* said...

Eeek, a belated birthday wish is a birthday wish none the less. It's just a day later....so that you smile today also. (nice try eh?)

I can't take a picture of your b-day tag cause my husband is out of town with my camera and well, I'm scanner impaired. It's sitting right beside me and I know it would do the job if I could just figure it out....but alas, you'll see your tag when it arrives in you mailbox....along with a very belated post card, I apologize AGAIN!!

Anonymous said...

oh sweetie,
i'm so glad you had a great b-day, those pics of you are hilarious!!!
i got slammed w/ cha projects and didn't get you b-day done...
but you know i love you!!!!
and being 31 rocks!!!!

Jocelyn said...

Sarah, I'm so glad you had an awesome birthday! Those pictures of yourself? ADORABLE. And I'm glad you got so much awesome stuff. I never get scrappy stuff- nobody here "gets" it. But that's ok, because I'm so happy for you! I'm so glad to have gotten to know you this year- you have made my days a little brighter with all your sweet comments and posts. Love ya!

Anonymous said...

happy happy birthday sarah!!

Jen said...

I am so HAPPPY you had a good birthday!!!
Love ya!!

Tammy said...

Happy belated birthday girlie! Hoping it was a spectacular one!