Saturday, July 7, 2012

{today, my birthday}

Today is my 31st birthday.  
I'm pretty sure I've accidentally been telling people that I'm thirty-one for the past six this is not that traumatic for me.

Some notable things from the past 365 days...

1. Had a baby.  Kind of a big deal.
2. Lost 38 pounds.  Okay, so most of it was baby-related...but still.
3. Travelled to Europe for the second time.  Hopefully not the last!
4. Stopped tanning.  Not gonna lie, kind of envious of some of the tans I saw at the pool yesterday...but having three pre-cancerous moles removed was enough to inspire me to stop fake-baking cold turkey.
5. Started using anti-aging cream.  Yep.

Aging is a funny thing.  Sometimes I feel old and a bit ornery.  Other times I feel young and vibrant.  Sometimes I am overwhelmed by how full and beautiful my life is.  Other times I get irritated at myself for not being able to laugh off the things that go wrong and just focus on the good.  Sometimes I feel like I could run a marathon.  Other times I feel creaky and exhausted.

And so it goes.  Another year of life is on the heart is full of anticipation for what it might bring!


  1. Happy Birthday Greta!! You still look so young! I had no idea you weren't in your twenties anymore! You're beautiful and your life is an inspiration to me. I hope you have a fun day!

  2. Wow, that's quite a year!! You should be INCREDIBLY proud of yourself. I think the first year with your first baby is an enormously steep learning curve. Well, it was for me, anyway. Once you've done that you can do anything!!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, lovely girlie.


    1. Happy Birthday to my young and beautiful daughter-in-law! We'll see you on Saturday!



  3. Happy Birthday, Greta!!!! :) To your early 30s! I'll join you in 6 months or so!

  4. Happiest of birthdays to you! and many (many) many more! :)



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