My Birthday Boy

Oh, my heart. Exactly eight years ago today, this little guy surprised us with a shake, rattle, and roll. Three weeks before his scheduled arrival, on a steamy hot summer day just before the DC earthquake, and a few days before Hurricane Irene blew over the house … my baby boy arrived.

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Sweet 16

We celebrated Miss C‘s birthday with a Girls Night Out to the spa. Miss C, my niece J, Hannah, Lola, and me.

We ate good food, floated for hours, and I napped in my favorite heated seat. Just a delightful, relaxing evening with such a great group of young ladies.

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Thank You

Thank you to everyone who shared such sweet birthday wishes with me yesterday! I enjoyed the memories that popped up with each name and notification, and I‘m grateful to have you all in my network. Danke sehr!

Here’s to 38

It’s my birthday!!! And I got exactly what I wanted: sitting around barefoot with a big chocolate cake in my lap. But then I got a phone call from the local Mercedes dealer: when would I like to come pick up my birthday gift to test drive for a weekend before going in to customize it? 

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Best Day Ever – 10

2:21 a.m. – This would be a lot more fun if we had some Helium, but all she‘s got are two lightheaded parents with great lung capacity determined to fill her bedroom before she wakes up.

2:43 a.m. – Exactly 10 years ago, I was wide awake and restless, too excited to sleep, knowing my baby girl was just hours away from being born. Now, I‘m too restless and excited (and still jet-lagged, TBH) to sleep, knowing tomorrow is going to be full of her most favorite things. She knows, but she doesn’t, and it‘s going to be awesome.

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