Sunday, February 13, 2011

another day: my birthday. it's only one more year.

i don't really have any words, what after taking so many pictures today.
one of my favorite dresses. the shabby apple one i bought to wear to jen's wedding.
sarah dear had made cheesecake for v-day... and she brought a piece to church for me:) i bit a bit of dark chocolate syrup on it, and after church ate it. oh. my. goodness, was it ridiculously good! it's been quite a while since i've had regular cheesecake; i always make mocha or lemon or something like that.
so, sarah....if/whenever you're reading this, dear, thanksomuch again! it was delicious! ♥
have i ever mentioned how much i love the sky?
i do, i do.
1. a new bracelet lyd made for me:) i love the greyish-blue the beads are.
2. a french-love notepad thing lookin' like an envelope. because we all know that envelopes are romantic. sheesh. envelopes mean letters, and letters are old fashioned, and most old fashioned stuff is just plain lovely.
3. the civil wars' full-length album, barton hollow. anna gave it to me. surprised me:) ♥
4. angelfood cake muffins lyd made (from a box--the only way!! yes!!!!!)
and because today was the most perfect day in february one could have for a birthday? it was 40. ish. something. my goodness. talk about beautiful weather! around 5, before the sun fully set, i threw on my brother ben's coat, pulled on the nearest pair of boots--rachel's-- and took my camera and cup of coffee in either hand.
all of the above=awesomeness.
see what i mean?
click on it. see it bigger.
jesus is so good.
the snow is melting.
at least, it was today. and i'm hoping for some more good weather this week, too.
....*checking the site for weather*........
oh my!!
monday 36, tuesday 34, wednesday 41, thursday 49!!!!!!, and friday 43.
wow. i'm so looking forward to that.
the sun sort of set me on fire, can you see? ;)
i was totally rockin' ben's coat. you can tell, right?
and hmm....i am liking this shade of red-brown going on.... :)
. . . and finally, to end the day, the most beautiful walk in a long time.....with my dear sister anna:)
and lots of pauses to capture different vantage points of the gradually setting sun and those amazing clouds.

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, "I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along." . . . You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
[Eleanor Roosevelt]


Marisa Hopkins said...

HAPPY B-DAY TO YOU!!!! Looks like such a wonderful day!! And that cheesecake... *drool*

Chana said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY beautiful girl!!

Christina said...

Happy Birthday(belated)!! Yesterday was my cousin's daughter's 10th birthday and we spent it with her. So Feb 13th is a very good day! :)

charla beth :) said...

ohhh my goodness, i love this post so very much. happy belated birthday!!!

all these pictures are so very beautiful. and i looove the very first one of you in that dress. gorgeous.

sounds like God gave you a beautiful birthday :)

Chelsey - The Paper Mama said...

Happy belated birthday to you! And, Happy Valentine's Day to you too.

*Lizzie* said...

Happy (one day late) birthday!!! You are a beautiful girl made by our Creator...
I hope you had a wonderful blessed day on your birthday! And Happy Valentine's Day! I hope you are enjoying the day that God has made!
God bless you dear!
You are loved! <3

A Servant for Christ,

Emily said...

Happy Birthday! :D Love your pictures! And your hair!

Sara said...

Happy Birthday, beautiful gal!! Glad you had a wonderful day!

Ashley said...

these pictures are amazing! happy late bday!!!! :) just found your blog!

Bethany said...

I'm so sorry I missed wishing you a happy birthday ON your birthday, but maybe I can be the first one to wish you a happy day after the day after your birthday! I hope it's a truly lovely Tuesday... and that you still have enough cupcakes left over to celebrate. :)

Consider The Lilies said...

i love your dress! girl you are so cute. thanks for all your sweet comments on my blog all the time, it truly brightens my day :D

Cassandra said...

Oh dear. I missed your Birthday. I feel like a lousy blog-friend. Lame-oh.

Anyway. I hope it was great!

gina said...

I feel like I know you so much already and that I love you, can you believe that? This post brought tears to my eyes, because I can see what a spirit you have. What a light you are. What a dear heart you have for our Lord Jesus. You are so pretty, cute and fun, and wise.
I hope we can meet someday!