People, I turned 25 last week. I say it with drama, but really it didn't feel like such a big deal to me. When I turned 24 all I could think about was how in one more year I'd be 25 and blah blah blah, I know we all know how we feel when our birthdays take us by surprise.
I think something about having James around distracts me from dwelling on me getting older, because I'm so much more concerned with how fast he is growing.
I had a quiet little birthday. My mom took me and the kiddos out to lunch, to a cute little cafe where I had a sandwich that included melted brie. So good. And then, being the sweet mommy she is who knows exactly what I like, she made me a pear-almond upside-down cake and brought dinner for me and Tony.
James had hungry eyes for the cake, and now I'm excited for his first birthday.
Tony's gift to me was a couple of Disney movies to expand our collection (The Lion King, and Lady & the Tramp) which was perfect really, because these days I'm all about hoarding the happiness for my family, and what is happier than Disney movies when you're a kid? Can't wait to share with James some of my favorites. (Star Wars is on Christmas, fyi.)
I birthday'd to myself this shirt from Threadless, and a haircut which I haven't photographed yet.
I know, it's mirrored, I'm sorry.
August is the month of birthdays in my family. My dad, my mom, my sister, 4 or 5 of my nieces/nephews, and myself. It was also in August that I learned I was pregnant, one year ago. I love August.
So, the wonderful thing about blogging - and, more pointedly, the wonderful thing about people who dedicatedly blog - is that there are all these stories you get to experience vicariously through other people. For those of you who are more social in the real world than I am, this is maybe old news. But to me it's still exciting. One of the bloggers who's blog I love living through is Ashley Ann. I've linked to her before and I will likely link to her a hundred times, because she is so inspiring and positive and down to earth - like someone you could really be friends with. Her current adventure is particularly exciting: she's in China, getting ready to bring home her adopted daughter. EXCITING. I highly suggest visiting her blog, Under the Sycamore, if you want to experience the adventure with her.