Tuesday, August 16, 2011


birthday flowers

It's my birthday!!! So far today, I have:

- received lots of phone calls, texts, and e-mails
- gotten lots of birthday wishes on Twitter and my Facebook wall
- had lunch at Newk's with Alanna and Myla
- received flowers and balloons from my parents, and a fantastic monogrammed Land's End tote from Myla

Tonight I'm having dinner at my parents' and then we're going to see The Help! I still haven't read the book (I know), but I'm excited about the movie. And who knows what else the day may bring? :)

This is the first year I've cringed at the number on my cake. But that's mostly because of singleness - if I was married, I doubt it would bother me. Aside from that, I know I'm in the prime of life. So far my 30s are beating my 20s by a mile. I've gained some wisdom and experience, I'm comfortable in my own skin, and I'm finally reaping the benefits of looking younger than my age.* :) My relationships with friends and family have never been stronger. I'm very blessed and loved. Here's hoping the goodness continues, and some happy surprises are in store for this new year of my life!

I've been on vacation in Miami and have lots to talk about, so stay tuned!

* = This was not so fun when I was in college and was regularly given children's menus at restaurants.


  1. Happy Birthday! I do always remember you and HG have the same birthday! Sounds to me like you've had a well deserved great day!

  2. happy birthday brenda!!! i hope it was a great one!

  3. Thanks Stephanie and Stephanie! :D And yes, I always think of HG on my birthday too!

  4. Happy 32nd to you. It's a good number, I think :)
    I'm only 26 but have looked younger than my age since I was 14 or so. Many people still think I'm 10 years younger... you know, that "forever 16" look. LOL

    I hope my 30's are awesome!

  5. Happy Birthday (belated - I'm catching up on blogs after having guests for a week)! You're so young, lucky girl!!