August 29, 2012


Happy Birthday to me. I am 28 today and in keeping with yesterday's post about being positive I want to list 28 things that I'm grateful for:
1. climbing into cool, clean, vanilla-scented bed linens at the end of the day
2. dear friends who encourage me
3. laughing so hard that I have tears on my face and an ache in my head
4. a kind husband
5. the way William smiles at me and I know he loves me
6. laying on soft, lush summer grass
7. parents who love me
8. a tall glass of ice water
9. that moment in a movie when two people finally get together (this is the ultimate)
10. when someone compliments me
11. watching my boys from across the room
12. funny texts from friends
13. warm, perfect chocolate chip cookies
14. my cold feet on my husband's warm legs
15. when both boys are napping at the same time
16. berries, greek yogurt and coconut granola
17. the sound of rain on the roof of a car
18. romantic whispers that make me blush
19. witnessing a kind act between strangers
20. letters in the mail
21. eating out of pretty dishes
22. getting wrapped up in a good book
23. milk-dribbled grins from Fritz while I nurse him
24. the smell of earthy desert rain
25. feeling a surge of emotion from a great song
26. funny memories of childhood
27. taking a deep breath when I go outside and feeling the air cleanse my lungs
28. knowing that the future holds a lot of wonderful things


  1. Wow!! That's perfection right there. Ditto to all that! Happy Birthday Mama!! Love You!!!!!!

  2. Happy Birthday :)

    Also, I love your honesty in the last post. Saying a prayer for you -- God is good!

  3. happy birthday!! that video much romantic tension. so good.

    1. Seriously! It is THE BEST. It gives me shivers.

  4. Happy Birthday to you! :) I hope you have a great one!!

  5. Happy Birthday Liz! Have a fabulous day. And by fabulous, I mean relax, make no plans, watch a good movie.

  6. BiRtHdAy HaPpIeS to you! Thanks for the fabulous reminder
    to be grateful for the simple things in life.

  7. I love the expression on your face in that picture. Darling. Happy Birthday!

  8. best. picture. ever. you are beautiful!!

  9. Happy Birthday! I've been following your blog for a while after I stumbled upon it off of a friends. I just LOVE your sense of style! And your recipes... and everything else! You are great!


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