Wednesday, March 05, 2008

As Time Goes By

Happy Birthday to me!

Yes, it is my birthday. Today I am 34. Hubby says I am officially in my mid 30's. I beg to differ. I think 34 is still in the early 30's category. But whatever. If he wants to wallow in the "wahh, I am getting old" pit then so be it.

I am choosing to look at 34 as an accomplishment. As a matter of fact, I am going to look at each year from here on out as an accomplishment. Why lament the fact that you are having a birthday?? It means you are still on this earth, still with family and friends, still alive - what's wrong with that? God has given me another year to breathe spring air, to feel the wind on my face, to hear my child's laughter, to look into my best friend's eyes and call him mine (Hubby - that's you). I am blessed. Thank you God, for giving me 34 years and hopefully many more.

I am happy to be in my 30's. Gone are the gruesome teen years, the confusing 20's and all the complexities that come with them. Not that the 30's are any easier, maybe a little, but I think they have the potential to be more pleasant. I can honestly say that I have more courage, more control and more personal wisdom with which to carry myself through this life. And it is so much easier to say no, to let go and to forgive. I can thank God for those abilities as well - I have just recently learned the power of "letting go and letting God", and let me tell you it is such a relief.

So, just as I did last year, I took some photos of "the face of 34". I couldn't decide which I liked best. And this year, I decided to keep it real, so to speak, and do very minimal edits. So here I am in all my glory, 35 weeks pregnant and 34 years old.
Not bad I guess.

A little more flattering...
Hey there lady!

And of course, I couldn't have my own photo shoot without my sidekick pushing his way in. Though with a sweet face like this, how can I refuse!
Ain't he a cutie pie?? Those are Cars tattoos on his fists in case you were wondering.
Oh yeah, he was working the camera for sure...
He does need a haircut though. Shaggy boy!
And of course, I couldn't leave out the smallest member of the family.
Woo weee!! That's one big ol' belly!
Thanks for stopping by! I am off to eat cake! :D

D :)


Julia said...

Happy birthday Dawn! Those are great photos of you, and since I'm just 2 years behind you, I'll have to agree that 34 is totally NOT mid-30s. :)

Peggy said...

Haooy Birthday!!! What a beautiful 34 year old baby belly to show off!

Happy Day!

C. L. Fry said...

30-33 = early 30's
34-36 = mid 30's
37-39 = late 30's
40+ = doesn't matter, the end is near... 8-O

Those that disagree are in denial ;-) I even gave an extra year in the earlies...

Vick said...

Ack. By that math I'm in my late 30's come April ...

Happy Birthday Dawn!! You look fabulous :)

TitanKT said...

Yep, I'm firmly in the late 30s and later this year: early 40s. Yikes... apparently the end is near!

Love the pictures, yes that kiddo is a cutie pie.

And that belly! Except for the belly you are otherwise so teeny I can see where the belly button area is tight. Ouch.

Anyway, you look great and thanks for sharing!

Jill said...

Sweet boy and belly! Happy birthday!

Mollie said...

phew. good thing I'm only 29 and 28/4ths!!

!!!!Happy Birthday!!!!

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