birthday celebration

Posted on July 12th, 2014 by mountain girl  |  11 Comments »

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I had the best birthday ever, full of fields and friends and wide open spaces.  I ran out in the morning to pick columbines from a spot I found on our road.  They’re the purple-and-white ones above, my very favorite flower.  I came back with a whole bouquet of them and a ton of other mountain wildflowers.

Our friends are here.  We had a breakfast of David-made burritos, oatmeal, and pumpkin-spinach smoothies, then headed off for a hike. It was short because of the rain, but by the time we got down to the river for lunch, it was dry again.  The kids had a blast hopping on rocks across the water, and of course some of them fell in and got soaked.

We came home and David grilled steaks while I cooked broccoli and made a salad.  We had strawberry shortcakes for dessert, then some of us tumbled into bed while others made a campfire and roasted marshmallows.

I’m 39 today.  I’m happy about that.  I don’t feel like my life is ebbing away as I get older, but growing and swelling a little each year.  I’m thankful for another whole year that I’ve gotten to live.  I have so much–David, our kids, good friends, my great Creator, beauty all around me.  I don’t deserve the life I have, but I’m grateful for it, and for every day of it.

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Yep, 39 is oh-so fine.

11 Responses to “birthday celebration”

  1. Your Lion says on :

    HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY Oh so FINE Birthday!! Birthday Schmooochies HUGE /:O)

  2. GRANNY says on :

    I AN SOOOO GLAD YOU HAD A GOOD DAY. YOU LOOK AWESOME IN YOUR HAT. 39???? YOU LOOK(MAYBE)29. GOOD LIVING AND BEAUTIFUL SURROUNDINGS. IMAGINE PICKING BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD. WHAT COULD BE NICER? MAY GOD CONTINUE BLESSING YOU FOR ALWAYS. YOU DO DESERVE IT ALL.

  3. appleshoe says on :

    Happy Birthday to one slightly older than me who looks sooooooo much younger! It looks and sounds like it was a beautiful day. I must remember this lesson. The key to always looking incredible is picking flowers on the side of the road 😉 Be well.

  4. Mimi says on :

    The pics are beautiful and YOU TOO!!! Glad you had a great day! love ya, Mama

  5. kim says on :

    happy belated birthday mia!! looks like you had an amazing day and i’m wishing you an amazing year to match!

  6. mountain girl says on :

    Thanks, Kim!

  7. mountain girl says on :

    Mimi,
    Glad you like the pics and ME TOO! Thanks for the birthday box!

  8. mountain girl says on :

    Appleshoe,
    Picking flowers on the side of the road is the key to many great things in life. 🙂 Thanks for the sweet compliments!

  9. mountain girl says on :

    Granny,
    Thank you!

  10. mountain girl says on :

    Lion Boy,
    You make all my birthdays (and the days in between) oh so FINE!

  11. Poco Mountain Girl » Blog Archive » columbine jewelry says on :

    […] My sister liked the Rocky Mountain Columbine necklace in my shop, but wanted a set with matching earrings to give as a Christmas gift.  I made this set for her.  This design is one of my favorite creations–I love the contrast of the purple with rich wood tones.  The Rocky Mountain Columbine also happens to be my favorite flower (remember I gave it to myself as a birthday present?)  […]

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