Thursday, March 4, 2010

{birthday}



Did you know that it takes on average 75 years before the saguaro cactus grows an arm?

I'm glad that when I was born on this very day that I already came equipped with 2 arms.

I hope I have many more years to put those arms to work.

Speaking of putting my arms to work, not too many birthdays ago I remember thinking it would be a pure miracle if I would ever be able to bear children in this life. Hmmm...that's kind of funny...what a waste of time wondering.

Today I am especially grateful to be able to experience the beauty of everything that was created for and in this world.

I'm also glad that I have the very satisfying opportunity to create things.

I took a drive with the kids (I frequently do that) and had to pull off the road to capture some of the beauty that is unique to where I live....The Sonoran Desert. It gave me time to reflect and to think about what I want to accomplish until the next birthday. I really did keep the list very short...perhaps a little hike (ok fine maybe an extreme hike) through the Grand Canyon.

My husband asked what I wanted for my birthday and since he can't sew I asked for some really good conditioner....I don't spend very much money on cosmetics but I am a sucker for the below conditioner.


36 comments:

Lavender and Lilies said...

Happy Birthday!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

Gorgeous photos! I was a big fan of terax until I discovered something s looot cheaper that did the work :)
Happy Birthday, enjoy!

A Perfect Gray said...

wishing you a happy birthday!

angela | the painted house said...

Happy birthday! Hope your day includes cake. :)

MerciBlahBlah said...

Happy birfday girlfriend!
Shannan

this blessed nest said...

happy birthday!
i am so glad that there is a unique & marvelously made YOU in this world!!!
you bring such fun & inspiration to my days. i am thrilled beyond words that we have our very "own" bday together. gosh, i would give anything to eat some cake & create something with you. it would be so fun.
enjoy your day to the fullest.

Amanda said...

gorgeous!!! happy happy birthday! wishing you the best of birthdays and many more to come (and lots of great conditioner). i'm going to have to try that out.

the desert photos you captured make me want to start packing up right now and move to AZ tomorrow. you being there helps too, i admit. :)

you're a doll, i hope you have a birthday fit for a queen.

Jeanette said...

Happy Birthday. I've never even heard of this conditioner - must investigate for my daughter who also has long hair. Making me want to go for a drive in the desert today!

Annie said...

Smooches sissy! I'll call you later today. It's late and I need to get to bed.

Iman said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Stacey Halphen said...

I hope you have a fabulous birthday!!!

Erica Cook said...

Wishing you a spectacular birthday and a wonderful year to follow! xo e

Whitney said...

happy birthday beautiful.

Natalie Hall said...

Happy,Happy,Happy Birthday!!! So it's today? My dear look at how wise and beautiful you get with each passing year. You are a very special individual, and I mean it!!! i know I sound a bit cheezy, but I speak the truth..

Rhonda said...

Happy Birthday sweet lady!!!!!

Design Darling said...

happy happy birthday! what gorgeous photos — that rock almost looks pink!

Melanie said...

Happy Birthday, my friend!!!

boops said...

happy birthday! i wish you all the love and happiness life has to offer.

christy said...

Happy Birthday!

Aislinn said...

Happy Birthday!

Sarah's Fab Day said...

Happy birthday friend! I hope it's filled with goodness.

Bringing Lady Back said...

A Very Happy Birthday to you, Lovely Lady!

M said...

Happy Birthday!

P.S. I am with you on the conditioner thing.

Laura said...

"Happy, happy birthday Christina dear, happy days will come to you all year. If I had a wish, then it would be, a happy, happy birthday to you from me!"

Hope you have an EXTRA special, super pampering day!

undomestic chica said...

Happy Birthday!

LindsB said...

I hope you had a very happy happy birthday and you get lots and lots of your conditioner.

Niki {A*Lovely*Lifestyle} said...

happy day of birth you beautiful, sweet, creative, extremely talented woman!

Dayka (Life +Style) said...

happy birthday!

Cheryl said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a perfectly wonderful day!!

Full House said...

Ahh, thank you so much for making me feel so special. You'll never know how much all of these comments have meant to me.

xx - Christina

nameisgrace said...

hope you have the happiest birthday ever!!!!!!!!! xoxo grace

Marketing Unscrambled, learn to earn 14 said...

Hope that your birthday was wonderful. Love the beauty of that area. It has been a while since I have been to my brother's in your neck of the woods. It is amazing to see the beauty of the area.

Have a great year full of amazing craft making, family time and of course blogging with all of us. We can not wait to see what you come up with. We will be glad to come back to see.

Dan and Deanna "Marketing Unscrambled"

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Shannon and Carey said...

Happy Birthday almost-real-life friend! lol

Hope your day is filled with sunshine and happy faces.

-Shannon in Austin

Grace said...

Happy birthday. Here's to fulfilling your birthday wish - even if it is just a little hike. Those are lovely photos. I didn't know you lived in the dessert - how cool (I mean, hot).

Lori said...

Happy Birthday Beautiful Blog Friend!