Monday, September 14, 2009

Birthday Blast

32. Nothing particularly exciting about the number but I certainly plan on making it an exciting year.

It'll have to start slow, though...while lugging a box of food & drink from a family picnic yesterday I stepped on a tiny little stick and have pulled something in my ankle. I'm able to walk on it but a slight mis-step (i.e. not walking fully mindfully) and the pain reminds me what I've done. So no training today...gotta listen to my body! I'm keeping it iced & elevated when possible but am not going to let it get in the way of my birthday celebration.

Slight note from this weekend: I went on a walk/run yesterday morning (before the mishap) through our neighborhood. On making the turn onto one street, I literally had my breath taken away. I actually jogged back home, asked Chris to stick the kids & my camera in the car, and meet me over there. The photo doesn't do it justice, but oh my was it beautiful.

Poor Chris was trying to get ready for work. He wasn't as amused.

My birthday has been beautiful. Here's what it included: (Not necessarily in this order. I'm tired of trying to scoot the photos into the correct order.)

Here's to a beautiful year.


  1. two things.
    first, and most importantly, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
    second, it is really beautiful where you live!

  2. Javi,
    Thank you so much!! Yep, we are really lucky - tons of parks within easy driving distance. I'm also totally getting to appreciate our neighborhood's beauty during the morning hours as I'm out walking/jogging/biking. :)

  3. Happy Belated Birthday Miss Chica!!! You and your family are absolutely beautiful!!

    Here's to a Creative Juicy Year!!!

    Peace & Love.

  4. Thank you thank you! I'll share your sentiments with my hubby but make sure it doesn't go to his head. :) I'm loving this lovely, juicy, active, creative, peaceful year already! Ooooh, fun stuff.