Thursday, August 23, 2012

What 43 Looks Like

Thank you for all of your kind comments.  It's nice to know that I'm not the only one.  I wish there was a way we could all meet together and have a chat, don't you?

Here is what 43 looks like around here.
While I was gone to a meeting (yes, it was THAT kind of birthday), my family put up streamers and balloons and carefully counted out 43 candles.  Micah thought I was lucky to have so much fire.

And yes, I did blow them all out in one breath.  I may be old, but I still have a few skills left.

The best part?  All of my family except Tucker was there to share a piece of cake. 

And the heavens opened for quite a splendid storm just as we were preparing for bed--a final treat that only an Arizonan really understands.

It was a good day.


  1. Forty-three looks good on you - here's to a very good year ahead! If I'm ever down your way I'll let you know and we can meet for a cup of tea - hot or cold!

  2. Wishing you a very happy birthday. Did you know that if you blow out all the candles in one breath then that means your wish comes true? Really it does. Just ask my kids.
    The Denton hang out looks like a fun place to be.

  3. How did I miss your birthday? Selfish me.

    I hope the cake was delicious and the meeting was short. 43 does look good on you. More than three gray hairs?!? Bah. I've been graying since 23.

    Thanks for sharing your previous post. I, too, am working on a whole lot of self acceptance... on my *right now*, especially. You're a lovely person to share that struggle and hope with so many. MWAH!

  4. One of the best things about having kids is seeing how excited they are to celebrate our birthdays. I'm sure you felt the love yesterday!
    BTW, you look great!

  5. Happy Birthday Jenny. Yes... you got a wonderful storm for your birthday. Does it get any better for a gift? Oh...and that mid-life thing?? Yeah...that is a tough one, but it gets better. I hope you are feeling as awesome as I think you are soon.

  6. So happy for you! What a wonderful birthday it seems!

  7. Those are great pictures of you!
    Awesome cake! Great jokes about the fire...leave it to kids.

  8. You have such a cute family, Jen. Happy birthday!


  9. So glad it was a good birthday with your wonderful family. And for the record, 43 is a baby. You're actually closer to Katie's age than to mine! You've got a lot of good years ahead to use that good 43 year old brain.

  10. I think you look wonderful for 43! I'm glad you were surrounded by everyone in your family. (minus Tucker but he was there in spirit, right?) You are so very blessed to be so loved :)