Happy Birthday to Me!!!

Oh my word.  I’m 35.

Seriously, I’m not sure what is happening to me.  I know 35 is young. I know it.  I know 30’s are the new 20’s. Yes, I have enjoyed my 30’s FAR more than the previous decade.  Yes, I’m looking forward to this year and have a feeling it will bring great things (please, please, PUH-LEASE!!!).

But I remember when my mom was 35.  She’s frozen in my head at 35. This whole time thing has really hit me.

(edited to add: I wrote this post last night, but today received a birthday card from my mom and she wrote in it, “wasn’t I just 35 a few years ago?”.  The envelope was cute, because she always addresses it to “Naturtle” and I was thinking I was going to enlarge it and frame it because I just love her handwriting, but then I realized she got my address wrong so I probably won’t do that. Thanks, goofball.)

But it’s a good day and a happy day!

My wonderful husband packed the kids’ lunches last night so I wouldn’t have to this morning.  I already got a gorgeous new laptop bag and I can’t wait to fill in all the little pockets.  The family took me out to dinner last night since Wednesdays are our crazy day!  And the best of all?? My husband told me he’s coming home early so he can run our daughter to dance and piano while I get to stay home alone for 2 hours!! And he’s bringing Chinese take-out home with him! And then I get more gifts!

Love my life and my family!



Hi, I'm Natalie and I like to move slowly (like a turtle, if you will)! I daydream about minivans, painting walls and eating fudge with a spoon. Welcome to my little computer home where I share my family's adventures as we live life from the slow lane!

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  1. Cheryl S. says:

    Oh, a Happy day to you, Natalie!! It sounds like a perfect one – with many fun gifts, good food, family and some “me” time. Always enjoy your blog and a glimpse into your day, the birthday being special like your are. I do remember those 30’s (am your age in reverse!), so enjoy, laugh (the envelope from your mom!) and have a great day with those you love!! hugs to you, Cheryl

  2. LOL Ur too much! I already told you, but HAPPY BIRTHDAY AWESOME LADY! <3 That image up there is HILARIOUS! Enjoy ur day!!


  3. Happy happy birthday! My best friend and I sent each other that same ecard for our 30th and 31st birthdays. Love it!

  4. Happy birthday! I will personally be turning 40 this year yuck. I feel like u gave me the gift today ! I made 6 meals and 2 sides today because of your blog on freezer meals.i look forward to the day I plan a cooking afternoon and make much more. I just used what I had as we buy our meats bulk for a few weeks anyway . I just went to get a few minor things this morning and started at 2pm and was done and cleaned up by 5:) enjoy your 2 hours that is a great gift all on its own.

  5. Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday dear Natalie. Happy Birthday to you!!!

  6. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hope you have a fantastic day

  7. Happy, Happy, Birthday. I hope you get your birthday wish. Hugs!

  8. Happiest of Birthdays to you Natalie!!! Hope you have had a superbly fabulous-fun filled day:o)

  9. Happy birthday! Hope your day is wonderful! Enjoy it.

  10. Happy Birthday, Natalie!

    When I was in my mid 30s I felt so old! Life was passing me by! I’m now in my mid 40s and have never felt better. (But time does fly.)

    Sounds like you were spoiled on your birthday! :)

  11. I turned 35 2 weeks ago and totally could have written this post.
    The bright side is, I remember how beautiful my mom was at 35! I hope I look as good as she does now at 58.
    Happy Birthday!

  12. Happy belated Birthday!


  13. Happy birthday! Turning 35 completely threw me for a loop, too! Just the fact that I was closer to 40 than 30 freaked me out. Hope you had a wonderful day. And by the way, love your blog!

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