Thursday, September 15, 2011

It's that time of year AGAIN!

I made it another year!

It seems like just yesterday that I was crying my eyes out on my birthday before getting up the next morning and taking my one and only off to college. 

It's hard to believe it's here again as this past year has literally flown by.  As I look back over the past 12 months it's all I can do but count the many blessings that have come my way.

It's been a banner year on several levels.
I've experienced a lot of personal growth, watched our son leave the nest and spread his wings, and made many new connections and friendships along the way.

It's funny how some people see their birthdays as just getter older.  I see each birthday as the gift of another year!

And so...

as I embrace my 53rd year I want to thank you all for being a very special part of my life... you have no idea how much your friendships have meant to me!



helen tilston said...

Dearest Terri

Wishing you a very happy birthday and a year full of goodness beyond your wildest dreams.

It is so refreshing to read your post which is full of gratitude and joy and your blogging has brought all of us such endless joy
Helen xxx

Acquired Objects said...

HAPPPY BIRTHDAY TERRI! Funny but mine is tomorrow. I wish you nothing but the very best and hope your day is everything you wish for. I look at life the same way, not getting older but thankful I get another year!

Privet and Holly said...

Cue the music:
Happy Birthday
to you.....!
Thanks for being
such an inspiring
example of embracing
age with grace,
beauty and gratitude.
May this be the first
day of another great
year for you, Terri!

xx Suzanne

geri said...

have a wonderful day terri! you don't look a day over 40! it must be the optimistic,, playful & adventurous girl that you are! hope you have lots of fun planned on your special day! i just love birthdays!!! they add a extra little skip in your step! no? xoxo

Beach House Living said...

Happy Birthday my sweet. Here is too your own personal new year. I know it will be filled with wonderful things.

the vintage bricoleur said...

Happy Birthday Miss La Dolfina. I hope it is perfect for you. Terry

La Dolfina said...

Thanks you guys... my heart is full!

Boho Farm and Home said...

Happy Birthday to you! Have a wonderful day and year ahead full of more blessings!

Stitchfork said...

Happy Birthday Terri! Hope there is cake later!
xo Cathy

Professor Fancy Pants said...

What a wonderful outlook! Happy Happy Happy Bday.

larajanepark said...

Happy Happy Birthday my blog girlfriend. I look forward to your posts every day and I thank you for adding beauty, style and inspiration to my life on a daily basis. I hope you eat cake and are covered with kisses and that your son calls you on your special day....

Matias Molina said...

happy birthday !!! from Argentina

The Vintique Object said...

Happy, happy, happy birthday to you! So glad to have found you so I can say that!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Happy Birthday Dear Terri
I do recall this time last year and you sending off your son off to college [I say I remember. your son right?]

Well have a wonderful birthday and even better year ahead full of happiness and pleasant surprises..

thanks for popping in... ciao xxx Julie

Kathysue said...

Happy Happy!! I am so glad chose to grace the earth with your presence!!! xo Kathysue

Melissah from Coastal Style said...

Happy Birthday for the 15th... I hope you continue partying all week!

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Happy belated birthday! I was away and missed it! Hope it was terrific! XO, Pinky

Party Resources said...

Happy birthday and all the best for the coming year!!! xx

cjsullivan133 said...

Happy Belated Birthday Terri! I still am trying to make it into Little House and I can't wait! You deserved that place more than anything! I hope it is doing well. When I work at Loot customers want to know the address and I always tell them about your talent and give them precise directions!

Melissah from Coastal Style said...

It sounds like you had a great birthday weekend(Happy Birthday)with lots of shopping & some pretty yummy looking food. You son looks very happy with his new couch!