these moments

Posted on July 13th, 2012 by mountain girl  |  9 Comments »

Special moments from yesterday…my birthday!

The card Zia and David gave me. The cover drawing is called “Mama with Balloon”.

Inside: Pirate and Smiley Face.

Back: “Not 5”.

She may not know I’m 37, but she certainly knows I’m not five.

A gift from David–a sienna Moby Wrap. He spoils me.

An hour of animal songs with David Williams at Wild Bear Nature Center.

Dinner at Cantina Laredo. I had avocado-artichoke enchiladas with tomatillo sauce and David had quail/pork/shrimp/steak/chicken fajitas. Zia mostly liked the chips and salsa. The sparkler birthday dessert surprised all of us!

Going home over the mountains. A beautiful ending to a beautiful day.

My birthday was sandwiched between celebrations of my girl’s fifth year of life and preparations for my baby’s birth, which at this point both seem far more important than any mile marker of my own.

Surrounded with all the fulness of love and home and ever-growing children, my heart seems to expand a little each day. I am so grateful to have a place here–a moment in time to see the face of God in a mountain sunset, in my kids, in a good man, here on this earth.

As David Williams sings, I got a home in this world.

9 Responses to “these moments”

  1. Your Lion says on :

    Happy Happy Birthday to my little (round) red haired girl! I’m glad you had an awesome birthday and to be able to share each and every day with you is incredible. The Fiesta de Parrilla Fajitas was delish too! Love you HUGE!

    Your Lion /:O)

  2. Lisa Coffee says on :

    Beautiful! Sounds like you had a lovely day. Glad for it!Have a lovely weekend!

  3. jodi says on :

    Happy birthday friend. You are one amazing woman and I’m so glad you had a great day!

  4. Hannah says on :

    Happy Birthday, Mia! What a lovely day. And what a lovely Moby wrap… my fav carrier! My moment is a family nap moment, hours after a fast, but glorious, homebirth!

  5. KC says on :

    Happy birthday! What wonderful sunrise and sunset to celebrate your day.

  6. Jennifer Miller says on :

    That is always my favorite mountain view in the world! Happy Birthday to all of you. I know what you mean, about other celebrations being more important. My daughter was born 3 days before my birthday and it was by far the best birthday present EVER.

  7. mountain girl says on :

    She has definitely been my best birthday present ever!

  8. LITTLE FUR WONDER says on :

    belated happy birthday. i did not know it was ur birthday. it sounds like u had an awesome day. granny

  9. Colleen says on :

    Happy Belated Birthday Mia! I’m glad you had a GREAT day! May God Bless you and your growing family this year! <3
    Also, Love the belly cast and can't wait to see how you paint it!
    What a fun idea!