Saturday, July 19, 2008
Here's what 40 looks like.
Most of you know by now that I'm a pretty private person and I avoid posting identifying pictures. Well, in honor of my 40th birthday, which I celebrated earlier this week, I've decided to post a recent picture of me on this post. I'll take it off in a couple of days.

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So, I'm thinking 40's not so bad so far. :)  I'll expand a bit on why I think that, when I have more time.  I'm visiting relatives in Orange, CA so this is going to be a quick post.  I'll come back and edit it later this weekend.

Happy Birthday to me!

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5:01 PM

At 5:36 PM, Blogger Jennifer said...

You are beautiful! And I can tell from following your journey, that you are both beautiful inside and out. Thank you for allowing us a peak at you.

May all your birthday wishes come true this year. Happy 40!

Jen O.

At 5:46 PM, Blogger Kelli said...

40 Rocks! It's all UPHILL from here. I guarantee you :)

Have a super birthday, even though you're not home.
talk to you soon!

At 6:09 PM, Anonymous chelle said...

You look fabulous!

At 6:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You look as lovely as your beautiful words and posts had led me to believe.

Happy Birthday!!

At 6:56 PM, Blogger Sally said...

Happy Birthday! I'm sorry you had to spend it away from home.

At 7:03 PM, Blogger momteacherfriend said...

Happy Birthday!
Thanks for the picture, very lovely.

At 7:15 PM, Blogger Heidi @ GGIP said...

You look great! Happy Birthday!

At 7:24 PM, Blogger Michelle said...

I already know what you look like :) But had to say that is such a great picture of you! I didn't realize your bday was last week (what date?) didn't know Kayla was so close to your bday too. So, happy belated birthday! You look great at 40!!

At 7:26 PM, Anonymous Rose said...

You are a very beautiful young lady. From where I stand, 40 seems very young!!

At 7:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy belated birthday! Great picture! And, hey, I turn 40 this year, too!

At 7:55 PM, Blogger Tanya said...

Happy look great! I will be turning 40 this year also!

At 8:43 PM, Blogger Awesome Mom said...

It is so nice to put a face to a name. You are smoking hot!

At 9:38 PM, Blogger on the Rock said...

Gosh you still look twenty-something!

Happy Birthday! In six months I'll be there too:)

At 10:07 PM, Blogger Magi said...

You look lovely. As someone who has been 47 for five days now, I can vouch for your 40s. They've been great.

Happy Birthday!

At 10:45 PM, Blogger greedygrace said...

Happy Birthday! They say 50 is the new 30, so that must mean 40 is the new 20! Enjoy it!

At 10:57 PM, Blogger forgetfulone said...

Your photo is so beautiful! I'm almost 43, and no, 40 isn't bad.

At 11:52 PM, Blogger Stacy said...

Beautiful 40 year old! Happy Belated Birthday!

At 1:28 AM, Blogger boysmum2 said...

Happy Birthday to you.
What a pretty picture of you.
let me know what 40 is like? I gett here in 2 years.

At 6:45 AM, Blogger Nadine said...

Lovely photo! Thanks for sharing.

Happy birthday!

At 7:38 AM, Blogger Tamara said...

You are one hot 40, hun! I sure hope I look that fabulous when I hit the 4-0 in 3 years. :) I hope you had a wonderful, fabulous birthday!

At 9:20 AM, Blogger Carey said...

Happy Birthday!
You are beautiful! Thanks for sharing your picture.

At 11:08 AM, Blogger Jillian, Inc. said...

Happy Happy Birthday! I turned 40 last November and it's been great so far! You're a beauty inside AND out. May your year ahead be wonderful.

At 11:33 AM, Blogger Tracey said...

Happy Birthday!! It's so nice to finally "see" you. :)

At 2:24 PM, Blogger Cynthia said...

Happy Birthday! I just turned 40 in June and it's not bad at all. Have a fabulous year!

At 2:33 PM, Blogger ChupieandJ'smama said...

Forty looks Fabulous! Hope your birthday was fantastic!!

At 2:45 PM, Blogger pithydithy said...

It's so fun getting to put a face with your words. And what a pretty face it is! You seriously look 10 years younger!

At 2:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your birthday! I just have to say you make a lovely photo. Your hair is so pretty.



At 2:52 PM, Blogger ~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

Happy Birthday!! I know 30 was harder for me than 40 was! Just always remember that in your mind you're always 21! Enjoy. I also have a little something for you over at my blog when you get back.

At 3:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Happy Birthday!!

At 5:20 PM, Blogger Kathleen Marie said...

So very beautiful as expected!! Happy Birthday... God Bless!

At 8:43 PM, Blogger jubilee said...

happy birthday and God bless!

At 1:22 AM, Blogger Susanne said...

What a great photo! Be proud that you look so great at 40! I'm only 3 years behind you. I'm with you...this age is not bad. I'm more content now than I was at 30.

At 3:45 AM, Blogger Chelley said...

You look fabulous!

At 5:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope I am as beautiful inside and out when I see 40. Happy Birthday!

At 10:45 AM, Blogger Barb said...

You do NOT look forty. I'd say forty looks darn good on you. A belated happy birthday to you. I hope you enjoyed it even though you were away from your family.

At 12:19 PM, Blogger Mississippi Songbird said...

Happy Birthday! You look Marvelous!

At 9:03 PM, Blogger PastorMac's Ann said...

Happy Birthday!! You're truly lovely.

At 10:14 PM, Blogger Crystal said...

I'm glad I didn't miss the photo! You're beautiful! :D

At 10:15 PM, Blogger Crystal said...

Oh yeah, and happy birthday! :D

At 4:52 AM, Blogger Lani ~ The Wooden Porch said...

Happy Birthday! (A few days late) You look great!

At 7:35 AM, Blogger abebech said...

Are you ever beautiful!!! I'm so glad I didn't miss the chance to put a face to the words.
Happy belated birthday.

At 11:35 AM, Blogger Jada said...

Happy 40th! You look great!

The 40's are fabulous!

At 10:16 AM, Blogger GiBee said...

oh, MAN! I totally missed your picture, AND your birthday! I hope you had a great birthday, my dear!!!


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