Sunday, December 14, 2008

The Greatest Gifts

Well, I rang in the big 2-6 on Friday. Does that mean I'm now in my "late twenties"?

Like any other year before it, we sang Happy Birthday as I blew out candles and we noshed on birthday cake. I unwrapped a present from my elders - a beautiful wool sweater and stylish knit scarf. It was all fairly traditional.

Except this year, I celebrated with a little fella on my lap, who flashed a winning smile as we chanted and clapped our hands. I don't think I even need to mention that he is the greatest, sweetest birthday and/or Christmas present I could ever receive.


But this is a close second:





The picture doesn't really do it justice. The chain is composed of tiny entwined hearts. The pendant is hand-stamped metal clay, with a ruby birthstone to represent the month of July.

I adore it more than words can say. If it weren't for the redudant activities of bathing or sleeping, I would never remove it from my neck.

10 comments:

Fertilized said...

Happy Birthday. Beautiful gift!

Kim said...

I love it! I just bought myself a similar one off of Etsy for Christmas. I will try to remember to take a picture of it :O).

Oh, Happy Birthday! Yes, you're very, very old now.. hehe. Just kidding!

Road Blocks and Roller Coasters said...

Happy Birthday! I love that necklace. I asked for something to mark Lemy's birth for Christmas from G. We shall see if he delivers... :P

I hope you had a wonderful day! :)

Tanja Pack said...

Happy Birthday!!!!

JJ said...

Happy belated birthday--and what a GREAT present.

Courtney said...

It sounds like you had a great day. Love that gift!

justme said...

De-lurking to ask: Where can I find one?

justme said...

Oh, and Happy Birthday, too! :)

countingpaisley said...

De-lurking as well... I love reading your blog! I have a little boy too that is just a month younger. I absoultely love the necklace, where was it purchased from?

Anyhow, I enjoy reading about your experiences. I write as well, so I suppose I should reveal my blog...

http://countingpaisley.livejournal.com/

Meredith

docgrumbles said...

Happy Birthday! You have two wonderful gifts to be grateful for!