thursday, july 19 HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!

today is my 36th birthday and so I wanted to post a few (film) photos of the people I am so grateful for this year. Not pictured: my sneaky dad who is so good at evading photos, my ceramics friends and teacher, the rest of my husband's family (including those in Arizona), and my daughter's preschool teachers.

this beautiful friend, teaching my baby to swim and filling up my heart every time I see her.

this beautiful friend, teaching my baby to swim and filling up my heart every time I see her.

spending a day every week with my lovely nieces, and having my sister's house as the very best place to leave June to play.

spending a day every week with my lovely nieces, and having my sister's house as the very best place to leave June to play.

a growing friendship with this awesome, honest, funny lady and her girls .

a growing friendship with this awesome, honest, funny lady and her girls .

parents who are happy to have us over for dinner every week and who love to play with their grandchildren

parents who are happy to have us over for dinner every week and who love to play with their grandchildren

in-laws who are so SO welcoming and who also love to spend time with their grandchildren, and a husband who is fun for me and for his kiddo.

in-laws who are so SO welcoming and who also love to spend time with their grandchildren, and a husband who is fun for me and for his kiddo.

this fresh family, who fills a part of my heart that I didn't know was empty.

this fresh family, who fills a part of my heart that I didn't know was empty.