Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Age is just a number

Today I turn 36 and I'm having a little bit of a hard time realizing I'm closer to 40 than to 30. I always thought when I turned 30 I would have to lock myself away in a dark room and spend about a week crying but I had just gotten married weeks before so I was a happy newlywed and could have cared less that I had entered my 30's.
And then I thought when I turned 35. Yikes 35 .....that just sounds so old. But I was weeks away from having my precious baby and I could not have been happier.

And this year? Well - in my head I'm 25. I look in the mirror lately and I see wrinkles and gray hair and a face that isn't as young as it used to be (probably mostly to a LOT of laying out in my 20's) and I should be sad. But this year has been the BEST year I have ever had. I am so blessed I can barely understand it. Every dream I ever had has come true and MORE! I could not have dreamed the things that have happened to me this year. And I'm okay with 36.

When I was in my 20's - I was VERY insecure. I worried so much about how I looked or what people thought of me. I have found in my 30's I am worrying a lot more about what God thinks of me. I worry a lot more about what other people are going through than I do about how much the scale said this morning. I'm thankful God has changed my perspective. I'm thankful for each day I have.
And let's face it - I would rather be 36 than this awkward 13 year old EVER again!!! Can I get an amen? All I can say when I see this picture is "Bless your sweet heart 13 year old Kelly". Awkward was my middle name. (Still is).

If you want to see more horrid pictures of me and get a good laugh ......you can venture over to my mom's blog where there are some pictures only a mother could love. ha!

Your eyes saw my unformed body.
All the days ordained for me
were written in your book
before one of them came to be. Psalm 139:16

251 comments:

«Oldest   ‹Older   1 – 200 of 251   Newer›   Newest»
MaierHousehold said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Kim
San Angelo, Texas

Angie said...

I hope you have a wonderful Birthday!!!!! I looked over at your Moms blog, and that sounds like exactly some of the things that would come out of my sweet parents mouth too!! Have a great day! and you look amazing and if I guessed your age you don't look a day over 30!

Maryann said...

Happy Birthday Kelly!!

And you still look like you are in your 20's!! Beautiful!!

Little Pink Rose said...

Happy Birthday, Kelly! I couldn't agree more about your 30's. I am 33 and it's so true. You do start to worry less about what others think and more about what our Heavenly Father thinks! I hope you have a wonderful day celebrating you and the gift that you are to so many people!

MissBrightside said...

I hope you have a happy birthday! I am always happy to be my age (38)...when my Dad was sick with cancer I remember him saying on his birthday.."I am 72 years old today, and if I live, tomorrow I will be 72 years and one day. Won't that be wonderful?" And it was wonderful, but he never made it to 73 :o( Yeah! you're 36 today! Isn't that wonderful?

Mab said...

happy birthday Kelly!!! :)
Arlene in Louisiana

Jill said...

Happy Happy Day! You're right...age is just a number. I go to Ladies Bible Class Tuesday mornings and am shocked when I find out some of those ladies ages...they can run circles around me! And I hear ya on the face...mine seems to be changing daily-hopefully I can use my wrinkles to dissuade my daughter from laying out. haha!

Adriana said...

Happy Birthday Kelly!
Hope your birthday is simply a reflection of all the wonderful things you are!

And remember -
it's not how many,
it's how happy!

Adriana

Seabolt said...

Happy Birthday Kelly!!!
I just LOVE your blog - it is one that I HAVE to read everyday!!

Jennifer S.
Atl, GA

Lana said...

Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a GREAT day!!

Laura said...

Happy Birthday! Your first birthday with Harper, that's just special! Enjoy the day! Hope it's full of many blessings!

Ryan and Amber said...

Happy Birthday! You share a b-day with my son...he's 4 today!

Sonya said...

Yes, bless your sweet little heart! Growing up in the 80's was very painful!!!! :)

Happy Birthday!

mustangsallie said...

Happy birthday! Your mom's post made me cry :)
PS: today is my 7th wedding anniversary so YAY for Dec 22nd!

Pastor Steve said...

Kelly words cannot even begin to describe how much your mom and I love you. You talk about living a dream. I had no idea when I held you for the first time 36 years ago how the years ahead would unfold. I knew then that I loved you with all my heart. It's amazing how God enlarged my heart thousands of times over so that I could love you all the more today. Have a blessed and happy birthday. - Dad

Jessica said...

Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a great day (:

The "Yankee" Girl said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hope that you have a blessed day!

Kris said...

Happy Birthday, Kelly! Your blog is an inspiration and I always look forward to reading it. I know what you mean about your 30's and caring more about what God thinks of you! What a great spot to reach in life. God Bless you on your birthday and always!

Jenna said...

I just love that picture more than words can describe.

And this post is one of those that I can feel God saying, "Pay attention to this - I have put this girl in your life for a reason, and one is for wisdom and perspective for the years to come!"

Thanks for you being you, sweet friend! Happy Birthday!

Jaye T. said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! I'm so thankful for your blog; you've been such a great encourager to me. I turn 34 tomorrow & you reminded me that my new son, husband, & God are way more important than anything else could ever be. Thank & Merry Christmas!!!

Penny said...

Happy Birthday, Kelly!
I turned 36 the same semester my first year teaching. I loved my 30's. So much more confidence. And trust me on this, the 40's aren't so bad either. Look at it this way, in your 40's you'll have a young child. In my 40's, I'm called "Mimi." Harper is keeping you young! LOL

I DO DECLARE said...

I just started reading your blog, and would have guessed from photos that you were still in your 20's! Since I too am a mid-30s "girl" I celebrate you even more - Happy Birthday - you make 36 look fabulous!

John and Riley said...

Kelly - I wish you the happiest of birthdays! I looked at your Mom's blog...that was priceless. My how things change, huh? I also read your Dad's sweet comment above - how very touching. I know how much you treasure your parents. May God bless and keep you as you celebrate today and many more blessings in the years ahead with your growing baby girl!

Candi said...

Happy Birthday Kelly. I have been thinking about you today. You are such an inspiration to so many people. Thanks for all that you share with us blog readers!

I'm Just Beachy said...

Yesterday I turned 36, too. Mr. Beachy and I had celebrated this past weekend with a mini vacation which was great, but yesterday, the actual DAY, was really hard for me. I could have cared less that it was my birthday because it was my first one without my mom. I think 36 is way too young to be without a mom.

Jada said...

Happy Birthday! My birthday was Sunday and my oldest niece turns 16 today! Oh, my youngest niece turned 11 on 12/4, my Mom's birthday is 12/5, my parents anniversary is 12/15, Dad's is 12/16, and my brother's is 12/18! We celebrate them all together. LOL

36 seems so young when I just turned 44. LOL

Hope you have a fabulous day!

P.S. I love the way you dress Harper. If I had a daughter, I would be dressing her the same way! She's so fashionable! hehehe

shana harder said...

happy birthday, kelly! i loved looking at your mom's blog. it makes me thankful my mom doesn't have a blog for when my birthdays come around. ha! enjoy your day with your precious girl!

Ashlee McCrary said...

Aw HAPPY BIRTHDAY KELLY!! You are so very blessed!

King J's Queen said...

Happy Birthday! Life only gets better. Forget the numbers. :-)

waiting said...

Happy Birthday Kelly! I had my miracle boy last year right after I turned 37! I thought 37 was so old when I was young because my mom actually had me when she was 37 as well. I remember thinking I would NEVER be that old having a baby! Well, I had my first at 29, and then God had another plan. During all of the waiting, one time my dad said, "You're going to be 37 just like you mom was when you have another baby." Yikes, that was prophetic. It's still so young. I am about 6 weeks away from 38, and I feel the same way as you do. I feel 18! I totally agree that getting older only means getting wiser and more compassionate towards others. And more appreciative of the blessings that God has given! MAY YOU HAVE THE BEST YEAR EVER! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Lauren Kelly said...

Kelly, this post spoke volumes to me!!! There is so much I have learned from you and going through my 20's. Everyone that I've ever spoken with about age has always said they'd NEVER go back to their 20's but that the 30's were some of the best years. That ackward 13 year old in that picture is what made you who you are today and I'm thankful for that.

Love you friend!!! Happy Birthday!!!

Maggie Whitley {Gussy} said...

Kelly ~

I love that you wrote you are most concerned about what God thinks of you. Isn't that how we should all think?! Not that God judges with wrong purposes, just that He wants us to do His will. He wants us to do what He's made us for.

I just loooove that you wrote that. I'm going to work really hard to focus on how God sees me instead of how other's see me :)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Love,
Gussy

Emily said...

Happy Birthday!

I looked at your mothers blog and I loved the pictures. I think the baby picture looks like Harper.

When did you transition from dark hair to blond hair. I loved the pictures of your hair with the blond highlights. You look beautiful both ways.

The Hollywood Memoirs said...

Happy Birthday! What an awesome attitude. You truly are blessed!

Jennifer said...

Happy Birthday, sweet friend!

I always feel like you are my age when I am around you! You so cute and so fun! You are definitely rockin' the mid-30s!

I hope you have a wonderful day!!!

Christy said...

I've been reading your blog for a few months and have never commented... De-lurking today to wish you a very, very happy birthday. I really identified with what you said about moving from worrying about what people think of you to what God thinks of you. It feels pretty good, doesn't it? And I really have to believe that God loves what He sees in you! You have a beautiful heart, a gorgeous family, and I hope life keeps getting better and better!

Kelly@Keeping up with Kelly said...

Happy Birthday

Courtney said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!

Marci said...

Hey! You share a birthday with my daughter! Meghan turns 4 today. Happy Birthday from both of us!!!

Laura said...

Awesome post!! I hope you have a WONDERFUL birthday!

Kristin said...

LOL! I was cracking up when you said "Bless your heart 13 year old Kelly".....You're so funny :D I hope you have a wonderful Birthday!!!

nichole said...

Happy Birthday!!!

jeanna said...

I enjoyed looking at the young you and seeing you grow into a beautiful woman! Thank you for sharing! Happy Birthday!

Auntie D said...

Happy Birthday Kelly! Hoping you have a blessed day today!

I am 33 and still don't feel 33! :)

Crystal said...

Happy Birthday! You definitely do not seem like you are 36! I would love to be like you when I'm 36 :)

Sarah Broadus said...

Happy Birthday!!! 36 is a great number! 63 is when you need to feel old!

Missy said...

happy birthday kelly!

Amber said...

Oh Kelly, your mom's post made me cry! I know I'm pregnant and hormonal, but it just hit me so hard. "Kelly, you know how you feel about Harper ?..........we have felt that way about you for 36 years!". I can't imagine that feeling! I have 3 kids (one more on the way) and I know how I feel about them and can't wait to be able to say that to them when they have kids! I know I don't have that same feeling from my mom (another story). I'm so glad that you realize what a wonderful gift you have in the loving parents God gave you. And then for Him to bless you with a daughter of your own! Glory to God, great things He hath done!

Nikki said...

Happy Birthday!

Sevenbread said...

Happy Birthday!I love your 13 y/o picture. It's great. I still think you are beautiful though, 13 or 36 :) Take care!

D said...

I hope you have a wonderful birthday!

Hoosier Mom said...

Happy Birthday Kelly! You are right age is just a number...especially since I turn 40 in two weeks! hahaha!! Hope you have the most blessed year ever!

Melissa Miller said...

~*~Happy Birthday Kelly!~*~

You're just awesome at any age!!!

Chelsa said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Kat said...

Happy Birthday Kelly! I hope your day is a special as you are.

Lindsey said...

Kelly,

I have just started reading your blogs, and HONESTLY, I thought you must be about my age--25---when I saw your pictures! I would have NEVER guessed you were 36! HAHAH!! Hope that helps you have an even more blessed birthday!

tonya said...

happy bday!!

Leah said...

I hope you have a wonderful birthday! God bless you and yours.

Brandi said...

Happy Birthday. I am only 23 but I hope I look as good as you when I am 36. Hope you have a wonderful day.

Leah said...

Happy, happy Birthday!

Oh my, I was soooo awkward at 13 too. And, I was already 5'10", so I was just a spazzy mess. :)

You are adorable and you LOOK 25! My mom says you should never be sad about a birthday. Life is a gift!

The Shavers Family said...

Happy Birthday Kelly!

Sarah said...

AMEN!! You couldn't pay me to go back to 13. Braces, acne, trying to keep up with the "cool" crowd. Ugh.

Summer said...

Happy Birthday Kelly!

Summer :0)

Table for Four said...

Happy Birthday Kelly! You make 36 look great! Have a wonderful and blessed day!

Catrina said...

Happy Birthday!

Melissa said...

happy birthday kelly!!!!

Kayce said...

Happy Birthday, Kelly! I hope you have a great day!

Kayce from Charleston, SC

Jeremy and Vonda said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Queen Bee said...

Happy Birthday!
I will be 39 in August and I wouldn't go back!
You are still a young'un!

Ashley Thames said...

Happy Birthday!
Hope you have a very Merry Christmas with that cute little family :)

And, by the way, I pray to look as young as you when I'm 36!

Meet the Brummett's said...

Happy Birthday Kelly! Thank you so much for sharing your life through your blog and for sharing all of the sweet pictures of beautiful Harper! You do have so much to be thankful for and age really is just a number. My husband will be 36 on Christmas day and his motto is and always has been "You don't get older, you get better!" So true!

Jenni said...

I rarely comment, but I did want to wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! You are amazing and DON"T look 36, so congrats on that!

Nancy L. said...

Happy Birthday to You!!!

Mallory said...

Happy Birthday! You are gorgeous inside and out, and just remember, EVERYONE has those awkward pictures! Have a great day and a very, Merry Christmas...Harper's 1st!

Jessica said...

Happy birthday, Kelly! You are looking fabulous and I would have never guessed that was your age!

katie beth said...

Happy Birthday!!

The Muñoz Family said...

Happy Birthday Kelly!

Love,

Summer
Austin, TX

Dave and Ronda said...

Happy Birthday! The world is certainly a better place because you are in it!

Have a very Merry Christmas!!

CourtneyC said...

Happy Happy Birthday!!! Hope you have a great one!!!

Lauren said...

Wishing you a wonderful birthday!

Lindsay said...

Beautiful post dear! Happy Happy Birthday!!!

monelle said...

Happy Birthday Kelly! You are such an inspiration. I realized today I have been reading your blog for at least 2 years now.

Monelle
Baytown, TX

Tania-Dreams2009 said...

Happy Birthday! You have no idea how much of an inspiration you are to me. I'm so happy to have met a wonderful blogger friend! Hope you have an awesome day!!!

Michele said...

Happy, happy birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day to go along with your wonderful year!!! I'm with you, I'd never want to go back to 13! Now go get that free sonic drink!!!

Melissa said...

Happy Birthday! Mine is tomorrow, so we're almost birthday twins! :)

I'm turning 25 and I'm having a hard time with that age! It's weird to me! I can relate to being more comfortable with yourself as you get older though. I feel so happy and comfortable with who I am and others' opinions don't matter nearly as much as they did 10 years ago!

Have a wonderful day!

MOM OF 2 said...

Happy Birthday!!!! Thanks for sharing the picture! I think you were a cute 13 yo!

Michelle said...

Ha ha! That picture makes me laugh. I think everyone has a picture like that. ;)

Happy Birthday Kelly!

Melissa said...

Happy birthday!! (You look closer to 20 than 40 to me!)

Mindy said...

Happy Birthday Kelly! I just realized that we are the same age - almost exactly - as I will turn 36 on Thursday.
Although - I'm feeling it these days -- I'm working with God on joy and now worrying about how many days I've left on this planet and just being concerned with doing his will while I've got the days to do it!

Hope your birthday is WONDERFUL!!!!
in HIM -
Mindy

tabby said...

Aww what a great tribute from your mother! Love it. And the shirt with the buttons...my sister had one just like it...she is 32 and I am almost 27. Happy Birthday from a stranger..but I really enjoy your blog... I am a mother of twin girls and love all the girlie stuff you do and have for Harper. Have a blessed day!

Dina said...

Happy Birthday Kelly!

Hope it's an awesome day!

Dina
www.alexmatthewandryan.blogspot.com

P.S. I made the ornaments you featured for my boys teachers and they all loved them! Thanks for the idea.

Hayley said...

Happy Birthday Kelly!
Hope you have a very special day :)

Christine said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I'm a daily lurker who found your blog when Big Mama asked for prayers for your beautiful baby girl. I cried with each happy update :) I love your attitude and grateful heart! I felt the same way on my 32nd birthday {Dec. 18th ;-)} when someone jokingly said "So you're 26 this year, right? haha" I said "NO WAY! I wouldn't go back to my 20's! I LOVE my age and everything that has gotten me to where I am!". SO HAPPY BIRTHDAY FELLOW CHRISTMAS BABY! And I hope you have another AMAZINGLY blessed year!

Amy said...

happy birthday Kelly! You look fabulous and are such a blessing to us all. Don't worry, 40 isn't so bad. I just celebrated my 40th last week and so far, so good! :)

Nicole said...

Ok...I am a lurker, usually not a poster because you have so many comments I always think "how could she read all this"? But, I have to post today because I had no idea you were 36! You look so young! I am 36 also and feel 25 in my mind! Where did the years go? Happy Birthday!

P.S. That little Harper is just a cutie! I know she is such a blessing to you and your husband!

TwinsanityMom said...

Happy Birthday!! Love all the pictures. And remember 36 is the new 26 ;) Can't wait to see all that you have to share with us throughout this next year!

Kel-Bell said...

Happy Birthday, Kelly! I hope you have a fantastic day and an even wonderful year!!

Kelley

Shanna said...

Happy Birthday, Kelly!!!

Kelley said...

Happy Birthday! It's been my experience that it only gets better! Enjoy :)

absees123s said...

I have followed your blog for over a year now and never knew we shared the same birthday! Alas, I turned 50 today, but would like to think I don't look or act it..being a Kindergarten teacher. I hope your day is blessed with excitement, fun and memories! Happy Birthday!

3 Blessings said...

Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas!
Blessings,
Amy

Faith said...

Such a great post, Kelly. I wish you a very happy birthday and I hope Scott and Harper spoil you rotten =)

Yvonne said...

Truly, age is just a number - and that coming from a 50 year old who is 29 in her head. I had a hard time turning 40, but 50 was ok. And you're right, it's not what we are, it's who we are. (I've never commented here before, but have been reading your blog since Harper was born)

Amy and Mark said...

Happy Birthday Kelly! I think you look fabulous. Blonde definitely suits you even though you are natural brunette.

Alex said...

Happy Birthday, Kelly!!! Have a splendid day and be young (not that that's a problem for you)!!! Today my best friend turns 18, but he doesn't really mind either.

Have a super day!
Blessings~Alex :)

Heather said...

Happy Birthday sweet friend. You are beautiful on the inside AND out!!! I love you to pieces!!! Praying for God to bless you with a wonderful day!!

Aly said...

Happy Birthday! Hope it is fabulous!

amy said...

Happy Birthday to you!!!! Enjoy!

Bridgit said...

I am older than you ...and let's leave it at that ...haha! I had married later in life ...had my first child at 35 ...so I've always said I was a late bloomer ...and I'm still blooming! Happy B-day to you!

Aishlea and Brandon said...

Happy Birthday! I think you look amazing...and beautiful! :)

Jamie said...

Happy Birthday Kelly! I loved the pics. on your mom's blog. I'm right there with you in turning
36, only two more months for me. I don't know how time seems to go by so fast, I'm sure I was just 21 a few years ago. Hope you have a great B-day and a wonderful first Christmas with Harper.

Colleen said...

Happy Birthday to the most popular blogger in the land =)

Ruthie said...

Happy Birthday Kelly! You have had a fabulous year, and one of the neatest things I think, is that you have shared it with all of us. Thank you for blessing us by allowing us into your life so that we might be encouraged, spurred on, challenged and blessed! You are such a special daughter of the King and I'm privileged to know you, even if just through your blog! Have a special day!!!! And seriously, 36 is NOT old! No way an old lady could be the kind of Mom you are, so the evidence is in your favor - you are young!!! :)

Ruthie

Hayley said...

Happy Birthday! I hope it's a good one (as they all should be!). PS, I looked over at your mom's blog, and I'm lovin' the dark hair!

Audrey said...

Bless your heart! Happy Birthday!

Lisa said...

Happy, happy birthday!!!
You are beautiful inside and out. May God bless you with even greater things to come (although how he will top that precious Harper, I don't know!) :)
Hope your day is wonderful!

2 little Boys said...

Happy Birthday! Don't worry about the number, at this point your age is in perspective of your child and I am sure Harper makes you feel young! At least that is what I tell myself with my 2 little Boys, I just celebrated 41 on the 8th, Ha, and we are thinking of trying for miracle #3 in 2010!

Daily laying it at the Master's feet!
Laura Ann

Danielle (Life with the Hewitt Family) said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

I just love what you wrote. I will be entering my 30's in 1 month and 1 day. I have been dreading it, but it is true that age is just a number and I will still be the same person that I was the day before.

KK said...

Wishing you the happiest birthday ever!
Blessings always,
Kaye
Matthew 21:22

Jeanette said...

Happy Birthday to a beautiful woman of God! I loved seeing the awkward years....I had my fair share of them, too!

Tanya said...

Happy Birthday, Kelly! At age 41, I can tell you it only gets better and better. And you are right that things really change when you start worrying about what others are going through instead of how you look to them.

In total agreement with your statement..." I am so blessed I can barely understand it. "

Have a great day!

Heather said...

Happy Birthday Kelly!!! You look wonderful and I hope when I am 36 I look as good as you!!!

Twinmommy910 said...

Happy Birthday Kelly!

I am right on the same track as you. I will be 36 in a few months and my twins are 15 months old. They too spent time in the NICU just like Harper. I love your blog and your sweet earnest heart. God bless you girl!!!

Patience said...

Happy Birthday! I saw the pics on your mom's blog and I love your hair dark.

Marla Taviano said...

Your mom's post is precious. You should go back to dark hair for 2010.

Rikki said...

Happy birthday Kelly! I hope you have a wonderful day.

I looked on your moms blog and I have to say, I'm loving the dress with all the bows, lol.

Heather the Housewife said...

Happy Birthday Kelly! I checked out your mom's blog...how sweet is she? I have to tell you, I know you always say how much Harpers look like her daddy but in the first pic of you as a baby, she looks so much like you too :)

AVONLadyinSC said...

I find the older I get the better life gets. Here's to all of us that felt akward as teenage girls, and confident as grown women. At 32 I'm starting to realize life is only beginning. Happy Birthday, I really enjoy your blog.

RyderMakes3 said...

Happy Birthday Kelly! You sure do look 25, you are gorgeous inside and out! Have a marvelous day!!
Katie

The Gallup Family said...

Happy Birthday! I love your blog, and look forward to reading every day. You always give the best ideas. What I love most is how you glorify God, especially through your blog. You are a blessing, and I pray that you are blessed today.

Val, Mike and Brax said...

i am a firm believer that being one year older is ALWAYS better than the alternative!
even if it DOES come with wrinkles, grey hair, and a few more LBS!
happy birthday!

Meredith said...

Happy birthday!!! I think I have the exact same awkward picture!!! UGH!! Hope you have a great day!!!

Jenny said...

Happy Birthday Kelly!

NiCole said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Johanne said...

Happy Birthday Kelly. Hope you have a wonderful day and an even better year filled with more blessing and great times than you have had this past year.
Lots of Love and Blessings
Johanne

Jamie said...

Happy Birthday! I cried when I read your mom's post and got to the part when she said,"You know how you feel about Harper, that's how we've felt about you all 36 years." Beautiful!

Mary Madeline said...

Happy Birthday sweet Kelly!!! I hope you have a wonderful day. I am 36 as well and it has been a great age!
Thank you for being such and inspiration!!!

Kristen said...

Happy birthday! I'm loving all the pictures on your mom's blog. Isn't it great that we can all look back at where we've come from and know that someday we're gonna look at our pictures from today with the same type of nostalgia?

On a completely different note, was it difficult changing from a dark brunette to a blond? It's something I've always wanted to do but am super nervous about it!

Katie said...

Happy Birthday! You share a birthday with my 4 year old! Have you hated your birthday being so close to Christmas? I try to make it special without spending much money. after all Santa is coming in 3 days.

Phyliss said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY YOU BEAUTIFUL LOVABLE GIRL!!
(it's my 'baby girls' Champagne Bday today as well.. 22 on the 22nd :D)

HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY!

Jennifer said...

Amen... I know how you feel... I was the same way! ;)

Happy Birthday Kelly!

stb said...

Happy Birthday!!

Ruth said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KELLY!

Do you ever feel like you birthday gets lost in the holiday celebrations? I know I do. But then mine is this Friday. Hard for it not to get lost.

rathi said...

Hope you have a wonderful birthday and a Merry Christmas!!!

jsiewert said...

HAppy Birthday Kelly!

Natalie and Chris said...

Happy Birthday!! Today is my birthday too!!!

Lindsey Conrad - Nabors said...

Happy Birthday!! And if it means anything - I never would've guessed you are 36!! I'd say 30! =)

My husbands b-day is the 27th - then our Anniversary is the 29th - Yikes!! I just pray we don't have kids in December, ha ha! If that happens, I'll be starting my shopping EARLY!!

Hope you have a great day with your fam Birthday Girl!!

Mel's Mom said...

Kelly you are such an inspiration and that was a beautiful birthday post! I hope you have a fabulous day!

Traci said...

Happy Birthday, Kelly! Thanks for giving me something to read every day! By the way, I would trade with you in a heartbeat- I turn 40 this year!~ ay yi yi

Chari said...

Happy Birthday!

Val said...

Happy Birthday, Kelly!! You share your special day with my daughter, Natalie, who is 10 years old today! Two special angels!!

Enjoy!
Love,
Valerie Gierisch
(mrs.gierisch1129@yahoo.com)
Roanoke, TX

Sassy and Classy Southern Mrs. said...

Happy Birthday Kelly!! I hope you have the best day ever!

Candy said...

Happy Birthday to you!!! Hope you have a great day! :)

Lisa said...

Happy birthday Kelly!!! It's my birthday too--the big 2-9! Glad to hear the 30's are a nice place to be :-)

Tara said...

Happy Birthday! I checked out your mom's blog and got a little teary at what she said about having felt the way you feel for Harper during the last 36 years. I have a daughter that is just 6 weeks older than Harper and when she was born I realized just how much my mom loves me...it still makes me want to cry just thinking about it!

Father's Grace Ministries said...

Yes, Kelly ageIS just a number! I found 42 a lot more easier than 40 I admit! At 30 I thought I was going to be an old maid forever, but God brought along my husband and we now have the 4 children we prayed for,

Your Mom's photos made me smile, as I grew up in the same era, and have many similar photos. Also we live in a 1970s house in original condition, so even though it doesn't look like something out of Better Homes and Gardens, it evokes happy memories of growing up in simpler times.

Claire

JennyJenJen said...

AMEN!! Have a happy birthday! Your daughter will benefit from your selfless attitude and unworldly view of beauty :)

Erica said...

happy birthday kelly! you are so blessed!

The Taffs said...

Happy Birthday Kelly!

Jessica K. said...

Happy Birthday! I am sure you are having a wonderful day together with friends and family!
Have a blessed year!!

Jessica @ This Blessed Life said...

Happy birthday! I love your blog and don't know that I've told you that before. Your picture made me laugh - but I think everyone (myself definitely included) had some "ugly years" as I call them! :)

jorgy said...

Happy Birthday Kelly!! You have a beautiful little girl, I love reading your blog & seeing all the fun things you do with Harper and her adorable outfits!!

I have also gone through infertility (secondary) and have since been blessed with more children, so I love that you are so sensitive to those that have or are dealing with that!

Merry Christmas & God Bless!!

Angie - Utah

Perfectly Imperfect said...

Happy Birthday Kelly!!! I'm sure you have many more great ones ahead of you!

All You Need Is Love said...

Happy Birthday! I read your mom's blog and it made me teary eyed! It was so sweet and I loved the old pics they reminded me of myself growing up:)

The Mommy One said...

Happy Birthday Kelly! I have found that life just gets sweeter the older I get.

Have a wonderful day!

Amanda said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Mary Avery said...

Happy, Happy Birthday! Just one day after mine. I hope it's a great day!

CherylAnn said...

Beautiful words today! Happy Birthday too. I have also learnt not to look at how "old" I am (I'm almost 43) but rather how many years God has given me. So many die young or don't have a wonderful husband and children. I have 42 years of thankfulness to look back on and praise God for. I have 5 beautiful children and like you said, who would want to go back! The only days I want to go back are to remember what is was like to have little ones around my feet:) Cherish each day God gives you with your precious litle family.

3 Peanuts said...

Happy Birthday Kelly. You were an adorably sweet looking 13 and you seem like a beautiful (inside and out) 36 year old. A beautiful post about what really matters:)

Courtney said...

Happy Birthday Kelly. I will be turning 30 in about 10 days and it has been rough thinking about, but your post was some encoragement for me today. Thank you.

Barclay Kathryn said...

Happy Birthday!! Haven't you heard? 30s are the new 20s. : )

martha - caknitter said...

Happy Birthday, enjoy your special day!

Shelley said...

Laughing out loud with you about that picture! I don't know if I could EVER post a picture of myself at that age! I just turned 34 on the 16th and I feel the same as you. I love my life and would never want to go back to the "good old days" of teendom.

duchess said...

Age is mind over matter - if you don't mind, it doesn't matter!
That's what I keep telling myself anyway.
Happy Birthday!!

Farris Family said...

Happy Birthday To You Kelly, you are a inspiration to all!

Katie Spinks said...

happy happy birthday Kelly and you really don't look 36... Harper is lucky to have you as a mommy!! may God richly bless you this up coming year and years to come!

LET THE GOODE TIMES ROLL!!! said...

Happy Birthday Kelly! You are a wonderful 36!!!
Thanks for inspiring me to be a better person!!
KJ

Jess said...

Happy Birthday! You have had a truly amazing year...wishing you many truly amazing years! (with Harper here that won't be hard!)

Yes...I agree as I get older I respect life so much more and would NEVER in my life want to go back to being 13!!

Kathy said...

Happy Happy Birthday!!

You're not "old" yet silly!!

It always amazing me that "those" people who seem so beautiful and so percect and so put together in their perfect lives feel as akward as I do. Thank you for the reminder:)

Jackie said...

Happy Birthday, Kelly ! May it be one of your very best.

I love the verse Ps.139:16. One of my all-time favorites.

Heather said...

Happy Birthday! You share a birthday with my momma. Great day!

Kelli said...

No, you shouldn't be sad. Because that would be vain and petty and ridiculous. Instead, you are grateful...exactly as you should be. You are blessed and giving God the glory. Thanks for continuing to share His goodness on your blog. I was the goofy, awkward 13 year old too, and my glasses were bigger than yours...no really...they were!!!

Have a happy birthday and a Merry Christmas.

amelia said...

You bring so much joy to your many readers with your kindness and cuteness (your shopping and decorating tips and your cute pictures of Harper). I hope you have a wonderful birthday and wonderful 36th year, you deserve it!

Rachel said...

This post made me smile. You totally look 25!!

Allisyn said...

Happy Birthday Ms. Kelly.. I have enjoyed reading your blog over the last year... I wish you and your family a Very Merry Christmas and a Wonderful 2010...

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday! I look forward to reading your blog every day and now I've my 15 year old niece reading right along with me. I think your blog is the first thing she reads when she gets home from school and frequently calls and says " awww, did you see the outfit Harper had on today". Wishing you a very Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas!

Stacey said...

Happy Birthday Kelly! My daughters birthday was yesterday (the big 12) and so I know just how your mom feels about being blessed with a baby girl right before Christmas....priceless!

I really enjoy reading your blog and appreciate your time & effort with it. It will be a great keepsake for you to have on what went on in Harpers life!

OKGardners said...

Kelly, It depends on what MY age is, compared to yours ... so to ME, you are just a baby.

Happy Birthday to my Arkansas friend with a sweet hubby, and baby girl that we have been enjoying watching grow up!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY and MANY MORE!

Betty in Oklahoma

Lisa Buffaloe said...

Happy Birthday, Kelly! And, have a wonderful, wonderful Christmas!

Natalie said...

Happy Birthday Kelly! I hope that you have had a super great day!!

noahandlylasmommi said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Pam said...

Happy Birthday! Loved your Mom's pictures. I had a Chevy Beretta in HS too! LOL!

This is the Blog of Our Lives..... said...

Happy Birthday! It is crazy how one day you wake up and think of how old you actually are. I turned 32 this past year. I just can't picture me as old. That was my parents, not me! :) Sometimes I would love just to stop time for awhile. Especially having my two toddlers. I would love to keep them young and so innocent. Hope you have a great day. Go Hogs! :) Had to say it. LOL.

Julie

ReJOYce! said...

Hi Kelly, Happy Birthday!!! I just found your Blog and loved reading it! Please, feel free to check my Blog at http://rejoyceblog.blogspot.com/
Have a Blessed Day in His Presence,
~Renata Pryor~

Rachel said...

Happy birthday to YOU, sweet friend! I hope you have a wonderful day with your beautiful family.

I loved your reflections on the past in this post. I hope that when I am 36, I am as positive and happy about life as you seem to be! God is so good!

tootie said...

Have a wonderful birthday!!

Connie Mae said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! You don't look like you are 36! I jumped to your mom's blog and BOY did I see Harper sitting on their lap! Age really is just a number and when you have SO MUCH TO BE THANKFUL FOR, how can you be "depressed"! We are BLESSED to be here! I am going to be 38 in April and I keep thinking, WOW, 38! I am so old! Thinking back to when we thought 40 WAS OLD! But really it isn't! Hope you had a FANTABULOUS BDAY!

Kelly M said...

Happy Birthday!

CathyBB said...

Happy birthday, Kelly! I just love all your "old" pictures. I am 36 as well, and they always look like mine! I didn't have glasses but I was rocking a headgear! =)

Welcome to 36!

Aunt Rhody said...

Happy Birthday, Kelly! Reading your Mom's blog, it's easy to see where your roots are growing--in the Lord, our precious God! I bless you with many more years to grow in Him.

«Oldest ‹Older   1 – 200 of 251   Newer› Newest»