Friday, February 18, 2011

All Right, Let the Birthday Wishes Start Pouring In

Today I turn 34. And I've been wondering lately, when is it that being young is no longer part of your identity? I've always felt young, being a younger sister and a young mother and such. But when does that start to slip away?

It's also Ryan's birthday today. Same day, same year. Wouldn't it be awful if one day, we thought we were going on the Oprah show to win a new car or dream vacation, but we were really going because Oprah was going to surprise us on national television with the shocking discovery that we are actually fraternal twins? Eeewwwwww. I hate Oprah.

In other news, this ailing blog turned 5 yesterday. Five entire years of blogging. I started blogging when I was 29, living in Utah, putting Ryan through school, and wondering if Max would ever be able to talk. Feels like a lifetime ago. Wow.

So, of course, there's lots of celebrating going on around here today. Except that we are on a spending freeze now, since we're headed to Paris next month. And we're on an eating freeze so that we can be skinny in Paris next month. Basically, we're sitting around on the couch eating lettuce today. It's going to be epic.

20 comments:

Miss M said...

Happy, Happy Birthday to my favorite Would Be Writer. I remember being at the meeting where you announced the blog. I can't believe that much time has passed since then. Thanks for being my friend.

I hope you enjoy your lettuce.

Christy said...

Ahhhh, take the day off from your lettuce & maybe make some of those red velvet cupcakes. Today is special!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Meg said...

Happy Birthday!

Angie said...

Happy Birthday to you both. 34 sounds very young to me ;).

kami @ nobiggie.net said...

Well...Happy Birthday to the Love Birds!

You crack me up with the Oprah bit.


You know my friend Marie, she shares the same birthday and year with ner husband...wierd stuff!

Have a lettuce cake with a candle for me!

Your trip will be the celebration!

Natalie said...

Happy Birthday Tiff and Ryan we love you!

Dede said...

Happy Birthday you two! I think the world of you both. Party hard.

Ginnie said...

Dear Tiffany,
Happy Birthday!

Sincerely your stalker friend,
Ginnie

Hil said...

A very happy birthday to you!!!

Hil said...

p.s. I hate Oprah too. And I'm still super jealous about your Paris tickets. My husband didn't believe me when I told him! SCORE!

Becky said...

Have a wonderful day you two! I wish we were there to help you celebrate! We would drag you away from the couch and your lettuce. :) And happy birthday to your blog too!

Jesse C said...

Happy birthday sis! You are the best. Some people are always young in the good way, and I think you are that type of person.

Kate said...

Epic. Yes. Happy Birthday!

aimee said...

Happy day to both of you. 34 is a big one. You have officially entered the mid-30's which is how I remember my parents when I was young. Strange, right?! Aging is a funny thing. The older I get the more I realize that all the old people I thought knew everything were really just faking it.

Enjoy your lettuce!

Anonymous said...

Hope you had a fun day. I am feeling the way you are wondering about feeling. So you are at least safe for another 12 years. It gets scarey when you can be and are the mother of a 25 year old. Like Ryan says though, it is better than dead. Ha ha!

jennie w. said...

Don't worry, 34 is the new 24. And you are going to Paris! Could anything be more perfect? (yes, I could be going to Paris WITH YOU!)

I don't know how I missed this blog post earlier, so shame on me for the very belated wishes.

Happy Birthday!

(I share my birthday--same year--with my BFF and my husband's BFF.)

Ali said...

A very happy salad munching birthday to you both!

buddens said...

happy belated birthday! i hope it was great, and i'm sure paris will be even greater! (which reminds me i need to still ask the in-laws for tips. i'll get on that :)

Mia said...

GASP!! I missed your birthday :( I feel awful. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I think Paris sounds wonderful, the lettuce not so much. I hope you had an amazing day.

Omgirl said...

29. It all goes to hell when you turn 29. As far as I'm concerned, you are very blessed to have not noticed it until now. Cause I have been mourning my youth for nearly 8 years now. Waaaaahhhh...

A very unmerry birthday to you!

-Debbie Downer

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