That's right folks. It's time to celebrate me.
When I was younger, I went to a friend's birthday party that was totally different from any birthday party I'd ever been to before. We played lots of game, as usual, but her parents didn't let her open any of the presents while her guests were there. And they let EVERYONE help blow out the candles. Selfishly, I was quite glad about this because I thought my gift was sort of lame and was glad not to be discovered and because I, like all kids, loved to blow out candles. Seriously, what's that about? But I was also thinking what the heck kind of party is this?! I felt bad for my little friend whose party had been hijacked by her mother and 20 other kids.
Since then, thankfully I've matured a wee bit and learned the pleasure of sharing joyful days with other people. One of my absolute favorite things in life is giving someone a gift and seeing them love. (But for the record, giving someone a lame gift and seeing them think it's lame still sucks.)
So, this year, on my birthday, in honor of being thirty-one years
You might have noticed on my wall o' frames a square frame with little hearts in it.
It's a little celebration of mine and Navah's relationship - with hearts cut out of maps to show the places that have been and are special to us. Atlanta, where I was born and spent much of my life and where home is for me. Philadelphia, Navah's home town. Washington, D.C., where we met and fell in love and began our life together (and where we live now!). And Burlington, Vermont, where our someday dreams are and where we one day hope to be. I think it's just about the cutest thing ever, if I do say so myself.
And I'm making one of these for one of you! For you and your special someone or to give as a gift, whatever floats your boat.
There are three ways to enter:
1. Leave a comment on this post telling me a happy birthday memory.
2. Become a follower of this blog (it's on the left side of the webpage).
3. Tweet about this giveaway, linking to the post.
If you do #2 or 3, make sure you come back and leave a comment telling me that you did. You have until next Wednesday, August 24 to enter. Then I'll randomly choose one winner! Hurray for sharing in the birthday joy!