my baby girl's first birthday balloons

up and away, another year has passed. today is my birthday. normally i get pretty excited about this day, but for some reason, this one has kind of crept up in a decidedly unexciting way. maybe it's the number. thirty-two, it just sounds kind of dull, you know? really i have no problem with age or getting older, it's just that i find nothing electric about the number thirty-two. and so, today i will celebrate my birthday in a quiet fashion. just my family, a yummy home-cooked meal with my aunt and uncle, and of course, copious hugs from the kiddos. yes, i do like those hugs.