Monday, May 19, 2008

Shazam!

Today is my birthday. Today I hit the big 3-4. And I must say I'm proud of it. I've earned every single one of those years. Sure I've spent some time in the brier patch and I've had my share of unfortunate haircuts, but all in all, I must say it's been a pretty darn good life. I've had some pretty cool experiences and a lot of really grand friends and I've seen some incredible sights on my trips around the block.

I really think this may be my best year yet. I have some great opportunities ahead of me and I'm determined to make the best of them--as much as they stretch my brain and pull at my deepest heart and really enlarge me (and I'm not just talking about the circumference of my thighs after I eat tonight!). I am going into my 34th year because I want to live deliberately. I want to live deeply and suck all the marrow out of life (thank you, Henry David Thoreau). Mark my word, I am going to do something extraordinary (thank you, Emma Smith).

So to celebrate, I'm going to get a pedicure, go to dinner with Kendall at Carlyle (!), and even buy a new digital camera. How do you feel about that, all my blogger friends? I'll actually document this new 34-me. Aren't you excited?!?

13 comments:

marialuigi said...

Happy Birthday, Jenny Reeder!
Oh...it is me...Maria Derby Sager...I FOUND YOU!

Have a super-dee-duper-dee-peter-t-hooper day!

The 30's are awesome!! (I just began my decade of 40's...can you believe?!?)

email me! mariasager at gmail dot com!
LOVE TO YOU, on THIS your day O' birth!

Laurie, the girls & Scott said...

We were talking about your visit and Emily said, "Mom, when is Jenny Reeder's birthday?" (I think you will join the ranks of some of our other friends who have double names that cannot be separated like Kristen Scott and John Heaps.)

I reached way back into my memory, thought about a bunkmate of mine who's birthday was exactly six months after my half birthday and said, "You know, I think it's tomorrow." AND IT WAS!

Happy birthday Jenny Reeder. May all your wishes come true. That's what princesses say. We're into those here. Princesses, that is, well, and wishes.

Laurie, the girls & Scott said...

Oh wait, we're exactly 18 months apart, not six. Now I feel old. (34 rules, by the way.)

Laurel said...

Nice to know that 34 years ago God gave the world JennyReeder. I'm pretty darn grateful for that.

Here's to your best, most deliberately lived, extraordinary year EVER.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

Carrie Johanson said...

Happy Birthday Jenny! I am sure that you will have a great year. Thanks for being such an inspiring friend, and I look forward to the pictures that will be forthcoming!

Erin Fast said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!

JJ said...

YAHOO for Jenny Reeder! I can not wait to see what this 34th year of your life holds for you!

The Harkness Family said...

happy birthday! I wish you the happiest year of your life thus far! Laura

Julie & Jason said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope you had a wonderful birthday and I am sad I missed the festivities, I definitely want a complete recap!

D'Arcy said...

you and your haircut drama! I love it! happy birthday dear JennyReeder!

Janell said...

Jenny Reeder ... I am GLAD you were born! I can't wait to see how many wonderful things the Lord has in store for both of us this year!!
-jd

Rosander said...

Happy Birthday Jenny! I hope that year 34 proves to be the best one yet! I love you and think of you all the time. Hope all is going well! Love ya, Lindsay Baird Rosnader

Jennifer said...

YEAH! Happy Birthday. I just came from a pedicure. And sometimes that's just the right thing to do.

Hope you're having fun traveling about...