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Now I am 40

May 24

I had a milestone birthday on Sunday. And as much as some people might not relish those larger, even numbers, I think this one is pretty dang great.  I'm still beaming from all the goodness and processing everything that happened this past weekend. Fatty threw me a lovely party and Rachel was in town for it. While I knew about the party, they (I'm including you, Caroline and Marcia!) managed to surprise me with some unexpected guests. It was wonderful to see Alicia and Heather again so soon after our weekend this past winter. And I think my eyes may have popped out of my head when Leslie walked through my door! It was such an unexpected treat to meet her after being friends for so many years. I'm humbled and flabbergasted that these ladies traveled so far to celebrate with me. It was the icing on the cake, so to speak, and my only regret is that we didn't get to spend more time together. Oh! And that I didn't take more pictures. Regardless, I am so grateful for their friendships and all of my other family and friends who made turning forty even sweeter than I could have imagined. I feel blessed to be surrounded by such wonderful people.


Amy Hodge

Sounds like a wonderful weekend. Happy Birthday!!!

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happy birthday sweet erin!
i am so glad you were celebrated so fully and warmly.


Congratulations - sounds like you had a wonderful, special day!!


Happy Birthday, Erin! It was the coolest thing to see your picture on Leslie's blog and realize the connection. I knew you were friends because she is how I "met" you, but I hadn't realized that you had never met in person. What a joyful celebration! I bet you wish you could have had that party run on slow motion.

Alicia A.

It was a real treat to be able to come, Erin. I had a great time!
I hope this year treats you well, my friend.



happy birthday, erin! sounds like a lovely party - surprises are the best. :)


Happy birthday! Welcome to the club!


happy birthday!

Sarah Jane | beautiful dawn

Happy, happy birthday. Sounds delightful!


happy birthday. birthdays are best when surrounded by people you love.


Happy Birthday, Erin!


How wonderful, Erin! Happy Birthday!!


Happy birthday!


I'm glad you had such a wonderful birthday, and that Fatty and so many friends made it extra special. You deserve it!

Indiana Lori

Congratulations! I take the turn in February, and I'm not at all sad. Although, I did warn my family and friends that I'd like a party in the dolphin pavilion at the Zoo. It's under the water with dolphins swimming all around the guests. SWEET!


happy birthday!


Happy Belated Birthday!

chris carleton

It sounded like such a wonderful time, Erin! I'm so thrilled that your weekend was as fun and special as it should have been. The happiest of milestone birthdays to you, my friend. xo

Mama Urchin

A special year calls for a celebration with special friends. I'm so happy that they surprised you.

rachel | buttons magee

It really was a terrific weekend. I was so happy to get to spend so much time with your awesome family! Xo


Happy Birthday, Erin! My 40th will be next year, and I hope to have a wonderful time. I am prepping my friends and husband already.


I love 40! Enjoy! Happy Happy Birthday Erin. xoxoxo


Happy birthday!!


Happy Birthday :)


Happy Birthday to you!

krista - Poppyprint

Happy Birthday wishes to you! Forty is SO the new twenty. I'm loving it (and I'm already 4 years in, so I feel I can say that with some certainty). How wonderful to celebrate with all of those special friends. Enjoy!

heather smith jones

I had such a great weekend and really enjoyed spending time with you in your home, and meeting your family. Thank you for sharing your special birthday Erin. (:


Join the club sister! Happy happy. Although the other day I regressed and thought I was only 37!

White Picket Fences

Love my forties!!! You will too!
Happy Birthday!


Happy 40th! Glad you are taking it in stride. I turn in Aug, I don't think it's that horrible either ;) 40 is the new fabulous!


Happy belated birthday! It sounds like it was a wonderful one.


thiiiiiis iiiiis your birthday song, it isn't very long!

Happy birthday, Erin!


Happy Birthday!


Happy birthday, Erin!!!


Happy Birthday! I'm pleased it doesn't feel too bad, not long til mine!! :-)


I was so happy to read your post. 10 years ago, at the beginning of the year, my beautiful friend asked me what was going to happen for me that year. 'I'm going to be forty' I whined. 'Great' she said, 'we can celebrate'. Only we both knew that it was unlikely she would be around when my birthday came in September, and alas she died 10 years ago on a sunny May day. So this year I will be 50, and I will celebrate. You made me real happy to read a celebratory turning 40 post. Go you!!


Happy 40th! You don't look a day over 25 :)



Happy Birthday.


(Sorry for my late catching up blog reading) Happy belated birthday!!! I so wish I could have jumped on a plane and been there to finally meet you and give you a big hug in person. One of these days!


Happy belated Birthday Erin!!!!!!!!


I'm so glad they could come to surprise you:) friends are the best present of all.


A most wonderful, belated, happy birthday to you. So glad it was filled with equal parts magic, beauty, surprise and joy. Here's to a year, full of the same.


Erin! Happy belated birthday! I saw in a comment you left for Traci that you won't be making it to Portland this summer, so we'll have to celebrate your 41st here next year (I hope!). It sounds like you had a wonderful day. I hope the entire year is as good.

Erin | house on hill road

thanks susan! i owe you a long email - will catch up soon. xo.


happy belated lady! hope you're having a wonderful birthday month.


I feel its time to write to thank you for having such a wonderful place for me to stop by daily and get refreshed, inspired, humored, comforted, encouraged, and just plain entertained. You are an awesome photograper! It all makes me smile and thats all that matters in my life right about now. THANK YOU>

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