March 25, 2012


Birthdays are so very special.
It's the day you came into the world.
A day devoted entirely to celebrating how marvelous you are.
Well, at least celebrating the fact that you were born;)
And to make it even better, presents are involved...
...and really, who doesn't enjoying opening presents?

Is it terribly juvenile and corny to have pictures taken of you opening presents on your 23rd birthday?
Well, even if it is, I'm sharing them anyway...
You'll just have to deal with it;)

I had a simply marvelous birthday this year, despite the fact that my Kellie missed it.
You can read her beautiful Bappy Hirthday post, if you want.
It made me smile, and I think you'll see why;)

Anyway, my grandparents came over for lunch (Noodle Express! Yummy!!), and my Grandma brought a beautiful (and delicious) chocolate cake.  The voice lessons really paid off, as I was able to blow out all 23 candles with one breath.  I don't think I've ever done that before!
Yes, I am ridiculously pleased with myself;)

My wonderful extended family sent me a group Happy Birthday email, and a phone call from my dear cousin Abbie and one from Kellie made my day perfection itself!

Alex gave me the best card ever.  He made it himself, and all he wrote inside was "Hi!"
If you've never seen Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation, then you won't get it.
My bro is the ultimate younger brother.

He gave me an autographed copy of his newly published children's book Rathdrum Willie.
I'll be sharing more about his book at a later date.

Dad and Mom
 My mom was having a really good day that day, which made it all the more special:)

Now, I don't want to brag, but I got some seriously awesome presents.

I have long desired these puppies...

Ahem, the Lord of the Rings Trilogy Special Extended DVD Edition.
I LOVE how the DVD covers look like antique books.
And if you're going to invest in these movies, do yourself a favor and get the extended editions.  They're way better than the theatrical cut.

I add films to my collection as meticulously and carefully as I add books to my library, so I'm absolutely thrilled to be adding those to my shelf, as well as these...  

My daddy knows me well;)

 Also a lovely teacup from The Victorian Trading Co. with my birth month March inscribed upon it.
You can't see the lettering very well in the picture, but it looks very Hobbit-ish to me.

My birthday post wouldn't be complete without some outfit pics.

o u t f i t
ruffled cardigan - gifted
 jumper - made and designed by me
shoes - Fred Meyer

Happy Trails, y'all!

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  1. Tasha, What a wonderful birthday celebration you had with your family! And your movie classsics will no doubt be enjoyed many times over! I just love your family photos and it sounded like this was a perfect day all around!And your birthday outfit was beautifully accompanied by that darling hair style! Please show us the jumper you made as the fabric was so full of that spring feeling with a backdrop of melting snow! Snow?? Hard to imagine for me right now. Thanks for sharing your lovely day with us!

  2. I love your dress! I've been trying to make one lately....even with my 13 quilting under my belt I can't seem to do it!

  3. Happy Birthday Tasha! No it is not juvenile and corny to have pictures taken of you opening presents on your 23rd birthday :).

  4. Very happy birthday to you Natasha!

  5. Happy "Belated" Birthday, Tasha!
    Looks like it was wonderful!
    Great photos!

  6. Happy belated Birthday, Tasha!! ;D Looks like our March birthdays were huge hits. *grins* I'm glad your day was so wonderful!! Congratulations on hitting 23!!!! I hope this next year is hugely blessed for you! :D <3 <3 <3 (And I ABSOlutely love your outfit!)

  7. Happy Birthday once again...a few days late. :-P

    That teacup is gorgeous, and how fun to have your birth month on it.

    Yes, the Extended Editions (EE) of LOTR are definitely better--they tell more of the story. You look enormously pleased ("Mwahaha!").

    God bless,
    ~"Wild Rose"~

  8. Aw, thanks everyone!! You made my day with your warm birthday wishes:)

    Winnie & Logan, here's a link to more pictures of my dress.
    You can see the entire jumper in those pictures. It's one of my favorite dresses:)

    Lizzy - March birthdays are awesome!! *high five*

    Wild Rose - lol. I was enormously pleased;D


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