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Get Out Get Going Have A Birthday, Or, Saturday Morning at 7:08am


This week my daughter turned 29. Hoo boy. She also came home, as all her friends are getting married this summer, some of  them in Northern California.

On her birthday itself, we went hiking. In Huddart Park, in case you are familiar with the Bay Area.


She, as always, since birth even, a glorious creature.


Me proving that yes, there is an outfit Ray-Bans can’t fix. Water bottle in hand.


And both of us dusty, hot, peaceful and happy. Surrounded by trees. Exclaiming at three pileated woodpeckers and a California Sister butterfly we didn’t even bother to photograph. Happy birthday honey. It is a pleasure and constant honor to be your mama.




24 Responses

  1. What a wonderful day and such a sweet tribute to your daughter. Mother and daughter are both lucky to have each other.

  2. Happy 29th Birthday to your daughter! She looks like a wonderful friend and reminds me of our daughter (same age, coloring and style). P.S. Love your ankle socks with those tennies.

  3. You both look so happy and healthy. Enjoy the rest of your day celebrating. Happy birthday to your beautiful daughter!

  4. Happiest of birthdays to your daughter, and to you too! You both look great – I love your outfit!

  5. What a wonderful way to spend the day together — Happy Birthday to your Daughter! (and I think you make a great advertisement for RayBans as part of an active and elegant lifestyle. Really, you wear your shorts well. ;-)

  6. Happy Sweet 29th Birthday to your daughter! Hikes in the forest are the best! Your happy expressions show how much you enjoy being together and love each other.

  7. Happy Birthday to your daughter!
    You both look so lovely:-)
    Lucky you!

  8. Happy Birthday to your girl! You both look beautiful. You, and your outfit, Ray-Bans or no, look wonderful. You are a beautiful woman who passed that beauty along to her daughter, blonde version to ginger version. I’m so glad you got to spend time together; that you take delight in each others’ company; and that you got to spend time in such glorious nature. There is nothing better than all of that. Thank you for sharing the joy. It makes me happy too. xo.

  9. Happy B-day! Nothing better than spending time together. Your woodland hike looks wonderful. Beautiful trees and landscape. Enjoy your time together. Susan

  10. Hi there.
    Pleasure to meet you here. :)

    Sorry I’m late but many happy returns of the day. Happy birthday to her. You are both looking beautiful and well captured in picks. So glad to read your experience here, I also love hiking in forest where we feel peace leaving our busy life. I also the place surrounded by beautiful trees and tweeting sound of birds.

    I like peaceful moment and therefore, go for hiking in a month. Your daughter of 29 years, looking so cute and in this age. I highly appreciate your adventure to go for hiking on her birthday. She really like this idea.

    Thanks for sharing your experience.
    Have a nice day.
    – Ravi.

  11. Thank you everyone, for the wishes and the kind words!

    @La Contessa – She’s July 27
    @Faux Fuchsia – Leo AND a redhead!
    @Noelle – Thank you for the pillow pointer!

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