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So, this is what 35 looks like on me!
Today is my birthday! April 30… I think it’s a good day! and even a Monday this year! so it’s extra nice… my house is getting cleaned at the moment… and what could be better than that? well, I decided to give myself a nap this morning as well. I think that one of the most difficult decisions of my day: what should I do while Capri sleeps! That time is so valuable… I never want to waste even a second of it… the question is: do I sleep? Do I clean up? Do I do laundry? Do I eat? Or do I work…  usually I try to take advantage of the quiet house to get some work done… record my audio tracks for my online class at Big Picture Scrapbooking… but today… I indulged myself, and went back to sleep. Naps are feeling SO good… so I figured that today I could give that to  myself! 

I have been celebrating for a week or so now… last weekend, I invited some girlfriends to dinner and out to stay at the “wild horse pass” resort  in Chandler, AZ. It was so much fun… seriously, SO NICE there… I loved it. wow… the food- so good! I got these yummy apple pancakes for breakfast. (I have a thing for GOOD room service!)…
As part of my “Year to Remember” class on BPS, I challenged everyone to ‘throw a party’ sometime in april… I had a couple, but kind of ‘counted’ my own birthday party. I am not a big fan of celebrating my birthday… I don’t know why… I mean, it doesn’t freak me out to get older or anything… I am just not really into it?? so this was a big stretch for me!


then last night we had dinner at eric’s mom’s and she made me my favorite birthday cake: Red Velvet… with pink frosting… I totally forgot to take my camera, so I didn’t even get a photo, but it looked so cute! Here is just he piece I brought home to enjoy later!!Red_velvet

Thought I would show off some of the other surprises of the day! my sis-in-law sent me this ‘edible arrangement’… so cute… the choc. Bananas were my favorite (no surprise)… a friend of mine brought me over the cute cokes… so thoughtful! My mom sent me these cute pink pots and pans… (hmmm what should I cook?) .  em got me a pillow like her favorite, and the ballet flats from jCrew that I have been coveting.  SO SPOILED! … all this and a nap! What’s not to like?



Ok, I have to go pay my quarterly taxes…

  • Amy

    30 April, 2007 at 4:51 pm Reply

    Happy Birthday, Heidi – may you enjoy the sweet balance of life with a little extra sugar on top today. Amy

  • robin

    30 April, 2007 at 5:21 pm Reply

    I hope you are having a wonderful birthday – you look really great, even pregnant. I hope you don’t feel old. Speaking from experience, it just gets better every year. From one of your BPS girls.

  • Heidi

    30 April, 2007 at 5:23 pm Reply

    Happy Birthday, Heidi! 35 definitely looks good on you 🙂

  • Misty D

    30 April, 2007 at 5:24 pm Reply

    Happy Birthday! 35 looks adorable on you!

  • stephanie

    30 April, 2007 at 5:43 pm Reply

    Happy birthday! What a fun day. 🙂

  • valerie

    30 April, 2007 at 5:44 pm Reply

    wish i looked that cute when i was 35!
    happiest of birthdays!

  • Shay

    30 April, 2007 at 6:06 pm Reply

    Happy birthday, girlfriend. 35 — you’re still a baby! 🙂 You look wonderful – pregnant glow for sure! Sounds like you celebrated this year in style…and that’s the only way to do it!
    ~ Shay

  • Jennifer Bridgmon

    30 April, 2007 at 6:10 pm Reply

    Happy Birthday!

  • Wendy Peatross

    30 April, 2007 at 6:27 pm Reply

    Happy Birthday Heidi! What a fun day. My first grand daughter was born this morning. There is a picture of her up on my blog.

  • Tami

    30 April, 2007 at 6:33 pm Reply

    Wow I wished I looked that cute at 35. Happy Birthday.

  • Dawn Bibbs

    30 April, 2007 at 6:34 pm Reply

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HEIDI!!! Wow, you’re 35??? My goodness, you’ve got quite a beautiful future ahead of you. I would’ve never thought you were 35! You look great…and that belly…TOO cute!!!
    Have an awesome day!!! Feel free to be tickled PINK today :-).

  • Linda

    30 April, 2007 at 6:34 pm Reply

    Happy Birtday, hope you will have many more and you are looking great for 35, would never have said you were older than 30
    Best wishes

  • Patty S

    30 April, 2007 at 6:35 pm Reply

    happy birthday heidi! 🙂 patty

  • paige

    30 April, 2007 at 6:39 pm Reply

    happy birthday!!
    all your treasures look wonderful…especially the ballet flats!

  • Heidi Y

    30 April, 2007 at 6:44 pm Reply

    Happy Birthday, from one Heidi to another : ) I like how you celebrate – alllll week!!

  • Kim Griffin

    30 April, 2007 at 6:44 pm Reply

    happy 35th birthday heidi…looks like we share that ‘magical’ number together…only i don’t have that cute little belly like you to rub…( ahem, two’s good for me! )
    enjoy your nap’s and your special day…you look radiant!!

  • Rebecca Shelor

    30 April, 2007 at 6:47 pm Reply

    Happy Day! It sounds as though you’ve had a wonderful birthday. Wow! A nap… good idea… let me see if I can fit one in this week!

  • melissa Adak

    30 April, 2007 at 7:26 pm Reply


  • shannon

    30 April, 2007 at 7:32 pm Reply

    Happy birthday! You are spoiled! What great friends & family to treat you to such fun gifts. And a nap — that is one of the best gifts you can give yourself. Glad you had such a wonderful day!

  • sarah the kiwigirl

    30 April, 2007 at 7:44 pm Reply

    Happy birthday Heidi…..35 is looking good…you look fantastic!

  • Steph:)

    30 April, 2007 at 7:46 pm Reply

    Heidi, hope your “Special Day” was wonderful, Happy Birthday! 🙂

  • Nikki

    30 April, 2007 at 7:55 pm Reply


  • becky kimball

    30 April, 2007 at 8:02 pm Reply

    happy, happy birthday heidi! it looks like your day was so exciting and you had some fun surprises. i love surprises. good luck with the rest of the pregnancy!

  • Krista Gradias

    30 April, 2007 at 8:13 pm Reply

    Happy Birthday to YOU! Glad that you had a fun day full of some surprises and fun gifts!

  • Talia

    30 April, 2007 at 8:21 pm Reply

    Happy Happy Birthday, Heidi!!
    You look so great, so stinkin’ cute…makes me want to be preggy again. (ack!!)
    Sounds like you had a wonderful day, you deserve it!!

  • aliciaking

    30 April, 2007 at 9:23 pm Reply

    Happy Birthday Heidi! what a fun birthday! love the edible arrangement, how fun!

  • Amie

    30 April, 2007 at 9:51 pm Reply

    Happy day to you! I’m glad you did something for yourself; we as moms are important too!

  • Jill

    30 April, 2007 at 9:53 pm Reply

    Happy birthday! Where did your mom get the adorable pots and pans? I love them!

  • Jessica K.

    30 April, 2007 at 9:59 pm Reply

    Happy Birthday to us!! 35 isn’t so bad is it?

  • Hannah-Cherie

    30 April, 2007 at 10:00 pm Reply

    Happy Birthday Heidi, I hope you have a fantastic day! I love your pots and pans, I want some now too!! 🙂

  • Rachel

    30 April, 2007 at 10:01 pm Reply

    Happy Bday! I’m hoping I can look that good at 35 (but hopefully not preggo! LOL)
    I was just at Wild Horse Pass Resort not last weekend, but the one before. What a great resort, we thoroughly enjoyed it!

  • melissa cavanaugh

    30 April, 2007 at 11:13 pm Reply

    Hey Ms. Heidi
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, I hope it was everything (and more) that you expected. You look as beautiful as always, best wishes for your next year…

  • wendy treseder

    30 April, 2007 at 11:33 pm Reply

    Happy Birthday 🙂 You are looking fabulous as always!Sounds like you’ve been nicely spoiled too.
    Best wishes for a happy year ahead.

  • Kathryn

    1 May, 2007 at 12:33 am Reply

    Happy birthday! I love reading your family and work adventures. Have checked out the Edible Arrangements website and wish we had something like that in Oz! Would love to find a Red Velvet recipe…it looks just divine!

  • Zarah

    1 May, 2007 at 12:38 am Reply

    Congratulations! You look stunning and the edible arrangement is so much fun! So pretty and such a great idea! 😀

  • mauri

    1 May, 2007 at 1:20 am Reply

    Heidi, you look gorgeous at 35 and have already accomplished so much in life!
    Take as many naps as you feel like, and indulge yourself also…. Be happy and enjoy!

  • Dee

    1 May, 2007 at 2:29 am Reply

    Happy Birthday Heidi. 35 looks better on you than 38 is looking on me!!
    Glad you got to celebrate!

  • Vee

    1 May, 2007 at 4:35 am Reply

    happy birthday!!
    you look beautiful
    love red velvet cake too
    my mom has the best recipe!!
    awesome gifts too, you so deserve it!!

  • Rachel

    1 May, 2007 at 4:44 am Reply

    I have those same shoes!! My mom got them for me for Easter. In fact, Im wearing them right now! Happy Brithday (a day late)!

  • Krista Bustard

    1 May, 2007 at 4:46 am Reply

    Happy Birthday Heidi! We share the same birthday!!!

  • Angie Nichalson

    1 May, 2007 at 4:50 am Reply

    Happy Birthday Heidi! Sounds like you had a great celebration. May you have many, many more! Angie

  • PROLIX from la Normandie

    1 May, 2007 at 5:06 am Reply

    joyeux anniversaire Heidi!
    gros bisous de Normandie!
    take care!
    {ThE fReNcH tOuCh}

  • Lisa Tanner

    1 May, 2007 at 5:12 am Reply

    I’m so glad your Birthday was wonderful – you sure look relaxed and happy! What a delish cake – I love red velvet! I remember those baby naps and wondering what to do – I could get a lot accomplished, or nap myself. Most days it was hard to pick! Glad you got a nap in though on your special day!!

  • Carrie

    1 May, 2007 at 7:41 am Reply

    Happy Birthday Heidi! We almost share the same birthday, I turned 25 on the 29th!

  • Jennifer

    1 May, 2007 at 7:55 am Reply

    Happy belated birthday Heidi!! Sounds like you had a great day with lots of fun surprises!! You are looking great!!! Many more happy days to come.

  • EmmaJ

    1 May, 2007 at 7:55 am Reply

    Happy Birthday Heidi! You look great at 35!

  • Terry

    1 May, 2007 at 8:14 am Reply

    Happy Birthday!!

  • Lori R

    1 May, 2007 at 8:24 am Reply

    Has it been a year already??? Gosh, how time flies. Last year Denise and I got to go to your classes on your birthday and eat some of that yummy red velvet cake that Emily made! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

  • Stefani

    1 May, 2007 at 8:38 am Reply

    Happy Birthday! Welcome to 35! 🙂

  • Rorie

    1 May, 2007 at 8:45 am Reply

    Happy birthday Heidi! April is such a good month. 🙂

  • Danielle Nilsson

    1 May, 2007 at 9:09 am Reply

    Happy Birthday Heidi!!! Glad you had such a fantastic day 🙂

  • kim Loewen

    1 May, 2007 at 9:43 am Reply

    Glad to hear you had a great birthday! And you deserve the nap! You look so cute at 35!

  • Nadine Okkerse

    1 May, 2007 at 10:19 am Reply

    Dear Heidi,
    I see your birthday is on Queensday (in the Netherlands) 🙂
    Even though it’s already tuesday: Happy Birthday. I really enjoy scrapbooking with your stuff!

  • Anne Thompson

    1 May, 2007 at 10:44 am Reply

    Happy belated Birthday. You look awesome! Your little baby bump is so adorable. Looks like you got some fun gifts! Anne

  • Tanya Summers

    1 May, 2007 at 11:05 am Reply

    Happy Birthday – you look great! ~Tanya
    P.S. How goes it with your cousin? I think I voted for her every day, both rounds! I hope she makes it to the end!

  • Amy Winters

    1 May, 2007 at 11:27 am Reply

    okay~ you have no idea who i am but you are adorable! love all the PINK you have. the fridge was my favorite until your mom went for the pink pots & pans. i make these really fun ribbon flip flops & would love to make you a PINK pair for your birthday even thoug they will be late. so if you will just send me your size & your mailing address & they will be on the way! i am pregnant, too but i have to say you are much more adorable. i’m due at the end of september, how about you?

  • Shelly

    1 May, 2007 at 11:44 am Reply

    Happy Birthday Heidi! It looks like you got some major spoiling on your birthday! You are so blessed!

  • LaurenZ

    1 May, 2007 at 11:59 am Reply

    Happy Birthday Heidi! I love reading your blog. you are such an inspiration to me!

  • Lyn Cheever

    1 May, 2007 at 12:15 pm Reply

    Happy Birthday, Heidi. Have a wonderful year. Lyn

  • Tanya Munn

    1 May, 2007 at 1:07 pm Reply

    Happy Birthday Heidi — you look amazing, I celebrated my birthday this month too 🙂 and am enjoying YTR class. Glad you took a nap—-they are so nice to have.
    Again Happy Birthday
    Hugs, Tanya

  • maureen

    1 May, 2007 at 3:08 pm Reply

    I celebrated your birthday Heidi by going to my local store and shopping an armload of you stuff! So fun…love your stuff.
    Now…off the subject I have to say that I am sooooooo bummed your cousin Kristy Glass did not get choosen to host the mom show. I voted everyday for each of the four computers I work on. She is just the cutest thing and so bouncy. I am plain mad about….sorry to add this to your bday blog but I had to share my sadness. Tell her to keep trying…k?
    maureen (in california)

  • Leslie Lienemann

    1 May, 2007 at 3:10 pm Reply

    You’re the cutest 35 year old pregnant girl I’ve ever seen! Adorable!
    Happy Birthday to you!

  • Angie

    1 May, 2007 at 4:31 pm Reply

    It’s easy to look and feel young when you have new life growing inside, isn’t it?! You look great. Happy day!

  • tsbth

    1 May, 2007 at 4:38 pm Reply

    you look absolutely ravishing on your birthday, i love you.

  • Amy P

    1 May, 2007 at 4:52 pm Reply

    Heidi, you look great!! Happy Birthday to you.

  • Barb

    1 May, 2007 at 5:15 pm Reply

    Happy birthday!

  • Jana

    1 May, 2007 at 8:38 pm Reply

    Happy belated birthday, Heidi….you look just beautiful!

  • Dianne K. Nelson

    1 May, 2007 at 9:15 pm Reply

    Happy birthday! It was my birthday too! (but I’m older). Just wanted to say that I’m just now getting into your goodies and am having a lovely time playing with them. Thanks!
    Smiles (and Happy Birthday again!)

  • diane mcvey

    1 May, 2007 at 11:23 pm Reply

    Wow, you look fabulous, and I can barely remember what 35 was like! LOL So glad you got your wonderful getaway, and I hope you had a fabulous birthday! You are such a sweetie, and your family is just TOO CUTE! Can’t wait to see the new little addition! It will be magical 🙂

  • Ramona

    2 May, 2007 at 3:48 am Reply

    Tomorrow will be my 35th birthday. Seems like you had a great day. Wishing you a wonderful year to come…
    I’ll be getting really spoiled this year, too. My dad invited me on a vacation to Madrid/Spain over the weekend to celebrate my birthday. Can’t tell you how much I’m looking forward to THAT!!

  • Breanne

    2 May, 2007 at 7:42 am Reply

    happy belated!

  • Jolene George

    2 May, 2007 at 7:44 am Reply

    It looks like you had a really wonderful birthday! You deserve it! http://jolenegeorge.blogspot.com/

  • Annie Adams

    2 May, 2007 at 2:43 pm Reply

    Happy birthday Heidi…you look fantastic!

  • Amie Taylor

    2 May, 2007 at 6:26 pm Reply

    Happy Birthday!!! Glad you had a great day.

  • Kim F 267

    2 May, 2007 at 10:54 pm Reply


  • LenaS

    3 May, 2007 at 12:05 am Reply

    Otanjoobi Omedetou Gozaimasu! That’s Happy Birthday in Japanese. No, I’m not Japanese, just lived there for a while. I wrote “happy’s” all over BPS, here. So glad you got some surprises. There’s a new Edible Arrangements store almost across the street from me! Might have to walk over there. We’ve been getting coupons…looks yummy. Red Velvet Recipe please! You look great at 35. You still have 5 whole yrs before everything sags. LOL!

  • Christine Campbell

    3 May, 2007 at 6:06 am Reply

    Love the pots!! So pretty!!

  • Claire

    3 May, 2007 at 6:34 am Reply

    35 looks wonderful on you – Happy birthday for Monday (sorry im late hehe) I hope you had a wonderful time. I hope I look that good at 35 (realises its only a few years away)
    Take it easy

  • Marfa

    3 May, 2007 at 10:14 am Reply

    Your look FABULOUS at 35! Happy birthday, bella!!!

  • Karen

    3 May, 2007 at 10:52 am Reply

    I see your cousin didn’t win! What a shame! I voted everday!

  • Laura Funk

    3 May, 2007 at 1:20 pm Reply

    Happy Birthday Heidi! Love the fruit bouquet! Those are the best!

  • Brigitte

    3 May, 2007 at 7:10 pm Reply

    Happy Birthday Heidi !
    U look just gorgeous at 35 and glowing !!

  • Jill

    3 May, 2007 at 7:35 pm Reply

    Happy Birthday, Heidi. We share the SAME BIRTHDAY! Except I’ve got 14 years on you! This will be my last year of the 40’s. I try not to get hung up on numbers, but I really don’t like the idea of moving into another decade! Guess I will smile and make the most of it. Now each year I can count another person sharing the same day as me! Jill

  • brige

    3 May, 2007 at 9:27 pm Reply

    happy birthday heidi. You look radiant.

  • Tara

    3 May, 2007 at 11:05 pm Reply

    I’m another April 30th birthday. Great day hey! Did you know it is a public holiday in Holland… used to be the queen’s birthday. 🙂

  • Laura

    3 May, 2007 at 11:59 pm Reply

    Happy Birthday Heidi !!! Looks like you had a wonderful day … I honoured you in my own special way; I was out of town of bought TONS of your new products that I have been dying to get my hands on. You’re the best – enjoy being spoiled well into May. 😉

  • Rachel

    4 May, 2007 at 10:21 am Reply

    Happy Birthday. We share the same B-day. I am a few years behind you though. Tuned 33 this year.

  • Helle Greer

    4 May, 2007 at 11:38 am Reply

    Happy Belated Birthday, Heidi…
    I am amazed how you do it all, and being preggo at the same time. You GO girl.

  • stephanie

    4 May, 2007 at 5:05 pm Reply

    i am an april baby too. hope your birthday was good.

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