Give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread - Proverbs 30:8

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Turning 40

taking a moment to find joy in the little things

It was my birthday over the weekend and it was a big one....
It was a lovely day spent with family and friends.
I loved spending the first half of the day with my church family.


After church we went out for lunch and walked some trails.
There was tree climbing, wine tasting, cat petting and photo taking.

There was also some silliness...naturally.

When we finally got home there was a house full of people waiting to surprise me and help me celebrate the new decade I've entered. Can I really be 40? 


  1. Petty pictures! As always :) Love the silly ones.
    Glad you had a great Birthday, welcome to the 40s club! I have been part of it for two years now. Its fun to look back and see how far I've come in my live, with my friends, my family, the way I think now, and my walk with the Lord. I love it! I'm sure you will too.

  2. Turning 40 was a breeze for me…..but 42 was a crisis! Now, 10+ years later, it seems so silly to get caught up in age. Some days I feel 30ish and some days I feel 80ish! Looks like you had a lovely birthday, regardless of how many candles were on the cake! Love the tree shots!

  3. Sounds like a wonderful day! Happy birthday!

  4. Happy birthday again! So glad you got to celebrate!!

  5. These are great photos to remember your 40th by!
    Happy Birthday!
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  6. Happiest Birthday to you, Jill! Beautiful photos as always!

  7. Happy Birthday, Jill and by the lovely and loving photos looks like it was wonderful! Adorable children ~ and many, many more happy and healthy birthdays to you !

    artmusedog and carol ( A Creative Harbor)

  8. First, Happy Birthday! Hope it has been so special. Those grapes look so tempting.

  9. Oh my goodness, what a fun day! You are very loved, and I'm thinking you are in one fantastic community of people. Happy 40th friend.