I turned twenty-six on Friday. It was a day filled with family, friends, walks, books and overeating... all my favorite things! A special shout-out to my mom, since she had a little something to do with the whole me being born thing. This is my first birthday with my little girl and I can really say I have never felt so whole and full (and not just from the food). What a wonderful life I have.

The cards above were made by the two special guys in my life: Elijah and... Clinton Portis? Can someone tell my husband that he's been replaced by a much richer man? Thanks.

(Books above: Feeding the Whole Family, by Cynthia Lair, Blogging for Bliss, by Tara Frey, Handmade Home, by Amanda Blake Soule, It Sucked and Then I Cried, by Heather B. Armstrong, Handmade Nation, by Faythe Levine and Cortney Heimerl, That's Why We Don't Eat Animals, by Ruby Roth and Mothering Magazine)