Friday, April 27, 2012

turning forty


Next week I will be putting another candle on the cake and as I say goodbye to my thirties I have been doing a lot of reflecting.  My thirties have been amazing!  I married a great guy, we bought our first house together and welcomed three healthy children into the world.  To say that I am blessed would be an understatement. 
I also started this blog in my thirties.  Encouraged by friends to have a place to share all of the projects, traditions and celebrations that I always seem to be working on I started les petits presents.  So far I have enjoyed this adventure.  I am definitely a little technically challenged and I am proud of myself for continuing to keep up with weekly posts and new features that I think will be helpful to my readers.  Sometimes I think the only people who read my blog are my friends (and I am ok with that!) and wonder why I don't get more traffic or comments and then I remember that I would be doing all of these things whether I was posting them on a blog or not.  I do these things because I love to.  I love celebrating friends and family and every single holiday.  I always have and always will. 
I just wanted to take the time to say thank you.  Thank you to all of my friends who do follow my blog, encourage my creativity, and join me in celebrating all of life's wonderful adventures.  Thank you to all of the people that come to my blog and take the time to make a comment or send me an email.  One of my all time favorites came from a reader named Molly who wrote: "I'm emailing now to tell you how inspired I am by your awesome projects. So many times I read one of your updates, turn to my husband, and exclaim over the amazing childhood you are giving your kids."  Thanks, Molly for taking the time to email me and for your kind words.  I know lots of people often think that I am crazy or that I have too much time on my hands and it is emails like yours that make me smile and remind me that my blog might just inspire someone that I don't even know! 
As is my style I am going to start celebrating this weekend and just keep going until my big day on Thursday.  I am looking forward to drinking martinis with friends, dinner out with my husband, taking my kids for ice cream, and an overnight at a spa.  Here's to being forty and fabulous!
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  1. Happy Birthday, Nina! Miss and love you bunches. And, you know...LOVE your blog and think you are a wonderful mom; you're children are so lucky to have you! xoxo la

  2. Dear Mrs. Healy,
    This is just a note to say Happy Birthday! I'm still reading and still inspired. Thanks for prompting me to projects I would have never before considered. Have a fabulous fortieth!

  3. Thanks, La! Miss and love you too!
    Molly, thank you so much for commenting. It made my day! I am so happy to know that you are still following. :)

  4. Enjoy!! I love your style in everything, especially starting the party early:) My son's birthday is next Thursday too...a great day for two great people.
    Happy Birthday Nina!

  5. Thank you so much, Alexis! You are very sweet and I really appreciate your comment. I LOVE your blog and always get all sorts of inspiration from you. And, Happy Birthday to your son too. May 3 is a great day to be born!!!

  6. you are 40 and fabulous! love and birthday wishes to you this week!



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