Monday, April 2, 2012

28

At 5.43 this morning my little boy stroked my cheek and wished me a happy birthday. He snuggled up beside me, his cold limbs curled into my warmth and we lay there dozing for a few minutes before his little sister woke. And then, after birthday kisses and cuddles, Daniel took them both out of the bedroom, closed the door, and gave me the best birthday present ever - a sleep in.

Perhaps life is so rich when you have children, because it's the little things that mean so much.

I'm 28 today. Life is wonderful.


Tim and Kesh came to visit and we went wandering around the gardens. Tim took photos, Kesh made my children laugh 

87 comments:

  1. Many happy birthday wishes Jodi! May each birthday just get better and better. xx

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  2. Happy Birthday! Ahh still young, and what a great way to wake up and start another year of life.
    To top it off with a Tim and Kesh visit, you're certainly a lucky thing :)
    Angie x

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  3. Happy birthday, may your future birthdays be as special as this one.
    x

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  4. Happy birthday! What a lovely way to be woken up.

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  5. A sleep in...it doesn't get much better than that!
    Happy Birthday :)

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  6. Happy Birthday Jodi...
    A beautiful photo, and sounds like a beautiful morning. I'm not sure it gets much better than that.
    xx

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  7. Happy happy birthday. A sleep-in is about the best present there is. x

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  8. dear Jodi happy happy birthday to you. you are an inspiration and so loved by your family. A very special school friend of mine (from many years ago!!!) is celebrating her birthday too. so i'm guessing you're as lovely and deserving as she is. best wishes. Jane x

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  9. gosh you're just a young'n!! (or, i'm old...!)
    happy happy birthday sweet lady.

    X

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  10. Happy Birthday Jodi - hooray for the lie in!

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  11. Hope it was a wonderful day, happy birthday.

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  12. Happy birthday Jodi! Such a stunning photo, what a wonderful gift. x

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  13. Happiest of birthdays to you lovely lady! Beautiful photo - a rich life indeed. Warm hugs to you xx

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  14. I'm 37 today. Life is good here too.

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  15. Happy birthday Jodi. Sleep is surely the sweetest gift of all.

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  16. Now that is the perfect way to bring in your birthday.
    Happy birthday Jodi :)
    Xx

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  17. Happy Birthday Jodi!

    I turned 41 yesterday and I received a sleep in too... and a long shower : )
    Great photo!

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  18. Wishing you a beautiful birthday Jodi. Such a beautiful picture.

    It really is the small things that make all the difference. Glad to hear you got the chance for a lie-in, is there a better gift when you're a Mama? xx

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  19. P.S I love how you and Poet are perfectly framed by that hedge/ shrub. Go Tim xx

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  20. Ah to be 28 again... Happy Birthday!
    Hope you had an awesome day!!!

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  21. Happy Birthday gorgeous girl. Hope your day was full of more wonderful.

    rachel xo

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  22. happy birthday. that photo is beautiful!
    and yes, sleep is the most precious thing! x ashley

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  23. You really are gorgeous. Happy birthday Jodi x

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  24. sounds lovely! happy birthday jodi

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  25. Happy birthday Jodi,

    Your wisdom always made me think you were older than your 27 years,

    And a sleep in, divine!

    Your life is truly very rich indeed x

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  26. Happy Birthday! Hope you had a wonderful day.

    Fine

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  27. Oh Jodi. You are just beautiful. Happy, happy birthday x

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  28. Oh happy happy birthday Jodi!
    I hope you've had the loveliest of days with your dear family and friends xx

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  29. Happy birthday!!
    Hope you hade an awesome day!

    Marta

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  30. Happy Birthday! Sleeping in really is an amazing gift. Beautiful photograph.

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  31. Happy Birthday to you, beautiful girl.. adore this image. xx

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  32. Happy Birthday, Jodi!! You're so young :)

    S.

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  33. beautiful words, love it. happy birthday.

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  34. what a magical image, happy birthday, you sweet and amazing human. we hope your day was full of love, laughter and perfect moments of joy. xxx

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  35. Happy birthday lady. Hope the snuggles continued all day x

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  36. Happy Birthday beautiful Mama xx

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  37. Hope the whole day has been full of little treats

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  38. Hi Jodi, I have never met another April 2 mamma! Happy bday to we!( with a few extra years on my digits...)
    Xx umi

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  39. Happiest of birthdays, Jodi! Hope you get to enjoy many more simple pleasures today and always. :)
    xx

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  40. Happy birthday beautiful lady! Aries are the best, aren't we?! Hope you had the most wonderful day. xx

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  41. Oh, this is beautiful.. your words, this photo, your day. Happy birthday lovely Jodi. Sending love from across the sea. x

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  42. my warmest happy birthday wishes Jodi!

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  43. a very happy birthday to you!

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  44. happy birthday! feliz aniversário from Brasil!

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  45. I'm always grateful for a sleep-in. It's like a holiday on a pillow. Happy (belated) Birthday.

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  46. Happy Birthday! What a gorgeous photo and way to be woken up in the morning!

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  47. What a beautiful picture! Happy birthday to you x

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  48. WOW! I am ONE day older than you! I turned 28 on the 1st of April, at least you escaped the "April fools" date! HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you!
    x

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  49. Happy happy birthday dear Jodi! Best wishes from the other side of the world

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  50. happiest of days to you, beautiful mama!

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  51. Happy Birthday!! Not much tops a sleep in, how wonderful! Though perhaps a visit & pics with Tim is very, very close..

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  52. happy birthday! i hope you had a beautiful day.

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  53. Happy Birthday! And ... only 28, wise beyond your years.

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  54. Happy birthday Jodi. Enjoy every precious moment.

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  55. happy birthday! wishing you a bright and beautiful day -- and you're so right, a sleep in is such a gift. :)

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  56. I hope you have a beautiful day Jodi.
    Happy birthday.

    Elise X

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  57. happy belated birthday Jodi. I loved being 28, to many sleep ins

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  58. happy birthday jodi! such a spring chicken still with a beautiful and blessed brood! xo m.

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  59. happy birthday lovely one!

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  60. What a beautiful start to your special day, happy birthday x

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  61. Hip hip hooray it's Jodi's special day! Big love to you, 28 years young! Kellie xx

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  62. Greetings my lovely bloggers....i missed all of you...your new follower

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  63. Oh Happy (belated) Birthday Jodi .... and a sleep in, the best gift ever !!!

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  64. A Happy Birthday for yesterday! Thanks for you lovely comment about my little blog, made my day! Yours is pretty fab too and love the name! x

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  65. Wow! Look at all this birthday love!! Hope you had a lovely day. x

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  67. Happy belated birthday lovely. Sounds like your day was a perfect one. xx

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  68. happy birthday gorgeous girl! ♥ hugs

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  69. Oh Happy Birthday beautiful Jodi! Sorry I'm a bit behind with the wishes. Sounds like a gorgeous start to your day, can't think of anything better than a snuggle with my boys... AND a sleep in! Love the pic here too, it's magical xoxo

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  70. Oh a sleep in... this is so on the top of my birthday wish list!
    Happy (belated) birthday Jodi, sounds like a perfect day. xx

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  71. What a lovely picture -- and sentiment. Happy belated!

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  72. 28? wow, lady you are so beyond your years! your beautiful family and air of grace lead me to believe you were older but congratulations on the big 28. looking beautiful above as always. keep continuing to inspire me, you're a natural. xx

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  73. Happy belated birthday lovely. It sounds like a beautiful way to celebrate your special day. x

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  74. Wow! Happy birthday! Love those photos that Tim took, very nice! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and commenting. You blog is really lovely, what a splendid life you live :)

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