on my birthday.

Anna {dear friend blog}

Hi! How are you? I hope you’re doing fine.

I’m in a busy season of life, I think. Turns out the year you get engaged and get married and travel on a three week honeymoon to Europe AND get a puppy is one for the busy books. Who knew right? But oh, it’s been a dream!

And wouldn’t you know, today is my birthday! We always make a celebration out of these sort of happenings over here. It’s probably so cliche to say this was the best year yet, but, honestly it was. It absolutely was. And 32? Well, I’m ready for it. The start of another year is so exciting and curious! What kind of surprises will this year bring? Would it also be cliche to say I think it might keep getting better? That each passing year is more divine than the last? Because that’s true as well. How could it not be? At least that’s what I believe to be so. I have more memories than ever, from all the years and all the moments, all bottled up and carried around in my soul. Piling more and more in my heart with each passing month, day, year, second. Surely getting older is the most amazing thing to celebrate. Surely getting older is collecting all the good you’ve had, and the promise of what’s to come.

Last night we stayed up making red velvet bundt cake, so today we can eat it. In the morning we’ll wake up early and have Eggs Benedict and walk the puppy. I’m packing peanut butter and jelly with potato chips for lunch {because it’s my favorite} and tonight we’ll have family over for tacos. I’ll give my class an extra recess {just because!} and wear a favorite dress and buy myself some flowers. I’ll call my mom to tell her that I love her, and wish her a happy birthday too!– I was born on her birthday all those years ago and it’s one of the very best things I could think up to share. I love you mom, to the stars and beyond, and I hope your day all that you wish. ♥♥♥

Today is going to be a good day. And thirty-two is going to be great. ♥



  1. Anna! Happiest of happy birthdays :) My niece Emma shares your day (and you mom’s, how sweet!), and I just hope it’s the most magical year yet. Lots of love to you <3

  2. Happy Birthday Anna! My cousin and her daughter also share their birthday. Very special:)

  3. Couldn’t love this post more! It got next level adorable when you mentioned giving your class extra recess. Happy birthday, Anna! I hope this next year is just as full of love and happiness as your last.

  4. Christie Wyman says:

    The happiest of birthday, Mrs. Winchell! xo

  5. Happy birthday!!!

  6. Happiest of birthdays, Anna! Such a beautiful outlook on getting older!

  7. Happy Birthday to you and your mom, Anna! Your post absolutely inspired me today, thanks for that! :)

  8. I think it does get better every year. Love your blog (although it always makes me miss Boston) and hope your birthday was lovely.

  9. Hi Anna! I know this is an older post, but would you share where that pink dress is from? It’s so adorable!

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