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Thursday, April 16, 2009

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One of my nieces celebrated her 1st birthday last week. She cried when we sang to her and refused to touch her cake! I know how she feels. I will be turning 40 in a few short months, and I am totally going to cry about it! I won't turn down cake though.


I have been known to go out into the middle of my backyard and sit in this chair in the sun just for fun. I took this picture several weeks ago before we planted more stuff in the flowerbeds. Now they look much better!


Recently I attended an event where there were free cupcakes. See that cupcake with the red sprinkles? It was chocolate cake with cream cheese icing. I chose that cupcake solely based on it's name. It was called the Michael Jackson.


My 10 year old niece had a fund-raiser at her school. They sold Coca Cola products. Score!


I have many different versions of this same picture in a file on my computer. I was trying out the new camera and took a picture of myself on each setting. Once I uploaded them to the computer I realized that I had no idea which setting took which picture. And honestly other than the scenery in the windows nothing really looked any different. Why I felt that it was necessary to do this while we ran errands is beyond me.

14 comments:

Kris said...

I wouldn't turn down the cake either, but no way do you look like you're fixin to be 40!! And those cupcakes? YUM! look delish!

And w/o sounding too strange (lol) - you have beautiful eyes!

Joe @ IrrationalDad said...

agree. You're totally hot and don't look like you're hitting 40. Fourty's the new thirty, anyway.

Mamadallama said...

40's no big deal. Just enjoy. I laughed at the last picture and how you didn't know which settings you used for each picture. I am always amazed on PW's site when they can tell you the exact settings etc of each picture. I can't even get the dates right. And your niece is so cute!

Headless Mom said...

Mmmm, cupcakes.

Tami W. said...

I have done the same thing with the various camera settings. Glad to know that I'm not the only one who didn't remember what setting each picture was taken with.!

citizen of the world said...

40 - I think I felt a twinge but there's good about it, too.

Ms. Morton the teacher said...

Your computer likely has all that information stored with each picture. I know that when I saved it to my computer it told me that you used a Panasonic DMC-TZ5 with an f-stop of 3.3, a shutter speed of 1/30 sec, ISO speed 100, and some other things that I don't know because the entire thing is in Turkish! Just look at "properties" and it will tell you everything you want to know and more!
Hello to all...Brenda

Momo Fali said...

I WANT that cupcake! Chocolate and cream cheese? YUM! Your niece will grow into liking birthdays. I'm sure of it.

Jason, as himself said...

I'm not a huge cupcake fan, but with cream cheese frosting, I AM.

LiteralDan said...

Oh man, this made me so hungry.

The cake/cupcake pictures, I mean, not so much the others.

You look nowhere near 40, by the way, so skip the crying and just have an extra piece of cake before moving on.

Miss Grace said...

Thanks for the comment :) Your pictures look great!

Natalie said...

kris - thanks! and thanks.

joe - please...are you referring to the hot flashes. because i've had a couple i think!

mamadallama - i know. really i'm not concerned about it at all. 40 will be fabulous!

headless - i know!

tami - my camera has setting like outdoors, candlelight, pets, food, etc. i have no idea what each thing will do!

citizen - i get that. it will be good. i know it will.

ms. morton - my settings are food, fireworks, outdoors, water, candlelight, etc. unfortunately it doesn't say that in the picture info!

momo fali - i know. the cupcakes were good. and what kid doesn't love birthdays?

jason - anything is good with cream cheese frosting!

literaldan - what? the crying baby didn't make you hungry. i don't understand...

and thanks. i don't feel 40 at all!

miss grace - thanks!

Joy said...

I like your "thinking chair" Remember Blue's Clues.
Welcome to the 40 and over club. I'm ok with it if only I would stop looking more like my mother everyday.

Joy

Natalie said...

joy - thanks! as soon as it gets really hot and sunny that thinking chair will be in the shade!

and the 40 and over club never looked so good! all you fabulous people in it!