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Happy 31st to me!!!


Today marks my 31st year in this world!!! Happy birthday to me. Today, I am very grateful that I don't have a nasty cold anymore (just a runny nose). I am grateful for a wonderful family, with a husband who loves me and appreciates me despite my short-comings (I don't like to cook, I don't like to do dishes, and I don't do windows, nor bathrooms--please don't ask what I do like to do, hahaha, poor guy!). I am also grateful for my two little treasures--little Nyah and Bryant. They are my life. As I get older, the only thing I notice is that they are growing, little Nyah is big, Bryant is almost my height (alright, so I am short!). I am very blessed.

Last year, when I turned 30, I wanted to make some changes in my life and I did them. Today, marks the one year since I got my driver's license. It has been one of the greatest things I have done for myself. I have freedom that I didn't use to have. Also, due to me getting my license, I was able to start going to the gym. Today, marks 1 year since I started going to the gym at least 3 times a week, and I have missed only three weeks due to illness but other than that, I have gone and loved every minute of it. I am very happy with the changes that I see in my body. Career-wise, I haven't done anything spectacular, but I do have my little part-time job and I am grateful for that and the experience is providing me.

Overall, I am in a very happy moment of my life. I enjoy who I am becoming and I look forward to who I will become. This next year's goals are simple: love my children and help them know that they are loved and appreciated, let hubby know that he is the best hubby in the world (because it is the truth), bike at least three centuries, run a marathon and a few halves, do a few tri's, and possibly do a relay for Lotoja. Sounds easy enough...lol.

Happy birthday to me :). Thank you Mom for bringing me into this world and for giving me a chance to experience life.

Pictures: Little booties I am making for a special little niece who will be coming at the beginning of next year. I am planning on making lots more. Pattern I am following is the Saartje Booties. If you have little bits of Koigu sock yarn left over, contact me, I am interested in purchasing little bits to make little booties.

Side note: If you have a little button like the pink rosette (on the variegated booties) let me know, I purchased these a long time ago at Joann's and I went yesterday to pick up more and they didn't have them, so I will either have to change the buttons or find 1 more button. Silly me, I should have waited to  put them on until I had found the 4th!   


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Happy Birthday!!!!!!

Cute booties.

btw, I tagged you. check out my blog for more info:


I hope you had a wonderful birthday. You really have accomplished so much in the last year. You're hardly the same girl I first met! Good luck with your new goals.

Cindy (maxfun)



Happy, Happy Birthday, Isela! Hope you had a great day and that all is well down there!


Isela, Happy Birthday! I am so glad to have found you again, it is so fun to hear/see updates on you and your family. We love you guys tons. Way to go on the changes in your life, you should be so proud of yourself. I am very impressed. I know you can accomplish anything! Love ya like a sister,

Kathy N

Happy Birthday! (A little late) I hope it was grand.


P.S. I'm glad you're feeling better.


Happy birthday Isela! I hope you have a restful day.

P.s. - It's my birthday too! The big 3-6.


the other sprite

Happy birthday, Isela! May this coming year be even more fabulous than the last!


Happy Birthday Isela!! I'm so inspired by everything you've been doing!!


Happy Birthday Isela!!! What a wonderful year you have had. You are amazing <3 When I grow up, I wanna be just like you, lol.

The booties are ADORABLE! Love them. I don't have any buttons like the ones in the picture but I do have some cute flower buttons that might work. I got them at Walmart last year for an embroidery project. I'll go look and see if I have four of the same color. Hugs


Happy Birthday! Wishing you the best one ever.




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