It's my 30th Birthday. (April 28th)

After a marvelous evening filled with friends, cupcakes and dancing…I feel more like myself and less like a slug.

I’m looking forward to thirty even though I still feel like I’m only 22.

It’s tradition around here that you wonderful people come out of hiding and make me a comment cake, telling me about the wonderful things going on in your life. Even if it’s just a nap or a really good sandwich last week. But if I may be a little selfish this year, since it’s kind of a big year, tell me something good, and then if you’ve been around for awhile (or just a little while), could you also tell me what your favorite post or photo of mine is?

I mean, I know what I like…but I’ve always been curious what you like, I’ve just been too bashful to ask.

I look forward to reading your lovely, it’s been a highlight of my birthday for the last five years.

xo

Comments

  1. oh dear casey. Happy, HAPPY birthday to you.

    I adore all of your depression posts and definitely the photo posts. My absolute favorite is probably this is who you are, the video post.

    Casey Reply:

    @Bethany, Thank you darling, you’re adorable.

  2. Happy big 3-0!!! I just hit the big 3-5 and it’s pretty swell. My all-time favorite post of yours is “I Am,” when you announced your pregnancy. My favorite pictures of yours typically involve Addie’s curls and Vivi’s fat rolls. Glad your birthday was good–hope your year is amazing!!!

    Casey Reply:

    @Jen L., More chubby photos on the way! Thank you and I hope 35 is just as wonderful for you!

  3. Happy, happy birthday!

    My happy this week is my wonderful mother who supports me when I’m in hard places and isn’t afraid to tell me what I *need* to hear (versus what I want to hear, ha).
    I so appreciate all your posts where you are so open about your depression. It is amazing to read some one else’s words and feel less alone.

    Casey Reply:

    @Sarah, Aww, I like your mom.
    xoxo

  4. Happy Birthday! Turning 30 is fantastic. And it gives you more street cred with the older crowd, lol.

    I’m incredibly happy right now because we’ve made a decision for our family to move out of the country, and it’s given me the focus I need to finally get as healthy as possible, both physically and financially. I love having projects! Also, my daughter has started reading chapter books on her own, and my book loving heart is about to explode with pride.

    I can’t remember a favorite post of yours (the fibromyalgia has put my brain in a fog!), but yours is definitely one of my most favorite blogs. Your talent, honesty, struggles and ultimate triumphs are an inspiration.

    Casey Reply:

    @Laural Out Loud, Addie brought home a HUGE chapter book and I hugged her hard and long. :)

  5. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

    I’ve been reading since at least 2008. I know that because I remember laughing at your all-demin fashion in that one post. (Sorry. It was funny.)

    My favorite posts are the ones the mushy ones about chubby babies, wonderful daughters and your relationship with your gentleman friend. (I know, that’s mostly all of them.)

    Casey Reply:

    @Nichole, Ah yes, the denim tuxedo. I know how to be amazing, that’s for sure. And I sure do like my gentlemen friend. :)

  6. Carol Fisher says:

    Happy Birthday! I’m not sure exactly how I found your blog. I’m thinking it may have been through Heather Spohr’s blog. Honestly, I don’t have 1 specific favorite blog post of yours. I love anything that comes from your heart…..posts about your girls, about your husband, about your triumphs and your struggles. As for my favorite photos of yours…my favorites always include balloons. How appropriate that today’s photo includes beautiful, brightly colored balloons. I remember a photo of your daughter’s bedroom door showered in balloons on her bday morning and I LOVED your post and photos announcing that your 2nd baby was a girl…..again BALLOONS! So, there you have it. I love all of your photos but the ones with balloons definitely rock my world!

    Casey Reply:

    @Carol Fisher, I so love balloons, it’s totally true. I’m considering investing in a giant, permanent helium tank. :)
    Thanks for the birthday wishes.

  7. My happy, growing, healthy (except for the current cold) boys make me happy. Your beautiful girls make me happy. That you are in a healthy, strong place in your life makes me happy.

    I love all your posts- living vicariously through your blogging adventures, the honest hard ones, the light funny ones (erm, wax much?) and the beautiful photos. I love the photos of your kids the most. :)

    Casey Reply:

    @Barb @ getupandplay, I like you. I like that you got waxed with me and I like your boys, all 3 of them. xo

  8. Happy Birthday!
    Love the picture of Emily meeting Gage, and all the pictures of you and Addy with your beautiful smiles.

    Casey Reply:

    @jessica, Thank you, and that moment with Emily, crazy wonderful.

  9. Happy birthday!! Love your blog even though I don’t comment often. A while back I wrote you an email about my own struggle with infertility and how you give me hope. You wrote me the kindest response that brought me to tears and I often read it to remind myself of your words. Anyhow I wanted to share that I’m pregnant finally. Naturally. The month before I was supposed to start my treatment. You bring joy and hope to so many people and I hope from the bottom of my heart you have the greatest birthday ever!! :)

    Casey Reply:

    @Jen P, I JUST GOT GOOSEBUMPS! I’m so happy for you. SO SO HAPPY. Best layer of the comment cake yet.
    Congratulations sweet friend.

  10. Happy Birthday!! Wishing you a 30th year filled with many joys and just the right amount of mischief.

    Here’s my happy: I’m 22 weeks prego! Hello, FAT and HAPPY!! I have a 2 year old who calls her brother Baby Peanut (yep – her name, not mine) and thanks God for him in her prayers. I’m going to be a stay at home mommy starting in 4 weeks. Life? It’s pretty awesome!!!

    I’ve loved reading your blog for the last year and a half or so. Thanks, thanks, thanks for sharing so much of yourself with us. I’m so happy to see your happy when I log on.

    Casey Reply:

    @Melissa, AHH! So much good in your life! Thank you for sharing and good luck with all the new changes!

  11. Oh yeah, and as an (absolutely horrible-aka-) aspiring photographer, I always appreciate anything that includes the words “HOW TO.” Your photos? They kick butt.

    Casey Reply:

    @Melissa, Heh. Thank you…we’ll have to have lunch sometime so I can do how-to’s in person. I’m so much better at them.

  12. I love the balloon photo and that you’re on instagram now. It looks like you had a really great birthday which I am so happy about.

    Today was a great day. We went hiking at the state park and everyone had a great time and it was finally a beautiful day. We went to close to lunch so we left after an hour but went to a local diner and had amazing burgers and fries with chocolate shakes. Then I took a nap. Pretty great Sunday :-)

    Casey Reply:

    @Marta, Burger, fries and chocolate shake. YES PLEASE.
    And yes, finally on Instagram (because it finally came out for Android.)
    I may be addicted.

    Marta Reply:

    @Casey, If you’re ever in Minnesota we will go to Leo’s Malt Shop in Stillwater. Its amazing.

    Also, I had an iphone for years before finally getting instagram like 2 months ago.

    Casey Reply:

    @Marta, SOLD!

  13. Happy Birthday my sweet friend. I am so very lucky to have met you and to have you in my life.

    Hoping 30 is good to you and that the coming year is your best one yet!!

    XOXO

    (I love so many of your pictures. All of them. Especially the ones of your girls!!)

    Casey Reply:

    @AmazingGreis, You’re AHHHMAZING.

  14. Jennifer says:

    Happy Birthday to you Casey! My partner and I are trying to have a baby! We will find out in about 1 week if this is the month!!!!! My favorite post is where you talk about Addie loving your squashy parts – I actually copied and pasted it onto a note on my iPhone and I look at if whenever I feel down about my body. My kids love my “soft” aka stretch mark filled tummy from having 9 and 10 pound babies!!!!! I am squashy for a very good reason and I will be forever thankful for you reminding me. Ohh I also love the post where you wrote Addie’s kindergarten teacher a letter. Yep, lobed that one too.

    Casey Reply:

    @Jennifer, OOH…good luck on making it through this next week without being in a giant bundle of nerves! xo

  15. Happy birthday!! Hope your thirties are incredible!

    I love a particular quality that connects ALL your posts and photos to Who You Are, and that quality is your integrity.

    What I’m looking forward to is the birth of my third son… less than 9 weeks to go!

    Casey Reply:

    @Melissa, Thank you so much, and NINE WEEKS! Let the countdown begin! I hope you’re feeling wonderful!

  16. Michele Turney says:

    I have to say I am not having happy times at the moment, but your posts give me hope!

    My favorite post is still from the apartment days! It is when you got your Dyson! I laughed and laughed! I miss u!!

    Casey Reply:

    @Michele Turney, Oh man. I still love to Dyson to this very day.
    Hope things look up for you soon darling.

  17. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!
    In honor of your tradition: I came out of my fog of depression last week. :D
    And this week Im coming to terms with my body :D Its mine, and im taking care of it. if its meant to be a size 2 or 12- thats what it will lead itself to :)

    Casey Reply:

    @Sarah W., That’s what I love to years!

    Casey Reply:

    @Sarah W., YEARS? Hear. HEAR.

  18. Happy birthday, Casey. You are good people. I left a comment on a gut wrenching infertility post. You took the time to personally email me back, and you made my very hard day better with your words. You even took the time to visit my little family blog, which I really appreciated.

    My favorite post was the one where you announced you were pregnant with V. I already knew, based on comments in your email. But I felt huge joy for you, and saw that sometimes light really does shine down that dark tunnel.

    My favorite funny post is the one about Addie and the police cruiser. I love the Indy 500 and fair pictures, and the picture of A reading to baby V.

    Have a wonderful, heart happy, full year, and many more.

    Casey Reply:

    @Jenny, Oh I’m always happy to hear that I did something right and that you’re doing better.
    xo

    Jenny Reply:

    @Casey, You do a lot of things right. Give yourself credit, and a pat on the back from me. ;).

    Alex’s broken bone shifted due to the large forearm muscle pulling on the bone. It’s common with this break. We have to go to the children’s hospital tomorrow. They will put him under and then realign the bone and recast his arm. If possible, they will do the procedure without surgery. If not, they will pin the bones. All good thoughts and prayers for the boy are appreciated. If you can spare a prayer please send it his way.

    I’ll send a prayer and good vibes your way that dark clouds over your world pass soon and the sun shines brighter in Indy.

    Casey Reply:

    @Jenny, How’s his arm? Update please!

  19. Happy Belated Birthday! The most wonderful thing in my life right now is my amazing boyfriend. After being in a very damaging and hurtful marriage, it is so amazing to be truly and completely in love with someone, especially since it is the first person I ever loved to begin with. We met when we were 13 and parted ways later as teenagers. We reconnected last fall when he was in Iraq, and I was healing from the changes in my life. It’s just been a whirlwind of amazing. He is truly wonderful and makes me contagiously happy. He, like me, has a daughter. Our daughters even get along fabulously. Everything just seems so meant to be, and it is something I’ve never felt before . It’s just lovely.

    Also, I’ve enjoyed so many of your posts and photos. I don’t think that I can pick one. However, I do know that so many of them have spoken to me on various levels. Last week when I studied treating depression in school, I thought of you. But it was such a good thought! I thought of how you seem to swim through the low points and come out with a smile on your face, and how I admire you for doing that. I’ve seen so many patients in my rotations that never make it across the pond to find their smile again. And if they do, they could never candidly describe it the way you have here. What you do is truly inspiring, Casey. I hope you know that.

    Casey Reply:

    @Amanda, Love is wonderful, I’m so happy you’ve found it. You’ve been around for a long time and it means a lot to me.

  20. Something wonderful: I’m graduating from college in 2 weeks!! It’s taken 7 years, 4 schools, 5 countries and more tears and growth than I like to remember to get me here – but I’m finally graduating!

    What I like – your candid descriptions of life with children and depression. I expect to be there one day (with the children, that is – i already have the depression), and appreciate the honesty.

    Casey Reply:

    @Megan N., 2 WEEKS! I still remember the day Cody graduated from law school. It was SUCH a good day. So much relief.
    Best wishes in all of it.

  21. Happy birthday! I’ve actually been reading your blog for years, but I’ve probably only commented once or twice. You have so many followers I figure my comment would just be one of many many many. Anyway- I wanted to add something good that has happened to me because I’ve been incredibly blessed lately. My good friend and I are raising money for a charity that supports orphanages in Ecuador. We planned a garage sale and asked the ladies in our ward if they could contribute their unwanted items to us. And boy did they! We raised over $1300 from our garage sale. On top of that, my neighbor heard that I was raising money and she and her daughter came to my door and handed me $100, even though they are saving up for the daughter to take her own trip to Ethiopia with her church and hadn’t reached their goal yet! The day of the sale (yesterday) my husband lost my car keys and then I lost the spare set and he’s headed out of town this evening. I told a lady in my ward what happened and today after church she and her husband came to my home and said they brought me a car. They have 2 and only need to use one. I was going to be in a real pinch with no car and I was so stressed about it and they just showed up and saved me from having to beg rides to school for my kids and having to bike to my own classes at the college I go to across town. Life is good. God is good. And the people who have blessed my life are wonderful.
    Now for my favorite photos- I really can’t name any particular one. I love all your photos. I love to see your chubby-wubby baby girl, and I love your birthday balloon pics, but I especially love the photos of you and how real they are. Sometimes they are wonderful and smiley and at flattering angles, and sometimes you’re sad or have broken blood vessels all over your face. I love the pictures that express real life, however it is in that moment. That is what I relate to and that (along with your writing of course) is why I’ve been following your blog for so long.
    Happy birthday, Casey. Keep counting your blessings. It reminds me to count mine.

    Casey Reply:

    @Sheyenne, Thank you so much, amazing news on your garage sale and how blessed those kids will be down in Ecuador because of you and your ward.
    Kiss that couple in your church, what wonderful people.

  22. Amber C. says:

    Happy Birthday! I turned 30 almost 2 years ago and I can honestly say that my 30′s have been amazing! I handle trouble with so much more grace, have more patience, and am learning to truly enjoy the little stuff in life. Hope your 30′s are fabulous!

    I especially love reading your posts on infertility. We struggled with it for 6 years and finally had our first child before our 8th wedding anniversary. Even though I am now a blessed momma of 2, I don’t ever want to forget how hard those years were…I want to be able to help others through their struggles.
    I also LOVE the posts about Addie. I have a curly headed little one and have sought your advice via email and loved that you were so quick to help me out! Thank you!

    Casey Reply:

    @Amber C., Sisterhood of the moms of curly hair unite. I’m pretty excited that the 30′s seem to be so popular with everyone who’s already been there.

  23. Happy birthday, Casey. I hope we’re friends for the next thirty years too.

    As dark a time as it was, the period when you were going through your depression at the worst stages yielded some of the rawest posts you’ve written, and they’ll always resonate with me.

    Casey Reply:

    @Avitable, Insert joke here. Ha ha ha. We both laugh, so funny. :)
    Thanks for sticking by me big guy.

  24. I love you. I hope your birthday was magical. I only wish I could have spent it with you.

    I am so thankful that I finally learned (at 30) that I can choose to be happy. I never knew it was a choice and I am feeling so much peace in my life and my heart by this one simple discovery.

    I can’t say I have a favorite post. I just love reading about your life and hearing from you, so I will cheat and say all of them. That is what best friends do right?

    xoxo

    Casey Reply:

    @Kim, You’re my sunshine, to the moon and back.

  25. Happy, happy birthday!!!

    Casey Reply:

    @meekasmommy, Thank you!

  26. A belated happy birthday to you!

    I loved your post on how to care for curly hair. I have incredibly straight hair and I love seeing sides of people I’ll never experience.

    A good thing that happened today was that I vacuumed everywhere, it makes the whole house feel fresher and it is fairly easy.

    Casey Reply:

    @Amy, I read your comment earlier, and proceeded to vacuum my first floor.
    Thanks for that, yo.

  27. Rochelle says:

    Happy birthday! 30 is great! I found your blog by googling “how to manage my kid’s curly hair” and found your post on Alphamom. Great advice, thank you! My oldest daughter has curly hair and she has been walking around the past year looking like no one cares for her! I haven’t been reading long, but I already love your posts. Your pictures are beautiful, especially of your Vivi, who is the same age as my younger daughter. I’ll be reading as long as you’re writing! :)

    Casey Reply:

    @Rochelle, Ah! Thanks google! To be honest I still have a hard time keeping Addie looking well cared for, I think only moms of curly headed ladies could understand. :)

  28. I turned 30 over 2 years ago – and 30 was a great year. I know it will hold the same magic for you.

    I don’t comment often [ever?], but I wanted to thank you for tackling all that you do with grace, humor and truthfulness. More than once one of your posts has made me feel a little less alone.
    As for something good happening – my 13 month old girl has just started walking and goodness it is funny to watch her toddle around.

    Happy Belated Birthday Casey. May 30 be as good to you as it was for me.

    Casey Reply:

    @Leah B, Thank you, Vivi is so close to walking, I can’t believe it. You and I will be commiserating over bumped baby noggins soon enough.

  29. I hope you had a wonderful birthday! I started reading you on babble Kids Scoop and really enjoy your posts (both places)! I think one of the reasons I love your posts is because I have my own curly headed little 7 year old! It’s fun to hear your Addie stories! Often, it sounds like things that go on in my own house!
    Oh, and I love your photography!
    Ps- I love that Cody is blogging now! It’s neat to see it from a Dad’s perspective!

    Casey Reply:

    @Amanda, Curly headed kids are a force to be reckoned with. Thanks for making the big leap from Babble!

  30. I wasn’t on the internet much on your birthday (how did I survive the day?!), but I’m pretty sure you’ll accept Belated Birthday wishes, just the same.

    I’m so glad the internet allowed me to meet you – you are such a unique, sweet person. I wish you nothing but the best this coming year.

    You have too many wonderful pictures to pick a favorite, but some of my recent favorites include Paul’s birth story pictures.

    You are a gem. Keep shining!

    Casey Reply:

    @punkinmama, I’m so happy you finally got your baby. SO HAPPY.

  31. Happy, Happy Birthday from a semi-stalker (I do comment on occasion)! I can’t give you just one post because I LOVE them all…from your curly-haired big girl to your chubby, munchable baby girl to your sweet hubby to your one-eyed cat! Love every bit of it. Love how you share your heart with us, make us laugh and sometimes cry. You bring me to send prayers to Heaven for you and your sweet little family from time to time, too! Love checking out your awesome photos and getting ideas when I take pics of my own sweet kids. You are just a special person and I am priviledged to have been reading your blog for years. Can’t even remember how I originally came across it, but sure am glad I did! I hope your life continues to fill up with much more of the wonderful…you deserve to be HAPPY! Is it possible to love someone you’ve never physically met? I’d say so ’cause I think you’re the bomb diggity! ;) Hugs, love and all that stuff!

    Casey Reply:

    @Beth, Thank you so so much, and you’re the first person to mention the Wink which makes you super special. ;)

  32. Happy birthday (albeit a few days late) !!!

    I loved your post titled “You Are Not.” Is it bad I picked one in your side bar? Sometimes, when I’m having a bad day and particularly struggling, I come back and read it again. It makes me feel better in my corner of the world, when my depression feels like it is sucking me into a deep hole that I can’t claw my manicured nails out of, no matter how hard I try. It speaks to me and makes me feel so much less alone.

    Good things going on for me right now? Vacation is 20 days away. That’s less than three weeks! I think I can, I think I can, I think I can…

    Casey Reply:

    @Whit, VACATION IS 4 MONTHS FOR ME! You are not is a good one that came at a once in a lifetime moment. I like that one, it’s like the post the Internet wrote for me.

  33. Casey, I wish you knew what your writing does for me. Every single post is like it’s written just for me. I’ve been struggling with personal decisions lately regarding my marriage and my faith and my life. Yesterday, in particular, I read your post about your getaway with Cody. The last two paragraphs about loving and accepting your body and then the quote about loving deeply at the end…..I was in tears. Weeping. Sobbing. You said exactly what I needed to hear. You usually do. I don’t know you, you don’t know me. But you’ve done far more for me than I’ll ever be able to tell you. Thank you. You rock. I turned 30 on April 18th. Happy Birthday to us.

    Casey Reply:

    @Liz, Oh Liz, thank you for this. Cody and I had to stick it out through some rough garbage and there’s times that I look at him and am amazed that we ever treated each other so unkindly. If there’s any hope to anything, it’s worth sticking it out until you know for sure.
    Best wishes with you darling.
    xo

  34. I’m a little late to the game, but also wanted to say happy birthday. I loved turning 30 – so much more comfortable in my own skin and in life than in my twenties. Still haven’t figured out what I think of turning 40 in one short year.

    I love all of your photos and post. You’ve helped me understand depression and infertility better. I didn’t struggle (too much) myself, but it reminds me how personal and real it all is.

    One post I didn’t see mentioned (but I didn’t read all the comments!) was one where you explained your religion. I’m a very non-religious person (living in Indiana – I know!)but work for a company based in Provo, UT, and I must say I work with the nicest people around. They were all so surprised when I knew they were building a temple here in Indy, as well as some of the other fundamentals of the LDS faith. I wish we lived in a world where we all aimed to understand and respect each others religious views, and that post helped me understand just a little better. I hope it did for others as well.

    So happy birthday beautiful lady! I look forward to many more photos and posts from you!

    Casey Reply:

    @Amy, Thank you! Have you ever had to GO to Provo? I don’t much like it there but yes, the people are quite lovely.

    I can still remember my mom turning 40, dude, when I’m 40 Addie with be EIGHTEEN. EEP.

    Amy Reply:

    @Casey, I’ll be there Wednesday and Thursday this week actually! I’ve probably gone 4-5 times a year for the last 6 years. Can’t say I’d want to move there, but it’s not a bad place to visit at all. Every time I go I wonder why I live in flat Indiana and don’t live near mountains. One day I’ll move to Denver. :)

  35. Kristen @ The Chronicles of Dutch says:

    I’m so late but happy birthday. My 30′s have been so good to me – I wish the same for you.

    Love all your photos but honestly the one on this post blew me away. What a fantastic shot of you. Also, any photo with Vivi’s baby pudge melts my heart!

    Casey Reply:

    @Kristen @ The Chronicles of Dutch, Thank you! I nearly lost my fingers with how windy it was and how big those balloons were but totally worth it. :)

  36. Happy birthday! <3

    I loved your posts about the HSG because it helped me help my sister.

    I love seeing your beautiful face and your beautiful family.

    Happy birthday, miss.

    Casey Reply:

    @Sarah, Oh man, I know I’m lucky to have you in my life but your sister is even luckier.

  37. Bellamomma says:

    I know this is late, but I wanted the official confirmation: For the second time in my life, your birthday has brought me a positive pregnancy test & *hopefully* our 3rd happy, healthy munchkin.

    I love your sick & vomitting preggo posts b/c you are the only person I know who can play the “I threw up SO much” game with me ;) I’m praying that it won’t be the case again this time around, but the Vegas odds are not in my favor!

    Casey Reply:

    @Bellamomma, AHH! Congratulations! Enjoy all that, um, making humans stuff. I love it but man I need a break between it. LONG BREAK.
    Best wishes!

  38. RsqAnimals says:

    Ive been a fan for a year or more and Im pretty sure I found you through BA/Heir to Blair. I dont think I can pick a single post or photo because I heart them all. I feel like were besties even though Im on the West Coast and weve never met & you dont know who I am. You have heart & courage for putting yourself out there and I thank you for that. When I sometimes feel alone or Im blaming myself for my bipolar, its you who makes me feel not alone & that Im still good, well & my fab hubby too! Gotta say my top fav photos are the Addie bonking Vivi in the head with the ball series, vivi with the Scotty dog & your 30th (how fabulously rich in color)! I hope to read your fabulous blog & life for years to come. Happy Birthday!
    ~LeAnna

    Casey Reply:

    @RsqAnimals, Thank you! And isn’t Beth Anne WONDERFUL?
    Take care of the West coast for me and I’ll hold it down here in the Midwest until we can meet someday.

  39. Jachel says:

    Happy belated birthday. I find leftover birthday cake just as good. So here goes.

    I’ve been an avid blog reader for years, and comment only a few times, but the post I remember the most is the one where you accept and come to a place of peace with infertility. I cried and commented, and you even emailed me a response. I cried some more. You’re blessed with the ability to put into words things others cannot. So thank you.

    Casey Reply:

    @Jachel, Man, I can still remember the exact MOMENT I came to peace with all of it. Oh, it felt so good.

    I also have been eating birthday cake out of a box all day with a fork. *ehem*

  40. I’m late but just catching up to say happy belated birthday!!

    The happiest thing in the world here right now is that sixteen months after seeing his face for the first time, our little boy is finally home!

    My favorite post of yours was a billion years ago when you pulled ads on here to make way for more openness and honesty. It felt brave.

    Happy birthday Casey!!

    Casey Reply:

    @Kait, Thank you! I’m happy to still be ad free. (well, big nasty ads I don’t control at least.)

    Congrats on your little guy! SMOOSH HIM UP FOR ME!

  41. Happy Birthday!!!!

    I can’t believe you’re 30.

    I love the post from when your blog was all, “I’m 25. She’s 2.5.” and you did a fall fashion shoot with Miss Addie. Made me wondrous of what you could do with a girl. :D

    Casey Reply:

    @VDog, And now you have a little girl to parade around as well! Be sure to have my number on speed dial for when she no longer likes the clothes you pick out for her.

  42. Wow, I’m late to this party! Happy 30th! You are only getting more fabulous.

    The best thing? I just got my first DSLR, a little Canon T3 and it is making me so happy. I just love having a real camera in my hands.

  43. I’m late to wish you happiness and add a layer to the comment cake. Does that make me the crumbs left over on the plate? I’m good with that. I always lick up the crumbs. :)

    Happy birthday! You are going to rock 30.

    My little bit of lovely? Sophie just turned one. I have two healthy and happy little girls. Life is pretty amazing.