a birthday

May 22, 2007 | Life in Progress

john’s birthday was yesterday. i love this childhood photo of him. he is all smiles and curly hair, much like today. we had such a relaxing day of celebrating, including a hike at rodeo beach, some sea glass finding, a wonderful italian lunch outside in saulsalito. oh my. the sun was out. the weather was perfect. and we seemed to be locked in a day of time of bliss.
we had a couple of friends over in the evening for paninis, wine, and a couple of games of yatzee (our favorite). oh yes, and some cupcakes. german chocalate for john. it was a mellow day of the best kind.
i find myself glancing at him, whether at home in the kitchen, or in the grocery store or during one of our strolls. and i just feel an overwhelming flood of goodness for him. it’s not always like this, this deep connection of love, but when it comes, when we are both in tune with each other, i just can’t think of anything better.
our view from our lunch in sausalito. feet propped up. open air. gorgeous. sailboats everywhere. yummy food. heaven.

Sending much love,

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  1. mati rose

    happy bday mister kelly! he looks the same–supa dupa cuteness.

  2. jenifer74

    sounds like a fantastic birthday day!

  3. "Create a life worth living."

    Kelly please tell John Happy belated Birthday!! It’s great to be born in May when everything is blooming and beautiful. Endless possibilites. here’s to many more!

  4. Judy Wise

    What a love of a man! The photo of the little boy says it all; Happy Belated Birthday John. Many happy returns.

  5. Clare Jane

    Happy birthday John!! Miss you guys!

  6. Rekoj

    I’ve been reading your blog for a time now – enjoying every beautiful, creative and inspiring post – and I’m finally going to comment to say a belated happy birthday – it was mine too and happy indeed it was.
    Looks like you guys had much better weather for it though!
    Best wishes!

  7. nina

    a belated happy birthday to the very handsome john – i’m thinking of you guys – xoxoxo

  8. daffa


    i don’t know john (or you *grin*), but that photo??? he hasn’t changed a bit!!

  9. deirdre

    Sausalito is so much fun. Have you tried the burger place yet? It’s a tiny place that makes the best burgers I’ve ever had.

    I’m glad you both had a great day. Happy B-day to your hubby.

  10. misty

    oh Kelly, i am just loving these love posts.
    A huge happy birthday to John. Look at that cake! What a cutie, i just love childhood photos.

  11. kelly

    happiest birthday to you , john. i knew who that curly head belonged to as soon as i saw it. and i don’t even know you guys! not really – just through the world of blog.

    looks like it was a great day.


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