Thursday, July 31, 2008

Birthday Girl

My sister had a 'big' birthday earlier this month. I'm not at liberty to say which one, so let's just say she's 29...again...
And really, since I am 8 years OLDER, I have little sympathy.
Birthdays often seem to be fraught with emotion. A time to celebrate for some. A time to reflect perhaps. Or a time to bemoan everything in life you thought you'd have or accomplish by this time and still haven't. Maybe some of each.
I tend to be of the celebration mindset. And whenever I start to freak out too much I remind myself that it is all relative. Like, in 10 years I'm gonna be thinking this year was pretty d*mn great. And sometimes you even need to mark the occasion with photographs. So that in 10 or 20 or 50 odd years when things wrinkle and sag and pucker, you can look back and show your kids and grandkids just how beautiful your youth was...before the sleep deprivation and stress and worry (the kids) came along.
So Happy Birthday little sister. I hope when you look back at these pictures, at any time, you remember the friends you had and the fun and all the great things that come along with this time in your life. And remember how beautiful you are!

(we'll see if I still feel this way when my BIG birthday comes rolling by...I still have a couple years to prepare...40 is the new 36.8, right??!! maybe if I start sleeping now...)

These shots are all pretty much SOOC (straight out of camera) without much editing. We found the coolest color backgrounds and had really nice light. FUN. Except for the brief ant attack. AAH!


Mmmmaaahvelous said...

They're wonderful. Great light, great color, great subject!! She looks so different in some of them, like it's a different time, different girl. Amazing how that is hey?
And she' beautiful. Welcome to the 3's Shishi!
AND... I've been told that 40 is the new 30, so there!

Peace Sweet Peas said...

Let's not be taking about the 40 you hear me!!!!

Ms. Mamma said...

This post just made me bawl. Oy. Sweet. xo