a carolina bay birthday.

July 1, 2009

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we just returned from the grandest birthday adventure: fresh water. watermelon. butterflies. perfection. more to come later, off to a special dinner now!


thanks to all of you for all of your birthday wishes and well wishes for my uncle!
xoxo. erin.

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  • Reply orange sugar home July 1, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    sounds wonderful. you guys are pretty dreamy!! happy b-day!!

  • Reply Amanda Nicole July 2, 2009 at 12:25 am

    Hooray! It all looks and sounds wonderful. I covet your sun hat!

  • Reply naomi megan. July 2, 2009 at 1:03 am

    oooh happy birthday! what a dreamy sunhat! hope you are enjoying the day!


  • Reply Vivian July 2, 2009 at 2:19 am

    gorgeous pictures! i'm glad to hear you had a wonderful day… happy birthday Erin! xx

  • Reply Stacey July 2, 2009 at 2:37 am

    Dreamy, that's the perfect word for it, looks like a very happy birthday indeed πŸ™‚

    You wear a sunhat so well, gorgeous!!

  • Reply Carissa July 2, 2009 at 2:47 am

    I'm so glad you've had what sounds and looks like an amazing birthday so far! those photos are just classic, love that hat! πŸ™‚

    and I just went back and read a post I missed and I just want to say I do hope your uncle ralphie gets better soon.

  • Reply doebmom July 2, 2009 at 3:50 am

    A birthday poem for you, from Mary Oliver, a' course:

    The Summer Day

    Who made the world?
    Who made the swan, and the black bear?
    Who made the grasshopper?
    This grasshopper, I meanβ€”
    the one who has flung herself out of the grass,
    the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,
    who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and downβ€”
    who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes.
    Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face.
    Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away.
    I don't know exactly what a prayer is.
    I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
    into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,
    how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,
    which is what I have been doing all day.
    Tell me, what else should I have done?
    Doesn't everything die at last, and too soon?
    Tell me, what is it you plan to do
    with your one wild and precious life?

  • Reply Joanna July 2, 2009 at 4:52 am

    Hope you have the happiest of birthdays!

  • Reply knack July 2, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    I'm so glad you had an awesome day!! Love the photos! xo

  • Reply vintage simple July 2, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    what a dreamy, peaceful birthday! so glad for you..! and, if you have a moment, do hop over to vintage simple….i have some big news (for me) and i'd love for you to see…and comment, if so inclined. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Danielle July 2, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    <3 <3 <3

  • Reply apriliniowa July 2, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    Happy belated birthday wishes to you and bravo on the hat! You look like a doll in it. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Thao July 2, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    darling hat!

  • Reply lynette July 2, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    hope you had a lovely day!

  • Reply debbie July 2, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    happy birthday!
    your hat is cute πŸ™‚

  • Reply cindy : quaint July 2, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    you two are super-cute, love your hat!

  • Reply Erin July 2, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    thank you, thank you, friends!

  • Reply jasmine July 2, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    that looks like SO much fun! happy birthday again, erin!!

  • Reply Anna Caroline July 2, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    Happy Bday. It indeed looks like an amazing day.

    All the best
    /Anna Caroline
    Design Studio 210

  • Reply Joanna Goddard July 2, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    you are so beautiful! happy birthday! xo

  • Reply Bonbon Oiseau July 2, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    hooray! looks like a wonderful day!…ummmmmmmmmmmmm,,,did you get anything special for your birthday?

  • Reply blue moss July 3, 2009 at 12:14 am

    Hope you had a wonderful bday!!!!!!! And I too love the hat

  • Reply Janet July 4, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    love the black and white photos. really nice!

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