Life just ‘plus one-d’ me another year and increased the expectation that I need to be established, mature, and graceful. My birthday is sandwiched between Christmas and the New Year, so there’s never much to do. haha. You would think the opposite to be true. Now that I’m older than I was last week, I realized I can never go back; there’s no way to press pause. If I had that power, I may still be 12. Who knows.

I’m sure I look really mature acting in these photos. I never want to take myself too seriously. My sister and I played in a parking lot with Erika who also captured the moment. Later, we dusted off the old PS2 and rapped to PaRappa the Rapper with my husband.

Good times.

Thank you Erika for capturing the day.

I’m wearing:
Earrings: I made them! Shop
Dress: JCrew – sample sale DEAL!
Tights: Express – a lovely Christmas gift
Boots: Cynthia Rowley

(photos: Erika Smith – you’ll be seeing more of her around these parts)