Beauty in the Ordinary

This is not about being brilliant, or extraordinary, it's not about wanting to be famous, or making headlines, or trying to impress...this about sharing a 'gift' each day with the lift the spirit of people when they read this blog, to show them the beauty in the ordinary.
"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it." Raold Dahl

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Over the next couple of weeks both my girls will
be celebrating their birthdays.  They were born two years, all but a week
apart... to the day.  
Eldest daughter left today to visit with younger daughter so that they might
celebrate their birthdays together (in a rather nasty snow-storm I might add!).

I love this.
I love that they haven't allowed distance to separate them one
little bit. They were each other's best friend growing up and they both actively
continue that relationship.

They first were separated when Lindsay went to Pittsburg to University and we were living in Atlanta.  Then we moved with Jessica to Thailand.
Jessica then went to Ottawa and Lindsay to New York.
Then Lindsay went to London and Jessica followed a year later.
Then Jessica moved to Toronto and Lindsay stayed in London.
Then Lindsay moved to Toronto and Jessica moved to Miami.
(...are you getting the picture here...)

Eldest daughter has big plans for younger this weekend...can't divulge, might spoil the surprise.  
I love that too.  That they care deeply about each other's happiness.

Hurray for sisters.

William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905) - Two Sisters 

There's another birthday that Sis and I are
celebrating...our One-Year of Blogging.
Happy Birthday to Us!


  1. Happy Birthday to your daughters, and to you and your sister for your first year of blogging such a beautiful blog! Thanks for giving the world something of beauty!

  2. How lovely,and a hapy birthday to you happt bloggers as well...hope you all have a beautiful time..

  3. I love it when siblings are friends too.

    Happy birthday to your DD.

  4. Happy Birthday to your lovely girls.

    My kiddies are sharing NYC together now and really becoming fast friends. I think it is wonderful. : D


  5. I can't wait to find out the secret surprise!
    Much love to two of my favourite nieces.
    Hard to believe it's been a year already J. I promise to be a little more
    'present' this year! Luv you sis

  6. Wow...I thought I moved a lot!! Happy Birthday to your daughters Jacqueline and to you for raising such beautiful and thoughtful girls ;)

    Jeanne xxx

  7. Happy Birthday to the youngun's and congratulations on the blog anniversary. I always enjoy visiting with y'all here.

  8. Happy birthday to both your lovely daughters J. And to you and V on your blogging anniversary. xx

  9. Happy Birthday to your daughters...yea sisters!! Sounds like they are amazingly well traveled! But they always have a connection to home and each other wherever they are!!!

  10. Lindsay touched down in Miami last night...they have already called me from the beach! Let the birthday games begin!

  11. Happy Birthday (belated) to your lovely girls!!! And a very Happy 1 Year Birthday to your very special blog...which means of course, to you and V...two of the most extraordinarily beautiful women in blogland!
    xoxo J~


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