"On the night you were born, the moon smiled with such wonder that the stars peeked in to see you and the night wind whispered, "Life will never be the same." Because there had never been anyone like you...ever in the world."
"On the Night You Were Born" by Nancy Tillman
My Vivian a few hours old exactly one year ago!
The birthday girl at her 1st birthday party this past weekend.
A year ago today my sweet Vivian was born into our world. When I got pregnant with her, it was a complete shocker, COMPLETE SHOCKER. My two boys before her, had been a long time coming and the result of multiple IVF cycles. Even though it's a shock every time the miracle of a pregnancy happens, me becoming pregnant with her was the ultimate shock. My reproductive specialists exact words to my husband and I when we were going through tough times conceiving, was that I had a "2% chance of ever conceiving naturally." I guess Viv wanted to be included in that 2%!
God knew that I needed this little girl, and that my husband and two boys needed her too! She has brought such a neat dynamic to the family already in one year of life and it has flown by so fast. I feel like a broken record and it sounds so cliche, but I'm always telling new moms who have their first child, to savor every moment of every day with these precious babies because they grow up before you can blink. I literally cannot wrap my head around the fact my little girl has been on this earth for a year now.
Little miss center of attention about to dive into her yummy cake.
I got a glimpse into what joy I could be experiencing as a mother of the bride many many years from now, hopefully;-) I worked with a repeat customer (family) this weekend, which in my eyes is the ultimate compliment when a makeup client hires you to work with them again! It was two sisters, the first I had done her wedding over a year ago and was now working with the second one, along with their mother. Before a year ago, every wedding I did I thought, "I'll always only be the mother of the groom, and never get to experience planning a wedding with a daughter and all the fun that comes with it." But now, as I worked with this family again, I got really excited at the thought that I could now have the chance to be the mother of the bride one day! The MOB from this weekend had sent me the sweetest email saying that she was looking forward to having their makeup done again because "that was the most fun part of the day with the first daughter's wedding because they enjoyed being girly together!"
But for now I will quit planning in my head what kind of flowers Viv might pick out for her bouquet on her wedding day, and just enjoy the butter cream flowers that she smashed in her face on her birthday party! I've never seen a child enjoy a cake as much as she did- no fork or spoon necessary, fingers worked just fine. And the fact that she could have cared less that cake and icing were literally all over her body and under every fingernail, was just too precious and made me wish I had a little one year old in me to where I could just thoroughly enjoy eating cake with reckless abandon!
Happy birthday to Maybelline Great Lash mascara!
And another someone that's enjoying a birthday, is Maybelline Great Lash mascara (you know the famous green and pink tube!) who turns 40 years old this year. I found a great posting here done by Beauty Junkies Unite website that goes into detail about the limited edition tubes created by a few designers like Vivienne Tam, Tracy Reese, and Max Azria along with some other cool "did you know?" info about the cult mascara. Apparently these limited tubes were supposed to be in Target as of today, but I was just in there this morning and didn't see them in mine, and you know I was looking to get my hands on one!! But I will keep checking back since I'm there once a week as a mom of three anyway;-)
Are you going to try and grab up one of these limited edition Great Lash tubes for your makeup collection??