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Well shoot. I guess this is the last year (for a while anyway) that my selective dyslexia will work. Which means that, starting next year, I will be counting backwards instead! 😉 
After a crazy week (Sara testing positive for influenza A, influenza B, and strep), and Melissa waking up yesterday and not feeling well (tested negative for flu and strep) and staying home, both girls are back in school. Greg took today off work, and we’re going to see what kind of trouble we can get into.

These earrings were my Birthday present from Greg…. and he gave them to me a couple of weeks early!!
They were made by Rebecca and I fell in love with them the first time I saw them. Check out her other beautiful jewelry on Etsy.
I just love the way she photographs her creations, and I did the same with these earrings, but chose something different to post here. And, after getting a haircut yesterday, I did shorten them bu one link, because they were too long (or my hair is now too short).

23 responses

  1. Becky Sue

    Happy Birthday!!! Wow, I love how you photographed these… I like it better than mine! Did you use foam core and a lightbox? Thanks so much for the shout out. Have a fabulous day!

    18. February, 2011 at 05:44

    • Thanks Becky 🙂
      I still like YOUR photo of them better LOL
      Can’t remember what I put them on… it eas either just my kitchen counter, or a piece of paper on my kitchen counter. No light box, I used my speedlite with the Gary Fong Lightsphere.

      18. February, 2011 at 05:54

  2. Happy Birthday Michaela!!
    Your birthday cake image is wonderful. With star-light 🙂
    Beautiful earrings.
    — Can’t we see them on?

    18. February, 2011 at 07:03

  3. Ha! Selective dyslexia….too funny. Age is just a number!

    I hope you and Greg have a FABULOUS day! Those earrings are sweet! Love the colors of the green glass with the bronze/copper metal. I bet they look lovely on you!

    Did it take all your inner strength to NOT grab that fork and dive into that delicious-looking chocolate cake?? Too perfect of a photo…we all know it didn’t STAY that way. 😉

    I hope the girls are feeling better!

    Happy, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! 🙂

    18. February, 2011 at 07:48

    • Thanks, Tracy! I ate that piece of cake after I got the shots I needed! Maybe next year I’ll post a picture of the crumbs left on the plate 😉
      Both girls are feeling much better!

      18. February, 2011 at 08:08

  4. plainmama

    Happy Birthday!!!

    Where’s the pic of you and the short hair and the new earrings?????

    18. February, 2011 at 09:07

    • Thank you, Amy! Sorry, no picture of the short hair… see pic of earrings above! 😉

      18. February, 2011 at 15:48

  5. Amber

    Happy Birthday, hope your day is great!!!

    18. February, 2011 at 14:15

    • Thanks Amber, it is 🙂 BUSY, but great!

      18. February, 2011 at 15:48

  6. Amazing shots Michaela, and HB too… I know how you feel about having hair too short as well, but I like to think I’m just growing too tall for mine… 😉

    18. February, 2011 at 14:48

    • Thank you Brian. LOL, that’s one way of looking at it….. now how to I explain all the gray??!! (Other than blame hubby and the kids)

      18. February, 2011 at 15:50

  7. aswirly

    What a gorgeous shot of those beautiful earrings, and the cake looks divine!! So sorry to hear how sick the girls were. Something crazy must be going around. My hubby had a fever of 103 last week!! I couldn’t believe it. Glad they’re back in school though 🙂

    18. February, 2011 at 16:04

    • Thanks Amber…. hope your hubby is feeling better, too!

      18. February, 2011 at 16:05

  8. I just skipped right by that cake because I’m hungry! I LOVE those earrings! I’m going to see Rebecca’s photographs of them, but yours is delicious!! Dang… still thinking about that cake.

    18. February, 2011 at 18:22

  9. OMG… how could I forget? HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

    18. February, 2011 at 18:23

    • LOL Thanks Dana…. must have been that cake 😉

      18. February, 2011 at 19:34

  10. doreen3boys

    Little late to the party but I hope you had a great day! happy bday!

    18. February, 2011 at 20:40

    • Aww, it’s never too late! Thanks, Doreen. It was a pretty good day.

      18. February, 2011 at 20:42

  11. dalia

    yum!! looks great!! the kids back to school is a great gift. glad all is good.

    19. February, 2011 at 06:42

  12. Lucky you to receive jewelry made by Rebecca! I bought a bracelet from her for my sister for her birthday last fall – and I had a hard time giving it up! Wanted to keep it for myself!

    19. February, 2011 at 08:42

  13. Beautiful earrings! Lucky you. Sorry to hear about all the illness but glad everyone is on the mend. 🙂

    That cake looks scrumptious!

    19. February, 2011 at 08:52

  14. Happy belated birthday Michaela, your gift is beautiful, and the photo of it too.

    Sorry to hear about the sickness, – wintertime realy can be a challenge concerning health. I wish a fast recovery to everyone.

    19. February, 2011 at 16:07

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