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    Emily Malone

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Thirty One.

Hey – guess what?  Today is my birthday!  Thirty one big ones today.  Weird.

Now that I’m a mom, I find myself thinking about my birthday a bit differently this year.  I remember how I felt the day I had Cullen.  So much anticipation, hope, worry, and excitement.  I try to picture what he will be like at thirty one.  It’s so hard to imagine!

I think about what it must have been like for my mom thirty one years ago today.  Strange to think that she was having all those same thoughts about little old me!  (Although not really little – I was almost TEN pounds!  God bless her.)

And so I can’t think of a better way to share my birthday than with the person for whom today is also full of so many memories…

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My mom flew all the way from Cincinnati to celebrate with us this weekend, and I could not be happier.  It’s so fun to watch her with Cullen, and I’m hoping I might even score a few extra naps…

Have a great weekend!

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Ali @ Peaches and Football     at 9:38 am

Aww how wonderful that you get to celebrate with your mother there with you!!!

Have a wonderful Birthday Emily.

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Mandy     at 9:39 am

Happy Birthday! This made me think of my mother and tear up (she lives 5000 miles away & I miss her terribly… but she too made it here for my last birthday and the birth of our little one).

So amazing you get to see her for your bday! Have a great one!

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Liz     at 9:42 am

Happy Birthday, Emily! So glad your mom can be there to share it with you, and to visit Cullen. I’ll be turning 30 this year (May)…and I’m not so thrilled about it these days… ;)

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Noelle (@singerinkitchen)     at 9:50 am

Have a great one! My 33rd is March 4th.

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Meghan @ Healthy Food Love Affair     at 9:52 am

Happy birthday! :)

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Colleen     at 9:52 am

Happy Birthday Emily! Enjoy time with your mom and family this weekend!

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Sarah @ See Sarah Eat     at 9:52 am

Happy Birthday Emily! Hope you get to do something special :)

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Kaci     at 9:53 am

Happy Birthday!!! =) XOXO

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Suzanne C. (@Cruizanne)     at 9:53 am

Happy Birthday!

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Kinley @ Better Off Barefoot     at 9:54 am

Happy Birthday, Emily! Have a great one!

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clare @ fittingitallin     at 9:55 am

happy birthday emily!

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chelsey @ clean eating chelsey     at 9:57 am

Happy Birthday!

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Emily     at 9:57 am

How lovely that all 3 generations will get to celebrate together! :) And I love that you’re thinking more about what birthdays really mean – I’m 16 years old and to be honest, I had never even *considered* it in the past. Definitely food for thought. Have a wonderful birthday, Emily!

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Michelle     at 9:57 am

Today is a great day…because it’s my birthday, too! I hope that you have a fantastic weekend with your mom.

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Emily Malone Reply:

Happy birthday to YOU!!

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MaryBe@Accidentally-Vegan     at 9:58 am

Happy Birthday!

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Amy S.     at 9:59 am

Things like that are interesting to think about. I turned 23 last year, and when my mom turned 23 she was already four and a half months pregnant with me. I’m nowhere close to having kids, but it’s interesting to think about how my mom was already on her way at my age.

Enough rambling, I hope you have a very happy birthday with minimal poop and plenty of naps!!

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Caroline     at 10:01 am

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day celebrating with your mom, husband, and son! I hope this year is full of love, joy, and new experiences.

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Marlen     at 10:01 am

Happy Birthday Emily!!! My 32nd birthday was yesterday :). So glad that you have your mom there!! My birthday last year was the hardest yet because it was the first one since losing my mom. She was always the first one to wish me Happy Birthday and I wanted nothing more to have her with me.

Enjoy your birthday with your mom & your beautiful family!!!

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Dorsa @ Running Thoughts     at 10:04 am

Happy birthday :)

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Caitlin @ Chasing a Mile     at 10:09 am

Happy Birthday Emily! That is great that your mom can there to celebrate with you. I always miss my mom when I am not with her on my birthday.

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Mai     at 10:10 am

happy birthday emily :)

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Megan     at 10:11 am

Happy 31st year! :)

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Michelle     at 10:11 am

Happy birthday Emily! I hope you have a great day. I just printed out your recipe from yesterday’s post (the Coconut Egglpant Bharta) and I’m planning to make it this weekend. I love your recipes but this one looks ESPECIALLY awesome! I love your blog, thanks again!

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Kaley     at 10:14 am

Happy Birthday! I do not usually comment as I am just a silent reader, but I truly enjoy reading your blog and I appreciate you sharing you life with us. What better way to say thank you than on your birthday! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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Kim     at 10:16 am

happy birthday emily!!! today is also my fiances birthday, its a good day :)

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Lara     at 10:17 am

How special to have your mama with you! Happy Birthday, Emily!

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Alison     at 10:27 am

Happy Birthday to you, and a Happy Birth-Day to your mom! I’ve often sent my friends e-mails to wish them a Happy Birth-Day when one of their kids is celebrating another yearly milestone. It just seems right considering it’s the moms who remember the day the most! :) I hope your day is blessed with lots of love, relaxation and joy.

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Army Amy*     at 10:32 am

Happy birthday!*

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Samantha     at 10:35 am

Happy Birthday and have a beautiful day with your mom.

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Urban Wife     at 10:37 am

Happy, happy birthday!! :)

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Leatitia @ The Sweetest Year     at 10:38 am

Happy birthday Emily! I’m so happy to know your mother is with you to celebrate and give you a break! Sometimes a mommy needs a break.

Have an amazing day!

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Ingunn     at 10:40 am

Aaw, happy birthday Emily! An excellent way to celebrate.

(Oh, and Cullen’s hair is so much lighter now, you can really see it in this pic!)

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Coco     at 10:41 am

Happy birthday lady!! Enjoy it!

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Lori     at 10:44 am

Happy Birthday!!!

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Liz     at 10:45 am

Happy birthday – enjoy it!

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deep south runner     at 10:47 am

Happy birthday Emily! I just found your blog a couple of weeks ago and have really enjoyed reading through the archives. Have a great day!

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Kaitlyn @ Keeping up with Kaitlyn     at 10:50 am

Happy Birthday!! Have an amazing weekend with your mom!

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Miriam @ Bellaspire     at 10:52 am

Happy birthday AND berfday to Cullen’s either girlfriend or best bud!!

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Madeline @ Food, Fitness & Family     at 10:54 am

Happy Happy birthday!! I hope it is perfect! SO happy that your mom is there to celebrate … isn’t it amazing how we are never too old for our mamas? Makes me so excited that I am one ;)

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Kel     at 10:55 am

Happy birthday! I have enjoyed getting to know you through the blog. I hope you break down and have some cake!

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Emily Malone Reply:

Oh trust me, there is no break down needed! There will be a lot of treats. :)

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Adriana R     at 11:00 am

Happy Birthday! Enjoy your weekend with your beautiful family!

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Rebecca @ Miss Magnolia Munches & Moves     at 11:00 am

Happy Birthday! I hope you get your naps and everything else you wish for.

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Gina @ Running to the Kitchen     at 11:03 am

What a great way to spend your birthday! Happy 31st!

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Sarah     at 11:05 am

Juuuuuuuude! So jealous! Happy bday and hugs to all!

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Sarah     at 11:05 am

Juuuuuuuude! So jealous! Happy bday and hugs to all!

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Emily Malone Reply:

Thanks Cuz!

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Gwen     at 11:19 am

Happy Birthday, Emily! Hope you enjoy this weekend with your family!

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Jolene (Homespun Heritage)     at 11:20 am

~*Happy Birthday*~

I pray it is the most blessed year yet!

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Amber K     at 11:21 am

Happy birthday! Have a great time with your mom :)

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Laura @ LauraLivesLife     at 11:28 am

Happy Birthday! Have a great day!

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Kate @ get up and flow     at 11:29 am

Happy birthday! So sweet of your mom to fly out. My mom also lives in Cincinnati (I do not!) and having her fly out for my birthday would be an awesome present!

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Alex @ Raw Recovery     at 11:35 am

Joyeux anniversaire!

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Shweta     at 11:36 am

Aww..Happy B’Day.Have a Gr8 one..The pic is priceless.

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Cyndi     at 11:38 am

Enjoy your weekend! Happy Birthday!!

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Antonia @ healthinspirations     at 11:42 am

Happy Birthday. Hope you have an amazing day and get to nap lots over the weekend!

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Evan Thomas     at 11:43 am

Happy birthday, Emily!

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dee     at 11:45 am

Happy Birthday Emily!

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Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count     at 11:51 am

Have a wonderful Birthday, Emily!!

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melissa     at 11:55 am

Happy HAPPY birthday! :)

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Kendall (On An Inhale)     at 11:55 am

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! have fun!!

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becca @ bellebottoms     at 12:03 pm

wow, happy birthday! I hope you have wonderful birthday dreams during all your extra naps! :)

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misha     at 12:04 pm

happy birthday! i hope you have a wonderful day of celebration. i adore reading your blog – its so fun to read about another blogger’s life in seattle!

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Stefanie     at 12:12 pm

Happy birthday! Enjoy your time with your mother and extra naps. :)

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Sara     at 12:21 pm

Happy Birthday, Emily!

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Rachel @ My Naturally Frugal Family     at 12:21 pm

Happy Birthday!

Enjoy your mom and a few naps!!!

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Adrienne J     at 12:25 pm

Happy Birthday Emily!!

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Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed     at 12:30 pm

10 lbs, holy moly! Happy Birthday :) I hope you have a lovely day!!!!

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Stephanie @ On the Road to RD     at 12:37 pm

Happy Birthday, Emily!

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Angela @ Happy Fit Mama     at 12:41 pm

Happy Birthday! Enjoy your time with your Mom! :)

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Lauren @ Lawfully Wedded Wife     at 12:53 pm

So sweet that you have your mom visiting with you! Happy birthday! :D

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Mor     at 12:58 pm

Hi Emily,
I’m a first time commenter but I’ve been following your blog for a while and it’s really uplifting and inspiring!
Happy Birthday!!!
Hope you have a wonderful happy fulfilling day and year!
PS – Cullen is SUCH a cutie!

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Mama Pea     at 1:07 pm

Happy birthday, Em!!!

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Maureen     at 1:11 pm

Happy Birthday! 31 is a GREAT age to be! :)

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Sana     at 1:16 pm

Happy Birthday! I hope your b-day gift from Cullen does not involve a p word!

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Maryann     at 1:21 pm

Happy Birthday!! You are the same age as my son who is getting married this September and my birthday is in November like your Mom. Great she is there with you.

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Debbie     at 1:32 pm

Happy Birthday! :) Hope it’s great! I love reading your blog…especially the week by week pregnancy blogs and your birthing story. I am due March 11…

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Alaina     at 1:53 pm

Have a great weekend!! Happy Birthday Emily!!

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Stellina @ My Yogurt Addiction     at 2:03 pm

Happy Birthday!!! You look much younger than 31, I would have guessed 27!

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Kath     at 2:10 pm

Happppy Birthday!

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Sarah L     at 2:24 pm

Happy birthday!

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Jennifer (The Gourmetour)     at 2:41 pm

Happy Birthday!

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kelly     at 2:45 pm

Happy Birthday! Mine was yesterday (the big 3-0). Hope you have/had a great day!!

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Candy @ Healthy In Candy Land     at 3:25 pm

Happy Birthday! How sweet of you to think of others on your special day. And I’m pretty sure you have the best mom ever!

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Maria @ Beautiful Busy Bee     at 3:40 pm

Happy birthday! Have fun in Cincinnati. I was a big baby too hahaha! :)

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Snehal     at 3:44 pm

Happy Birthday, Emily! Hope you have a great year ahead :)

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Lee     at 3:50 pm

Happy Birthday Emily!

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Laura (Blogging Over Thyme)     at 3:55 pm

Happy Birthday Emily! I feel like I can imagine feeling this exact same way when/if I have kids..it must be a very strange new thought process, but exciting too. Hope you have a great day and get a few more zzz’s!

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vanessa gillis     at 4:36 pm

I turned 31 on the 6th of February, and having a two year old running around, I know what you mean about looking at your birthday from a different perspective. I can’t even imagine my little Belle at thirty one. Happy birthday!

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Anh     at 4:36 pm

Happy birthday Emily!! You are still my favorite food/mother blog to follow! I’ve followed every post almost two years. You are so blessed with the people in your life and your ability to write and reach out to others! Hope you have a great day!

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Jaclyn @ JustJac     at 4:36 pm

Happy Birthday Emily! Have a great weekend with your mom and your little family – you deserve it!

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Emily @ Life on Food     at 4:39 pm

Happy Happy Birthday!

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Kristen @ Change of Pace     at 4:45 pm

I can’t believe you are 31! Not that that’s old… You just look so young. Enjoy time with your mama :)

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Katie @ Talk Less, Say More     at 4:46 pm

That’s such a cute picture of the two of them!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

I hope you get what you asked for – a few extra naps! ;)

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Shari     at 5:03 pm

Happy Birthday!! :)

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Ashley     at 5:32 pm

Happy Birthday!! : )

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Heidi from BundlesofHugs     at 5:47 pm

Happy Birthday! Have a wonderful weekend

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Joss     at 6:30 pm

happy birthday! enjoy some naps!!!

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Monica     at 6:46 pm

Aww happy birthday! So glad you get to celebrate with your Mom. :)

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RachelSD     at 7:01 pm

Happy birthday Emily! Have a great time celebrating with your mom and (hopefully) resting.

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Carolyn @ cool beans     at 7:26 pm

Happy Birthday!

I was almost ten pounds too – every birthday I apologize to my Mom for that one! :)

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Danica @ It's Progression Not Perfection     at 7:32 pm

Happy Birthday, Emily!!

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Clare     at 7:44 pm

Happy Birthday!! Cullen looks so sweet there with your Mom :)

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Kari @ bite-sized thoughts     at 7:49 pm

Happy birthday Emily! I hope you have a wonderful day and time with your family

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Katie @ Soulshine and Sassafras     at 7:52 pm

Happy birthday Emily! You’re a great mommy, and I’m sure your mom is very proud of you :)

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Christine     at 9:31 pm

Wishing you the happiest of birthdays Emily! It’s so great you get to share it with both your mom and your beautiful baby boy. Enjoy the weekend!

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Sarah Crosby     at 10:12 pm

Happy Birthday! I just had a birthday for the first time with a baby and for some reason it just makes it so much sweeter!

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Ruth     at 1:24 am

Happy Birthday! Hope you had a wonderful Friday and continue cellebrating over the weekend!

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Sarah     at 3:25 am

Happy belated birthday! Hope you have a great birthday weekend xxx

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Hania     at 3:32 am

Happy Birthday Emily!

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Brittnie (A Joy Renewed)     at 4:04 am

Have a fabulous birthday! So glad your mom is there to celebrate with you and spend time with Cullen. What fun. You should totally indulge in a few (much needed!) extra naps this weekend!!

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Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers     at 6:11 am

Happy Birthday!!!

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Kristina     at 6:17 am

Happy Birthday!

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Leah     at 6:52 am

Happy Birthday. Enjoy your weekend!!

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Alyssa @ Fit and Fun in Third     at 8:36 am

Happy Birthday Emily!!!! Enjoy your special day with your very special people. :)

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Diana @ frontyardfoodie     at 9:11 am

Oh my goodness Happy Birthday! For some reason I thought you were much younger…like 25 or something. Not that you aren’t totally mature or anything. hehe. You’re just young at heart I guess:)

Have a wonderful day and a blessed year!

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Raewyn (My Spare Oom)     at 10:01 am

Happy Birthday, Emily! You are one beautiful mama, amazing cook, and gifted writer. Thank you so much for sharing your life with us on your blog! (And I agree with Diana – you don’t look 31!)

Have a lovely time with your mom. :)

P.S. Post on how you got your amazing postpartum look?!? Looking at the pics of you at the pool in Maui, I can’t believe you gave birth four months ago! You look fantastic!!

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Lauren @ Fun, Fit and Fabulous!     at 10:25 am

Happy belated birthday!! I hope you had a fabulous day!!

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Alexis @ Hummusapien     at 12:06 pm

Happy birthday, Emily! Hope your day is amazing! I can’t get enough of Cullen…he is the cutest little nugget!!

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Michaela     at 12:43 pm

aw, that is so sweet of you!
Have a very happy birtday and many more fulfilled years to come!

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Beth     at 1:12 pm

Happy Birthday Emily!! Enjoy your bday weekend! How fun your mom came to visit!

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Allison     at 3:47 pm

Happy Birthday Emily!!!! I hope you have a great day, you deserve it!

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Renee     at 4:18 pm

Happy Birthday:) Enjoy Your Special Day!

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Emily (Edible Psychology)     at 3:44 am

Happy Birthday, Emily! Hope you had a great day!

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Ananda     at 5:40 am

Happy Birthday to YOU! Thank you for all that you share with us via this blog. Enjoy your day with the family!

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Ashley @ Cooking for John     at 10:48 am

Happy belated- hope you had a fantastic time with your Mom! :)

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steph     at 5:45 pm

Happy Birthday!!!
I must say your son is the cutest baby everrr! I mean it

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Mehr     at 6:26 pm

Happy 31st!!! Hope it’s fabulous :D

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Kathy     at 7:01 am

Oh Happy Birthday lovely lady. Oh to be 31 again!! Such a wonderful time.

Has something been wrong with your site? Today is the first day I could get in in over 4 or 5 days. Had no other problems except with your site. And still can’t get some of the pictures to come up. Very strange. Well, enjoy your birthday!!

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Paj     at 8:45 am

Happy belated birthday.

In my family, it’s always been a tradition to say “Happy Mother’s(or Father’s)Day” to the parent on birthdays too!

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