Wednesday, January 17, 2007

{de}lurking

a week late, but {de}lurking nonetheless. and in perfect time, as I've been so disjointed from here lately, it's about time for me to re-introduce myself.
I'm amy. Today is my 33rd birthday. I am due to have my first kiddo in 4 and a half short weeks. I'm rather shy...or better put, a bit hard to get to know at first. I am a better listener than talker. My family {which includes my dog henry} and friends are very important to me. My sister is Jen of scissorspaperglue. My mom still lives in the same house we grew up in. My dad passed away suddenly of a heart attack when I was 11. I think this has a lot to do with my independence. I love it when people tell me I look or remind them of him. I have had the same best friend since 6th grade, and I have known her since pre-school. I need to work less and travel, relax and make more. I need to say no more often. I need my own time and space or I go nutty. I have lived in California my entire life, but dream of someday living in a another state or even another country. I manage a small in-house art studio for a large advertising agency. I have worked at the same agency for over 9 years. I met my husband here a bit over 8 years ago. He is a writer. A really talented writer who amazes me and makes me laugh every day. In 2001, I began posy press doing small production runs of paper goods in the likes of cards, stationery, bound journals and albums. In 2004, posy press began designing, printing and producing custom wedding invitations. I still love and enjoy posy press. I love to learn and try new things. I am nervous at how my life will change once I am a mother. But mostly, I am excited at the possiblity of the change it may bring.

now you....

19 comments :

kristin said...

Happy Birthday Amy!!! What a bean pole you are! can't believe you have only a month to go...good luck with everything and keep feeling well! :)

jenny vorwaller said...

hi amy! this is wonderful, whoever started this is really onto something, i have enjoyed finding out little things about bloggers here and there...

amazing about your father, and i am sure that you do resemble him in so many ways. this photo of you? it's so adorable! standing in the midst of silence...waiting for the big event to come! (that little push car is so cute!)

and...happy birthday! hope it is very, very special.

all my best!
jenny

AnastasiaC said...

Happy Birthday sweet Mamma to be!!
Have a wonderful day!

This is a beautiful post...wow, bebe will be here just over 4weeks away, how wonderful!!!

Vallen said...

Happy b-day. Today is my daughter's b-day but she's a few years older. You are looking terrific for being so far along.

jenny said...

ps oooo is that little car in the room a fitito? :D hee.

Manda said...

Happy Birthday Amy! What a beautiful photo of you. And what a lovely post!

Lisa PN said...

Amy, this is awesome!
I am so glad you saw my de lurking post and commented or i might have never stumbled upon this! and so, happy birthday! my best friend growing up shares the same birthday with you. she was awesome! i saw here a month ago and although we don't see each other tonnes, she is happy and beautiful.
yes, baby is exciting. i am still a bit frightened about that..but then, i suppose i should get pregnant first! heehee..
you are lovely, glad to meet you in this cyber wonder land!

lisa s said...

aw... happy birthday pregnant amy!

so exciting.... i love what you share here [think much of it could apply to me too].

thanks for being part of this community!!

enjoy enjoy!

Abby said...

Well first off, Happy Birthday! Congrats on the baby. I bet you are so excited. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Lena said...

hello and happy birthday! i loved hearing that you got one of my wood blocks for a present! so glad you like it.

maggiegracecreates said...

Happy birthday. Thank you for your kind words about my mom. I hope your birthday was wonderful.

Anonymous said...

Happy belated birthday dear Amy. You and your sister have so many traits of your Dad, and your Mom. Two of the most amazing people I have ever known.
Yes, you are on your way to welcome in a new life that will make your life even more beautiful than you can ever imagine. I love you so much....Love Aunt Sharon

Karen said...

Happy birthday Amy!!

I really am enjoying everyone's delurking posts when I do find them.

I wish you lots of joy and new adventures (especially with petite enfant arriving!) in this coming year!!

Megan said...

I've really enjoyed reading your blog so far! Everything is so exciting for you lately!! I wanted to let you know that I "tagged" you on my blog today for listing 6 weird things about yourself. I got tagged today and figured since you were re-introducing yourself it might be fun. Obviously you don't have to do it! :)

juliamo said...

You look great, and trust me, you will be a wonderful mom. That little soul is lucky to be coming to live with you :)

I hope your special day was a good one and that the year ahead is one of your best yet! xoxo-j.

tyty said...

I love this picture!

...and being your BFF. Go Little Shepherd!

xo

mati rose said...

happy birthday & de-lurking!
you look lovely in the belly. i can't wait... hope i get to meet you soon!
i can relate about my own dad what you said. and a lot of the rest too.
xo,
mati

Andrea said...

Hi there! I missed your birthday yet again. I am going into year 3 of missing birthdays of fabulous people. A break may help me, too! I wuv you and can't wait to see some pictures of baby p. :)

mati rose said...

it was so lovely to meet you!! i wish you the very best in these next weeks:) you are a glowing mama to be. i am so happy you have one of my favorite pieces ever. i will be perusing your shoppe (provided it's still open!) for some of your wares.
xxoxoxo,
mati