My Birthday Post :-)


Sunday April 14th is both my birthday and my oldest daughter’s birthday. I will turn 41 and she will turn 9. Last year, for my 40th, I needed some silence.  So I told my husband that I would like to go to Sedona, Arizona for a birthday getaway without the kids. I just wanted to go on top of those red rock mountains and meditate. I shared this feeling with somebody who, in turn, asked me what technique I use to meditate and how often I do it. Technically, I don’t meditate at all, let alone use any ‘technique’ or system. It was really just plain and simple. I felt I needed to climb really high, sit on a piece of earth, close my eyes and just breath… in complete silence.

I had never been to Sedona before. I had just seen pictures of Sedona many years ago and had never forgotten it. Many people believe that there are energy vortexes in Arizona that you can visit. Those were exactly the places I wanted to go.

There we are below, in front of one of those energy vortexes.

We hired a guide on the first day. He is the one with the hat. My honey is the one standing, without a hat

While the boys were busy philosophizing, I went to seek my silence. I found just the spot. I was able to hide there alone for a few minutes before they found me.

When I sat, I did not notice there was, what the guide thought was a “petroglyph”, or a rock carving behind me. I just loved the spot. And I loved that there was a tree growing out through a crack in the rocks.

It said to me that life persists. Even in the most difficult circumstances, life prevails and persists. And that is beautiful.

And here is how my princess wanted to spend her birthday..

Preparing for and attending a tea party of course :-)

I’m sharing at Outdoor Wednesday


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    • Nadia April 12, 2013  2:45 am Reply

      It is sooo beautiful! Thanks for stopping by :-)

  1. Jill April 10, 2013  10:38 am Reply

    Awesome photos! Happy Birthday to both of you :)

    ~ Jill


    • Nadia April 12, 2013  2:45 am Reply

      Thank you so much :-)

    • Nadia April 12, 2013  2:46 am Reply

      I agree. Thanks!

  2. orangeheromama April 10, 2013  11:39 am Reply

    Wow. What a gorgeous post!! <3


  3. Sheryl April 10, 2013  11:40 am Reply

    Happy Birthday!!!

    • Nadia April 12, 2013  2:46 am Reply

      Thank you!!!!

    • Nadia April 12, 2013  2:48 am Reply

      Thank you :-) You would LOVE it. And if you went you could report back on the good breakfasts :-))

  4. alicia April 10, 2013  4:43 pm Reply

    Happy early birthday to you and your daughter! I love the landscape of AZ and your trip sounds right up my alley. That sounds like a lovely way to recharge! Thanks for linking to Project Alicia today!

    • Nadia April 12, 2013  2:49 am Reply

      Thanks for hosting and thanks for stopping by. That was exactly the places I needed to recharge. I love the landscape of AZ too. xx

  5. Jason April 11, 2013  2:52 pm Reply

    Happy birthday! I was at Sedona once for a conference, but sadly got to see very little of it.

    • Nadia April 12, 2013  2:50 am Reply

      Thank you! Awww too bad.

  6. sian April 12, 2013  8:59 pm Reply

    Happy Birthday Hon! Seems like a perfect way to spend it!

    • Nadia April 13, 2013  5:43 am Reply

      Thanks!!!!! It was soooo nice!!! xoxo

  7. Isra {TheFrugalette} April 15, 2013  3:09 am Reply

    Happy Birthday!! I've been thinking about you all day, and here you have a post I can comment on perfectly. May this year be filled with light, love and may all your dreams come true. xo

  8. Jennifer April 16, 2013  3:12 am Reply

    Visiting you from Wordless Wednesday Bloggers. I was so happy to host last week. Thanks for linking up. See you this Wednesday.


  9. carol anne May 6, 2013  7:57 am Reply

    >>>It said to me that life persists. Even in the most difficult circumstances, life prevails and persists. And that is beautiful.<<<

    This is such a beautiful thought.

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