Happy Birthday to....Me!

I woke up today one year older and hoepfully, as with every passing year, wiser then the one before it. When it comes to birthday wishes I try to stay pretty realistic, seeing as the pony I've been hoping for since I was three has yet to arrive. Wisdom, along with continued health and happiness top this list again this year for things I hope for in my 29th year.

Okay, well that's not exactly it. I do have one more wish:

On June 25-26 I will captain my company's relay team at the Easter Seals' 24 Hour Relay which raises money for totally awesome children and young people with various disabilities in Canada. Over the course of the 24 hour period my team will run 1 mile laps in Coronation Pak to raise funds and awareness for this awesome cause. As the captain I  pledge to be there for every minute of the event. It really is that important to me.

My birthday wish is actually two fold so here goes:

If you live in or around Toronto and want to run a few miles for a great cause join my team as an honorary member and come check out the fun that day. (email me for more information about participating in the event)


If you can, please sponsor me as I aim to raise $500 through pledges and other fundraising efforts

If you'd like to make a donation please click here. Even $5 makes a huge difference in the lives of these children.

The way I see it is I am so lucky for all that I already have that I want my birthday to be about helping others this year.

Oh and cake! I'm not quite ready to give up cake.

So tell me, what's your favorite way to spend your birthday? When is your birthday so I can come and wish you a HB on your special day?


  1. Happy birthday!! We're the same age. :) Anyway, have a great day! :)

  2. Happy Birthday!! I hope you have a wonderful day! And wishing you all the best in this next year of life. :)

    I think the relay you are doing sounds amazing. Good luck!

  3. Happy birthday pretty lady! Mine is August 15th and I will most likely have a blogger bbq of some sort, so you are most definitely invited! Have a great one!

  4. Happy Birthday! Ahhh, to be in the 20s again. I don't know what that's like. I get older again on June 7. Blah. I'm over getting older. But I am not over presents and cupcakes, so I guess it's a draw.
    I usually like spending my bdays with my friends but my anti-social side likes sitting on the couch watching a movie.

  5. 1. happy birthday. hope u have a wonderful day and all ur bday wishes come true.
    2. cute pick with the glasses and the candles.
    3. ive always wanted to run a 24 hour race! that sounds sooo cool. u guys will have sooo much fun!
    4. ill sponsor u! let me know where to go

  6. HAPPY HAPPY Birthday!!! :) My bday is May 23rd, so coming up soon! Good luck on your race!

  7. Happy Birthday!!! I hope all of your wishes come true! Enjoy your last year of your 20s (though, I admit I don't really miss mine! I love my 30s).

    PS - Ponies are overrated.

  8. Happy Birthday! My favorite way to spend a birthday is going out to eat with the family. Now that we all live in diff states, it's nice to celebrate together. Plus... hearing them sing "Happy Birthday" over the phone is dreadful.

  9. Happy Birthday! Favorite things on my birthday:
    =Time for a run
    -A massage
    -A martini
    -At least one cupcake
    -My three favorite people with me (husband + kids)

  10. Happy Birthday Samantha! I think you should wear those glasses all week :)

    If I lived in the Toronto area, I'd totally be there!

  11. Happy Birthday!!!
    My parents have always made my sister and i feel like a princess on our birthdays, no chores, whatever we want for dinner, i always get a bouquet of peonies from their garden, and Pavlova instead of birthday cake because i'm weird and don't like cake!
    Relay for life sounds great, if i lived a bit closer i would totally come out and support you - if it turns out i'm in the toronto area that day i'll totally cheer you on for a little while!

  12. Samantha, Happy Birthday! If I lived anywhere near Toronto I would come out and join you for your relay. Since I live so far away, I am doing the next best thing. Cheers to you!

  13. Happy Belated Birthday! I hope it was everything you wanted it to be.

  14. Happy late birthday! I hope it was everything and more!

  15. Oh no!!! I missed your Birthday!! Booo me!!!

    I DO hope it was simply lovely!!!!!!!!!!! :)