Wednesday was my birthday and I spent it quietly with family and friends. Today it’s my birthday again. Every year I have two birthdays because I was a war refugee, I don’t know my parents, my name, my birthplace or my birthday. Everything is made up. Many people from a similar part of the world during a similar time have a similar story. Now I’m 44 and I’ve never felt or looked better, and I’ve never been healthier or happier. Life is good. Feather, Daisy, Asha and Dylan are the reason. I have to pack for our trip to Vancouver to spend Thanksgiving in Canada with Dylan’s family so I’ll post the rest of these pictures later.
I am a bit gutted to not be at Shambhala right now with my special crew, it’s my first time missing in 11 years. Good thing the company I’m keeping instead is so freaking cute. For those of you who are there however be sure to catch ill.Gates at Village Stage tonight at 9 PM!
I couldn’t ask for a better partner, husband or friend. You are the best and the best baby daddy. We love you ill.Gates! Happy birthday Dylan!
Tomorrow is my first Mother’s Day! I spent this morning’s entire dog walk planning and devising. For some reason I’m really excited about Mother’s Day, even more than Valentine’s Day, my two birthdays and Christmas. I guess Mother’s Day is my favourite because it has to do with Asha and I love her so totally, more than anyone and anything, alongside Feather and Daisy and Dylan. My first Mother’s Day. Shit. But I think it should be Mother’s Day every day, forever, until the end of time, what do you think? Too much? Anyway. Happy Mother’s Day to me, and to all you beautiful ladies with kids.
Presenting Asha Sofía Atari Lane, born during the spring equinox beneath a full moon sky. Asha means hope or desire in Sanskrit and beautiful life in Swahili. Sofía means wisdom or skill. Atari means hit, success, reaching the mark, uttering Atari signifies the time in which a goal is won. What a wonderful day, perhaps the most wonderful day ever recorded. I’ve never cried so much from amazement, gratitude and love.
So we’re having a baby. The due date is March 20 the first day of spring which I can’t help but find amazing. Here’s our baby registry in case you wanted to buy us gifts. The shipping address is attached to the registry and you’ll be alerted if someone already bought a certain item so don’t worry it’s not possible for us to receive repeat gifts. This is a Universal Wish List so items can be bought from other stores but are fulfilled by Amazon. There is no particular order here we want everything on this list otherwise the item would not be included. For more expensive items try teaming up with others to share the cost. Don’t forget to include a signed note so we know who the gifts are from. Thank you!