Friday, December 11, 2009

Company Girl Coffee 12/11/09..The Passing of Another Year

I am getting older! (Notice the distinction between getting old- which is just kind of sad and getting older- which is a mark of wisdom, passage and a cause for celebration!)I am happy to say that yesterday I celebrated my 35th birthday!

Oh, Ladies, it was a wonderful birthday! One of the best yet! Full of heartwarming moments, tender hugs, MANY refrains of "Happy Birthday to you!" (sung in wide variety of keys- G, C and Off;), and lots and lots of love....Absolutely wonderful! Not at all my usual- plan a big party, have everyone over and eat lots of cake type birthday, but low key...good morning birthday hugs from my munchkins, breakfast with good friends, coffee and a new book at Borders, lunch with my dear husband, a little shopping, visiting with my business partner and the mini-stirfry, and then dinner with my family. Absolutely beautiful. My heart is overflowing with gratitude.

As for this past two weeks, much has happened.

1) My partner Kim and I are working on a new online project for moms. Look for it to debut in the next couple of weeks.

2) I have been asked to come on as a facilitator for a company called "The Peaceful Woman," which leads spiritual women's retreats in Maui - be in prayer for me about this decision- it is a huge time commitment, and I haven't fully gotten the green light from God on it yet, but am very excited about the possibility!

3) I got the dates for my summer tour with Inspired Girls, Inc. We will be doing Success Summits for young women ages 13-19 in 9 cities around the nation this summer. It is a fabulous program and I am so excited and blessed to be a part of it. Watch for more info on IG Success Summits to come soon!

4) Inspired Girls is taking 15 young women to Rio de Janeiro in July to experience International Life and Leadership Camp. I can't begin to tell you how excited I am to be a part of this camp! We will be serving in a Brazilian orphanage while focusing on several aspects of personal development for the girls. If you know a young lady who would like to apply, check out the website at

5) Last, but not least, Strings Attached Ministries FINALLY has a home! I am so excited to share my heart with you! Please go check it out...roam around and let me know what you think!

I love you guys! You have been such fabulous cheerleaders and supporters and I truly look forward our weekly check ins...Thank you so much! Have a great Company Girl Friday!


  1. Happy belated birthday, I'm glad to hear you had a great day, I love my birthday - any excuse to celebrate! I love what you said about getting older rather than old. It sounds like you have some great opportunities ahead of you - enjoy!

  2. Happy birthday to you!! I actually don't mind getting older. As long as you don't feel old, you're not. I know so many younger people who complain about being tired all the time, or their back hurt, etc. That's getting old, even though they're younger than I am. I just don't feel old. Anyhow, it sounds like there are some awesome and amazing things going on in your life. That is so great to hear. Here's to the next 35 years and beyond! =)

  3. Happy Birthday! What a great day you had! I love your outlook on the added years! I need to take that on myself.

    Wow you have so many great things going on. God is moving and groovin' with you girl! Wonderful!

    Have a blessed week,

  4. Happy Birthday Cari! I'm glad it turned out to be a wonderful day for you. So much going on! I'll pray for wisdom as you decide the next steps in your ministry. Sounds like things are popping!