So, the first four topics will share some of Natasha's qualities and interests that are quintessentially "her." Regular blog readers likely won't be surprised in the least by these photos, but they capture things from the past year that she loves, and I wish her much more of these in the year to come.
A deep, abiding love for flowers and gardening
A fervent passion for baseball, especially the Toronto Blue Jays
A love of books, including participation in two 24-hour read-a-thons.
Last, but certainly not least, her love for her family, both near and far.
The second set of photos, meanwhile, convey some of Natasha' perhaps lesser-known gifts. These are things that pop up unexpectedly, or are part of everyday life, but are also well worth celebrating.
Natasha, here's wishing you a wonderful 44th birthday, and a fantastic year ahead!