My Birthday Week in Review

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My 27 years of life as I celebrate the start of a new year and the gift of life that God and my parents gave to me.

P.S.Raising Canes makes a great birthday dinner!

Pondering

how once you are a parent and past 25 years old, birthdays lose some of their luster and half the fun of opening gifts and singing “Happy Birthday” anymore is because your kids enjoy it. Watching the excitement in their eyes makes it much more enjoyable.

Enjoying

the smell of  hazelnut coffee wafting through the house in the morning and the flowery scent of spring sunshine and freshly cut grass lacing our open windows.

Survived

crossing a not so very child proof drawbridge spanning a creek with two young children. They were surprisingly calm about how high off the ground we were!

Hoping

my poor two year old’s swollen eye looks better soon after being bit by a mosquito right under the bottom lid. (Note to self: do not attempt hiking in the woods without bug spray, even if it is your birthday and it seems like a good idea to stop for a  spontaneous walk).

Happy

that we visited with great grandparents, grandparents and cousins this week and that we had a willing aunt to babysit so my husband and I could go watch his little sister perform as Maria in the “Sound of Music”.

Praying

for my brother and sister-in-law as they prepare for the birth of their first child….this weekend!

Excited

about my garage sale purchases from my moms’ group sale this weekend (3 big bags for $9) and stashing away the new princess toys for my daughters’ birthdays!

Thankful 

for all the birthday wishes, the great home decor gifts, birthday calls and the very thoughtful and hilarious group card from my family.

Relieved

that our bathroom remodel is over and completed and we can take a home improvement break for awhile while we wait for the home improvement budget to fill up again.

Pleased

how well our new wall decor looks in both the bathroom and living room. Contentment comes in the little things.

Loving

how darling my daughters look in their new matching summer dresses from Zulily!

Posted

about our playgroup last week, my Wednesday Wisdom quote on friendship and a link to my Catholicmom.com article from Tuesday.

Missing

my family, especially after that birthday card with individual notes from each one of them. It’s hard when they are all in one place and I am the only one missing, but that’s what happens when you grow up and have your own family.

Waiting

anxiously to see pictures of my newborn nephew.

Planning

on spending a relaxing weekend baking in the sun and watching college baseball with the hubby and eating frozen yogurt with my daughters. Keeping the birthday going!

That about wraps up my lovely little week, how was yours?

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