My Birthday Week in Review [5.22.16]


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!


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.


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.


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!


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).



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”.


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


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!


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


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.


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


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

Birthday Week


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


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.


anxiously to see pictures of my newborn nephew.


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?

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things” Philippians 4:8.


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