Sunday, March 6, 2011

Happy Birthday to ME!

I am a birthday person, I don't just enjoy my birthday, I enjoy celebrating birthdays of all my loved ones! I think we should celebrate the day of our birth and do it up BIG. I am so happy to know my daughter has inherited that trait as well. She has been talking about my birthday for a week.
Enjoying Birthday Cake!
**I now interrupt this blog post for a cute Riley story...
...I went to get my haircut one afternoon and made a stop at Target for a few quiet moments while hubby watched my girl. As I am finishing my shopping trip I get a call on my cell phone, my daughter wants to talk. "Mommy, where are you? what are you doing?" I tell her I am at Target and her response?  "Target?? I went to Target today with Gwanny and Paige and we buyed you a birdhouse for your birfday!" Ahh love the innocence in not even knowing she told me a "surprise." We have talked about said birdhouse all week. "Is it your birfday yet? I buyed you a birdhouse! Where is my birdhouse? Call Gwanny we need our birdhouse. " Here is my beautiful birdhouse, painted by the sweetest girl I know:

Birdhouse 2011

Oh and just so you know I did fix my hair and look nice for part of the day:

Me and My Best Girl
How did I celebrate BIG?! I celebrated all weekend long! I took a vacation day Friday and spent the day as "Hill Party of 4." Momma, Daddy, Paige and I started the day out at Lil Angel's Attic (if you have young kids you really should check this event out!). We invested in Ethan and Riley's summer wardrobe! Usually I go late in the afternoon to avoid the crowds but this year we went at 9am. People were crawling under racks, lugging laundry baskets full of clothes and toys around! We had a lot of fun and found some really nice things for our little love bugs! They then surprised me with lunch at Olive Garden (and a princess hat, please note photo).

The Princess Hat that I wore Proudly

We enjoyed a lot of breadsticks and wonderful pasta! My Daddy then escorted us girls to get pedicures! (I went with Dutch Tulip, you should really check out their website, you can actually "try on" different colors!) Saturday was a lazy day around the house and I then went to dinner and a movie with one of my best buddies from work Kacey! We saw The King's Speech and it was surprisingly really good! Today is the BIG day, today is March 6, aka my birthday. I was greeted in bed with presents, cards and breakfast by two of my favorite people in the world. We then worshipped at CABG, and came home to enjoy birthday cake with my family. A highlight in the afternoon was when I got to finally feel Baby Ethan kick (he loves his favorite Aunt already)! The husband cooked a fabulous meal that was "on point," spent some snuggle time on the couch with Riley watching A Bug's Life and I really don't think anything could have made the day more perfect!

Did I mention I got 2 pairs of really cute Sperry flip flops?!

I am celebrating my 28th Birthday today and proud of it! In the words of Carrie Bradshaw "twenty-something girls are just fabulous" and that is going to be my mantra this year. My life is really just beginning and I feel like I am finally moving past the insecure days during my college career and actually ENJOYing being me.  Don't get me wrong I have lots of aspects that I am working on, I am not perfect, but I am learning to accept the imperfections....

I leave you with yet another Carrie moment, one that I am reading to myself daily: the most exciting, challenging and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself. And if you can find someone to love the you you love, well, that’s just fabulous. Happy Birthday to ME!


  1. I'm glad you had such a great birthday weekend!!! I love you!!! ~aunt anzhee ;-)

  2. Sounds like an AWESOME birfday!!! And I LOVE your new Sperrys!