Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Happy Birthday to ME!

Today is my birthday.

I love birthdays. I make a big deal of birthdays. Of mine, of my husbands (even though he could care less) and of my girls' birthdays.

I don't care how old I'm turning. The number doesn't bother me. At all. Really. I think it's because I really try to live my life so that every year I can look back and go, "Man, that was a good year!" Of course some years have more sadness and trials than other years. But as a whole, there's not one year where I don't look back and say, "I had fun this year!"

Today I turned 32. 

It was a GREAT birthday.  Nothing special or no big trip. I have been known to be on vacation on my birthday, but not every year.

This year was just about being happy.

So I started my morning off with my run. I did about 3.5 miles. By myself. No kids. THAT was a great present in itself. haha.

Today, I'm 24 weeks. I think that translates into about 6 months? haha.  In my last post, I talked about my motivation for keeping fit during my pregnancy. And my birthday isn't an excuse to skip it that day. In fact, just the opposite. It's a great reason to work even harder!

After my run, the girls and I headed to the beach with some of our favorite people. Ron suggested that I go to the beach by myself without the girls, but honestly, I don't know if I know how to go to the beach without the girls anymore. haha. We were going with friends, so I thought it would be better to bring the girls.

It was SUCH a gorgeous day! I love being able to go to the beach on my birthday. It's usually where I end up when I'm home for my birthday. These are "our beach family." They live at the beach just like we do.

Yes, I'm in the water with my camera! I LOVE my water camera... BEST thing I ever bought myself. Here's my post on it, because of course I had to share how happy I was when I got it!

When we came home, Ron had a fun little card for me that he made all by himself. I'm not a big flowers kind of girl, but I do love flowers. The simple flowers are just great. Really, I love daisies. They're my favorite. But what I'm REALLY impressed with is the Cannoli card! haha!  That is my husband. He's got such a comedic side...which is good, when you're a fire fighter.   But love (more like, am impressed!) with all of the different fonts and colors he used.   And in the bag?? Some more Pandora charms for my bracelet. It's his "go-to" gift for any occasion. lol. 


 I did go shopping for my birthday present to myself...
My first pair of real sunglasses- Oakley! ! And they are polarized, perfect for the beach and pool! Now, I just hope they don't get ruined by the two Destructo girls. lol It really is amazing the difference a pair of good sunglasses is compared to cheap ones... I've never had a pair of sunglasses. I feel like a grown up now lol. My husband asked how much I paid for them. I just walked away. haha!

Later that day, my cousin came over with her boys to watch the girls so Ron and I could go out for my birthday. We went out for dinner at one of my favorite places... The Mansion. It sound hoity-toity. But it's not...really. lol

I decided that I wanted to come home and have some cake and ice cream with everyone instead of doing anything else after dinner, since I normally don't have family in town during my birthday.  They just moved down, and I'm loving having them here. Not just because she came to babysit the girls for a few hours, but because I love being able to get together with family whenever! 

Anyway, she came baring a birthday cake that she made me! I love it! 

Even if it does say 31 instead of 32. That's ok. Better to go down than up, right!? ha! 

I LOVE having them here.  Too bad they're moving up north soon...like 1.5 hours north. 

But still. I'm selfish and don't want them to go already. lol.

So my birthday. I loved how I got to spend it.  I spent it doing things I love to do with people I love to be with.  I wouldn't want it any other way!


  1. Happy happy birthday! I love birthdays, too! Wow, that cannoli card was AWESOME!!!

  2. Happy Birthday!! :) Looks like you had an awesome day!!