So You Say It's Your Birthday?

It's my birthday, too!

But really. It is actually my birthday today! I can't decide if I'm happy about turning 28, but....there it is, anyway. {Insert insecurities about being so close to turning 30.} Not much I can do about that ticking clock, so I might as well accept it, right? :)

We spent the past weekend in NC celebrating our freedom and my birthday. It went by super fast, but we had a blast! When we went up for Charlotte's birthday in March, I was still swamped by Millie's itty-bittyness and I feel like I didn't totally enjoy myself. This time I felt much more....equipped to handle all of the busyness with family around. 

I think Charlotte may have thought it was her birthday...again. LOL!

Friday evening, we had a combination birthday/Independence Day swim party, dinner, and fireworks. Truth be told, I don't mind having my birthday party on the 4th. Fireworks on my birthday? Yes, please!

So much more excited about fireworks this year! I love it!

 Uncle Jason handing out 'snap dragons'.

Charlotte's first sparkler! *proud mama*

I have been totally spoiled by all of our family this year. My mom sent money, with which I ordered some brand spanking new TOMS and a few other things that haven't come in yet. 

Joe also bought me a pair of TOMS. (I seriously want all the TOMS!) My in-laws got me a little mini-purse (toss it in the diaper bag!) and some moo-la. Sister-in-law #1 (aka Sarabeth) got me a gift card to my favorite fast food place....Chic-Fil-A! I had planned on using it on our way home but, alas, it was Sunday. *sigh* Sister-in-law #2 (aka Anna) gave me a monogrammed cosmetic bag full of my must-have Mary Kay products!!! She also made me brownies. And took Charlotte to her house for a sleepover (post about this to come). So basically, she wins. ;-)

On Saturday we just hung out, enjoyed time with family, and relaxed. It was really nice to spend the 4th/my birthday with family this year. It's a rare treat since the Army always likes to interfere with our plans!

Today, I'm not sure what we'll do. It's smack in the middle of the week, so we may just hang out at home. That's okay, though. I don't really mind all that much. I am hosting my Jamberry Nails launch party on Facebook tonight, so that's something! I'm really excited about being a Jamberry Nails consultant and starting this little business. It has great potential! If you'd like to join my party, leave a comment or send me an email with your email address/FB name so I can add you! Or you can just do some good old fashioned online shopping on my website. ;-)

Happy Birthday to me!

Hope ya'll have a great day!


  1. Happy Birthday!

    I think everyone should have fireworks on their birthday. ;) Definitely one of the best ways to celebrate.

  2. Happy birthday! Sounds like a fun holiday weekend!