Yesterday was muh bday.
It was awesome! Pretty much one of the best everrr.
I didn’t get my drink on & party like it’s 2001…I wasn’t invited to that party.
I did something pretty equally amazing though…I spent the day with my family just doing stuff.
I stayed off all social media for the day. I only touched my phone to take pics and answer birthday texts.
Here’s how it went:
First thing to make my bday totally awesome….
I got to sleep until I woke up ON MY OWN.
Since having kids, work, and a husband…this experience is pretty much non-existent.
Danny just laid beside me and patiently waited for me to wake on my own. Then after I woke he was even more patient and we just laid & cuddled & he rubbed my back. I love mornings like this! Then I rewarded his patience & allowed him to give me my 1st bday present…then I hopped into the shower while he started cleaning the house & making breakfast.
Our plan was to spend the day together at our new land & ride Danny’s new toy…but Danny got called into work for an oil leak…so he was gone pretty much the whole day.
I finished cooking breakfast and enjoyed eating with my two babies and Danny’s parents.
Then we loaded up & headed out to the land to show Danny’s dad the new place.
I CAN NOT be more excited about our new land!
I am going to do a separate post on this exciting birthday present tomorrow!
We hung out there for a bit and let the kids run around. Then we headed back to the house. I wish Danny hadn’t been called into work b/c I really really wanted to take his new toy for a spin…
Supposedly…that was MY birthday present. Ha!
Back at the house I opened all the doors and let the beautiful sunshine & breeze flow through the house while I took some time to clean, mop, & even scrub toilets and baseboards. As in on my hand & knees with muh yellow gloves on scrubbin every last inch of the toilet. On my birthday. And it made me happy!
I also added a few more fall decorations around the house. I LOVE LOVE LOVE fall! November is obvi my fav month!
Then me & the kids loaded up again and headed to work to clean the office. I love taking my kiddos with me! They are so fun to hang out with & a big help!
We went to Walmart to grab dinner to cook & groceries for the week. And guess what?!?! My kids weren’t crazy little heathens in Walmart! Glory Glory Hallelujah Happy Birthday to me!
When we got back to the house around 5pm…my parents were there for dinner and Danny was finally home from work. I left Danny to cook our scrumptious meal and my parents and the kids and I headed back out to the land to let them see it. Can you tell I’m excited??
When we got home this yummy goodness was waiting on us…
All of muh fattening favs. Baked potatoe casserole, Stouffer’s mac & cheese, garlic toast, & Danny’s steak. I’m kinda stuck up when it comes to my steak…I only like the edge piece off the ribeye. Danny cooks THE BEST steak.
And now…the most AWESOME part of my birthday??
The gifts my dad brought! Starting with this cake he made me!
Seriously…yesterday morning at the store when I was getting breakfast stuff to cook…I wished I had a homemade cake and even stopped on the cake aisle and looked at the boxes of mix. I haven’t had homemade cake like that in years! It was such a great surprise when my dad showed up with it! It was SO GOOD!
My parents even got me this cool cake server that flips and can be used as a punch bowl! Holla!
And of course my Si bobble head & Tervis cup!
But my the ABSOLUTE BEST THING HE BROUGHT…
Gorgeous photos of my AUNT NINA!! (prounounced NINE-UH)
Obviously I this is the beautiful lady I was named after!
Here is her & my Uncle Eddie…
I also got her drivers license & her and Uncle Eddie’s SS cards.
Aunt Nina lived in Florida when she past years back. Her son passed earlier this year so his step daughter sent my dad a some of her things.
This gorgeous photo is my Aunt Nina’s daughter…Dottie…
She passed before I was born from breast cancer. I have heard of Dottie much over the years but never knew why she died. It’s a bit surreal to hear it was of breast cancer. That means it runs on both sides of my family as my Aunt Nina is my grandfather’s sister and my grandmother also had breast cancer.
See the pearls on her photo? When they opened Dottie’s urn a few months ago to split up the ashes…the only thing inside was these pearls.
I am SO very thankful that my Aunt Nina’s step-grandaughter mailed them to my dad. I have ALWAYS wanted some kind of jewelry of my Aunt Nina’s to have. I don’t know if these pearls were ever hers or if she bought them for Dottie or even if there is a story behind them…but I am so grateful that they are mine now and I have a part of my Aunt Nina.
Oh..& what else did my dad bring me??
My Aunt Nina!
See the box in the middle? That’s her!
The box is beautiful! I think it’s so amazing that her ashes are inside! I love having her close!
Shhhh…don’t tell Danny he would probably freak! He hasn’t noticed yet!
Her step-grandaughter shipped her here so my dad can bury her next to my grandpa (her brother).
So all in all it was pretty much an amazingly perfect birthday!
Beautiful Day. Beautiful Family. Beautiful Life.
I am sooo blessed!
oh & to top it off….
when I weighed this morning expecting to see a bigger number from the weekend of yumminess:
Thank you weight loss gods & muh scale for that added bonus of a birthday gift!
I think I’ll roll with it and start the healthy eating today!
I’ll be on My Fitness Pal (mommy_edwards) loggin like a fool!