Wednesday, January 27, 2016

t w e n t y e i g h t


Monday was my 28th birthday and I've been thoroughly soaking in all the birthday spoils (which means I've basically been a bump on a log. because it's acceptable to let go of all my responsibilities in the name of birthday celebrating, right?!) I know 28 isn't old, and I certainly don't feel old, but when I say it out loud? I sound old, ha ha! When did I become this "old" 28 year old with a husband, two kids and adult responsibilities?! Truth be told, I wouldn't have it any other way. I feel extremely blessed to live the life I have, despite it's ups AND downs... I wouldn't change a thing!

Eric celebrated (yes, I say Eric) my birthday weekend by getting his motorcycle license. Next step? Getting an actual motorcycle. I can't say that I'm jumping for joy over his latest obsession/hobby. But I am glad that he was able to have some time to do something that he's been wanting to do for a long time! We had friends over on Saturday and Sunday and ate so much good food including a chocolate fountain (have you ever dipped classic potato chips in chocolate?! Oh my gosh! Yum!) and apple crack. Birthday weekend was not kind to my diet, ya'll. I mean, not that I'm on a diet (unless you call "gimme all the foods" a diet. I blame nursing) but if I was on a diet, I would have failed miserably! It was so nice to enjoy a weekend of crossing items off the bucket list, relaxing, hanging out with friends, etc. A lot of the little things that we no longer take for granted with Eric's crazy work schedule these past years!

On my actual birthday I started the morning at spin class. I didn't regret not spending all morning in bed and being doted on until this morning, when there was no husband to take charge, and the kids were up at the crack of dawn, as well as throughout the night, ha! But it did feel good to be spinning again! Next we undid my whole workout at the Cheesecake Factory... totally worth it! When we got our slice of cheesecake Mia got SO excited and said, "yaaaaay! It's mommy's birthday party!" ha ha! She loved celebrating my birthday (and didn't get jealous at all that it wasn't her birthday!) After lunch Mia took a nap, I cuddled my sleeping James and watched a couple shows on netflix. It's the little things, people! After dinner we got to enjoy what I look forward to each year... my birthday cake! Eric makes me the better than... "anything" (ha!) cake, it's my favorite! Mia was so excited to sing Happy Birthday to me, told me I was the best mom ever and was just the sweetest 3 year old! I'm one lucky momma! My birthday was super low key and relaxing but was filled with so much love from my little family, happy/loving birthday messages throughout the day from friends and family and really was just the best day! It was perfect!

23 comments:

P!nky said...

Happy, happy birthday beautiful friend! So glad you've been enjoying birthday week. You make 28 look pretty great! Mia squealing about cheesecake is so cute!

Kelly Linn Feller said...

That last picture is so adorable!! Happiest birthday, friend! I'm glad you got spoiled rotten and had such a wonderful day :)

Jamie @ The Jamie's + 1 said...

Happy Happy Birthday!! Glad you were able to get loved on and spoiled!!!! Love that last picture... so much love! :)

Jenn said...

Sounds like it was a great birthday! Good for you for getting in the spin class, and for not letting that limit you at Cheesecake Factory! I hope the rest of your birthday week is fabulous, even if the kids are up at the crack of dawn again haha

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

Happy birthday pretty lady! Glad you had a great one and spinning sounds like a good way to start your birthday! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

Courtney [Sweet Turtle Soup] said...

That picture is the best thing ever! Happy Birthday!! Surrounded by your littlest loves isn't a bad way to celebrate, especially when cheesecake is involved.

Kelly Mock said...

Happy Belated birthday! Love the photos!! From the looks of them 28 doesn't seem so bad!

Caroline @ Windy City Chic said...

28... I remember turning 28... Sigh... lol. Anyway, moving on!! Happy birthday to you beautiful lady! I'm glad that you enjoyed your birthday and got a spin class in. You deserve to have a special day and I wish you another year of love and happiness. :-)

Elizabeth Birenbaum said...

Happy, happy birthday!!! Sounds like the best birthday weekend and with cheesecake, nothing is ever bad! I love the Oreo one there. YUM! And now it's 6:30am and I want cheesecake. LOL!

Emily said...

Sounds like the perfect birthday weekend! I mean, can't go wrong with cheesecake! ;) Happy Birthday month!

Our Pretty Little Girls said...

What a great birthday and 28... seems like yesterday! Happy belated birthday!

Karm Walters said...

Sounds amazing. Happy belated Birthday Courtney!

Living out of Wedlock said...

Happy late bday! Sounds like the perfect day and I love that last picture!

According to Kiki said...

Happy belated birthday Courtney! You are surrounded by so many wonderful things! I pray those things continue into the year and beyond! (:

Leslie @ This is For Keeps said...

Happy birthday!!! Love that picture of you and your sweet kids. So precious!

Evelina said...

Our birthdays are so close together! Wishing you a very happy year filled with lots of kiddo cuddles! And motorcycle rides! haha

Foxy's Domestic Side said...

Awww, so stinkin sweeet. Happy, Happy Birthday!

BLovedBoston said...

Happy belated birthday sweet girl!! Wishing you a wonderful year! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Shaunacey Bonneville said...

Happy birthday, you earned that cheesecake lady!!
beautiful family xo
Confessions of a Frumpy Mommy

Hall Around Texas said...

Sounds like a great birthday! I hope you had the best one ever. That last picture melts me!!

Hannah said...

Oh, it sounds like a wonderful birthday! I'm glad you were able to spend time with Eric and you sweet kiddos! Happy Birthday to you!

Katie said...

I didn't realize our birthdays were so close. Maybe I say this every year haha Close as in 2 days apart. Mine is Jan 27th, butttt I'm 2 years older. Yup I joined THAT club this year. Happy belated Birthday!!

Sara Elizabeth said...

Happy birthday lady!!! Love, love, love these sweet pictures! You even got a real smile from Eric!! ;)

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