as of thursday, i am officially 29. august crept up on me with how busy things were in july and the earlier part of this month that i didn’t really remember it was my birthday until a few days before. it’s hard to believe how much good has come in these short 29 years. sure, there are hairy days too. nobody has that perfect life. but the sparkly shiny days ALWAYS outweigh the hairy days. a perfect life make us forget to truly appreciate the good days. but as i look back at all i’ve got, i mean the whole big picture, it’s easy to see how blessed i am. i honestly have all i’ve ever wanted and get goosebumps just thinking about the future. i’ve got this one-of-a-kind life with a loving husband and beautiful daughter and a belly full of kicks and grinds and punches. a simple and cozy home. a dream job. i mean if this is what twenty-nine looks like, i can’t imagine what god has in store for me for the rest of the years.

the day was a good one. my parents were here in town to celebrate with us and my littlest was extra cuddly. my 23 week old gave me a nice surprise though of a little car sickness but i got to take a long nap and we went to dinner at one of the tastiest restaurants that i’ve tried so far in alabama. it’s food porn at its finest and i proudly ate every last bite of it. and didn’t feel guilty about it at all. boom!

so my belly was entirely full, dinner and baby and all, and yes i begged my husband to ill through the ice-cream drive through because even though addison was having a fit because it was well past her bedtime, her and i split a black raspberry cone and it was good.

earlier that morning, there was a special gift given to me. drum roll please!!! a full hugeeeeee garden bed for planting and growing more vegetables than i will know what to do with! i am so terribly excited but now i can’t figure out what to plant because i just want to plant it all but you know it’s the end of august and i don’t even know what will grow in the fall but i’m researching and stopping at nurseries to talk to all the gardening people who know what they’re talking about!

it was all sorts of wonderful and good and i just know the next 362 days are going to be equally wonderful. they already have (even though that’s only been a total of three days)!!!



  1. August 24, 2015 / 4:06 pm

    Happy birthday, Erin!!!! Another August baby 🙂 What restaurant did you guys eat at for your birthday? You know I must eat all the yummy things. Cheers to the best year yet!!!!

  2. August 24, 2015 / 5:55 pm

    You make 29 look good!! Where did you have your celebratory dinner?!

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