Monday, June 29, 2009


Oh boy, was that every creepy to write?! I must admit, turning 29 really hasn't phased me one bit. Who cares that I'm 29?  I don't feel 29, as a matter of fact in all honesty I only feel about 25.  I may be tired as all get out, but I really don't feel 29 at all.  I view my birthday as just another blessing.  One more year that God has brought me through!

This year, I just wanted a relaxing evening with some friends to celebrate.  So, Saturday night we left the little chiren' with my mother in law and off we went to Okinawa.  YUMMY!!!  We had about 17 guests and we had a great time at dinner.  Having close friends is really something special.  As I sat there and ate my dinner I thought about how lucky I was to have such a tight knit family and group of friends.  Each one there at the table had some special meaning to me.  There was my brother and his girlfriend Megan.  Renee, Mallory, and Traci... Thanks for coming gals, LOVE YOU!  The West's, Justin & Amanda and their sweet little new bundle of joy (they just found out they are expecting), Lindsey & Dennis... Lindsey, you always make me smile girl!  Klynt & Heather, talk about the life of the party these two are!!! :)  Then Uncle Chris & Auntie Dee ;).  Oh, and dare I forget the dear 'ol Trav?  He never let's a dull moment come about!!!

After dinner we went bowling.  If you ever want to laugh until your stomach aches, go bowling with  my husband, his cousin (Klynt), and Uncle Chris.  Hoo, hoo, hoo-larious! :)  Not real sure what it is about bowling that makes people just let go.  On my team, we had sweet little Mallory, so we all bowled rather well since we had the guard rails up, LOL! :)  After bowling I was so excited to be going home.  I was going to get myself some much needed rest.  And that, I did!  I slept from 12, til 9 the next morning.  Thank the Lord for Granny's! :)  Come 9:00 though, I was ready to see my babies!!!  I swear Tucker looked like he gained 3 pounds while we were gone.  Big boy!!

The birthday festivities did not stop there.  On Sunday, we had a low country boil at Papa & Mimi's house.  There were more desserts then you could imagine.  Then my actual birthday was Monday, and wow.... we had more birthday festivities!!! :)  I loaded up the boys and we headed out to moms for some swimming.  You'd think by now I'd have a tan, nope... not yet! :)  Carter had a blast swimming all day.  We had my favorite, tomatoes and rice for lunch and for dinner mom cooked a roast, mashed potatoes and mac n cheese!!  Then for my birthday cake, we had cupcakes with my favorite ice-cream, Heath Klondike bars!! :) :) :)  Carter helped make the cupcakes, and he even sang happy birthday to me three times without being told.  He's so stinkin' cute.  He also said the prayer at lunch and it went like this, "....and thank you Jesus for momma, cause I love you momma!"  That's all I needed for my birthday to be complete! Talk about making a momma proud.  :)

June 29th, has come and gone.  I say this word a lot here but the best way I know to wrap up my birthday is blessed.  I have more love from my family & friends then I probably deserve most days.  They are each a treasure in my life and I wouldn't trade any of you for nothing this world has to offer.  Now, on to year 29.  What will it hold, no one knows but I'm sure it'll be interesting!

Thank you for all the birthday wishes from everyone!

Love you!
The old gal.... knock, knock, knockin' on 30's door!!!



Kari said...

O.k. I hate I missed that bowling trip. Your husband!

Mrs. Bell said...

awe- i am glad you had a good birthday celebration, (although i would of loved to celebrate it with you, lol) adn the pic of you and carter is adorbale, the first!! and you look nowhere near 29, I was say a stunning 22..


The Clark Family said...

Happy late birthday! You look GREAT! Your boys are so darn cute..and looking nothing alike! That little one is so chunky..i Love it! 30 is coming this year for me..and I am going to keep telling everyone I am 29! I don't want to move up in the you say I still feel 25!

Lindsey said...

Glad you guys had a blast! The boys are darling..:) Wish I could have seen the bowling shoes and socks in the pants in person