Tuesday, August 28, 2012


Yesterday, I turned 26.
I'm fairly certain that 26 may be the best year of my life.

Sunday evening, Daniel and I headed over to hang out with a group of friends from church.
It turned out to be a bit of a surprise birthday party for me.
Needless to say, I was surprised and so blessed to spend the evening with best friends.

Monday, my birthday, I had to work.
Just what I've always wanted...
but it really wasn't so bad.
I totally cried at my desk while watching this video sent to me from the sweet, sweet Lily.
After work, my friend Andi came over and surprised me with some homemade
mint chip oreo cookies, or as she calls them "crack cookies,"
due to their highly addictive properties,
and the most amazing DIY necklace.
Around 6:30, I headed to my mom's house with Daniel's family
for a little birthday dinner.
We dined on delicious 
sour cream green chile chicken enchiladas
(say that three times fast)
and a cream cheese cherry croissant dessert.
My favorite birthday dinner.
We shared stories, opened a few presents, and laughed off all our calories from dessert.

As I blew out my candles
it was hard to think of a birthday wish.
I have my family.
I have Daniel.
It's all pretty surreal.

I did end up making two birthday wishes.
And no, I'm not telling.
And no, they had nothing to do with babies or anything crazy like that.
I can't cross off all my "not's" in one year, people.


Ausmerican Housewife - Creating with Kara Davies said...

Why am I just NOW finding out that you've got a frakkin' doorknob of a sapphire ON YOUR LEFT RING FINGER!? :O


Elisha said...

Your going to be a wife.

How much better could your birthday get? A wedding ring. How do you beat that?

Jay said...

Yay for great birthdays!

If I remember correctly, 26 was a pretty good year to be in!

Michelle said...

Looks like a great time!

Congrats again!

Victoria said...

All I can say is YAY!!! Crossing off all those nots is a very exciting thing! :)

Brittany said...

Glad you had a great birthday!! I bet this will be a great year for you :)

Brandy said...

Happy late birthdya, Aunie!!! I'm glad you had a great one! Sounds like this year of life is going to be amazing!!

Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

Happy Birthday girl!!!! It looks like you had a great day! :)

Lindsay @ Trial By Sapphire said...

What a fun birthday celebration! To be surrounded by so many people who love you is immeasurable. It is the only thing I miss about living in a city where I can count the number of people I know on one hand. But that's okay! When my birthday rolls around next month, I know phone calls and Skype will be that much sweeter. :-)

Happy birthday, and again, congratulations, sapphire sister! I'm SO happy for you!

Holly said...

Happy Birthday! I turned 26 in June... so far a good year for sure :)

Lauren Talon said...

Happy birthday lovely! I forgot your birthday was the same day as my anniversary :) 26 was one of the best years of my life so here's to yours being just as wonderful oxox

Cassie @ Live.Laugh.L0ve. said...

Awe! It looks like you had a great birthday!!

Unknown said...

Crack cookies, ahaha - they definitely sound like they have crack in there somewhere, yum!

Happy Belated, Aunie :)

Crystal said...

Congrats and Happy Birthday!!!!!!!

Priya said...

Wishing you the happiest birthday Aunie! Sounds like it was a great one. You getting maaaaarrieeeddd!!

perfectly priya

Simply Evani said...

Happy Birthday Aunie! It looked like a fun day full of family and friends, exactly how birthdays should be! I'm a new follower of yours, can't wait to read more!


Whitney H said...

What an awesome birthday! That food sounds AMAZING. Happy birthday lovely!!

Allyssa said...

Looks like you had an amazing birthday!

Raeven said...

Yayyyy!!! Happy belated birthday and congratulations to you and Daniel!! Looks like you do have a great year ahead of you. :)

Baylee said...

You're old!!
Just kiddin'
Happy Birthday girl!!!! It sounds like 26 is going to be the best year ever!

Anna said...

Happy birthday, lady! Looks like your day was pretty special. :)(you are adorable in those pictures!)

jackie said...

it sounds like you've had the best past few days possible. SO happy for you and SO excited for you! happy belated birthday, by the way :)

Jamie said...

I'm glad you had a great birthday celebration!!! And I hope this year is your best year yet!!

<3 Jamie

Emily said...

Happy birthday pretty lady! Make 26 your best year yet. You're off to a great start.

Chelsea said...

I can't wait to see what 26 brings you! It's off to a pretty great start, yes?! XO!

MacKensie said...

ooooh myyyy godddddd, CONGRATULATIONS!!! idk how I missed this, but this is great news. I'm so happy for you. :)

Amanda English said...


Dorien said...

Congratulations! :) You have such a beautiful smile! It looks like you had a really good time :)

Janna Renee said...

OMG you really are engaged!! Happy Belated girl! I'm so excited!

Ameera (أميرة) said...

Happy Belated Birthday sweet girl!!!! Glad you got to spend time with friends and family :)

Kristen Danielle said...

Nowww I see the post i missed about the engagement!! Congrats girl!!!! :) And Happy belated birthday!

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