Thursday, July 26, 2012

It's a random kind of Thursday

* Thank you all for the sweetest birthday wishes on here, twitter, instagram, texts, and emails. I can't express enough how loved I truly felt yesterday. I had a wonderful day spent with those that I love the most. What more can a 26 {gasp} year old mama possibly ask for?

And if only you knew one of the gifts that the husband purchased for me... you would die. But if you truly knew me? It would come as no surprise at all. At all.

Moving onto the birthday... I actually have a recap birthday post in the making. I had a lot of thoughts running through my head yesterday in between all the fun activities we had going on, and was drawn to the computer. So that? Be on the lookout. And? Not exactly what you might expect ;)
1/// My favorite girl loves to color 2/// Morning walks with my family are the best... especially when it is no longer 100 degrees by 8am. 3/// Elliana still loves her "baby" doll, which by the way is not a baby doll at all. 4/// Our favorite book these days, is Caillou. I still can't wait for the big "caillou" package to come in the mail! 5/// My monogrammed plate that went below my flower centerpiece. My mom placed it there. And? I'm kind of loving it. 6/// All dolled up before toddler time at the library. This has now been our 4th time going, and the past 3 times have been absolutely amazing. E has really made me proud. 7/// 16 week baby bump. 8/// Making her craft. 9/// Mama and E snuggles are my absolute favorite 10/// Chicken Parmesan Recipe that the whole family devoured. Well except for E because she is still so strange with meat! I guess she's a vegetarian? You can find that recipe here. Highly suggest. 11/// 8.15.09. Our anniversary print I made.... which reminds me our anniversary is just a few weeks away! 12/// Our bedroom makeover in the making 13/// Me painting, N95 mask and all 14/// Elli loves to lounge in bed with us in the morning and play her monkey app for preschoolers. It's actually great and I highly recommend it. I plan on doing a post on our favorite apps15// My loves hanging out outside. 16// My work things 17// My favorite kind of kisses.

* Anyone else so fed up with this heat? It is is so ridiculous, I just want to boot it to the curb. I mean, I love summertime and all? But this? This is like torture at its finest. If I wanted to move to the dessert, I would do so. But? I don't. So please, give me something to work with. Weather.

* Bachelorette news! How fa-reaking adorable are these two? That after-the-rose ceremony? I was totally the giddy girl on the couch smiling from ear to ear. My husband thought I was obnoxious. Not sure if it was the random shouts of excitement... or the clapping from time to time. Either way... I hope they invite me to the wedding.

* We leave for vacation in 1 week and 2 days! I just want everyone to know that I am going to be one happy happy mama on the beach. And best news of all? My parents and my in-laws are coming! You think I'm going to be happy? Wait until this little girl realizes what's coming.... she might just pee her pants! Oh wait. That's a very highly likelihood anyway.
Friday: Bump Attack {16 weeks}
Saturday: More great blog reads for you
Sunday: A video by E
Monday: Change in Blog Design
Tuesday: Strawberry Picking {25 things to do with E}
Wednesday: Birthday Recap
Thursday: Thursday Randoms
Friday: Bump attack 17 weeks


  1. So many blogger birthdays this week. It is funny to see everyone talk about how OLD they are, agree that 26 sure sounds old, then I realize I'm even older! You have accomplished so much in 26 years - career, home, marriage, family! Happy Birthday and here's to many more

  2. Happy Thursday and belated birthday! :) Can't wait for your recap.

  3. I'm looking forward to new blog reads! Have a great vacation and happy belated! :)

  4. Glad you had a great bday- looking forward to hearing about your celebration and your gifts! All those winky faces and vague comments totally left me wondering!! ;)

    I was just talking yesterday with a friend of mine about our ages and how it seems like a lifetime ago we were young college freshman. But honestly, I wouldn't go back to any age for anything. 24 and 25 have been the best years of my life so far-- so I'm guessing they just keep getting better!!

  5. Happy belated Birthday! Our birthdays are exactly a week apart!

  6. Happy Birthday! Sounds like it was a great day for you :)

    I am so with you on the Bachelorette home front. I was the same way! I couldn't wipe the smile off my face.

  7. What a fun birthday and now you have a great vacation to look forward to!!

  8. Re Bachelorette, I was smiling ear to ear and clapping at times too. Glad I wasn't the only one!! :) Sad it's over but love those two!! Glad you had a great birthday and can't wait to try that chicken recipe! Yum!

  9. Happy birthday! Come on, you have to share all you birthday presents with us. Pretty please?!

  10. Such cute pictures {Can't wait for the bday post!} :) & I completely agree with you on the heat, it needs to just go away {completely not necessary! lol} AH! I got just as excited that she picked Jef, LOOOVE them together! My husband just kept rolling his eyes at me because I was doing the same thing! :)

    <3 Melissa

  11. Hi! I found you through the It's Ok Thursdays blog hop! I look forward to reading more! Come on by and check out my blog! I would appreciate the follow back! Have a great day!

  12. sooo glad you had a wonderful birthday friend- you totally deserve it! I adore the picture collage!! Sooo sweet! You look fabulous btw!! xox

  13. Your little girl is too cute!

  14. Happy late Birthday! :)


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