Today I turn 35. In my head that seems impossible. But it’s true. And I am ready to celebrate! Bring on the free birthday dinner at Provinos! I need more garlic rolls!
Sure, there is a little part of me that thinks…what the heck have I done with this life? With the last 35 years? What am I gonna do in this coming year? Am I wasting my existence? I guess turning ‘advanced maternal age’ really makes you question things. But then there is a little part of me that thinks….wasted life? GAME ON. CHALLENGE ACCEPTED. WATCH ME NOW.
In the past, I always thought of me looking forward to my birthdays….gift giving is my love language and when I get something (whether it be a rock or a note or whatever) I feel oh-so-filled-with-love. Birthdays always feel so lovely because I feel so loved. But this year is a little different. I guess I feel myself looking forward not to just TODAY but to the entire year ahead….like the gift is really this precious time that I have. This coming 365 days that I can fill with just about anything. And I can go just about anywhere and do WHATEVER. Sure…I am still looking forward to the gifts today…I would be lying otherwise….but really, I am SOOO blessed. Like enormously out-of-this-world blessed. I feel that. I wrap that realization around me like a thick down filled blanket. I have amazing, healthy and hilarious children that are learning about Jesus. I have a husband who does ridiculous things with me just to make me laugh (if you didn’t see our Instagram from last night….this will explain things). I have parents that are so kind and in love and are everything I want to be one day. I have the BEST JOB on the planet. And I don’t look terrible for being 35 I really do feel those gifts….the gifts from God….and I am super excited about the coming 12 months.
Jeremy asked me to put together a wish list of gifts for my birthday and I thought I would share it here. I know these might be randoms but they are just things I loved….
I want to start scrapbooking this year. I found out about Project Life and it’s supposed to be scrapbooking for dummies…so basically anything from this collection would be awesome. They sell it everywhere (Michaels, Walmart, etc.) but I have seen some more variety on Amazon.
The Anthropologie dish ware is GORGEOUS. I love the organic lines. I think I would just get one plate, one bowl and one mug and make the boys use paper
This art is EVERYTHING. I am obsessed. I need it in my life.
I’ve realized that I want this lamp….that is a weird thing for me to say but I just keep thinking about it.
Okay in full disclosure…I already have this necklace from Noonday Collection. I love that company because they give back. You should check it out and if Jeremy wanted to buy me something else from there I wouldn’t mind
This gold polka dot mug would make me feel so freakin together. even if I was still wearing yoga pants.
Fringe boots have been on my search list for a while now and I just couldn’t find the right ones. These would definitely be an investment but I truly love the shape, the heel, the layers of fringe, the color, the texture, the toe….I am very picky when it comes to fringe boots apparently.
I love wearing tunics and dresses over leggings but honestly….it’s gonna be hot here in like two weeks….#southerngirlproblems….and I need those dresses to be just a smidge longer. My friends rave over these lace extenders so they definitely made the must-have list.
I have been searching for clothing with certain parameters….something for Jeremy’s brothers wedding….things that are perfect for everyday comfort that still look half decent….and church dresses that are nursing friendly. I’ll take one of each of the things above…..jeggings (with faux waistband), this gorgeous blush pink dress, this tunic (you must see the back) and this button down dress that will be PERFECT for all summer long.
And for anyone looking to shop other things I have been loving….here are the links:
Can’t wait to share with you some of the goals for my 35th year of life….the list is so fun it’s crazy! Oh and just so everyone can celebrate with me…go eat a cupcake….there are no calories today