Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Birthday Stories + my love for 27

Yesterday was my day of birth, AKA the best day to open your Facebook notifications. I gotta say it was one for the books. I'm sad for it to end really, which technically I still have two more birthday outings so its not over just yet right???  But really, I want to soak in this birthday as much as  I can.  I always get anxious around birthdays, and while this year was filled with its usual pre-birthday jitters (is this normal?), I can honestly say everything was super amazing. I spent the day with great friends near and far. 
My heart truly is content and my mind is at ease.

I partially attribute these feelings to really loving 27. I've got a new comfort in own skin that seems to have evolved the past couple of days. I got to thinking about why this birthday was so different than my last. The night before my 26th I bawled my eyes out.  I realized -  my mid-twenties were actually quite volatile - jam packed with crazy ups and downs squished in with a few dramatic life changes. A long distance relationship, moving cities, a new job, Getting engaged!! Wedding planning my brains out, getting hitched, then building our first home. The transition of marriage... All rewarding things,  but of course coming with their own challenges. A labor of love if you will.  All of these events in our life led up to this moment of feeling more settled. The next couple of years we get to JUST BE. And I am so grateful for that.

So I thought it only fitting to write "Bon voyage mid-twenties" on my cake - you know to really soak in this new comfort and quiet. It's gonna be a great year.

Here are some pictures of the day. Cheers to birthdays and loving life :)

 This girl knows the way to my heart, showing up with decorations! 

 My honey. Grilling up a storm for me.

Love all these girls to pieces.

Got lots of flowers this birthday :) including some from my Austin crew. Love those people.

 Jenn and Baby Molly!

Mrs.  Marci

I made a good wish! Over and out.


Elizabeth Mayberry said...

so fun!!! and i just love the deer head on the striped wall!

Megan C said...

Happy Belated Birthday! My birthday was yesterday! February birthdays are the best!

Lynette said...

Yay yay! Thanks for inviting me to your partayyyy. Cheers to 27 and it being amazing! (Naturally I am cheering you with my new found love of Hot to Trot. *Heaven*)

SHAYNA said...

Looks like you had a GREAT birthday!!!

Carolyn said...

So cute!! :) Happy birthday friend!

Love-Lee said...

Looks so fun! 27 is going to be a great year for sure :)

tara said...

happy belated birthday! hope this year is amazing for you!

Claire Kiefer said...

Happiest belated birthday to you! I'm so glad you're feeling settled--what a nice, comforting feeling. :) I had a tumultuous mid-twenties, too, and I'm glad to have left most of that in the past. 27 is a great age--still young and comfortably in your 20's but old enough to know better, so to speak. :)

SH said...

Happy belated birthday!!

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SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

Happy belated! I celebrate my birthday for the entire month of March, so yay for two more celebrations for you!

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