Thursday, January 19, 2012

Happy Birthday To...


On Tuesday I turned the ripe old age of 31...

I have a husband who loves me unconditionally, accepts me for who I am, and encourages me to be a better version of myself everyday.

I am helping said husband accomplish his dream of planting a church... and though it's been trying at times, God has truly been moving and I cannot wait to see who he sends us when we open our doors on February 12th... less than a month away!

I have a great job in a not-so-great economy that allows me to work from home, which also allows me to spend more time with my kiddos.

Speaking of kiddos, I have two of the most amazing, beautiful, kissable, wonderful babies that God has entrusted me to care for in this life.  Jake and Lil are my world.

I have a a mom and a dad who are still married and am super-close with both of my sisters and their husbands and children.  We're a fun bunch to be around (in my opinion).

When I married Josh, I gained another family, and I love them all to pieces.  They are also a very fun bunch, and about ten times louder (which explains a lot about Josh's personality)!

I have come to a place where I firmly know who I am, what I will and will not stand for, what I believe, and what is truly important.  I definitely could not say that about myself 10, or even 5, years ago.

I am a child of God, no matter what the numbers of my age say.

I am... BLESSED.  Next time you ever hear me complain, please direct me to this post.  Oh, and make me watch this video:

Yes... I think I'm going to like my thirties JUST fine.


  1. ABSOLUTELY precious. Happy Birthday - love you, Birthday Friend Extraordinaire :)

  2. I LOVE YOU!!! You forgot to say you have equally amazingly awesome friends as well.... ;) How's it feel to be 31?!

  3. 31?? Dang girl, you're old! I'm kidding of course, the 30's don't seem as old as they used to when we were teenagers. You are very blessed indeed, and I hope you had a wonderful birthday!

  4. Thanks all!

    Chelsea, you are so right... I may have to revise this as I do have a TON of amazing, wonderful, spectacularly awesome friends. :)

    Channa, you can't be that far behind, right??? And 31 was harder for me to swallow than 30 every was!