Birthdays are for celebrating...


This past week has been a tough one for me.
I have had a lot going on with my family, car problems, finances, wishing I had a new job ... ya know, just everything.
In the mist of one of the worst days I have had in awhile, I was able to find real joy in it.
Life is hard. There are constant ups and downs, but if we seek joy, we will find it.
& I did.

One of my baby sisters turned 17 this past Tuesday.
Gah. They grow up so fast, right? Craziness, I tell ya.
We had my brother, sister-in-law, and all my nephews over. We ate burgers, sang happy birthday, ate some cake, and then headed outside for a long afternoon of slip-in-slide and laughs!

That last one is the only photo I took of myself that day.
I looked like bum. Seriously.
Also, I would like to mention that I adore those boys above.
They are the sweetest, funniest, cutest, and most lovable kiddos I've ever known.
I may be biased, but I speak truth people. :)

I truly hope you are all enjoying your weekend.
I have been packing and will be moving out of my parents house by Monday.
I will share more next week.
Until then...
much love, friends.


  1. I'll be thinking of you and hope the moving goes smoothly xo

  2. I'm sorry to hear about your rough week. Moving is so much work.. ugh. I hope you're hanging in there, and that this upcoming week is much better for you. :)

    The birthday party looks like a blast!