October 6, 2012

instagramOct. 1 & 2nd is a busy day for my family, particularly my parents. My sisters have back to back birthdays and they are 3 years apart. If you ask middle sister, she says she was jipped a birthday because she didn’t get one due to the busyness of the baby sister being born. Baby sister will complain that growing up she didn’t get her own birthday because she had to share it with middle sister. Now that I am a parent and understand the meaning of the special day my child was born and how much joy I take in making it special for them, man it must have been tough to have to celebrate two back to back and make it meaningful for each.

Monday night, Ben and I partied like rockstars with my family and actually stayed out until 11pm! We were so tired the next day. A gal from our church family was so kind to sleep over and watch over my little ones because they aren’t quite ready to party like rockstars. I can’t believe my baby sister is 21! So weird! It feels just like yesterday that I turned 21, except when I did, I didn’t spend it with my family (or Ben) because I was way across the ocean traveling through Italy with my BFF and some other friends. Middle sister turned 24 and we didn’t see her this year because now she is married and was spending the day with her husband. I love my sisters and thank God for giving them another year!

Now that their birthdays are done, I am excited for my birthday! Mine is on November 3rd and I love birthdays! I still give my parents wish lists and I love the little surprises Ben does. Thus, the countdown in our homes begins. Finally got around to narrowing the tons of photos I took on Glow’s first birthday, so will be sharing that this week!

This week’s learned and links…

Soul is an adventurer. This girl has no fear.

True finally smiled for picture day at school. Only because everyone cleared the room and let me behind the camera.

True and Brave love sweeping. I am going to milk it for as long as the helpful hearts lasts.

This party is getting me excited for the holidays.

Honored to be named one of Babble’s Top 50 Design Blogs for Moms. Thank you to my readers for coming here and caring about what goes on in our space!

Love this little ladybug sweater. So many good options from Zoodies for Halloween. Can totally be worn after too!

So excited to see someone tackle my Paint-by-Numbers Pillow I did for ABM!

Inspired by this window covering.

If you’re a size 8/8.5, these are way cute!

Dana’s new book Fabric A to Z is a must for anyone who sews! It’s the best sewing resource book ever. No joke.

The end of this week finally feels like Fall! Yippee! The forecast finally has cooler days ahead and I am pretty jazzed about it. The girls have spent the last couple mornings outside and our walks to the park will resume (and hopefully happen a lot this season). This week will be busier than normal because my best (guy) friend is getting married and there is lots of wedding prep to do! Ack!

6 comments on “huzzah!”

  • Catherine says:

    staying out until 11pm, haha. I know what you mean, that IS a feat!

  • Ayla says:

    hello!! was wondering if you had any other recommendations on how-to sewing books?? someone just gave me a sewing machine and i was trying to teach myself instead of taking a class!!!

    thank you!! happy saturday!

  • dana says:

    thanks for the link to my book! Love ya 🙂

  • claire says:

    I have pinned that golden party so many times! I love it!!

  • Cyd says:

    Thanks so much for the link love! 🙂

  • I forgot we shared a birthday together. I remember now from your posts in the past, but I guess you forget until the birthday comes around again. I know far too many people with Nov. 3 birthdays. Two of my youth kids have parents with the birthday, I know a set of twins with the birthday, One of my best friend’s mom has the birthday, and there are a couple other people I know with the birthday. I just hate that it is so close to election day (and that it was on election day four years ago) because everyone is all crazy and yelling at one another around that time. Do you agree or feel that way too??

    My mom and her older sister have birthdays 3 years and 1 day apart but they really love sharing the birthday. They grew up very very homely and never got a celebration from their parents or anyone at all, so they got to celebrate and enjoy the day closely as they grew. I think that is really wonderful. I can see though how it could be hard for kids born after the baby boomers of the late 40s/50s though.

    That is great about True smiling for her school picture. Was it her that was all upset in her last year’s?? Oh goodness, that is great that your older girls like to sweep. When my boys ask to help I so let them. hahaha.

    Have fun with all the weddings!! We went to one yesterday after church. It was very lovely.

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