My birthday was an emotional day for me--it always kind of it--I can't help but severely miss my parents and brothers (and SIL and nephew!) and being *home*. It's so hard to continue to grow and move on from the people and place that shaped me. And I can't help but think about my far away friends that I love so dearly and wish I could spend time with more often. But then, I think about how THANKFUL I am for my sweet and lovely and wonderful NJ family and my near and dear friends. God has blessed my life to overflowing and I will focus on the positive! =)
I had a great day with my family--enjoying *free* pretzel day at Auntie Ann's, a quick birthday purchase at Old Navy and my free birthday gift from Sephora. After lunch my Mother-In-Law treated me to some new and amazing running sneakers! She took me to this special store that fits your shoe and they watch you run (which I was unprepared for...HA!) and get shoes that work for your gait. Pretty cool!
And then the grandparents came over in the evening to watch the kiddos so my precious husband and I could go out to eat! What a treat! We were both pretty yawny but it is always wonderful to spend time with my favorite guy even if we're tired! =) What a blessing our parents are to us!!
And finally, to commemorate the must important thing(s) I've had a hand in as a person on this earth--pictures of my darling children! My precious treasures--so thankful that I've been around for 33 years to meet them!
Sweet babies! What a blessing! And, if you look closely in the background you can see my pillow fabric! =) Happy Sunday!