Friday, August 14, 2009

A Few Thoughts, Before I’m Off

Happy Friday everyone! Let me tell you, I have been looking forward to this day all week! Don’t you just hate when you have those weeks that feel like they are just never going to end!? That was my week!!

Starting tomorrow, my family (I mean entire family, not just the Hubby and the little man) will be heading out to the OBX for our family vacation. I’m so excited!!! We haven’t had a family Va-Ca in 2 years and at the time my brothers weren’t even married… so this is really cool! I’m planning on it being a really great week with so many surprises!! In the meantime, I have decided that I am going to take a break from blogging while on vacation. I may hop on and off, here and there; but I really just want to spend this time with my family. But… before I go I’ll leave you with a few thoughts and excitements for what’s to come!

Vacation Oh my word… I’m so excited!! Not for the long ride down or back, but being there with my family all week, I can’t wait! And it’s Jayden’s first real vacation!!

My BirthdayTomorrow I turn 27. Oh my word, that means I’m three years away from being 30! I’m not a girl who likes birthdays; in fact, I dread them! I’m not sure why I don’t like them, maybe its fear people won’t remember or fear that I’m going to be disappointed. (My mom says I get that from her) I’m hoping this year I can take a brighter and more positive outlook on turning 27.

By no means have I ever been forgotten. My BFF gave me my birthday present before she left for Africa; she is taking me to the “So You Think You Can Dance” tour when they come to Philly in September! What a great gift!

And my wonderful sis-in-love, Katie never ever forgets my birthday! For the past 4 years she has written me a poem to remind me how much she loves me. Greatest sis-in-law ever!!! Last year she started posting it on her blog… she did it this year too a day early since we will be traveling all day tomorrow. So beautiful, it made me cry… go check it out! Thanks love!!!

My New IPhoneCan’t a girl be excited about her phone?!? I have wanted this phone since my husband got his last year! I have 4 days until my contract is up and then I’m buying it. I have already put money aside and it’s being purchased on the day I can do it!!! For the past few weeks I have been dreaming about just holding it. Crazy… I know! ;)

A Family SurpriseMy family has something up their sleeve for vacation. You are just going to have to wait to find out! Oh… and it’s good!! ;)

My BFF Coming Home From Africa – After we get back from vacation, my best friend gets back from her month long trip in Africa! I will be so excited to see her. I’m glad she didn’t end up staying there for three months this time!

Dylan UpdateThe amazing people who adopted my sister’s baby, have been super terrific about giving us pictures and updates! He is SO freaking cute and he looks so much like my little sister! We are so blessed to have picked a family that is willing to share this information with us. My mom, sister and I sent them flower after the 30 days were up, congratulating them on this adoption and their new baby boy. They are a blessing and we have been blessed! Total win-win (Or you can say GOD) situation!

Reading with the HubbyMy husband has asked me to start reading books with him instead of watching TV at night. (I love that he thought of this, major hubby point’s earned here) I think this is a great idea, but we have no idea what to read. He suggested Lord of the Rings, but I’m not sure I want to read that. Does anyone have any suggestions? Something that we might be able to enjoy together?!

GiveawayI have been really disappointed in how my first giveaway went. For some reason, I took it personally. But I know I can’t and think I have finally given that to God. I really thought it would have gone better, but I know that a lot of people already gave a bunch to Angie directly from her Giveaway.

Either way, it doesn’t matter. They are almost to their goal and that is the big picture! I did my best to help a friend and all who did give to them, thank you! What a blessing!

As of now, we only have one person entered and 6 great prizes still to giveaway!! If you are still interested, go over there and donate ANYTHING – ($.50 cents for all I care) just tell me you did and what you would like to win!! Guys… $.50 cents for prizes worth over $20, what a deal?! GO OVER AND DONATE, you only have until the 23rd!

That’s a lot to look forward to, don’t you think?! I hope you all have an amazing weekend and an even better week!


Carol said...

Happy early birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful birthday weekend!

tara said...

Thanks for coming over and visiting our blog. We'd be delighted to have you follow us. your little boy is adorable.
happy early birthday and have a safe vacation, we went to the OBX two years ago. It was very relaxing!

Katie said...

I love that Jesse wants to read to you :) thats so wonderfully romantic and sweet! points, for sure! points!

Happy birthday..but...I'll be with you all week! Lucky me! :)


Heather said...

Happy 27th!! I am turning 27 this December and I hear ya on the 30 thing.

Have a great weekend.

New England Girl said...

Happy Early Birthday!! I hope your weekend is absolutely wonderful for you.

Girl, be excited about your iphone!! aren't they just great? I used to have one, but switched back to Verizon, thus having to give it up. :( 'Twas a sad, sad day... Enjoy your birthday present to yourself!

Rachel H. said...

Happy early Birthday, and I would be excited about a new phone too! Hope you have a great vacation!!

Mrs. A said...

Happy Early Birthday to you!!
That's so sweet that your hubby wants to read with you.

We enjoyed "Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy"

Barb said...

Have fun! I love the Outer Banks. I used to stay in Kittyhawk every year. Where will you be going?

Aishlea and Brandon said...

Happy early birthday! Hope your vacation is wonderful!

I turned 27 this year and for some reason it bothered me, too! Oh well!

Jorden and Kristin said...

happy birthday tomorrow!!

your sister is so awesome for giving him up for adoption and oh my goodness he's so cute!

i love that you are counting down to your iphone because i def am too!! i have 17 more days but i'm forcing myself to wait until i get my summer classes done!

hope the OBX is amazing for you, Jorden and I are dying to go there!

have a great time!

Lauren said...

Have a great time!!!! I'm never been, but I'm sure it's amazing!

Happy early birthday!

Love the reading at night idea--I wish I could talk Hubby into doing that but he's definitely not much of a reader!

Renee and Brandon said...

Happy early birthday! How cool that we have that close of birthdays (only 3 days apart).

Renee and Brandon said...

Happy early birthday! How cool that we have that close of birthdays (only 3 days apart).

Sarah said...

Happy early birthday! Have a wonderful vacation with your family. Praise God for your sister's son having such a great family that will keep you plugged in with his life! Also, the book Sheet Music is really good - I'm not one on self-help/relationship kind of books but it's a good read for you and your husband together (At least I think so and it focuses on a healthy relationship in a Godly way.

Emily said...

Have a fabulous vacay! I'm pretty sure the OBX is one of my favorite places ever! We used to go to Corolla every year.
Happy birthday! I turned 30 this year. It sucks. Enjoy 27 and just don't think about the rest! ;)
My husband and I enjoy reading Biographies. We have pretty different taste but this is one way we seem to come together. We recently read Into the Wild (it's the story of Christopher McCandless) and enjoyed it. Also, some times reading something that's kind of touted as a "classic" is good...we're doing the Fountainhead now.

kace said...

Happy Birthday!!

So I didnt even think about telling you the first time I donated so I went back and gave some more. Its such a great cause! I am also posting this on my blog as I type:) I'm not real good at this giveaway stuff... I always get sidetracked and forget to post. Have a wonderful vacay in my personal favorite state of NC!

Jessica said...

Enjoy the Outer Banks, that's my favorite place for a vaca. Hubby and I used to camp on the beaches when we lived in VA.

Stephanie said...

You have a beautiful family and I love your blog!!!!!

Hope you have a wonderful time on your grandparents live in NC on Emerald Isle around Atlantic Beach. So beautiful!!!!

Thanks for visitng my blog...I'm so excited to get to know you alittle better :)

PaigeR530 said...

Happy Happy Birthday!!! Hope you have a fabulous vacation and a wonderful day!

the weldons said...

have an awesome vacay! happy birthday! happy iphone, too! (im jealous:)
i really want to get together sometime soon! we'll touch base when you get home.
have a wonderful and relaxing time!
i (heart) obx :)

DNLee said...

it's so interesting you mention your contest. I came here by way of Chatty Nicoley blog - which your profile just came up, I didn't deliberately click on your name, and I visited her page from SITS. Today's post at SITS is about online blog contests.

Here is the link:

Have a great time for your birthday.

Cristina said...

Happy Birthday! Have a great time on your trip :)

Kameron said...

Happy birthday! I hope you love your iphone. I just got a blackberry and I am in love with it!! I think addicted would be the proper word actually!

I don't have any reading suggestions for you guys. My hubby and I have completely different tastes in books, so I'm not sure (besides The Davinci Code) if we have ever read a book together!

R. Wallis @ TrueBeauty said...

Happy birthday! I will be 27 this year too, and I'm soooo not looking forward to it. Have fun on vacation!

P.S. I'm headed over to donate. What a great cause! I'll post afterwards.

Have a great week!

Sare said...

OH MY SAKE!!! Happy BIRTHDAY!!!! Have fun this week!!! love your face!!

Andrea said...

i've been waiting on my iphone too! But I've got until Dec! Enjoy yours :)