My 25th Birthday Weekend | Enduring All Things

Monday, January 12, 2015

My 25th Birthday Weekend

This year I've decided I want to share more of my life on the blog. I started this blog originally to share my life with family and friends I don't see on a regular basis because we moved so far away, but I got away from that because I started writing for my readers. It's a fairly well-known fact in the blogging world that "recap" posts just aren't that popular. They aren't as fun and exciting and helpful as say a DIY tutorial, a yummy, yet healthy recipe, or tips for whatever problem you might be having. But I want to get back to writing for myself and my family and friends. I don't mean the blog will be one big recap of my life. I still want to share my knowledge, tips, and unsolicited advice on marriage with you guys, but I also want to record exciting - and maybe not so exciting - things that happen in my life for my own sake, if for no other reason.

Anyway, with that said, I'd like to recap my birthday weekend today.
I always seem to forget about my birthday until right before because it's only a week after New Year's Day. It sneaks up on me in all the hustle and bustle of the holidays. This year was no different. However, 3 packages came to our door the week leading up to my the big day which reminded me very much that my birthday was coming up. It was very hard not to peak.

I also got a package from my in-laws the day before complete with a long, hand written note from my father-in-law (Pop) which had me bawling. I mean I was ugly crying! Let me just tell you, I have the best father-in-law on the planet. He is the sweetest, most thoughtful and loving man and I am oh so lucky to that his son fell in love with me because he takes after his father.

On Wednesday, Pearson and I stayed up till midnight talking just so he could be sure to be the first to tell me "Happy Birthday" on my birthday.

On my actual birthday (Thursday), I literally kept my pajamas on all day. Ok, that's not true. I put on some workout clothes and did Blogilates on my lunch break. But then I showered and put my pajamas right back on. Besides work, I blogged. I read blogs. We watched Agent Carter, Gilmore Girls and Friends. I did some online shopping. And I heated up leftovers for dinner. It was absolutely wonderful!

I got 4 cards in the mail.
105 people told me "Happy Birthday" on Facebook.
3 people told me on LinkedIn.
11 people texted me.
I felt so very loved.
The shirt says "The Peach State: beautiful mountain & beaches. The deep south where tea is sweet, accents are sweeter, pearls and flip flops are staples, long peach farm fields, wide front porches, friendly folks, and people with good manners. The days are warm and faith is strong. Every conversation starts with y'all and ends with blessing hearts. It's a place that will get in your blood and call you back wherever you go...
As far as physical gifts go, I got a Marauder's Map phone case, a Target gift card and a cute Southern Comforts shirt among other wonderful things.

On Friday, Pearson and I went to The Cheesecake Factory to celebrate. He told our waiter that it was my birthday so they decorated my cheesecake all special and sang to me when they brought it out. Then we decided to go see Night at the Museum: Secret if the Tomb and I definitely cried when Robin Williams said goodbye. I won't tell you who he said goodbye to so I hope I'm not spoiling to much.
On Saturday, Pearson had to work. Sad day. But I slept in and them met him for lunch. After lunch I went to target and spent my gift card. We ate Cheesecake Factory leftovers for dinner and watched about 10 episodes of Friends.

Sunday was the most productive day I've had in a while. When we got home from church, we cleaned the whole apartment and took down all of our Christmas decorations. (We've started a tradition where we don't take it down till after my birthday). But we didn't stop there. We re-arranged our living room. We finally got rid of our huge, broken, in the way recliner. We bought and put together a bookshelf from Target. We filled that bookshelf with books and other various items. I feel so refreshed with the changes.

All in all, I'd say it was a pretty great birthday! If you've made it this far, thank you so much!
How was your weekend?

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