Oh my goodness! I had the most wonderful birthday filled with all my favorite things 🙂 I love documenting my birthday each year so I can look back one day and read what I did.

The day started with a run around the neighborhood in the freezing weather with my favorite boy. The cold winds only made us run faster 🙂


After our run and getting ready for the day – I booked it over to Spencer’s to get my most favorite dark roast. I couldn’t stop smiling – I practically skipped into the coffee shop! After getting my coffee (and coffee cake!!!) I walked back to my care and thought, “What if we treated everyday like our birthdays?”. What if we were just so genuinely excited and happy about life that we couldn’t help but practically skip into coffee shops?! I’ll remember this happy moment next time I throw myself pity party.


Once I got to work I was greeted with MORE coffee cake (!!!) and my favorite bagel breakfast sandwich: everything bagel with cheese, eggs, + bacon. My mom and I split everything and it was WONDERFUL!!!


My dad also surprised me with these beautiful flowers and my favorite chocolate. ❤


I spent the rest of the day at work and went over to my parent’s house around 4. When I got home my sweetest sister had decorated everything for my birthday! It was so incredibly kind.



Lavender —-> my favorite!


She even put together little gifts for me! 🙂


My birthday request was pizza, beer, and a card game with my family.

After stuffing my face with delicious pizza and opening presents, we all played “What do you Meme?”

It was so much fun and so funny!

And look at this cake!! My sister made me a gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free insanely delicious carrot cake!!! She used this recipe: CLICK HERE.

I could barely eat any because I was so full from pizza. But I had a piece today and it is confirmed incredibly delicious.



And I was ready for bed at 9:30, haha!

I could not have asked for a better birthday! It was simple, sweet, and filled with my favorite things. Thank you to everyone who wished me a happy birthday and thank you to my family for making my day so special!!!!

And a BIG thank you to God for every blessing these last 23 years. ❤