My (first) 29th Birthday!

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I turned 29 on Novemeber 1st! It is my first 29th birthday but I’m sure I’ll have many more “29th” birthdays in years to come, right? Don’t you stop aging at 29? πŸ˜‰

Even though I know 29 isn’t super young…I do feel like it’s pretty young to have two kids!!! Like my dad always said “my kids keep me young!” 

Kye is old enough now where he “gets it” about birthdays and he was SO sweet to me ALL day. He continually rubbed my back throughout the day and kept telling me how excited he was for my cake and presents and how much I was going to like them πŸ™‚

While we were taking pre-bday celebration pictures the doorbell rang! It was Casey and Jordan with extra birthday surprises for me!!! SOOOOO sweet and thoughtful!!! They got me flowers and a yummy cupcake and Casey even handed over her special Birthday Crown (you can tell she’s a little bitter about it haha). 

Two of my favorite people!

Britt was being SUPER cute while I was talking to them πŸ˜‰

Such a sweet surprise! I truly was shocked and had no clue!

For dinner we decided to go to Red Lobster. I love it, the kids love it, and Zach won a MASSIVE gift card from Aflac for their chain of restaurants so it was free πŸ˜‰ 

Of course, we got to visit with the lobsters!!!

Dinner was yummy then it was back home for presents and cake! 

Haha Classic Britt

I got several really great gifts!!! Lots of accessories for my camera, a new case for my phone, and Kye planned a special night out just the two of us. He wanted to give me a princess dress for my birthday so Zach told him he’d let him take me shopping to buy one with me. PRECIOUS!!! 

My big gift was this beautiful gold bracelet from Steels! I love it!

My favorite cake in the WORLD is icecream cake from Dairy Queen. I don’t try to beat around the bush or drop any hints: I want it for my birthday. Every year. Please πŸ˜‰ Our DQ at the mall closed down and the other one in town doesn’t decorate the cakes? So Zach did it and made it extra beautiful for me…

My wish was for me to get pregnant…guess it came true πŸ˜‰

We enjoyed a simple family night but had several other celebrations with family and friends in the coming weeks! One gift arrived late from Zach…a new strap for my camera. I LOVVVVVE it!!!!

Later that week Kye and I went on our princess dress date night πŸ™‚ It was important to me that we go as soon as possible because he was so super excited about it!

I decided to do the dress shopping at TJ Maxx. I never, ever get to shop there and they typically have cute dresses and great prices. I completely let Kye take the lead on it. He said he wanted to get me a very colorful dress with purple in it so I could look like Rapunzel and he wanted me to have tights and boots to match the dress. How thoughtful is he???? 

We hunted around and he picked out several things then we went to try them on in the dressing room. This one was his favorite and he LOVED it when I tried it on so it was “the one!”

Kye LOVED the dress on me and kept telling me how beautiful I looked in it. He wanted me to find tights and boots to match and I told him I already had some at home. Daddy gave us a set budget to spend and I had a LOT left over! Kye was so excited about picking out my dress that he wanted to get something for Daddy and Britt too. This child seriously has THE most giving heart. He inspires me everyday! 

We walked around the store and found an awesome Hurley v-neck shirt for Zach. Then Kye took a long time to pick out something for Britt. He wanted a princess dress for her too but finally decided on princess pjs b/c he said she would like those better than a dress πŸ™‚ I told him to find a new shirt for himself too b/c he deserved a little something too! I love the one he picked!!! I think it’s safe to say I have a new shopping partner!!!

After we finished up shopping we headed to our favorite date night combo: Zaxby’s and The Mix!!! We had the BEST time together. Just remembering back to this night makes me eager for another fun night out with my favorite little boy πŸ™‚

Kye wanted to take pics of me hahaha

We had the place to ourselves!

Once we got home Kye was excited to share his gifts with everyone. Britt LOVES the pjs!!!

Of course that Sunday I debuted my new princess look at church πŸ™‚ Kye was SO proud to show me off and it truly was the best birthday gift ever! I loved our night out and getting to see my son enjoy giving to others!!!

I had a WONDERFUL 29th birthday and was continually spoiled with more celebrations to come πŸ™‚ 

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Hey Guys, I’m Emily! I’m a stay at home mom and consider parenting to be my passion. Disney is my happy place and I love making memories as a family together. I’m a big believer in transparency and share all of my real-life moments as a mother of four.

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3 Comments

  1. michelle
    December 28, 2013 / 7:19 am

    Happy belated Birthday!! (So are you making an announcment??? That would be grand. :))

  2. michelle
    December 28, 2013 / 7:20 am

    Okay…I'm just slow…I have to go back now & read the posts I missed!!! Congratulations…so happy for you!

  3. Robyn Mullican
    December 29, 2013 / 6:59 pm

    I love the dress that Kye picked out! It's super pretty! And he is SUPER HANDSOME in all of these pics!

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