For the past 23 years, I have been soooo generous as to share my birthday with my mom. I know, I know, call me a saint right? Ya, thats me, a saint, always sharing.... haha ACTUALLY, its the other way around! My mom has been so sweet to share a birthday with me for my entire life! She says that I was the best birthday present she has ever gotten, but we know thats a load of crap... ya right, being in labor on MY birthday, NO THANK YOU! But it is true, 23 years ago on April 27th, I was born on my mom's birthday, and we have shared this day together every year ever since! I love sharing a birthday with my mom. She is always so thoughtful and "tries" to make it more special for me, even though it's her day as well.
This year we kept it simple. Not by choice, might I add! You see, my birthday landed on the one day of the week that I attend school from 9AM to 7:30PM. OF COURSE! So needless to say, there wasn't much time to celebrate that evening. Chris and I went with my parents and brother Stetson to MATTA'S for dinner, and then headed back to my parent's house to open gifts.
Here's me and my momma
I just needed to add the EARLY birthday present I got for myself!! I found these chandeliers at Target and they were $80.00 for them. I knew they would go on sale, so I waited like 5 months and they finally did! I got them for $60.00 each!! I couldn't wait to put them up in my kitchen and I think they turned out so DANG cute! (Thanks to my hubby for slaving to put them up while I was at volleyball practice :) )
My mom and Dad gave me this for my gift... It is my REAL bouquet and Chris' REAL boutonniere framed in a shadow box! I LOVE it :) We freeze dried my flowers the day after our wedding to make sure we could keep them for arrangement one day!
Me and Kami
Me and Chris
Me and my Sisters