Friday, November 16, 2018

Happy Birthday Goals & Highlights

Happy Friday!!  It's an extra happy day here because it's my birthday!  Cheers to 37!  Can't wait to see what the coming year has in store for me.  I'm also a little in denial that I'm 37.  Feel so strange to be quickly coming up on 40.  Wasn't I just turning 21??  Apparently not.

We've had a super busy week of fun things like parties, lunch dates and outings.  Along with grown up things like flu shots, oil changes, appointments and errands.  I have lots to recap today.  Both Kevin and Olive have the week off next week so I am taking the week off, too.  We're traveling, enjoying family time, eating and celebrating all the things we have to be thankful for this year.  I'll be back here on Monday the 26th!!!  Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

My 3 + 7 = 10 birthday goals:
1. Read more for me and my kids
2. Keep finding ways to get plugged in at church
3. Keep making friends & be a good friend
4. Welcome more people to my house
5. Less scrolling on my phone
6. More hobbies
7. More real food
8.  Keep working hard to only bring my favorite things into my house (declutter!)
9. Take more pictures with my real camera
10. Be more willing to try new things - say yes to new adventures!

Fall seemed extra gorgeous in our backyard this year.

Our family has a new favorite meal - burgers at Five Guys! 
Olive keeps asking to go to that 5 Men restaurant. ha ha

I love decorating with my cute turkeys and real pumpkins this time of year.

We surprised the kids with going out to eat at our favorite Mexican restaurant after church on Sunday.  They were thrilled.  It feels like we might be hitting a milestone where going out to eat is mostly enjoyable.  Hooray!
 I really need to step up my pico game.  I'm going to try to recreate this delicious pico.

Fireman Fletcher.
I've been trying harder to get involved and plan fun outings for my local mom's group.  I really enjoy it.  The top of my list was a fire station tour because I knew Fletcher would LOVE it.  I was right.  He climbed all over the emergency vehicles and loved being there.

Impromptu trip to the park on a pretty Fall day.  Skip the little kid playground and head straight for the big kid stuff.

Olive got to participate in a color run recently.  She had a great time!  I am so proud of her and her willingness to say yes to new things.  She did not hesistate when I asked if she wanted me to sign her up.  She's never done a race of any kind, but was totally fearless.  We went to cheer her on and it was really fun.  She's ready to sign up next year.

My favorite lunch date!
I think I've mentioned this before, but if not, Fletcher and I basically have the exact same taste in food.  We love all the same things... except crayons.  He seems to be going through a crayon eating phase - yuck!  Anyways, he loves eating at Clabber Girl Bakery.  We order the exact same thing and share a dessert.  It's my favorite.  They had chocolate dipped pecan pies this week.  It was amazing!

I got some one on one time with Olive taking her to a birthday party.  She loved it and it was nice to catch up with her while she had my full attention.  It was also fun to meet some more of her school friends and their moms.

Mom's Night Out.
My mom's group planned a really fun night out where we had a special event at a local boutique.  We got to shop, snack and then head out to dinner at Fresh Thyme.  The whole night was so fun!  I found a cute cardigan and a great North Face fleece.  I'm also hooked on Fresh Thyme pizza!  It was delicious.

This is how my kids like to eat turkey!
No thanks to real turkey.  Yes to cute turkeys made out of all of their favorite foods.

Olive: Sounding out words wherever she goes.
Fletcher: Climbing things wherever he goes.

Not kidding about that climbing stuff.
I took my eyes off of him for a second to pick out a medicine and I hear him say, "Look at my cool moves, Mom!!"  He's wild!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

Linking up with My Glittery Heart


  1. Happiest Birthday my beautiful friend!!! You are so full of joy and love...I hope you feel extra special on your big day!!!💗

  2. Happy happy birthday sweet Whitney!! I will look forward to seeing lots of pics of your special day on Instagram! You are a beautiful person, mother, wife and friend. I’m so glad that our paths have crossed. Sending you a big hug today!

  3. First of all, happy happy birthday! I hope you have the best week off next week enjoying your sweet family! I love all of your goals, the older I get the more I just want to go scared and try new things that make me have to be brave! Those pecan pie desserts look divine!

  4. I hope your birthday was great! Enjoy your vacation!

  5. 🥳 happy birthday 🎂 sounds like you had a fabulous time


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