Friday, November 15, 2019

38 is Going to Be Great!

Tomorrow is my 38th birthday and I couldn't be happier about it! 

Some people stress about getting older, but I am not one of them.  I'm thankful for all the life I've lived up to this point and am excited for what the coming year has in store for us.  We have a date night planned this weekend, babysitters booked and I'm looking forward to a fun weekend with my family.  We have a lot of sweet things planned from now through Christmas.  We've got lots to look forward to doing!

One of my favorite pictures of the year.

I thought I'd share 3 goals for the coming year and 8 random things with you today.

1. Learn something new like sewing or chalk painting furniture.

2. Declutter all the spaces in our house to leave only the things we love.  I've been working on this all year.  I can't tell you how good it feels to have breathing room in my cabinets, sell things we've outgrown and to donate items we no longer love.  I put it on my to do list every week.

3. Reorganize and move everyone around to make room for baby #3 to arrive this Spring.  We've been bed shopping, looking at new bedding and are getting excited about the changes that are to come.

4. The older I get, the more I like dark chocolate, onions, gardening and house plants.

5. I can't go to bed with a messy house.  I do the dishes, kids tidy up their messes before bed and I make sure to pick everything else up.  Waking up to a tidy house is the best way to start the day.  I also never let the house get super messy.  We pick up things as we finish using them all day.

6. I always think about things in efficiency mode - what needs to be done first, running errands in order of location, organizing and tidying up as I go and doing things in as few steps as possible.  It's impossible to turn this feature off.  It drives my husband nuts as does the fact that my husband's brain works the exact opposite.

7. I just cannot decorate for Christmas before Thanksgiving.  I have started buying Christmas gifts, Christmas candy and Christmasy things, but it won't look like Christmas until the weekend after Thanksgiving when we go to the tree lot to pick out our tree.  I'm hoping to add a Christmas tree to our playroom this year.

8. I mail out tons of Christmas cards every year.  I look forward to it no matter how pricey postage is getting.  I've tried hard to keep in touch with friends from all stages of my life and always mail out cards.  I always do photo cards and really pretty handwritten envelopes.

As always, thanks for reading my blog and caring about what I say!  Blogging is fun because of you and your friendship :)


  1. I love reading your blog, you have such a positive outlook and really challenge me to see the joy in the every day! Happy 38th birthday! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  2. I loved your comment about how you are in "efficiency mode" and Kevin is opposite. That's like me and my hubby, but Matt is like you and I'm like Kevin! hahaha

  3. Happy, happy birthday, Whitney! :)

  4. Happy birthday! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  5. Happiest 38th birthday friend!!!
    You are such a light and I love the happiness and joy you share with everyone!
    Here’s to your best year yet!!🌟💛🌟

  6. It is funny how you come across a blog that brings you joy to read and your blog does that for this Grandma. Happy you had a wonderful birthday and blessing to you and your family.


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