I am officially 23. Do I look older than last year?? I keep waiting for an age to come around that is like really cool or a big mile stone but all I feel is I am getting older. Birthdays aren't very exciting the older you get unfortunately. But my wonderful Brayden made it a little more bearable. The day before my birthday while I was at work he sent me an edible arrangement and some balloons! (my faaaavorite because flowers just die) and because my birthday was on a Saturday this year I also got the day off!
quotes from brayden:
"oh look its midnight! Its officially your birthday happy birthday my legs!"
me: "aaw thanks brayd"
Brayden: "isn't it weird this day 23 years ago you were inside your moms stomach? like you were literally inside of her."
me: "um.. yeah that's pretty weird to think about.. makes me feel like an alien."
I had a very fun and eventful day! My mom got me, my grandma r., my little sister, and herself tickets to the musical show Brigadoon at Hale Center Theater. It was such a cute show. (maybe a little too much fog though) other than that it was a cute little show. And I was so excited my grandma was there! I love her so much. I also love this picture of me and Carlie this sums up our relationship pretty much. It hasn't always been like this but she seriously is the best. It was fun having my favorite sister at my birthday party!
also extremely grateful for this lovely lady who I call mother. Wouldn't even be here if it wasn't for her. Thanks mom appreciate it! haha
When I got home my brayd was waiting to take me out to dinner. He surprised me and had reservations at Desert Star Theatre. Which is dinner and a show. (2 shows in 1 day?? I know its show-nerds dream day!) We had popcorn and food and a funny show about who knows what really! I was cracking up and even brayden let out a few chuckles. We will be going there again for sure! Not sure why we haven't been until now sense its so close to where we live!
November is a fun month for me. I like my birthday obviously and also November is the month to think about the thinks you are thankful for. I... don't even know how to express how thankful I am for everything I have in my life right now. I have the best family (braydens included) I have a great steady job that pays well, I have my health, I have a great car, I live in a beautiful home, and I have the best guy a girl could ask for. I am literally always laughing even when I don't want to be he figures out how to get me out of a grumpy rut if I get into one.
he's the best. the other day I asked him how do you not ever get mad? and he said "I donno that's just not me." and thank goodness for that! because anyone who has to be married to me better be extremely patient and understanding. I'm thankful for what he has taught me about love. We've been married for 2 years but I feel like i'm still learning how to fully love. I LOVE brayden so much but i'm learning how to LOVE even more with his example of always putting me first, never hesitating to apologize, and always lookin out for my best interest. He's going to be one great dad someday. We are going to have some lucky kids.
I know we should feel thankful everyday of the year and not just in November but... it gets hard. So I am glad we have a holiday specifically for Thankfulness and Family time. We had thanksgiving at my Grandma and Grandpa B's house. It was nice seeing a few cousins and aunts and uncles I haven't seen in a very long time. Also my mom showed me a great example of kindness.
We were sat next to a few new comers to our thanksgiving. They came with an uncle of mine and I wasn't familiar with either of these people. Which of course due to my shyness I felt uncomfortable and was unsure of how to act or what to say. (just because i'm lame like that haha) but I look over and my mom is chatting with them like they were old pals. It warmed my little black heart because i'm sure these new members of the family were feeling a little out of place as well but because of my mom she made them feel like they had been to every thanksgiving we ever had. It amazed me. I immediately felt more comfortable and even chimed into the convo a little bit.
I hope everyone had a great thanksgiving! I have loved reading all of the thanksgiving blog posts. I am also excited it is finally December which means... Christmas tree time!! :) but that will be a separate post later! yay!