September 22, 2015

cheers to my 32nd birthday

yes yes. we're still talking about birthday fun over here, but let me tell you why -

you see, my farmer and i got each other exactly zero things for our birthdays this year. yay romance!

honestly, i thought about getting him a nice set of workout headphones, but then i didn't. he'll just leave them in a tractor, never to be seen again.

and i got myself these frye i didn't feel like i really needed anything else for my birthday. know what i mean? granted...i kind of gift myself a lot of things throughout the year, so when it comes down to birthday // christmas // mother's farmer is usually at a loss. farmer gave me the gift of time! he took the entire weekend (thursday - saturday) off and we headed out guessed it, mccall.

and what a birthday treat, for the three hour drive, the girls...slept! granted, kaye was awake until midnight that night, but it sure makes for a peaceful, stress-free road trip.

on friday my farmer's parents took both the girls so my farmer could take me out to breakfast. we ventured all over town doing this, that, and the other (vague, i know)...but the beauty of it all is we were kid-free. then we ate our second meal sans children! this is such a rare treat. to finish off the day we met back up with my farmer's parents, took the girls to a park, ate some pizza, and called it a night.

i know, i know...this doesn't exactly seem like the perfect birthday. but really, it was wonderful. i mean...i may be leaving out a tiny tiny (huge) detail that i hope i get to share soon...but it's not 100% you (mostly me) are just going to have to sit tight and hope everything goes through.

so what i'm saying is - hold onto your horses and cross your fingers and toes for me! i know i am.

on saturday farmer, the girls, and i rented a tandem bike and rode all over town checking out the different neighborhoods with farmer's mom...who conveniently pointed out a brewery we didn't know about...and we can't wait to check out. apparently there's a beer there infused with jalepeno...i'd like to test how that goes down.

pair that bike ride with a stop at our favorite milkshake spot and it was another wonderful day.

that's it. that was the birthday celebration with not one complaint!

here's to eight more days of celebrating all the september birthdays!


  1. Sounds like great time. I gifted myself a new kitchen in 2015 ;)

  2. After about two years of marriage I realized that the gift giving thing between spouses is overrated (unless he comes home with something from the jewelry store). I used to tell him exactly what to buy and where to buy it and eventually just put the item on hold for him to go and pay for. Now I just buy my own gifts. Much easier and I always get what i want. HBD.

  3. Well those booties are magical and I would much rather have a mini vacation vs something store bought!!

  4. You guys take so many fun trips - a little sad we didn't this summer (okay, 2). Yay, 32!

  5. I'd definitely rather just buy my own gifts and hang out with my husband for my birthday. Once in a while there are some nice surprises, but I get more excited over buying my own things so I can instantly have them.

    Morgan |

  6. the baby is forward facing?!?!?!?!?!
    oh and did you buy land there or something??

  7. I so so LOVE you and your blog so I am writing this with the most sincere mommy to mommy heart.. you little muffin really needs to be rear-facing in her car seat. I truly wish the APA did a better job getting the message out that rear-facing until age 2 is the safest place for our littlest babes. Honestly, I am never this person to make a comment about what another parent is doing but I have just been so horrified by the things I have learned about what can potentially happen to babies who are turned forward-facing before their little bodies are strong enough to sustain any type of vehicular force. sorry to be that person but I just know how much I turn to you and get inspiration from the things you do and say in your blog.

  8. I didn't buy my husband anything for his birthday this month. I sorta forgot. But he's competing in a big car event next month, which will be quite pricey, so that's essentially his birthday present.

    We've also tried to focus less on material gifts for Christmas and more on experiences. Because how many odds and ends and doohickeys and doodads do we really need?


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