Last week was my birthday. I am officially in my late 30's.
That was a whole gulp of reality right there.
It was such an amazing time!
My very first gift was my sweet Nick taking me down and gifting me with the keys to our very own lake cottage!
I cannot believe I am 35 and we own our first vacation property. I say first because I 've learned over the years to never underestimate God's plans. It's amazing what He does.
So anyway, we went down to our cottage and took some measurements, wrote a big list of what we know we are going to need, and just in general started dreaming of what we can do with the space. We are so, so excited!
I will be writing another blog about the cottage so stay tuned!
The next day (my actual birthday!) we went to a celebration with my fantastic in-laws. It was a Thanksgiving/chili cook-off/birthday celebration and between the brownie bar and all of the gifts I sure felt loved. I am so blessed to call them all family!
The morning of my birthday the kiddos gave me some wonderful gifts! Calvin gave me a piece of pottery he made in his class and Emma gave me a cross stitch plaque that she made for me all on her own. It was so sweet! She even took me on a special scavenger hunt around the house to find my gift. I just love them so much!
The day after my birthday we went to my mom and dad's for one of my mom's "farmhouse dinners" that she always has for our birthdays. She lets us pick out whatever we want for dinner and she makes it. This year I picked a haystack dinner which is like a torn apart taco with rice on the bottom of the pile of toppings. It's just the sweetest thing and we always have so much fun! She even had a birthday cake for me and then we all enjoyed looking at pictures from when we were younger.
I got some really amazing gifts! My baby sister, Kelsey bought me a really fun Starbucks mug and my middle sister, Lacey bought me some Pioneer Woman jar glasses. I've wanted some of those for a while so I was tickled. My sister in law, Natalie bought me the cutest bags and an adorable Christmas decoration. She knows I love Christmas and bags...perfection!
Anyway, I will be putting together a blog about our cottage so stay tuned for that!
Thank you all for the sweet birthday wishes and messages! It was such a great day (and Birthday week!) I really appreciate you all!