Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Great Day to be Alive

I have had a really nice birthday. Even if I WAS sad about my age - I got SOOOOOO many e-mails, texts, facebook comments, tweets and blog comments that have just made my day! I am so blessed to know so many sweet and encouraging people! And I thought it was funny how many of you left me comments to tell me you shared my birthday! Happy Birthday to you all! I have never known anyone with my birthday except for Diane Sawyer (and I am mourning her loss on GMA big time). (and yes - a Christmas birthday is as awful as you imagine but my family always tried to make it special and as an adult - I think it's fun to have your birthday during such a fun week!)

I had lunch at Gusano's - a local pizza place I love with a new friend Kristen and her little boy Trevor. I had such a nice time with them - they are so sweet!
This afternoon I headed over to Laurie's to exchange gifts for Christmas. We tried so hard to get a good picture of the girls but it was pretty much impossible (on a side note - I used my tiny little camera in all of today's pictures so the quality is pretty poor. I've been spoiled with our nice camera).

Laurie and the girls!
Scott took me and Harper out for dinner. I really wanted Mexican so we went to Abuelo's. Harper was SO good. She just LOVES going out to eat. She is SO much like her momma! ha! She also really likes cheese. In the last 2 days - she has had cheese pizza, grilled cheese and tonight cheese quesadillas. And you wouldn't believe how fast and how much she has eaten of all of those. (She has also had a lot of fruits and veggies so I'm not just giving her cheese. ha!)
As we were leaving - a sweet couple stopped me and the girl, Courtney, told me she read my blog. ha! She knew it was my birthday and that I loved eating at Abuelo's. ha! It was fun to meet her! Thanks for saying hi Courtney!!!
We went and got hot chocolate at Starbucks and drove around and looked at Christmas lights. Harper fell asleep pretty quick so we cut our trip short and came home and put her to bed.

I would say it's been a pretty perfect day!

76 comments:

Whitney said...

Happy Birthday! Glad you had such a great day!

Kathy said...

Happy Birthday Kelly!!!!! Glad to hear you had such a great day. :)

momofall said...

Kelly you look so pretty in those pictures. You truly look like you have had a VERY happy day. Harper just takes after her momma. She looks like she's happy and having fun. Hey I wanted to ask you what kind of camera your big one is? You told us one time, but I can't seem to find that post. Which one is your favorite lens? Thank you so much for all of your encouraging words and your honesty. I feel like I know you even though we've never met. Have a wonderful CHRISTmas and a great 2010. I am so happy for you and your family.
dsfox625@hotmail.com

Anna said...

Happy, happy Birthday Kelly...so glad you enjoyed your day!!

momMYsliceoflife said...

Sounds like a perfect Birthday! I'm glad it was so great for you! I love the picture of you and scott! And, as always, I'm loving Harper's little dress! :)

Laurie said...

Kelly you look and act young!
Isn't it funny to see Harper look at my girls?????? I love it! It is nearly impossible to get their pictures together.
Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mel's Mom said...

Happy Birthday again! It sounds like you had a wonderful day!

Shanna said...

So glad you had a great birthday!

Nancy B. said...

Happy Birthday Kelly!!!! While I do not personally know you, I have been so blessed being your "blog friend" so I am so happy that you had a wonderful birthday & day! Very much deserved for a sweet Southern girl such as you! :)

Crystal said...

Happy Birthday and I love your necklace!

Grasso10 said...

Happy Birthday! Glad to see you had such a great day! :)

-Brooke

The Scott's said...

Happy Birthday! Sounds like you had a fantastic day! Today is my Maw~Maw's 90th birthday and yesterday was my twins 1st birthday. I've been meaning to post a comment on here ever since you wrote the post about Harper's party, but I was so busy last week getting ready for B&B's party that I didn't have a chance to answer your question! We had the twins party at our house and invited mainly relatives and a few close friends who have older children (3 years old) and babies under 1. I was stressing about what kind of activities/games to have for them, and I just decided to leave the playroom door open and that's it. By the time everyone had snacks, we opened gifts, and had cake, it was almost time for them to leave! I uploaded a slideshow on my blog of the party, so feel free to stop on by and take a look! I worked so hard all last week (late nights and early mornings) to make sure everything was perfect for their special day!!!
Hayley
www.scottsscoop724.blogspot.com

Jilly said...

What a beautiful birthday for such a beautiful birthday girl!

Christy said...

Happy Birthday Kelly! I wish I had said hello and happy birthday last night at TJMaxx but I was horrified by my return drama! :)

Our Happy Married Life... said...

happy birthday! I'm glad you had such a great day. Merry Christmas!

Colleen said...

Yay for a fun day!!! Gotta ask--where did you find that kicky necklace you're wearing?!

Lindsay said...

So glad you've had such a wonderful birthday!!!

Christy said...

Ha! As soon as I left my comment, I thought "I think I could have used the word 'chawed' in that comment".

Summer said...

HAPPY B-DAY KELLY!! You look so pretty and I love your dress and necklace! Glad you had a great evening and a good dinner!

Summer :0)

Katie Patterson said...

yea!!! I am glad to hear that your birthday was so good...I hope you have many many more just like today...my birthday was Dec. 17 so I know how you feel having a Christmas birthday. My little boy's birthday is on Dec. 29 so we are throwing a huge party on Sunday to help him understand that his birthday is a special day

Amy said...

Happy Birthday Kelly!!! Glad to hear you had a great day!! it sounded perfect!

CAW said...

Happy Happy Birthday!! It is my husbands birthday too - I know it must be hard to have a Christmas birhtday but know it is the day the Lord declared life for you. It is not the day that makes it so special it is YOU that makes the day!!
xoxo

Three Against One said...

Happy Birthday, sounds like you had a wonderful day with friends and family.
Love Harper's red dress too!
Julie

Shannon said...

Happy Birthday! It looks like you had a wonderful day!

Michele said...

I'm so glad you had a wonderful day!!!

Amanda said...

Happy Birthday! Glad to know it was a good one!!

Paige said...

Glad you had such a great birthday! Love your necklace. I know you get this all the time, but where did you get it?

Jamie said...

Happy Birthday! My birthday is the the day before Valentine's Day. Not so bad growing up but the first year my husband tried to combine gifts. I didn't really care but I picked on him for it. The years after I have had two seperate gifts. Ha!

Rhonda said...

Happy Birthday! I'm really enjoying your blog. Harper is so adorable!

Kristi J said...

Happy birthday, Kelly! We just returned home from celebrating my mom's 60th bday with dinner and a party. So, just one more person you share this day with! My mom is so hard to shop for, and it drives my sisters and I crazy each year because we have to buy her birthday and Christmas gifts for the same week and it truly is challenging.

Glad to hear you had a fun day!

Rob and Amy said...

Happy Birthday, Birthday Twin! I have always loved having my birthday on the 22nd, too! I think it's a fun week, people are in such jolly moods...and it's truly my FAVORITE time of the year!!! I hope you had an amazing day...and no worries Kelly...my age today was a tiny bit hard for me to swallow, too :)

Happy Happy Birthday!

Maryellen said...

Happy Birthday !
So glad it was great and you've had a wonderful year.
Just imagine all the wonderful things God has in store for you in this brand new year !

*Kc* said...

Happy Birthday! Glad you had a good day.
I love Gusanos. We were just there this passed weekend.

Jacky said...

Happy Birthday, Kelly! SO glad you had such a great day. I totally know what you mean about Christmas birthdays--my birthday is on Christmas Day! We picked up a big cheesecake assortment tonight to celebrate with on Saturday...going for the day after this year. Everything shuts down on Christmas! ;)

Chelsa said...

glad you had a great day :)

Lynn said...

God bless you, Kelly, on your 36th birthday!!! You look wonderful!! Love the photo of you and Scott!! So glad you had a great birthday!! =))

Hugs,
Lynn in TX

Melissa and Cas said...

Happy Birthday!

65 Roses for Marcia said...

Happy Birthday Kelly!!

La Dolce Vita said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KELLY! Glad you had a great day! Hope you and your sweet precious family have a VERY Merry Christmas!

Robin said...

Happy Birthday Kelly! I'm glad you had such a great day!

Molly said...

I love how you said having a Christmas birthday is awful!! My mothers birthday is December 25 and I always tell her how wonderful it is that she was born the same day as Jesus! You should be happy your birthday is so close to his HA!
Happy Birthday!!
Molly

Kelley said...

Happy, Happy Birthday, Kelly! I am happy that you had a distinct day to celebrate separate from the festivities of Christmas week. My husband's birthday is the 28th and I've always gone out of my way to make it extra special. (P.S. I hope that you got the card I sent--I was just loved your post about the joy of getting Christmas cards and I wanted to share ours with you!)

Taylor said...

Happy Birthday Kelly!!!! So glad you had a great day!!

P.S. - We ate dinner at the Gusano's in Fayetteville last night for dinner and it was AMAZING!! It was our first time to eat there and I was very impressed!!

Buttercup said...

Happy birthday! Wishes for a wonderful year. Forty actually sounds great to me, as sixty is looming up ahead. Treasure the moments -- what a sweet and blessed time!

Veronika said...

Happy Birthday!

Kelly Muys Wood said...

Happy Birthday!

p.s. I love your necklace in your bday dinner pictures...

Kelly

Dina said...

Happy Birthday Kelly! You are blessing to "the Blog world".

And tell Scott that he needs to start celebrating your half birthday in June, in addition to your real birthday in December. It's only fair since it's such a busy time of year!

May Belle's said...

happy Birthday! and on an unrelated-it's-a-small-blog-world-note, your new friend Kristen and I played on the same AAU basketball team back in the day =)

The Allen Family said...

Glad you had a grrrreat day!! :) I have to ask though- where did you get Harpers shopping/highchair cover & is it easy to use? My sons is a pain, because I have to tie it on...i can't do that one handed! I need a new one & that one looks super easy to use. I obviously would get a boy color thouhg- ha!

Andrea said...

Happy Birthday Kelly!
I am glad you had a good birthday.
God Bless you today on your birthday and always!
I love your blog!

Andrea

christim73 said...

Aww your mom's blog was sooooo sweet! I'm glad you had a great birthday. You look great mama :)

Lindsey said...

Happy Birthday!!! I'm glad you had a a wonderful day!!! :) Have a wonderful Christmas!!

Lindsey

Tadd and Elizabeth said...

Happy Happy Birthday! I have always( well since I started reading your blog- ha) thought you looked much younger than your age! I'm glad that I am not the only person to stop you while you are out eating at Abuelos ( I saw you there last time we were in town and stopped you and your husband too, but Harper wasn't there:( We took our girls to see lights tonight after Starbuck too, it was a good night for it down near Benton too! Hope Harper has a good first CHRISTmas! I have a fun idea for cards on my last blog post, I don't know if I remembered to comment about it on your blog or not but I meant too! Elizabeth

Aunt Rhody said...

A sweet friend of my oldest daughter gave birth this morning to a baby girl--6 lb. 3 oz, 18 1/2 inches, Laurel Joy is her name. This is their 3rd girl, and they have 3 boys! You have another person with whom to share a birthday.

Janet said...

Happy, Happy birthday Kelly! I read your blog everyday, but don't always comment! I have so enjoyed getting "to know" your precious family and your beautiful little girl. I will never forget this time last year, waiting in anticipation for her birth, and then praying so hard for her healing! God Bless you all this Christmas time and my 2010 bring joy and happiness! Sending big hugs from South Africa!

Amanda Negley said...

I just wanted to say Happy Belated Birthday! So glad you had a great birthday!

CCO MOMS said...

Kelly, Happy Birthday from North Carolina. May you have many many more with your precious family. Carol

The Toll House Cookie said...

Happy Birthday from one December baby to another!!! May all your wishes come true!!!

Michele said...

Happy Birthday Kelly! I was looking all over your blog to find your email address. I wanted to send you a message and ask for a little advice for my daughter who just had a baby. If you read this, could you send it to me?

Thanks loads...sounds like you had a wonderful birthday!

Hugz,
Michele

All About Aleigha said...

I hardly ever comment but I'm glad you had such a great birthday. I love your blog, you are such an inspiration.

Lauren Kelly said...

So glad you had a great birthday, Kelly!!! :)

Melody said...

Happy Birthday Kelly, sounds like you had a great day! I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Emma and Company said...

I am glad you had a great birthday! It sounds like it was perfect. I know what you mean about the cheese--Emma LOVES it too! Merry Christmas! I know it will be so special for you :)

Tiff said...

Happy Belated Birthday!! It sounds like you have a wonderful day! :)
Merry Christmas!!!

Rachel said...

Glad you had such a wonderful birthday, Kelly! I don't know if you'll ever read this but I had a dream last night that I was babysitting Harper for you! It was pretty funny. Enjoy your holiday!! :)

Jennifer said...

I'm so glad you had a great birthday!
Is your necklace from WM? I almost bought that one the other night! It's so cute!

Sarah Mina said...

Sounds like you had a great birthday! Love your necklace :)

Amanda M. said...

What a wonderful day! I just love perfect days like that. So glad you had a wonderful birthday! :)

Sarah said...

Great pic of the 2 of you at the end...that should be on the updated blog header the next time it's redone. :) Merry CHRISTmas!

Mary said...

Happy Birthday a day late!

indyhumes said...

Happy Birthday!

Mitsy said...

such sweet pictures! you are always up to something fun! Merry Christmas! xo Mitsy

HomesteadMommy said...

Happy belated birthday to you! Glad you had a great day. I'm a Christmas season bday as well Dec. 20th.
Kim
www.homestead-acres.com/blog

noahandlylasmommi said...

So glad you enjoyed your day :) You deserve it!

The Morris Family said...

Happy Birthday!!!! Mine is the 22nd too!!!!!!

Your Harper is so sweet!!! Praise the Lord for His great grace upon your family!!!

have a great Christmas!!!!

Cindy
mother of 13 blessings!!!!

Katie Kordsmeier said...

Hey! Kristen and I were friends in college!! Isn't she so sweet! I sure miss that girl!