It's my birthday

Sunday, November 13, 2011
Yup...I am another year older.  Kate asked me if I was 24 and I said, "Yes, yes I am, Kate."  Truth is I am a bit older than that and while my age does not thrill me, I feel very blessed.  I have an incredible husband, fabulous kids, loving family and lots of good friends.  Life is very, very good.

Dave, being the sweet husband that he is, hosted a surprise dinner party in the wine room of one of my favorite restaurants a week or two ago.  He invited our closest couple friends that we have known for years.  We have been going to church with these couples since our babies were born.  They are such a special group of friends to me. We had a lot of wine and a lot of good food and laughter.

I don't really like surprises and I really don't like big parties but this was perfect. Absolutely perfect!!  In fact, during the dinner one of my friends, Charlie asked what was still on my bucket list.  People had been talking about exotic trips and sky diving and gliding and bungee jumping.  I told him that I like my feet on the ground and that this dinner is exactly what I love to do...spend time with the people I love.  And I mean it.  I feel so lucky to be surrounded by good and loving people. There is nothing else I would rather do.







{this one cracks me up because we are all doing the same thing with our hands but I have no clue what we were talking about:)}

My sweet husband also bought me a beautiful watch that I have wanted for a while...


And he sent me flowers...


Today, our good friends took us out for a delicious birthday lunch after church.
It was fun.  And tonight we will have cupcakes as a family:)

Thank you Jodee and Janet for the cards you sent.  I was touched beyond belief that two sweet bloggers who I have never met would remember my day and send me a card.  Y'all are so special.  And thank you to all my friends who called, e-mailed and facebooked me sweet wishes:)


  1. Happy Happy Birthday! Your dinner celebration looks like it was a fabulous time!

  2. kim!!! you ARE a peanut!!
    oh my goodness...i love it!
    love your ensemble
    love your new gorgeous watch
    & your david yurman!
    love you friend & glad you had a super birthday xo

  3. Happy Birthday Kim!!! You had a wonderful birthday and I love that you just wanted to be w/your friends!!!

  4. Happy Birthday! So glad you had a wonderful b-day!


  5. Happy Birthday! You look fantastic! I love that Dave is so thoughtful and seems to always know just what to do for you!

  6. Happy Birthday Sweet Friend! I love your celebration... That Dave is the best. Your outfit was spot on that night. Wishing you a great year full of health and happiness.

  7. Happy Birthday Precious Kim!!! The world is definitely a brighter place with you in it!! So grateful for all the blessings that surround you and i pray that it is always so...

  8. So sorry your sweet house boy was out of town today, but what a fabulous party he planned, in advance, for you! It looks like you had a great time and you look fabulous! Love your vest too!

  9. Happy Birthday Kim! You look fabulous! What a perfect way to celebrate. So glad you had a great one you deserve it. God Bless!

  10. Happy Birthday!!! Kim, that picture cracks me up with the hand " guns" ;) I hope this year brings you many happy , healthy , blessed moments!

  11. how fun..
    Happy Birthday..
    You are sooo BEAUTIFUL..

  12. What a gorgeous birthday girl you are! And it looks like the perfect celebration. Your husband did well!
    You two make such a handsome couple (and gorgeous family). Sending Happy Birthday Blessings to you!

  13. You are a beautiful girl, and that is one very nice watch!

    Happy Birthday Kim!


  14. Darling photos - love your vest!
    Happy Birthday!!

  15. Happy Birthday- glad you had such an amazing day. I got the same watch from my husband when I gave birth to our 2nd child earlier this year. I love it.

    By the way, I looooove your vest- so stylish!

  16. Happy Birthday- what a great party you had!

    That watch is near and dear to my heart as well- my husband bought me the same one when I get birth to our 2nd daughter earlier this year.

  17. Happy birthday! Looks like you've had a wonderful celebration!

  18. It sounds like you had a FABULOUS "24th" Birthday celebration!

    What a thoughtful and sweet hubby your Dave is!! You two are so adorable together. I know that sounds so cliche, but it's true! I always love to see photos of your beautiful kiddos, but I equally enjoy seeing the photos of you and your hubs together just as much!

    Happy Birthday and God bless! <><


  19. Happy Birthday, Kim! This is a beautiful post and it looks like the perfect way to spend a birthday. What a wonderful husband (and friends) you have. Here's to another great year :).

  20. Happy birthday to you !!! You seem to be so happy !
    May i tell you i love your long hairs?

  21. I'm so glad you were spoiled and loved on!!!! You are as beautiful outside as you are on the inside my friend:) Love you bunches!

  22. Happy Belated Kim. Just got back from Dallas. Hope you have a wonderful week! Beautiful photos looks like you had a good one!

  23. Looks like the perfect night (you look amazing!)! And so LOVE the watch!!!! So glad you posted a pic :)
    Happy Birthday again!! Love you!!

  24. What a fun time your sweet Hubs planned for you -- time with friends -- so special!

    Love your vest -- mind if I copy? :)

    Hope you have a great week!


  25. Happy Birthday! The 13th is my Son's birthday also! Great day!!

  26. Happy belated birthday!! That watch is amazing and I love your hair that length..even though you look cute no matter how your hair is done.

    Gin =)

  27. Love your new Michelle watch (especially with the stacked Yurmans!) You look gorgeous!

  28. Just catching up here... Sounds like a perfect birthday to me! Happy, happy day!

  29. Happy belated birthday Kim! Well, you might not be 24, but you look it!! Your new watch is fab!!
    What a sweet surprise party from your very thoughtful husband!


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