My 34th Birthday

 

Here we are, halfway through the next month and I still haven’t recapped/talked about my birthday.

I should tell you I hate birthdays. Not because I don’t like getting older. No, I’m fine with that. That means I’m still alive. I just hate the day. In more recent years I haven’t had good birthdays. It’s been forgotten by family and friends (not all, please don’t take offense if you remembered!!!). It gets treated like another day. It’s just not a big deal. And I guess I feel like it should be a big deal? I don’t know. Maybe I’m full of myself… ha.

When hubby and I got together, it seems like he gets week long birthday’s and I barely get a day. I guess I was a bit jealous of that. The reason he gets that is that if his birthday falls during the week, we’re supposed to get Tbug to celebrate, but that doesn’t always happen. So we celebrate on his birthday. I’ve thrown him surprise birthdays. Plus we’ve celebrated his real birthday on a weekend we had Tbug. Multiple times all of this has happened.

This year, my hubby decided to give me a week long birthday. This morning I saw a quote on Facebook:

I know good men still exist because I am lucky enough to have one.

A friend from college commented that she couldn’t help but think back to our Memoirs class and how much she learned about him. Maybe this is something I should have written about in class… Although I’m not far enough removed from it to use for a memoir.

Anyway, let’s quit procrastinating and let’s discuss

my birthday.

My birthday started out the weekend before my birthday, if you ask hubby. I had been wanting to eat at the Japanese Steakhouse for a while. He decided we were eating there and that was the start of my birthday.

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33 in Year 33

What is more? I’m a year older. I really haven’t touched on my birthday yet. I’m sure more will come on that when I can find the right words… But until then, let’s review last year’s goals.

There really is a reason I don’t set goals. I think I’m afraid of failure. I never set a New Year’s Resolution. I take that back… I set one this year. This years resolution was to be happier. I thought I was doing well and then the other day my dad said if I was ever happy, he’d be shocked, as in he wouldn’t know what to do. I guess that’s another story for another day. Back to the

33 in my 33rd Year…

1. Pay off my car.

I did this. What? But I don’t drive a car. That’s right. This is the second vehicle I’ve paid off and almost immediatly sold. haha. The last one was my Mustang. We paid it off two days after I traded it in. This time around, at least we paid it off and I drove it around for another 3 months before we traded it off…

2. Break Abug’s mare, Little Pi, to ride

Fail. Not even close. I have found someone to break horses now, so maybe… but really we have her up for sale and would prefer to sell her and buy an already trained mare for Abug.

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Eetza Birthday Partaey

For about a month leading up to Abug’s birthday she begged and pleaded (okay, that’s a bit of an extreme but we are referring to a toddler here….) that she wanted cookies and a cake and cupcakes for her birthday. I promised her I would take care of her. Now, she was back and forth between cupcakes and cake, but the cookies… they were definitely a want.

She chose Princess Elena of Avalor theme for her party so the cookies were Princess Elena’s dress. I was quite pleased with how they turned out. At first, I wasn’t so sure but once they were done, I was pleased. This year I took cookies to the lake for her “lake birthday.”

A couple days before her birthday I decided on cupcakes in the shape of a Princess Elena dress to go along with the theme of the cookies. She prefers chocolate cake over vanilla although she isn’t really picky, so I went with chocolate cake into cupcakes. I made the yellow sash with a piece of ribbon. It was easier than trying to do it with icing and I was afraid a red sash wouldn’t stand out.

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Yearly Answers

Answers at 3 year old.

1. Why do you like being a kid? I like being a little girl

2. What is your happiest memory? Kissing a dolphin (She talks about this ALL the time)

3. What do you like to do for fun? Kiss a dolphin (She’s only done this once… she also likes to ride horses….)

4. What was the nicest thing you ever did for someone else? When I was at home, Tbug was at her mom’s house (I don’t know nor do I understand.. haha)

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2nd Birthday Partaeee

So, the flu, as influenza, I think hit our house. We were never tested but within 2 weeks we all felt like death warmed over… is that the right phrase? Or do I have it wrong, like most times? Luckily for all our family, my niece’s birthday party wasn’t on her birthday and we were all kind of on the mend. It was rough going there for a while…. yikes! Hubby made sure to get Ambyr with icing before she could attack him. I think we actually made it through one family gathering… Christmas maybe… without the food war… It was definitely overdue!

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It was a Birthday!!

It seems like on everyone’s birthday, you know except for mine, we’re out riding horses. Tbug’s 14th birthday was no different, but she does have a thing for riding horses. I hope she always has that desire! Sadly, Abug might have confiscated her horse….

Never fear, Kansas stepped up to bat for Tbug to ride… only problem was, then Abug wanted to ride with Tbug. Aloha looked a little lost. At one point, I hopped on her back but Abug told me I was to get off her horse. Tbug said, I’ll share a lot of things with you, but Aloha is mine. Gosh I love both of those girls.

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Happy Birthday


How on Earth did you turn 14? I swear… it has happened overnight! Here we are on your birthday and I absolutely love to ask you these questions every year to see how your answers change. Happy Birthday baby girl!!

1. Why do you like being a kid? Because you have less responsibilities

2. What is your happiest memory? Spending time with my family.

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Birthday Partaey

Yes I know I misspelled Party and yes I know how to spell party. With all the memes going around Facebook right now with misspelling the word pregnant…. Just throwing out there I can spell Party.

Anyway last month (since we are in November now) we attended a birthday party for our friend JP. She turned 6 or am I crazy and she turned 7. Wow now I’m questioning myself…. let me consult… She is in fact 6.

Anyway… let’s say that again :)…. we went to JP’s birthday party. woohoooo! It was a Halloween theme. Abug didn’t dress up in anything other than a dress… she likes dresses these days….

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My Birthday Present

Since it’s hubby’s birthday “week” I guess I’ll continue on with Birthday thoughts…. So the day before we went to the Corn Maze my mom and I went to Rogers, Arkansas to pick up hubby’s birthday present. While we were there I made it a point to go to the Williams Sonoma and pick up my own birthday present. I’ve had my eye on this for a while, but wanted to see in person before I just ordered it… so that’s what I did. I bought my birthday present.

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Happy Birthday

Today is my 33rd birthday. I’m struggling with that number. While I’m happy that I am on this side of the ground, I’ve always heard that your 30’s are better than your 20’s. I mentioned that to my dad yesterday morning and he said it’s all in perspective. Perspective… Okay. Well if it is about perspective, I’m going to make 33 goals for this year. I did a 101 in 1001 project once upon a time. 1001 days is a little longer than a year (as in 2.75 years) and I wanted something a little more specific to my 33rd year

Item Started Completed

  1. Try a new restaurant, average 1 a month for the year (4/12 new restaurants)
  2. Find new local owned restaurants in Joplin.
  3. Explore Route 66 in this area.
  4. Travel to 8 states. (6/8) (KY, IL, KS, OK, TX, AR) 
  5. Get this blog up and running.
  6. Have 250 followers on my Blog Facebook Page. (60/250)
  7. Sell our Home.
  8. Build a New home (or at least start on one whether build from scratch or buy)
  9. Complete my branding and portfolio.
  10. Find a job.
  11. Become a travel blogger (sometimes if you can’t dream big).
  12. Pay off my car.
  13. Go strawberry picking.
  14. Enter a photo contest.
  15. Complete another 365 project.
  16. Try new food.
  17. Get published.
  18. Write a book.
  19. Stay the night in a new hotel.
  20. Visit the haunted hotel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
  21. Go SCUBA diving on a group trip that isn’t the lake.
  22. Help with the 2017 Trails for Kids.
  23. Pay off debt, become debt free if possible.
  24. Attend a horse race.
  25. Attend the BI in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
  26. Attend the 2016 NCHA Futurity in Ft. Worth, Texas.
  27. Kayak the strip mines in Southeast Kansas.
  28. Work with companies to promote their product.
  29. Have this blog acknowledged on a higher level.
  30. Show at NCHA Day
  31. Use a gift certificate I won to ride with horse trainer Cara Brewer.
  32. Be willing to say “Yes.”
  33. Live life to the fullest.

 

 

 

*Pulled from my old blog Paved Dirt Roads