This past week was my birthday~ My 26th birthday to be exact! I must say, the years ‘fly’ by, and I hear it only goes quicker as you get older…Which is why i’m trying to remember to enjoy every moment in the ‘right here and now’. Sometimes I think we tend to think about the past or future more often than enjoying the present moment. If we’re not careful, we could spend our whole lives waiting for what’s to come, or even dwelling on what was… And miss the joy of this present moment!
Speaking of the ‘joys’ in life, my birthday was a day FILLED with all of the wonderful pleasures in life…all of the things I consider special anyways!
I started off my day by going on a walk with my husband and dog Zoey. We enjoyed the sunshine, and talked about some of the wonderful memories of our childhood. I came back home to have a delicious peanut butter protein shake (and yes, if I could have ANYTHING for breakfast, that is what it would be!) :)
Sean and I met up with my sister Emily for lunch, (it was her last day of her first year of teaching!) We went to our favorite restaurant Mongolian BBQ!
Then we went strawberry picking!
And out to get frozen yogurt!
And Beaners cherry coffee of course! (I told you it was ALL of my favorite things jam-packed in a day!) :)
And what would a birthday be without shopping!?! To my surprise, my sister Sarah took me to the Coach store and told me to pick out anything I wanted! Needless to say, I was a bit overwhelmed…But I ended up picking out the most beautiful white leather purse! I felt beyond blessed!
Then we went back to my house for birthday cake! A Dashing Dish cake of course! It was a peanut butter cup ice cream cake!
We finished off the most amazing day with gifts! I already felt like I had everything I could ever want or need just by being with my amazing family!!! I was so overwhelmed when it came to my gifts…My family always puts in a lot of time and thought into everything they buy!
Sean bought me a custom made stamp for Dashing Dish!
I also got to open the amazing purse I picked out earlier in the day!
I also got some cute new workout clothes!
A new Anthropology apron!
And some Dashing Dish supplies of course! Oh…and a new mountain bike which I am in love with riding already!!!
It was an amazing day…And I truly believe it taught me to look forward to every single day, and to enjoy the present time! Because let’s face it…life is just a collage of everyday moments! :)