Saturday, June 30, 2012

Happy birthday to me!!

Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me, happy birthday dear meeeeee, happy birthday to me!

For reals though, happy birthday to me.

As of 5:39 Eastern Standard Time, I am 28 years old. Wahooo! My mom said she couldn't believe her baby girl was turning 28 and I said "I know. You are SO OLD." Hehe.

I am sure that we will have a low key day today. Might go see the Tall Ships. Might get a pedicure. I'd love to get a facial. Spend time with my hubby and my baby. Maybe go to dinner with some friends. My mother-in-law took me shopping today for some summer clothes. I was in desperate need of some new clothes. I am not a size 10 anymore, no sirreebob.

In honor of my 28th birthday, I wanted to list and share with you 28 things I am grateful for.

28 Things to Be Grateful for on my 28th Birthday
  1. My husband who works his hiney off for us.
  2. My son who works his hiney off to drive me nuts, but is freaking adorable while doing so.
  3. My health. I may be in pain from time to time, but I'm alive and not sick.
  4. My in-laws. I lucked out when it came to my in-laws. I am so grateful for each of them, especially my mother-in-law. And how many people can say that? 
  5. My mom and her health. My mom had a scare recently with breast cancer. She had some chemo and the growth shrunk and hopefully will not come back. 
  6. Old friends. I may not see them very often, but they are all just a phone call away.
  7. New friends. Those I've just met but seem to have known forever. 
  8. My college acceptance. I found out yesterday that I've been accepted into a Master's in Elementary Education program. So excited to go back to school!
  9. My family. They're mostly crazy but I love them anyway. 
  10. The VA (Veteran's Administration). Thanks to them, I'm going to be able to go to school for my Master's. 
  11. The Army. It valiantly tried to kill me, but I got to meet so many amazing and wonderful people that  it was all worth it. 
  12. Books. Books are what gave me dreams and showed me the much bigger world out there.
  13. Music. It has provided the soundtrack to my life. 
  14. The moon. I just love the moon.
  15. Stars. For giving me something to teach CJ to wish on.
  16. My dog. She may be the laziest dog ever, but she's my Kamipoopaloo.
  17. Blogging. For introducing me to a wonderful world of people I never would have met. 
  18. My bed. For being really comfy and having the perfect little divot for me to sleep in while still having my hubby just a stretch away. 
  19. My grandmothers. I have 4 grandmothers still living. A great-grandmother, step-grandmother, and both my parent's mothers. I may not see them much, but I am grateful for all I've learned from them. 
  20. My village. It truly took a village to raise me, so I'm thankful for all of those who helped out.
  21. Laughter. For keeping me sane.
  22. Myself. Because I am awesome.
  23. Delicious food. Usually cooked by my hubby. Yummy.
  24. Egypt. It's always been my dream to go there and I did and I still love it.
  25. The ghetto I grew up in. I survived and I don't ever have to go back unless I want to.
  26. Rain. Is there anything better than the sound of rain and the feel of a cool rain on a hot day? I don't think so. And the smell? Heavenly. 
  27. Hot showers. For helping me relax while also getting less stinky. Appreciate it.
  28. God. I know most people thank him first, but I wanted to list all of the things that I wouldn't have if it weren't for him and his plans for me. 
I will not be blogging tomorrow, so you might not hear from me. Have a great weekend. See you on the flip side. 
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  1. Happy birthday to you! Hope you've had a fabulous day. And happy birthday to me...tomorrow!

  2. #Happy birthday to yoooooooou! Hope you had an awesome day, spoilt rotten and lots of fun. :0) Many happy returns!

  3. If you're old at 28, I'm ancient at 36.... lol

    Happy birthday doll!

  4. Happy belated birthday!! Sounds like you're blessed!!

  5. Happy birthday! I love your "28 things to be grateful for" list! Enjoy the day and your family!


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