Sunday, January 26, 2014

***And Then It Was My Birthday***

This post is brought to you by an older and wiser Meredith, because my birthday was on January 21st! 

Can you guess how old I am now?? 28, 32, 36 or 41? 

I'll tell you at the end of the post. :)
Joey made my birthday extremely special. It was his day off, and we had a fun dinner out with the kids. 
Normally, we don't really get each other anything. But THIS year, the man surprised me with a few special gifts, as well as this painting I'd had my eye on. 
!!!
And then my sister spoiled me with this pretty statement necklace. 
When it comes to my family, my mom and I always celebrate our birthdays together {ours are 5 days apart}. 

Here we are at my sister's house on Saturday night.
Let me just tell you about my mom:
She's a gifted music teacher who teaches 7 different classes every day with some of the toughest behaved students. Despite her exhausting career, she makes time to visit nursing homes on Sundays after church. An animal lover to the core, she's historically taken in stray dogs and loved them unconditionally. My mom STILL puts us - her kids - before herself. She is selfless, gorgeous, generous and hilarious. I love you, Mom!! 
{Worth noting: While I AM a rockstar, those aren't guitars on my shirt.}

My birthday was spent hearing from my dearest of friends and family. I felt truly blessed and grateful for another year. 
So you see...This 32 year old got to have her cake and eat it, too. 


Until next time,

29 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh what a great day, Congratulations and Happy Birthday!!!!. Love that painting. Hugs, Marty

Linda said...

Happy Birthday and what great gifts. Especially your lovely family!!! Linda@Wetcreek Blog

Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

Happy Bithday ~ I am glad your day was so special and I loved reading about your mom ~ she is amazing! Happy Sunday, friend!

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

Happy Birthday Meredith!!!

Christine Graves said...

Awww how sweet! Love this post...Happy Birthday! and I adore the picture your hubby gave you. I'd would have been keeping my eye on it too :-)

Stephanie said...

I guessed 32 although you look like a 28 year old...maybe even 25 :) Happy belated Birthday, sweet Meredith! You are a blessing to so many, me included. So thankful to be able to celebrate YOU :) Love and hugs, my friend!

Rea T said...

aww! happy birthday girl! ♥
how sweet of joey's little note that he gave you..and isn't it fun to get to celebrate each year with your mom?

lots of hugs & kisses on your birthday meredith♥♥♥
rea

Elizabeth Day said...

Happy belated birthday! What a great way to celebrate your special day. Your man was so thoughtful! And my, how blessed you are to have such an amazing Mom.

Elizabeth Day said...

Happy belated birthday! What a great way to celebrate your special day. Your man was so thoughtful! And my, how blessed you are to have such an amazing Mom.

Suzan Sweatman said...

Happy belated B-day dear Meredith!
You look gorgeous ( have you lost weight - not that that has anything to do with it - but you look like you have :)
Sounds like you had a wonderful day surrounded by wonderful family !
XOX

Joi @ Rx Fitness Lady said...

Happy belated Meridith. That necklace from your sister is right up my alley. Your mother sounds like a jewel and it has rubbed off on you. Such a sweet spirited voice on this blog. Glad you celebrated another blessed year with your loved ones! Cheers to 32, I'm knocking on 33 this summer :)

Lorna Sharp said...

Happy late birthday, just found your blog...
Seems like you have a really joyful and happy Life With these two ;)

Lots of love from Paris, on my first visit here ;)

Http://lornasharp.blogspot.com

chateau chic said...

Happy Birthday, Meredith!! Sounds like you were celebrated in so many lovely ways!
Mary Alice

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

what a special birthday you had!!! you are young my friend!

Michell Pulliam said...

Shucks girlie! How did I miss that one! HAPPY "belated" BIRTHDAY Meredith!! 32, you could have fooled me! But I see where you get your good looks AND genes...your mom is gorgeous! Happy Birthday to you both! So glad you enjoyed your special day with your family! xoxoxo

PolkaDottyPlace said...

Happy Birthday Meredith!! It looks like you had a wonderful time with your family!! Hope 32 is your best year yet. LOVE that pearly statement necklace - your sis has great taste :) And your husband outdid himself with that picture. I can see it finding a home in one of your pretty gallery walls right away.

Ugochi said...

Happy Birthday Meredith! You look so pretty like your mom. Happy Birthday to her too! God increase both of your greatness and comfort you on all sides!
Love

Trinity Grace said...

Happy Birthday! I'm so glad you had cake, and you got to eat it!! May God bless you with many, many more birthdays.

Nicole Mendez said...

Happy belated birthday Meredith! That necklace is stunning and you don't look a day over 25! :)

Ashley Ditto said...

Happy Birthday beautiful!!!

Anne K. said...

Belated Happy Birthday Meredith! 32 is the new 20! You look younger than that :)

Khammany @ Sweet Inspired Home said...

Happy belated birthday Meredith! I love that your hubby gave you a painting! I think that is one of the best gifts you could get espeicially if you've had your eye on it! I was at an art gallery one time and admiring a painting when the owner came and took it down. Apparently a man just bought it for his wife for her birthday. I was so jealous!

Rooms by Ann said...

Happy belated birthday, I love the painting.

dee -@ The Old Fat Hen said...

Happy Bithday Meridith you don't look 32 I thought 28 .You look great and so does your mum and Im glad Joey spoilt you as you deserve it-love dee x

Dixie n Dottie said...

Happy belated birthday! :)

Jayma D said...

You and your mom are gorgeous..and the cake looks sooo yummy! Happy Belated Birthday! Hugs!!! :)

Linda said...

Everything okay? Miss your blog posts! Linda@Wetcreek Blog

Design_Fluff said...

Happy late Birthday.:)

Patty Antle said...

You are a couple years older than my kids so I especially love to read your blog to see what your generation is up to. Also, you bring back so many happy memories to me of when our kids were growing up. I know my daughter appreciates me too - she is the sweetest thing, just like you! Happy Birthday sweet 32!