29th Birthday Recap

On April 3 I turned 29. Twenty Nine. Sigh. 
(this cake is from Henri’s Bakery in Atlanta. My mom has gotten every cake of mine there since I was one!) She’d even got Promotion Choice’s custom coasters with my favourite images and phrases on.
The birthday celebration actually started Easter Sunday since we had both sides of family in town. My mother, father, and step dad bought me a MacBook Pro which I have been wanting for years! Such an amazing, thoughtful gift. Baby Henry wanted to help Mama blow out her candles, but I really think he just wanted that frosting! 
Breaking in the MacBook in bed while the baby sleeps. Ahhh, so nice <3
(side note, this tv/laptop tray is from Ikea! It was only $7.99 and such a great investment) 
Tuesday night my mother in law cooked an amazing pre birthday dinner of Shrimp & Scallop St. Jacque with gouda cheese. Scallops are my absolute favorite seafood and I could eat them daily … too bad they are so pricey. The dish was incredible and I will have to get the recipe and share it. 
Unfortunately Tuesday night I started feeling sick. My throat was on fire and my body was aching all over. I decided to go to bed early and rest up for Wednesday. That didn’t help. Early Wednesday morning, on my actual birthday of course, I woke up feeling miserable, like I had strep throat. I was wincing every time I swallowed, my body ached so bad I could hardly move, and my head felt as heavy as a bowling ball. I tried to psyche myself out, get ready, and go into work. We had a big day planned … birthday lunch with friends and front row Braves tickets. I was going to try and make it no matter what. 
All of my co-workers were so sweet. They decorated my office, bought me coffee, flowers, , presents, and a cake. I am lucky to work with some amazing people <3. 
The birthday lunch was cancelled and Jan and I opted for some soup to try and help my throat. After work we headed to the Braves game with my mom and step dad. He has season tickets, row 1 right by the dug out. Jan was beside himself with excitement so I had to tough it out even though it started to pour. 
This is my favorite memory from my 29th birthday. My husband, in the rain, happy as can be. I am so blessed. On Thursday I went to the doctor and got a miracle shot and some antibiotics. I started feeling better within hours. Ready for my girls night celebration at Noche Friday night! 
(with my best friend of 16 years, Shayda)
(with the beautiful mama to be, Catherine, who stopped by even though she had to catch an early flight the next morning) 
Group Shot! So thankful to have such amazing friends! Despite being sick for a few days this was a great birthday week 🙂



  1. Love the birthday recap!! What an amazing gift!!! 🙂 I'm totally jealous! 😉 Love that tray, too.. I need to get one of those since my laptop and that's a great price point!

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