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September 2016



Happy 37th Birthday To Me

It’s so crazy to think in 3 years I’m going to be turning 40. That sounds so super old. It’s hard to imagine I’m at this point in my life where I am married, own a house, and have 2 kids!!!! When did all of this happen? I still feel like a kid most of the time honestly :) young at heart!

Anyways, I don’t really dread getting older. It’s just a number! But birthdays do make me feel so grateful and sentimental for all that I have:

My kids are at a pretty amazing age (let’s just forget Max’s tantrum-y side ;). I guess I’m not really a baby person. I love when kids can talk and start expressing themselves. Nothing melts you more than when kids tell you they love you.  Emma woke me up this morning and the first thing she said to me was “happy birthday” and that I’m the “best mommy in the world”! It’s pretty funny how much little kids just adore and worship their parents and don’t see their flaws at all! I am just soaking up these years before they wise up! Also, kids say the darnedest things. They crack me up daily.  

My husband who absolutely knows all of my flaws and who has seen the worst of me and still loves me. Every day boyrobot amazes me with the person he is. He’s truly someone I respect and love and can’t imagine my life without!

My parents, sisters, and brother are pretty amazing too. So happy everyone is healthy and doing great. My sister’s flower business is doing so well, my brother is getting married next year!, and my other sister has completely done a 180 on her physical health and is so fit and a true role model for me!  My parents recently visited and they were so sweet with my kids. My mom even sewed Emma a house for her bunk bed. My mom is so talented! It was so cute seeing my dad play with the kids. He has the patience I wish I had! 

Ever since I moved to la I have gotten so close with my cousins. Thankful to have them in my life to always lend an ear and I love watching them grow throughout the years!

At this point in my life I can’t imagine a better group of friends to have. Friends are so special when you find ones that are genuine and treat you like family too. So, so grateful!

This past year I got a new job at work and I love it. I know a lot of people don’t usually like their jobs so I’m super thankful for this opportunity that fell into my lap! It gives me the flexibility that I need at this time in my life to make being a working mom doable. My work/life balance is so important to me and I have found a job that gives me that!

Traveling has always been a big deal for me. We haven’t gotten to travel internationally since we had kids but it’s honestly been ok. There’s actually a ton of beautiful places to see in the US! This past year we visited Carlsbad Caverns and Big Sur (and many other places) and it was amazing. A lot of our trips now consist of traveling nearby with friends and honestly it is SO fun! I love seeing the kids play together and I love the bonding we all do on the trips we’ve had. This past year we even did a Staycation with friends and I’m pretty sure it was Emma’s favorite trip ever. 

This year boyrobot kept bugging me for what I wanted for my birthday. I racked my brain but I couldn’t come up with a single thing! I think that says a lot about where I am in life right now. Life is really, really good for me and I couldn’t ask for anything better! 


Comment from Cheryl
Posted: September 4, 2016 at 8:13 am

Here’s to another great year! ????