(this picture is for you...as you pretend the snow outside is not falling)
..Tuesday I turned 26.
And it was pretty sweet.
Yeah, yeah. I know I'm beginning the end of my twenties...but, I had way too much fun celebrating to feel old about it.
A Breakdown of My Celebrating:
(I forgot my camera for over 1/2 of it, but I will still manage to post 999 pictures. It's my birthday. I can.)
The festivities started Friday night when Brett's family had a get together at the Jones home for me.
Michelle, Adam, and their adorable kids, along with Brett's mom and dad surely didn't lack in the effort area.
We had a delicious dinner, divine cake, and as usual...a really great time hanging out with them. On top of that, they gave really sweet presents.
Michelle gave me this book... have you heard of it? I'm hooked.
*INSERT PICTURE HERE OF ME AND BRETT'S GORGEOUS FAMILY.*
Monday night, Brett arranged for my mom to watch Jack and he took me to Sundance for dinner and then we went to a movie.
We don't go out alone very often.
Maybe because it's usually pretty easy to just take Jack, or because we are sort of in love with being home, or because I might have a little problem with separating myself from Jack.
Nonetheless, it was a much needed night and we had an absolute blast.
THE ONLY 2 PICTURES WE TOOK.
As you can see, we take the goofball approach when we finally get out.
Tuesday, I woke up to Brett and Jack making me breakfast while I basked in the glory of a whole bunch of new duds (what a surprise!).
jack couldn't have been happier playing with my balloons.
Later, I went to lunch with my mom, Jack, Annie and her boys, and my Grandma Joanne.
We had a lovely time yelling over our kids.
Of course we did.
It's always a lovely time with this crowd.
Unfortunately Kate had to work...she was surely missed & I was so glad she could make it to the party later.
I came home to Brett taking half of the day off to stay home with me.
Jack surprised me with the lovely tulips above...my favorite flower, how did he know?
That evening, we met up with the entire fam at Cafe El Lago for dinner.
Let me tell you, between dinner at Sundance the night before, a giant breakfast, lunch out with the girls, and now a huge dinner...I was feeling it.
Considering eating hasn't been a favorite pastime of mine for months...my belly was feeling it.
the dinner gang
(i don't think the right side of the table got the memo to smile)
kate & isabel
After dinner, we came back to my house for dessert and presents.
my little family...
mom, annie, kate, grandma joanne, me & my permanent appendage
isabel, me, lucy, and hankster
annie and i looking scary...and a little too fond of eachother
I got so many great and generous gifts.
Let it be known...I am entirely spoiled.
(as you can see below)
This loot is a combo of presents I acquired from my mom and sisters.
Annie gave me the fab shoes.
Kate the adorable necklace and sweater.
Mom/Dad, the AMAZING bag + necklace + flowers + life
It was such a great day...sunny...new clothes to make me feel springy...perfect company...etc!
I have nothing but love for you, 26.
Nothing but love.
Thank you everyone who called/texted/left cupcakes/flowers/etc.
You know who you are and I love you for thinking of me.
Thanks to my family...my birthday was amazing because of every one of you!
I think I especially enjoyed 26 because of this little love.
A squeeze of these cheeks and a gaze into these baby blues tops just about any present out there.