I’m 29!

Today is my 29th birthday! Originally we had plans to wake up in Florida this morning since it is also my mom’s 60th birthday weekend. But, as you know, we ran into a little kink. Pretty bummed because this is the 4th trip to Florida we’ve had to unexpectedly cancel (and two surprise parties – my baby shower, and mom’s surprise birthday dinner) this year and my parents still haven’t met Thomas. Plus I wanted to see my seester before she pops very, very soon. Obviously, working on Thomas’ eyesight is a million times more important though! 

Anyway, on to a hodge podge of birthday stuff and too many exclamation points…

Tonight we’re heading to dinner. Matt made reservations for us at a new restaurant that I’ve been wanting to try – Dogwood Southern Table & Bar.

Last week at Supper Club we celebrated September birthdays!

Laura and I share the exact birthday today! She surprised me with the most amazing (Fir & Firewood) candle ever. It smells so good I don’t even want to burn it!

I also had more birthday gifts arrive from my family yesterday and I am embarrassingly excited about the wipes dispenser gift from my sister that I’d been talking about for far too long. I also got stocked up on my favorite fall candle – Flannel! Matt got me a pretty necklace with Caroline and Thomas’ initials. LOVE! He also wanted to get these Tory Burch riding boots for my birthday but when we went to try them on they came up too high and looked awkward on me. Lame. So I’m still on the hunt for a nice, plain, brown leather flat boot for the fall. Open to suggestions!

So today begins the one year countdown to my 30th!

*Dear Matt, time to start planning and saving for my surprise 30th Mexico trip! 

But really, all I want is a HEALTHY and happy year. Truly.



  1. Alexis Fetterman
    September 25, 2015 / 11:35 am

    Happy Birthday Christina! Enjoy it! This year has gone so fast. I remember your birthday last year holding your tiny little Caroline! I hope you have a great day and an even better year! And I hope you get to see your family soon!

  2. Alexis Fetterman
    September 25, 2015 / 11:35 am

    Happy Birthday Christina! Enjoy it! This year has gone so fast. I remember your birthday last year holding your tiny little Caroline! I hope you have a great day and an even better year! And I hope you get to see your family soon!

  3. Not A Mom
    September 25, 2015 / 11:50 am

    Birthdays are my fav! Happiest of Birthdays! Excited to see how wonderful your weekend was next week! Linds @ Not A Mom

  4. Kelli Ruggles
    September 25, 2015 / 11:58 am

    Happiest of Birthdays to you, Christina! Enjoy the new restaurant and hopefully you'll get to see your parents and sister soon!

  5. Annie
    September 25, 2015 / 12:09 pm

    Happy Birthday!!! I've been to dogwood twice this week and it's amazingggg. Baked pimento cheese app is a must get. And I got trout both times…unreal.

  6. Regine Karpel
    September 25, 2015 / 12:17 pm

    Happy Birthday

  7. PolkaDottyPlace
    September 25, 2015 / 12:23 pm

    Happy Birthday!! I hope your birthday is filled with blessings. I know it's disappointing to have your plans cancelled (again). Thinking of you and hope this is the start to a wonderful year for your family.

  8. Hanging with the Hirsts
    September 25, 2015 / 12:35 pm

    Happy Birthday!! So bummed you didn't get to come down to Orlando again… Hopefully next year will be filled with trips to Orlando 😉 Have an amazing day and get lots of snuggles from those babies!

  9. LHWinstead
    September 25, 2015 / 12:37 pm

    Happy Birthday!! Hope it's a very special weekend for you!!

  10. Jess Scott
    September 25, 2015 / 12:41 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend celebrating and you get your wish for a healthy year ahead!

  11. nolagirl
    September 25, 2015 / 1:22 pm

    Happy Birthday!! Today is my birthday too!! Hope your day is wonderful!

  12. Ashley Carole (Sweet Carolina Belle)
    September 25, 2015 / 1:28 pm

    Hope you have a wonderful birthday and enjoy time with your beautiful family.

  13. Kate Dunn
    September 25, 2015 / 1:32 pm

    Happy Birthday! Here's to the best year yet!

  14. Jillian
    September 25, 2015 / 1:38 pm

    happy birthday!!! i hope you had a great one 🙂 xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  15. Natasha
    September 25, 2015 / 1:44 pm

    happy birthday beautiful friend!!!! hoping you have a fabulous weekend celebrating with your sweet family OXOX

  16. Jo
    September 25, 2015 / 2:20 pm

    Happy happy birthday friend! I know you'll have a wonderful weekend with your beautiful fam! Cheers to 29, and many, many more!

  17. Caitlyn {Home Sweet Ruby}
    September 25, 2015 / 2:28 pm

    Happy Birthday friend!! So sorry you had to cancel your trip, we live far from family too and its terrible not being able to see them as often as we'd like, especially once you have babies! Hope you have a great weekend though!

  18. Girl Meets Bow
    September 25, 2015 / 2:29 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hope that it is so very wonderful! XO

  19. Traci
    September 25, 2015 / 3:36 pm

    Happy Happy Birthday! I hope it's the most fabulous one yet!!

  20. marisa
    September 25, 2015 / 3:38 pm

    Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a great weekend!!enigmarisa

  21. Shayna @ The Fancy Yancey
    September 25, 2015 / 3:40 pm

    Happy Birthday!!! I'm sorry that it's not exactly how you planned or hoped but, I hope it's still a great weekend of celebrations!!

  22. Alicia Rowland
    September 25, 2015 / 4:41 pm

    Happy Birthday! Oh and guess what? Walmart now has BBW copy cat candles for $4.93 and flannel is one of them!! They aren't in the regular candle section, but with the glade air fresheners and their candles. Normally over with paper towels, cleaning supplies, etc. it's a tiny little section just stuck there with about 10 different scents. I got 1 so far and it smelled just as amazing burning! 🙂

  23. Brooke
    September 25, 2015 / 5:52 pm

    Happy Birthday! If you're looking for the perfect tan/brown boot, try the Frye Melissa Button…they are worth every penny and the Cognac color is so classic…..goes with anything! I'm 5'2" and I love mine.

  24. Courtney
    September 25, 2015 / 6:12 pm

    Happy Birthday! Wishing you health and happiness for your 29th and beyond!

  25. Lauren {at} Life.Love.Lauren
    September 25, 2015 / 6:27 pm

    Happy Birthday!!

  26. Jessica
    September 25, 2015 / 9:20 pm

    Happy Birthday Christina! Wishing you all the best in your 29th year!

  27. Kelly Elizabeth
    September 25, 2015 / 10:41 pm

    Happy Birthday Christina! Wishing you the happiest day and a healthy and happy year ahead! This summer marks the two year anniversary since I've been reading your blog and I love reading your posts! Praying for little Thomas, and wishing you many blessings this next year!

  28. Laura {happily ever} Parker
    September 25, 2015 / 11:02 pm

    Happy Birthday sweet mama!!!

  29. Rachael
    September 25, 2015 / 11:34 pm

    Happy Birthday!! Wishing you a wonderful 29th year!

  30. Ashley Brickner
    September 25, 2015 / 11:43 pm

    Happy birthday, love!

  31. Carolina Belle
    September 26, 2015 / 12:57 am

    Happy Day! I've been thinking of tiny Thomas and praying things go well, that last update of him was too precious!

  32. Sara Elizabeth
    September 26, 2015 / 1:41 am

    Happy birthday lady!!! Hoping for a happy and healthy 29 for you and the babes!!

  33. Liz Jo
    September 26, 2015 / 3:38 am

    happy birthday mama!!liz jo @ sundays with sophie

  34. Jessa Bakker
    September 26, 2015 / 8:33 am

    Christina, I've been eyeing these boots and thought maybe you'd want to take a look too since the other ones didn't work out: http://www.modcloth.com/shop/shoes-boots/solid-start-boot-in-brownMuch more affordable, same dark brown, similar shape/style, and they even tell you the shaft height. The shop also has a great return policy. Anyway, check them out! Maybe you can get another little treat with the saved money:)

  35. All Things Big and Small
    September 26, 2015 / 1:57 pm

    Happy 29th birthday! I am the same age with similar kiddos age (2 and 5 months!) So fun to find someone else in the same boat–so many of my friends aren't even married yet. Have a wonderful birthday! And you are too funny with the wipes dispenser but as a fellow mama I swear by ours! I want another one (one for upstairs, one for downstairs) because it is the best! I am getting the TB boots for myself in a month (an early birthday present I bought during the Nordies sale). They are tall. Have a wonderful weekend! Sorry you all didn't get to go to Florida but thinking about you, your family and Thomas! So glad that he did well with his first surgery!Annie- All Things Big and Small

  36. Evelina
    September 27, 2015 / 2:42 am

    Happy 29th birthday! Here's to a happy and healthy year filled with wonderful new memories and lots of baby snuggles.

  37. A Carolina Mrs.
    September 27, 2015 / 8:59 pm

    Happy, happy birthday! I love Dogwood! You need to get the warm pimiento cheese appetizer. Also, during the week from 5-6:30 they have $5 burgers and fries in the bar and the burgers are incredible. They aren't on the regular menu though. I swear by Frye boots for flat riding boots. I am obsessed with mine and tried on both them and a couple Tory Burch options last year for my birthday when I was choosing a new pair of boots. I have many friends who own various pairs of Frye boots as well and they say they last forever. Mine still look brand new and of course Nordstrom's customer service is fabulous if you wanted to take a pair and try them for a day or so at home.

  38. Bitzsoi
    September 27, 2015 / 10:20 pm

    Happy Belated Birthday, Christina! OMG…I was like "I had no idea she is that close to age to me!" but that's so awesome to know! I hope it was an excellent day!

  39. Bitzsoi
    September 27, 2015 / 10:20 pm

    Happy Belated Birthday, Christina! OMG…I was like "I had no idea she is that close to age to me!" but that's so awesome to know! I hope it was an excellent day!

  40. Jenuine Happiness
    September 28, 2015 / 12:49 am

    Happy, happy Birthday! Wishes you all health, happiness, fun and lots of joy 🙂

  41. Owen Davis
    September 30, 2015 / 10:24 am

    I hope you had an amazing birthday! You deserve it! Xoxox

  42. Jenn @ West Sac Honey
    October 2, 2015 / 5:01 pm

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