Birthday Shenanigans

Unlike the past 3 years, we did not throw Annabelle a BIG birthday bash. We still had a lot of fun & celebrated a LOT!

1st Birthday cake we shared with Tommy’s family on Easter Sunday at the lake. I told her we could make her cake together but she wanted to go to Sam’s & pick one out. She did not pick a traditional birthday cake or cupcakes. She picked a triple chocolate pound cake with chocolate drizzle & shaved milk chocolate on top (can you tell she likes chocolate?! LOL)

IMG_4957She did an excellent job picking out a cake, it was super yummy. Annabelle & Eli both asked for seconds.



The day before her birthday we took a Lalaloopsy cake & a pinata to school, to celebrate with her classmates.

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On her actual birthday we had a fun filled day! The Brown’s went to Chick-fila with us for lunch (it is Annabelle’s favorite) We let the girls play for a while in the play area


& then, half of the Phillips’ family meet us at Lovin’ Spoons for Frozen Yogurt.

DSC_0526 DSC_0535Can you guess what kind of FroYo the birhtday girl picked?!

DSC_0529Fudge Brownie Batter with chocolate sprinkles!



She knew about of lunch & yogurt plans but what she did not know was that we were going to go bowling too! (her very 1st time)

DSC_0543She did not want anymore pictures made 😦 she looked so cute in her bowling shoes! I did get her to take a selfie with me if her icee could be in the picture too!



We came home at 520 on the dot so that she could open her presents from Tommy & I. We gave her a soccer ball & goal and the frozen movie.


Annabelle’s choice for dinner-The Rusty Pig.


After dinner we invited our neighbors down to help us finish up the last of her birthday cake.


Happy birthday sweet girl. We LOVE you!


30 things to do in my 30’s

Tuesday I turned the big 3-0.  At the moment I do not feel any older.

For about a month I have been making a list of the things I would like to do in my 30’s.  I am going to share it & my progress.

1. Learn how to make a Lemon Meringue Pie

2. Go crabbing

3. Find an excellent picnic spot

4. Sleep under the stars

5. Watch the sunrise & set in the same day on the beach

6. Learn to sew

7. Read the bible cover to cover

8. Host Thanksgiving at my house

9. Run a 5K

10. Get out of debt

11. Visit Washington D.C. for the 4th of July

12. Go deep sea fishing

13. Learn how to drive a stick shift

14. Visit the Statue of Liberty

15. Swim with dolphins

16. Learn how to clean a fish

17. Look more put together

18. Learn how to can vegetables

19. Walk through a corn maze

20. Make my MawMaw’s 7 flavor cake

21. Read 3 classic books a year (I may need some help coming up with a list)

22. Start playing my violin again

23. Go see the Grand Ole Opry

24. Learn more about my camera & how to use it

25. Make a quilt with my mom

26. Cook dinner for the Ronald McDonald House

27. Try a new recipe every month (I might even add a recipe tab)

28. Go shrimping

29. Take Annabelle to a UGA football game

30. Take a trip by train

My 30 things are listed in no particular order.

 I wonder how soon it will be before I complete one task on my list?

If you have any suggestions on classic books to read, or recipies to try please let me know.

Here’s to a very memorable, exciting new decade