And by party I mean, stay inside in my pajamas and eat chips and dip because it’s January and we live in Iowa and are currently snowed in!
I remember being a kid and birthdays were so fun. Now all I think about is what food can we celebrate with? It’s funny, because most people asked me if I was eating McDonald’s or tacos tonight. Unfortunately, because we are snowed in, I didn’t eat either. I did make my favorite dip! 1 lb hamburger, 1 can Rotel and 1/2 a block of Velveeta! SO good.
Jumpin’ into my last year in my 20s! It’s crazy to me that I’m 29. My mom had me when she was 30 and it’s weird that I’m almost the same age she was when she had me. Anyone else been soul searching how they can get Alexa to bake them a cake so they don’t have to burn it and throw it away and go get one from Hy-Vee instead? This year my mom bought me birthday cookies; smart!
I came up with my birthday wish list for anyone trying to think of ideas for their birthday, or a friend, or family member!
Small Letter Board: A must have for every family member, friend and coworker! Display your New Year’s word on it or even your name for your desk! This is my new go-to gift! Fujifilm Instant Camera: I have been wanting one of these for awhile. Is it weird that I want it to take pictures, but then I want to be able to take a picture of the picture? I love these instant cameras and remember my dad having one for work when I was a kid! So many memories! Faux Fur Blanket: Pottery Barn blankets are the best gifts for anyone. You can never have too many! They wash AMAZING and I’m sitting under one now as I type! Leopard Booties: I try to keep my love for animal print to a minimal, as in, I usually just wear it on my shoes! These leopard booties are on my wishlist! Spanx Moto Leggings: My actual birthday gift this year! I love the faux leather leggings found here! I wear them so much that I had to have the moto ones. Great to wear on taco night! This is Home: I love coffee table books and this is the perfect one for some home decor inspiration! I started putting these books in as many rooms as possible so there’s always something for someone to look at! Adidas Ultraboost Shoes: I have these in the ash pearl color, but would love the black ones! The ash pearl I would consider a neutral color and goes with EVERYTHING! Vegan Leather Tote: This Amazon bag looks big enough to hold all my stuff AND the toys the boys end up giving me to carry for them! I love the color and it has awesome reviews! Clue Deluxe: I love board games. This one gives me all the nostalgia! My family used to have a family game night on Sunday nights and Clue was usually our go-to! This Monopoly Deluxe and this Scrabble Deluxe are also on my wish list! Apple Airpods: The perfect accessory to listen to music or an audiobook while working out or relaxing! I love that they don’t have a cord so you could have your phone or iPod in a purse or bag and still listen!
Fun fact: I share a birthday with Kevin Costner. I loved him in For Love of the Game. I love any baseball movie, but he hits it out of the park in that one! See what I did there?! Derek loves Tin Cup which he also stars in.
Well, I’m off to finish the night off with my birthday cookies and snuggling with the boys. I’m excited to be snowed in with my family. Truly the best birthday gift that we can all spend time together this weekend! Thank you everyone for all the birthday wishes. I’m looking forward to what God has planned for my next trip around the sun!