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Celebrating The Big 25 With the Family

What better way to celebrate turning a quarter of a century old than to spend it with the family? It's hard to imagine not spending my birthday with my family. I know it's going to be more difficult to go home for my birthday in the years to come, especially next year living on the east coast, but I wasn't going to break the tradition this year. Twins have to celebrate their birthdays together, of course!


The name of the game this weekend was simply family time. Yes, it was our birthday, but we really just wanted to spend quality time with the people that we love. And that's exactly what we did! It's been a rough couple of weeks as we pray through a health concern as a family, and just being together did so much for our spirits. My sisters and parents are so sweet to sacrifice their Valentine's Days each year in order to spend time with us. Shout out to our husbands as well for being so understanding that we like to go home for our birthdays.

I notice that I get increasingly more nostalgic about certain things as I get older, and family time is one of them. Growing up and getting married is awesome and a dream come true, but that doesn't mean I don't miss coming home to my parents every day and sitting down to dinner together. I find myself craving those rare times where we can all be together as a family. Needless to say, this weekend was perfection. We got all dressed up for a fun dinner on the waterway, but other than that, it was lounge pants, t-shirts, and yummy eating. Does it really get any better than that?


Blessings times eight. Love this big family of mine!
Our birthday dinner was at a cute little Italian restaurant. It was delicious! The waiter found out there was a birthday at our table, so he brought out a little dessert platter for.... Danielle. Yep, for the first time in 25 years, Danielle got to feel what it's like to have her own birthday. I just watched and my whole family cracked up as the waiter wished her a happy birthday. Happy birthday, Danielle! Hope you had a good one with your free dessert. She was even kind of enough to give me a bite of her special birthday treat. I was dying- so funny.


My mom and sisters made us our favorite strawberry cake, so I did get a birthday dessert after all!
 
 
 
Here's to 25 years with this twin. Being halfway into our 20s is just weird, for lack of a better word, but bring it on. I'm excited to see what this year has in store for us. Thanks to our awesome family for supporting us through 25 awesome years!



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17 comments :

Karla said...

How fun! Spending your birthday with family is the best. =)

FYI- that strawberry cake looks absolutely to DIE for and I'm loving your dress & cute black shoes!!!!

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Breanna said...

Welcome to the big, old, exciting 25! I hope the rest of your year goes as well as your birthday did for you!

PS. I agree with Karla, your dress is super cute

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Ashley said...

I'm glad you had a great birthday with your family. Y'all looked very nice and your shoes were super cute!

Ashley - Married to the Game said...

Weekends spent with family are the best and it seems like you had a great birthday with them! I definitely get more nostalgic about family time as I get older too. It always makes me sad when I have to leave my parent's house. I'm glad that your weekend was a success. Happy Monday!

Jamie said...

Happy quarter of a century!

Alex said...

That cake is perfection! So, glad you had a great time with Danielle and the family :)

- Alex @ Radiating Sunshine
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Blogger Ash said...

You have the cutest family! We do not get dressed up the way you all do! Looks like you had an awesome birthday and glad you got to spend it with family!

~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
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Jen said...

What a wonderful birthday and such a sweet family you have. :)

Lindsay Calvert said...

Super cute! Glad you had a great birthday!!

Rachel said...

Happy belated birthday to you! So cool that you got to spend it with your sister and family!

Stephanie said...

First of all, you looked awesome in you dress and short boots! Secondly,it is so nice to have those moments of family time! Especially in the military life because you never know when you wont be able to! Glad you were able to have some down time to celebrate!

Elizabeth Lynn said...

Your dress is so gorgeous!! And it's so great you got to spend your birthday with your family--looks like it was great fun!

Kirstie Semler said...

That cake looks so delicious! Family time is the greatest especially when you can celebrate with your twin!

Melzie at Ribbons and Rotor Blades said...

So happy you were able to be with family. I can tell how close you are. It reminds me of mine. It pains me to be so far and miss everyone else's birthdays :( Here's to a wonderful next year!!!!

Bailey @ Becoming Bailey said...

I hope you had a wonderful 25th birthday!! It looks like you had a great time! :)

Tammy Jo said...

Looks like such a wonderful birthday!!!

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