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We are celebrating a little birthday this weekend in the Phelps house, and it just so happens to be mine! My birthday is on Valentine's Day, and personally, I've always really loved that. Growing up in school, we always had class parties on our birthday. When it came to the point in our lives where Valentine's Day doubled as "Singles Awareness Day", it never affected us because we got to celebrate our birthday regardless. I say "our" since I have a twin sister who also happens to be celebrating a little birthday this weekend. Funny how that works out. Anyway, we love having a birthday on Valentine's Day!

This year I will be 26 years old, and that's just a tad scary and ridiculous to me. I'm not sure when I grew up to this person who is closer to 30 than she is 20, but I'm working on figuring it out. It is a little crazy to me that I am entering my late twenties, but each age and stage of life brings so many new blessings. 

26 is a little tough because I was supposed to celebrate with a 7.5 month baby bump. I was supposed to become a mother at 26, but in reality, I became a mother at 25, and I know that. Honestly, I look at my life and where I am now, and I am so extremely grateful. Through the ups and the downs, it's been a beautiful life, and I can't wait to see what is in store for year 26. 

Since being a grown up means foregoing the class Valentine's Day parties, I am pretty tickled that my birthday falls on a weekend this year! I am looking forward to spending it with my little family and in spirit with my twin and family. I also look forward to eating all the things. Let's face it, when it's your birthday, it's acceptable to eat until your little heart is content. Thank you Lord for a birthday on a day centered around chocolate. Winning. If you need me, I'll look something like this:

Special shoutout to this best friend, soul mate, and partner in crime of mine. It wouldn't be my birthday if I didn't get to share it with you. Thank you for being one of the greatest blessings of my life. Cheers to 26 years of having the same face and many more to come!


I came home last night to this little display. That husband is a keeper. He learned long ago that the way to my heart is through my stomach. Well done, hubs. Well done. 


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14 comments :

Janelle Vannice said...

Happy happy happy birthday, Chelsea! I hope 26 turns out to be amazing for you! 26 was a great year for me after I dreaded being 25, haha. And those flowers and chocolates look like just the perfect way to kick off a great year!! :)

Kate Mitchell said...

Happy happy birthday!

Emily Stewart said...

Happy early birthday, friend! I'm so glad you were born.. And Danielle too! This year has great things in store for you, I just know it (cough move to San Diego cough) Love you!

Amy said...

ahhh happy early birthday!!
and i love parkers card to you! sooooo sweet! (it is even better! ha!)

Bailey Kay said...

Happy birthday!!! I hope 26 is a great year for you!

Chelsea Nicole said...

Happy early birthday! I hope 26 is amazing for you! :)

-Chelsea | http://catsandcappuccino.blogspot.com/

Lisa C said...

Happy, happy birthday!

scrapperjen said...

Happy Happy 26th birthday!!!!

Ashley said...

Happy 26th Birthday Chelsea!! I hope you have an amazing birthday!

Kenzie Smith said...

Happy happy birthday! I hope you have an amazing weekend :D

Kim Petrusak said...

Happy birthday Chelsea! Eat lots and lots of chocolate :)

Jen said...

Happy Birthday sweet friend! :)

Hana R said...

Happy Birthday pretty mama! I hope your weekend was filled with lots of love!

Stephanie said...

I know this is late, but happy birthday and yay to year 26! Being in your late 20s isn't so bad. I have had some of my best years here! Here's to all the chocolate you can handle!

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