Monday, November 17, 2014

Happy Birthday to Us!

November isn't a very pretty month, but it's my birthday month so I love it anyway.  Last year, Carly decided to join us in November, so now I have even more of a reason to love this month! She was born 4 days after my birthday (and a week overdue, I might add. But I don't hold a grudge. ;) I look forward to celebrating our birthdays so close together every year. Maybe we can even share a party every once in awhile if she doesn't mind... I will never mind.

We kicked off my birthday celebration with a little trip to Tucanos! If you live near a Tucanos, I highly recommend joining their birthday club. Who wouldn't love a free meal of all-you-can-eat meat with a Brazilian flair? Tucanos is how I imagine heaven.

This was me last year... It turns out, you can fit a lot more food in your stomach if there isn't an overdue baby in there. I enjoyed myself a little more this time around :)
The next morning (my actual birthday) I got out of bed to go get Carly from her crib. When I came back, Matt had put his presents for me on the bed.
You may or may not know about my love for Wizard of Oz. It probably stemmed from playing "Dorothy #1" in my elementary school's play. Long story short, I saw this old movie poster several weeks earlier in the store, fell in love, then walked away convinced I didn't "need" it. Later on, I briefly mentioned it to Matt when I told him about my day. I'm so lucky to be married to a man that listens! I was shocked to see it on my bed. And so so happy.
"Get DOWN Tonight! Psalms 95:6 ...let us kneel before the Lord our maker."
*Mom-jeans included.*
This next gift was more of a gag gift. It cracks me up every time I see it. Matt and I saw it on clearance while browsing through the BYU Bookstore. It's the most ghastly t-shirt. I can't believe it exists. But it's awesome. And I wear it.

Matt spoiled me further by making me pancakes and bacon. I don't know about you, but I'm feeling 22.
My stylish Mom got this gorgeous dress, and we finished the day with chicken curry and pumpkin pie. What a fabulous birthday!

We kept Carly's birthday simple (as I believe all one-year-old birthdays should be.) with presents and carrot cake. We filmed her tentatively peel back the paper on her presents and daintily eat her cake. She's a sweet, rambunctious girl and I just can't believe how big she is. When did she grow?? Happy First Birthday Carly bug. Life would be so boring without you!