Home me older


by Shawni

I turned older on Monday.I’m not a big fan of getting older, but I can’t complain too much when I’m surrounded by these people I adore so much:(Dave made me my traditional b-day favorite omelets for breakfast.)

Check out their cool wrapping jobs:Friends and extended family were nice enough to take me out to lunch and a couple breakfasts, and dropped off some delicious treats.(I must note here that these cupcakes were made with a dry cake mix mixed with one can of diet soda for the batter, that’s it. Good idea, huh?)

My sweet and very thoughtful Young Women heart attacked my front yard and brought me some delicious cupcakes.My seven-year-old gave me my own treasure hunt to guide me to find her gift (Twizzlers…mmmmm):

My house looked like this all day:And I was embarrassed by driving around in this for two days:
Elle made me a delicious b-day cake, we watched my old favorite “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” all together that night.
Yes, getting older isn’t fun, but I’m so thankful for so many nice people to help ease the pain.

Love you guys.

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Sophie January 28, 2011 - 7:08 pm

Happy belated birthday, Shawni!
It's wonderful to see you're surrounded by so much love and so many amazing people (:

Natalie January 28, 2011 - 7:23 pm

Hi Shawni – you don't know me, but I met you briefly at TOFW in Salt Lake. I just think you're the greatest and wanted to wish someone I find totally inspirational a Happy Birthday!

Karli January 28, 2011 - 7:25 pm

You don't know me either, but through your blog I feel like I know you! You are an inspiration and the kind of mama I want to be. Thank you for sharing your life & talents with others. You are incredible!
And you don't look a day over 29!

*I was in choir & went to college with your sister in law, Kara, which is how I found you. (:

Waggoner Family January 28, 2011 - 7:29 pm

Happy Birthday!!! It looked like your day was perfect and you can't go wrong with "Girls Just Want to Have Fun." A personal favorite of mine too! 🙂

Christal January 28, 2011 - 7:36 pm

Happy Birthday! Lucky girl to have so many that love you spoil you and appreciate you! I'm four years behind you joys eh! You don't know me but I just love your blog! you are truly a beautiful mother inside and out! A perfect example to so many of us! Thanks for sharing you life!

Sylvie January 28, 2011 - 7:42 pm

Happy belated birthday, lucky lady!

Shauna_Rae January 28, 2011 - 7:54 pm

Love that first picture with you and all your kids! Happy Birthday!

Anonymous January 28, 2011 - 7:55 pm

Happy Birthday!

twolittletots January 28, 2011 - 9:19 pm

Happy Birthday! Looks like a great day!

Brianna January 28, 2011 - 9:45 pm

Shawni—Happy Birthday! I love your blog, thanks for sharing it! I have a question….in one of your pics in the background you have a "wall" of photos in like a collage pattern-love it! Are those shadow boxes open so you can change the photos? Or, how did you do them? Thanks!

tracie January 28, 2011 - 9:47 pm

Happy Birthday! I know how you feel. I turn 40 in less than a month. Love your blog.

Raskills January 28, 2011 - 10:14 pm

Girlfriend! You are 39!? Good grief, you look not a day over 20! Wtg, fit Mama!

dawn January 28, 2011 - 10:21 pm

What a great family and a great day for a great woman. Happy Belated Birthday!!Love the photos.

Eyrealm January 28, 2011 - 10:38 pm

Love this post! You're pretty well-loved there…and everywhere! Love the look on Lucy's face in that last pic. What a great birthday!

Vienna and Ricky January 28, 2011 - 11:04 pm

Happy Birthday, 'getting older' sure looks like fun in your home.

I wanted to say I love your word for the year. I think as mothers we are stretched so thin as we try to control and direct all in our care. To be "present" is a worthy pursuit that will, (if we can let go of all the things we have told ourselves we must do here, now and perfectly), bring us joy.

Cardalls January 29, 2011 - 1:01 am

you make 39 look amazing! i am about 4 months ahead of you in the age department…joy of joys.

Cathy M~(checkitoff) January 29, 2011 - 1:20 am

Happy Bday!! Looks like a great bday with your favorite people! what could be better than that? hugs, Cathy

Nina Diane January 29, 2011 - 2:50 am

Happy Birthday! hope it was a great day. I really enjoy your blog…

Ange January 29, 2011 - 3:35 am

Happy Happy Birthday! It looks like you had a special day !

Brigitta January 29, 2011 - 4:46 am

Glad u had a wonderful day. You deserve the best and it looks like you got it.

charity January 29, 2011 - 7:46 am

shas, i love you. happy birthday again. great pictures. you are the best. no but really, you are the best. so lucky to be your little sis.

The Wonderful World of Wampler January 29, 2011 - 2:31 pm

Happy Happy Birthday 🙂

Susan January 29, 2011 - 3:27 pm

Happy Birthday!! It looks like you were well taken care of!! 🙂

Tara January 29, 2011 - 8:10 pm

Happy Birthday Shawni!

Alexis Kaye January 29, 2011 - 8:38 pm

You are seriously beautiful! Maybe someday I will be a pretty mom like you! 🙂

Corrie January 29, 2011 - 10:27 pm

happy birthday!!!!!! love the car being decorated and your lawn….you are definitely loved!


Lorri January 31, 2011 - 12:15 am

This post made me smile! Happy (late) Birthday!

Jen January 31, 2011 - 2:23 am

Happy birthday! I'm turning 39 this year too.

Kristen Duke Photography January 31, 2011 - 3:47 am

love that last picture of you as your daughter hugs you;)

Susan February 1, 2011 - 12:19 am

Oh my gosh! You're only 39? How come I'm always older than everyone else?!

Raluca February 1, 2011 - 6:07 am

Happy Birthday, Shawni!
Wish you all th best in the new life year you just begun!


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