Friday, April 4, 2014

happy birthday to meeeee!

Hey, friends!  Guess what!?  


It's my favorite day of my favorite month!!  Woo!!  I know that not everyone looks forward to their birthdays once they reach a certain age. 

I am not one of those people.
I love every single Facebook post, text, call, etc. I love me some attention.

As most of you already know, I celebrate birthday months.  All of April are belong to me. 
The festivities start April 1st...and this year was no different.  It started with birthday lunch thanks to my good friend, Mo-Jack. 

Sourdough Pile-Up at Plain & Fancy Sandwich Shoppe.

That's my Mo-Jack! :)

Saturday morning was spent cheering on my favorite little softball player.  Go #3!!  Being a first-year softball mom is a pretty awesome birthday gift.  I'm excited.  Plus, my Matti is too much cute. 

So much awesomeness packed into a little 8-year old...and the chick's got the attitude to back it all up.  Love her!!
Saturday was filled with two more softball games.  Miss Matti did such a great job for her first year.  They won their second game and we celebrated afterwards with a slushy! 

I came home after the games to gorgeous flowers from my mister!  What a man.... :)  I was also surprised to get a super awesome gift in the mail from my little sis.  Unikeys!!  I love them!

Saturday night, the mister & I met up with our friends, Jeff & Anitha for some birthday fun at one of our favorite local joints -- Muddy Jake's.  It was a great night full of comedians -- Bob Biggerstaff, Daryl Felsberg and Owen Dunn.

Bob Biggerstaff at Muddy Jake's.
Jeff and Anitha.  Also, Jeff's facial hair -- now known as "The Reverse Unicorn." 

All day today was spent with my mister.  We started with our delicious breakfast at The Red Barn Cafe...a weekend ritual.  Ham & cheese omelet, grits and toast. Yeehaw!

After some shopping, we headed to the theater to check out "Divergent."  Can you say theater to ourselves!?!??  Happy Birthday to me!

The movie was awesome!  I can't wait for the next. We both loved it.  I'm pretty sure I would watch again tonight, if I could.  
Now, I'm just relaxing at home with my man.  That's a happy day all in itself. 

....and that's just week one, folks.  More birthday month awesomeness to come! :)

my birthday request.

In honor of my birthday, I want to take this time to talk about something really important to me.

Relay For Life. 

I got involved in my first Relay event 8 years ago.  I was instantly hooked. 
It's amazing to think that millions of people will be diagnosed with cancer this year. So many close to me already have. 

Relay For Life is not only a way to join my community to fight back against cancer, but it is also a way to inspire hope by raising funds and awareness to help those facing the disease.

I know I can and will make a difference in the fight to end cancer.

This is my 4th year as a committee member and I still bleed purple.  
Why do I volunteer my time? 
My reason for participating in my Relay For Life event is personal. We all participate  because we’ve been affected by cancer in some way and because a Relay For Life event gives us the power to make a difference and fight back.
This is my opportunity to honor cancer survivors like my cousin, Lori Weygandt.  It's also an opportunity to remember all the amazing people I have lost :  My great-grandfather, JB Thomas.  My grandfather, Marshall Whitlock.  My aunt, Barbara Whitlock.  My uncle, Don Whitlock.  And most recently, my grade school friend, Hollie Morrow.   
I want to help raise funds for groundbreaking research, information and services for people fighting cancer.

I could talk about it, or I could actually do something.

I support Relay For Life & the American Cancer Society because every day, the American Cancer Society helps people take steps to reduce their risk of cancer or find it early when it is easiest to treat. They provide free information and services when and where people need it throughout their journey to get well. They are investing in groundbreaking research to find, prevent, treat, and cure cancer, and are working with lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and rally communities worldwide to join the fight.
What does this have to do with my birthday?

Well, the American Cancer Society is the official sponsor of birthdays.

I am hoping that all of my friends (old and new) will consider making a donation in support of my efforts as a birthday gift.

Please use the link below to make a secure, tax-deductible donation.

Together, we have the power to help create a world where cancer can no longer claim another year of anyone’s life.  The ACS is creating more birthdays each year...and celebrating more birthdays, means eating more cake.  Who doesn't want MORE CAKE!  Do it for the cake, people!! 

I appreciate your support.  Let's finish the fight against cancer!  ...and eat cake. 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

the birthday is coming.

That's right, folks.  I'm about to be another year older.  I'll be 34....and April 6th is the big day.
Personally, I celebrate all month.  I've done it for years now.  All of April are belong to me.  I'm not exactly sure what I'll be doing this year to celebrate.  
I'm a fan of birthday parties. What can I say?  I like attention.  My 30th birthday was an 80's Bash since I was born in 1980.  

My 32nd birthday was my first birthday back in a Texas Rangers theme was appropriate.  PLUS, I'm a super fan.   I love me some Rangers! 

Number 33 was spent at my very first 5K -- The Color Run.  Seriously, best birthday ever!  We had so much fun!

Now we're here to the big 34.  What to do?  While I've been thinking of activities...we can't neglect the thought of the infamous wishlist.  You know I have one.  Everyone does.
Here's what has made the birthday wishlist so far:

  1. Batman Funko POP! Vinyl
  2. iMac Desktop Computer
  3. Star Wars Saga DVD set
Any celebration suggestions?  Let me know in the comments.  Any and all birthday cards will be accepted with leaps and squees. :)
Later, folks.