A Birthday Recap in too many pictures!

“So teach us to number our days,
That we may gain a heart of wisdom.”
Psalm 90:12

Here I am 24 years-old! Wow, never thought I would live to see this day. ;) I am so grateful for the 24 years of life God has so graciously given me and I am extraordinarily excited to see what the He does in this next year! I don’t know what the future holds but I do know Who holds my future! Because the Lord is the Author of my days I can truly go forward with joy and peace. If there is any brief word of encouragement I can offer to my younger lady readers it is to consider the lilies! Do not worry about tomorrow{Matthew 6:25-34}, be anxious for nothing{Philippians 4:6}, and trust in the Lord with ALL your heart{Prov 3:5-6}! :) God’s way is perfect! I am humbled by all the tremendous and beautiful birthday wishes I received from around the country. :) A huge “thank you” to you all!! Each birthday email & comment completely made my day and still are making my day! :)

So are y’all ready for a million and one pictures? I was going to split the pictures up into a few posts but decided to just make this a post with too many pictures. ;) Birthdays are a BIG deal for our family! Each one is celebrated in a unique way and I am always blessed by how much thought my family put into my birthday{and, yes, I still love birthdays just as much at the age of 24 as when I was 5 ;)}! We were suppose to head to the coast for a 2 day trip on Monday, soaking up the sun and enjoying the beach but due to a warning on the radio that “flesh-eating bacteria” was at an all time high at the particular beach we were going to, we decided to play it safe and stay home. I think it was a smart move, don’t you?? ;) So the coast will have to wait until the hot weather begins to cool. Since we didn’t leave for the coast my family and I loaded up in the big white 15 passenger van on my birthday taking a drive through the hill country of Texas, stopping at random thrift stores, coffee shops, and bakeries throughout the day! I must say, this was the best & most relaxing birthday I have yet to have! So a HUGE “thank you” to my family for the fun day!

And to add to a fantastic 24th birthday, I returned home to my first ever bouquet of flowers from my Kansas friend. The are so lovely! Thank you, Sarah! :) Then I received a birthday parcel today from my Iowa friend! She must have noticed my extreme infatuation for aprons. ;) Thank you, Hannah!! Hover over pictures for descriptions!… Yes, lots of pictures! :)

Our day trip:

And now for the decorations! Since I couldn’t go to the beach, my older sister, Micah, brought a bit of the beach to me! She decorated the dining room in the cutest “sailboat” theme I have ever seen! She really does a magnificent job when it comes to decorations. :)

And last but not least… Does anybody remember my {future} home post a few months back? With the gorgeous dishes that I had hoped to outfit my home in one day? Wellllll…. my family chipped in and bought me a few of my favorite pieces! I can hardly wait to use them for my food photos. And the day was made complete with half a dozen home-made cards and an extremely cute iphone cover! :) And that friends is my beautiful birthday in pictures! I hope you all enjoyed! May this day be filled to overflowing for you as you serve HIM!

“As for God, His way is perfect;
The word of the Lord is proven;
He is a shield to all who trust in Him.
For who is God, except the Lord?
And who is a rock, except our God?
It is God who arms me with strength,
And makes my way perfect.”
Psalm 18:30-32

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"Come now, and let us reason together," says the Lord, "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool. If you are willing and obedient you shall eat the good of the land; but if you refuse and rebel, you shall be devoured by the sword"; for the mouth of the Lord has spoken." Isaiah 1:18-20

10 thoughts on “A Birthday Recap in too many pictures!

  1. Wow love how you documented the whole day!! So glad you love the apron..and seriously all the decorations are way cute. Can y’all come decorate for my wedding whenever that is?? ;) lol..

    1. Of course!! We will be there to decorate in a heartbeat!! ;) So thankful you thought of me. I was completely surprised when my brothers brought me the package from the P.O. box!! Thank you :)

  2. Hey, I know that Hannah who gave you that apron. =) So sweet.
    Happy birthday!
    Randomly…I’ve never been on your blog here before until today-Hannah referred me to it and told me I need to follow you. =) So here I am…
    I’m not sure who all but I know I met at least some of you at our family’s concert in Bulverde earlier this year.
    Lovely blog!
    -chels

    1. That Hannah is a sweet person to know. ;)
      Thank you, Chelsy!
      So glad you found my blog and are following now! Thank you!! I hope my blog is a colorful and spiritually edifying place for you to visit often. :)
      And yes!! We did enjoy a beautiful concert by your family in Bulverde. We were all extremely blessed by it! If you are ever in the area again, let me know!!

      Psalm 36:7

  3. Happy Birthday! Such an exciting and happy time! Another year of God’s goodness and grace in the past and another to live and experience ahead of you!

  4. Not too many pics at all! You all are so creative – everything looks gorgeous! What an adorable apron. Your dishes remind me of Swedish art. Lovely! Looks like a wonderful day and a wonderful family! What a blessing. :D

    1. Thank you!! Glad you don’t think there are too many. :D Well, I happen to like Swedish things and people immensely so that must be why I LOVE these dishes! ;) It was a wonderful day and I’m am blessed by my family & friends. God is good!!

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