Birthdays this and that…

On my mind this Monday is a little of birthdays this and that.  I wanted to share with you all what I’ve been working on around here.  But what I’ve been up to lately is celebrating birthdays.  Mine as well as my little sisters, whose is 6 days after mine.  Up until our twenties my mom always celebrated up together.  After in our twenties we made a point of celebrating for a week each.  Our poor friends all needed to really prepare themselves for July when we both planed trips and or activities they all needed to be a part of.  We are both very blessed to have always had amazing friends in our lives.

For my birthday last week I was not up for going out to celebrate.  My sisters knew this and instead planned a ladies night get together at my home by all just showing up.  It was super fun thanks to my sisters and my amazing friends.  It was loads of fun and I thank you all.

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We then spent the weekend celebrating my cousins birthday.  It was great family fun as I shared with you on my facebook.  When I grow up I want to always have my moms love of life.  And be the old lady who goes into the pool fully clothed.

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My momma jumped in fully clothed #poollife #vickysseventhbirthday we had an awesome time

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And then before we knew it was time for my sisters birthday.  As it was on a weekday we had a family dinner at her house.  She loves celebrating  it with all her family at her side.


Over the weekend she had a her yearly BBQ blowout.  With jello shots for days.  We did a pretty good job of polishing them off.  As you can see below by the lid collection bowl.


Even my grandson had a ball…

And yesterday I received this beautiful gift from one of my amazing friends.  I thank you.



I would never have made it threw the last few months without my amazing sisters, family and friends.  I thank you for loving me as I love you all.

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28 Responses

  1. Carolann says:

    wow you guys look like you had a blast with all those Jello shots lol. So glad to see you all have a great time. Love the pics Anj and you too!

  2. Sue says:

    I like seeing your loving family around you and happy to see all your fun celebrations.

  3. It looks like you had a wonderful day and gathering. Love all the pictures. Thanks for sharing your day with us. We love you too.

  4. Heather says:

    Looks like a great time! Glad it turned out better than you thought it would be. Love seeing your smiling face:)

  5. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says:

    You have an awesome support system around you and it sounds like everyone made your birthday rock. I love that your mom jumped into the pool in her clothes LOL.

  6. It sounds like you had an amazing time. I think it’s wonderful that you have such a great support system. Family is everything.

  7. Megan Elford says:

    Your mom sounds just like mine – the type of woman who jumps into a pool in her clothes :-). That’s how I want to be one day too!

  8. Jeanette says:

    OHH I am coming to your next party! Jello shots looks outstanding! Looks like you had a great time with friends and family.

  9. rika says:

    Looks like you had a great time. Fun party. You have an amazing mom and friends..

  10. Jennifer says:

    Looks like you had an amazing birthday!! I love all the family photos and birthday celebrations. You can tell you are well loved! HAPPY BDAY!

  11. Nancy @ Whispered Inspirations says:

    Looks like you had a great time. Nothing like great friends and family to help you through! Cheers!

  12. Happy birthday to you and your sister. It’s always fun to celebrate with your loved ones!

  13. Alli says:

    What a fun party! August is full of birthdays in my family, too. My daughter, 2 of my brothers and me.

  14. Liz Mays says:

    Now this sounded like a lot of fun! We have some birthdays coming up and I’m super excited!

  15. Looks like everyone had a blast! Love me some Jello shots!! Our friends birthday are coming so I think Jello shots maybe on the menu!

  16. Happy Birthday and glad you all enjoyed! The smiles says it all and birthdays are always so special to me!

  17. Such beautiful family moments and celebrations! YOur sister doesn’t look like she’s 45, she look young!

  18. Michele D says:

    Looks like you had a wonderful time celebrating her birthday. Celebrating with family and friends is always a good time.

  19. Mykidsguide says:

    You have a beautiful family. We’ve got a lot of birthdays for July, too. The jello shots sound yummy. I have good to try that.

  20. When the Skies Are Gray says:

    I haven’t had jello shots in forever! They were always one of my favorite drinking items!

  21. I love family gatherings for whatever occasion! It is a real time to bond and catch up with family members. I see your sister had a fun birthday celebration!

  22. CourtneyLynne says:

    Awwww looks like a pretty great birthday to me!!! And the Jell-O shots like fun! Those are a favorite of mine 😉

  23. Dina says:

    What a fun party you had. It sounds like you have a very loving family that helps you!

  24. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    Jello shots are so good. I love making a few batches when we have a get together.

  25. It looks like you guys had a great time! It’s been so long since I’ve had Jell-O shots! LOL

  26. Tiffant @ Daily Leisure says:

    I’ve had lots of shots, but never jello shots. How many years apart are you and your sister? My little ones are 11 months apart and we do their birthdays together too!

  27. Rosey says:

    Birthdays and family go together like cake and ice cream. 🙂 Love the pics!