Birthday Birthday Birth Month!

Last month, I turned the big 3-0! Pretty cool. I found this book in a cute little British shop in Santa Barbara & felt it was appropriate and hilarious.

As I was looking at it, a man walked over and picked up the 70 one. He said he was going to a friend’s 70th birthday party soon and thought it would be a good gift. He said, “You’re 30?” I said, “Almost!” His wife then said, “Oh, that’s depressing. You’re so young!” I’ve had a couple of comments like that regarding 30, so that’s cool. I guess I’m still young? What’s in an age anyway?! Birthdays are an excuse to celebrate and eat cake :)

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Thank you to everyone who made my birthday wonderful! I am so grateful for my family and friends. They’re the best.

We went out for dinner to my favorite Japanese restaurant, Hama Sato. Lola got in some quality singing & snuggle time with Nana :)

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My mom got this chocolate cake from Spencer’s, the baker from Madonna Inn now makes his cakes there. SO GOOD!


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My sister, Lindsay, sent me this adorable print of a black lab! Maverick loves it & I have it up on our mantel right now. Still need to frame it.

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My Uncle Devin gave me this loooovely planter for my herbs! We give each other gag gifts for our birthdays.  As you can see, Lola is not a fan! The alien is in the backyard and I totally scared Matt with it one night :) I giggle every time I go pick some herbs…so creepy!

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I was also treated to a massage thanks to my best friend! She dropped the masseuse off at my house and Matt put the kids to bed while I relaxed. It was wonderful :)

Picture with Ada on my 30th! Lola was busy throwing a fit on the ground…it was bedtime ;)


I love when my birthday correlates with Conference weekend. I was born on Conference weekend so it makes it fun. My cousin, Jennie had her boy, Nixon this Conference weekend and he’s adorable! Weighed 9 lbs. just like miss Ada did.

Selfies at Nonnie’s with my firstborn:

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I love Ada’s pictures from her Conference packet:

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I made this using my favorite painting of Christ by Minerva Teichert and my favorite quote from Russell M. Nelson’s talk:


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Saturday night while Papa went to the Priesthood session with the Young Men, we had a girls’ night with Nonnie. We ate out at Boonie Thai…love their food! Ada sported her Conference crown there :)

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After my friend, Katie, posted that their kids have a tradition to watch Conference in laundry baskets, I thought we’d give it a try with our girls. It helped them stay focused and quiet for a little while!

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Matt & I took a trip to Monterey that weekend that I can’t wait to share! We also just got back from Utah for my cousin’s wedding. April was an epic month!!

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