My birthday is next week. Do I care? Eh…not really. 27 doesn’t feel very interesting or exciting. Besides life is getting very interesting and probably extremely stressful in the coming months.
I have been reminiscing about the younger me (as you do occasionally). I am a much calmer and wiser version of myself. The biggest change I’ve noticed is that I am much happier. I may be tired all the time but who wouldn’t be when dealing with any number of toddlers. My husband and mini men have brought more happiness and a sense of completion to my life. Don’t get me wrong I have big plans for myself but having the three of them makes everything ten times better.
J1 and J2 are going through a big growth spurt. They are wearing some of the same clothes now and I can not take them out without someone asking if they are twins. J1, my skinny bean pole has a little gut now! It’s hilarious! J2 is actually thinning out and getting tall!
They are amazing!
Here’s to another year of happiness, love, laughter and wisdom.
I have been trying to get Anchors & Arrows squared away so I can focus on packing all of our shit. Well procrastination always gets the best of me. I have one flower to add to a tutu dress before I’m finished but I thought beer and popcorn was totally more important tonight. I did horrible eating today by the way however I did have the most amazing birthday cake milkshake or “frap” as my husband calls it. Not a frappe just a frap. We totally did a “Who’s on first?” with this subject today. I was so confused. Freaking Crazy Bostonian. I don’t get it…still.
I am tired! I need a nap! I’m struggling to keep my eyes open right now. I have gone through most of our crap and weeded through all the garbage. I put a big dent in it anyways. Now it’s just time to repack. Wish me luck! I’m outta here!
I have a huge sweet tooth. When we have any sweets in the house I turn into the coneheads and inhale everything. Sooooooo I had to share this recipe for cupcakes for two!
Lets face it we all need a cupcake sometimes 🙂
Photo Credit:A Bitchin KitchenAlso a cupcake for two recipe!
If you are in the Baltimore area and need cupcakes for an event, work party, birthday or holiday check out my girl at Be More Sugar and tell her Anchors & Arrows sent you. She is also on Facebook and Instagram just look for BeMoreSugar. I think Key Lime cupcake is my favorite but I haven’t tried one I didn’t like yet!
The Red Poppy. The flower of remembrance. My grandfather always gave me those paper poppy flowers. I always saved them even though I didn’t really understand until recently the significance.
This is going to get a little personal just a fair warning. My grandfather passed a year ago tomorrow. He was a WWII vet. He fought in all three theaters during the war with the Navy. I am one of his two grandchildren and only granddaughter, so it’s safe to say I’m the favorite. He was genuine and kind. Always thinking of others and going out of his way to make everyone smile. I will say I can not think of a better way to celebrate him than Maryland’s favorite holiday…Opening Day.
My grandfather is, was and will always be the most amazing person I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. I’m not sure if he knew how much I admired him but I know he knew how much I loved him. Patient, thoughtful and humble. He always knew what to say. I remember the first scare in the hospital when the doctors weren’t sure if he would make it much longer. I had some time with him. I still draw on that day when I’m going through a rough time. He obviously was to go yet because we were lucky enough to have another few years with him.
My grandfather never judged me. He never thought my life plans were silly. He always supported me and always brightened my day. I knew whenever I would see him he would have a present for me. In fact I still have the jar of pickles he gave me the day we told my grandparents I was pregnant with their first great grand child. I can’t bring myself to open it now.
My grandad was my biggest fan. Every day I think about him and I remember how loving and how loved he was.
He would have wanted me to smile, to laugh and to try my best every day.
So I will.
I will smile at my husband who is the second greatest man I have ever met right behind my grandfather.
I will laugh with my children and be as silly as possible.
I will always try to be the best mother, wife, daughter, sister, friend and person that I can.
One day when I see him again I’m sure he will greet me with a “Hey Hon!” A smile and a big jar of pickles and an ice scraper for my car.