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Monday, July 13, 2015

Hashtag Blessed

You know the feeling when you fall into bed on Sunday night exhausted but full of joy, satisfaction, and a full heart?  That's how I felt this after this weekend. It's the best way to start a Monday and I highly recommend it. 

I turned twenty-four on Sunday and this weekend was one of my most favorite. I got to spend it with the people that truly care about me and that in itself made me feel like the luckiest girl in the world.



Friday:
I went to see the Minion movie with one of my dearest friends. Y'all, it was so adorable. All of the children giggling in the audience made it even funnier. And it was great to catch up. It meant a lot that she took time to celebrate my birthday with me.

Saturday:
Arguably the best day because first and foremost...I WON THE BET! #winning Josh has to take me bowling and to a movie now so really it was like I got two extra presents!
Also, it was a boat day. Being on the water is so peaceful and a worry-free zone. After soaking up the sun for a few hours, Josh and I went out to dinner with my family. As I get older and reflect on life in general, I realize that the moments that we are all together are truly priceless. Better than any birthday present.



Sunday:
Happy 24th Birthday to me! Laney, wanted me to have the fullest day possible, so she woke me up at 7AM. Lucky me. After catching up on a few "Tiny House" episodes with dad, Josh and I went to brunch at Ox Lot 9, the newest restaurant in the Southern Hotel. I highly recommend it if you ever find yourself in the New Orleans area--it's worth the trip to the Northshore! The atmosphere was just as good as the food!
We spent the rest of the day out by the pool, playing lawn games (my dad is a gluten free beer drinkin' croquet winning machine), getting tan, and just hanging out.  Note: The girls of the family dominated the boys in Battle of the Sexes for the second night in a row!




A huge thank you to everyone that wished me a Happy Birthday and to those that made the weekend so special! 





Grateful Heart w/ Ember Grey

33 comments:

  1. Happy belated birthday!! Your weekend sounds fantastic. Boat days are always good!

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  2. Happy belated birthday!!! It sounds like you had a great weekend!! I heard the minion movie was great...I think I may have to go see it now!

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  3. hahah the girls in our family are usually on the loser side of that game. Let's just say our husbands/boyfriends see, to listen to a lot more things than we do. car parts? fishing rods? nope. happy belated birthday! Sounds like it was a great celebration!

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  4. Such a fun weekend! Happy belated birthday! And congrats on winning your bet. :)

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  5. We're going to see the Minions movie today! I can't wait...!!

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  6. Happy Belated birthday! I cant wait to see the Minion movie this weekend!

    ~Saprina
    www.SaprinaSays.com

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  7. I love simple weekends that are packed with fun too. Happy belated birthday!

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  8. I'm so happy that you had such a great weekend and birthday! Congrats on winning the bet!

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  9. JEALOUS!!!! WANT TO SEE MINIONS SO BADLY!!!!!

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  10. The sound of giggling children just warms my heart! Sounds like you had such a great birthday :)
    Alessandra | blog.pumpup.com

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  11. Happy belated birthday!
    Your weekend sounds like it was so much fun.
    I love being able to just relax and spend time with my loved ones.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

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  12. Happy Birthday!! What a fun weekend.
    Xx

    heapsofme.com

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  13. Sounds like such a fun weekend! Glad you had fun! Xo
    Chelsea // trendychelsea.wordpress.com

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  14. Happy birthday! I may just have to take my little ones to see Minions now... :)

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  15. Happy Birthday!!! I love that you won the bet, but that doesn't sound too bad that he gets bowling and movie out of it too. Sounds like a great weekend!!

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  16. Happy happy belated birthday! So glad you had such a great fun-filled weekend! My birthday is this weekend so hopefully it's as good as yours!

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  17. Oh my goodness it sounds like you had the most perfect weekend surrounded by people you love! Happy 24th Birthday pretty girl <3

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  18. Happy belated birthday!! It sounds like you had a great weekend with the ones you love. I'm jealous that you got to hang out on a boat by the water! Nothing better than that exhausted-but-grateful Sunday night feeling :)

    xo,
    Melissa | These words are my own.

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  19. Happy (belated) birthday! It sounds like you had the best weekend!

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  20. Happy belated birthday! I'm so glad you had a great weekend! The minions movie sounds so funny. My boyfriend and I are going to see it as soon as he's back from vacation!

    Savannah from http://thealwaysblog.com

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  21. I still need to go see the Minions movie!!! It's always great when you have an enjoyable birthday with those who love you.

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  22. Awe I am so glad you had an amazing weekend! It looks like you had tons of fun and hope your birthday was amazing as well! Having a completely filled weekend is the best because then nothing went to waste!

    Annie // Annie N Belle

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  23. Happy belated! It looks like you had an amazing weekend... and I agree; being out on the water is the most peaceful thing, ever! I wish I could do it more often!

    Lauren
    The Fashionista's Diary

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  24. It looks like you had the perfect birthday weekend! Minions, brunch and a boat? I'm so jealous!

    xo, Alicia | Alicia Tenise

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  25. Happy Belated Bday! so very exciting. Boat is always fun! sounds like a perfect bday and family time to me http://denimsanddresses.com/

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  26. Happy belated Birthday! Looks and sounds like you had a amazing weekend.

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  27. Sounds like you had the perfect birthday!! Cheers to turning 24!

    xo Ashley
    Twenties Girl Style

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  28. Happy belated birthday! My 2 best friends and I dressed up as the minions for Halloween a couple of years ago and now are obsessed with them haha .. can't wait to see the movie!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

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  29. Happy belated!! That sounds like a wonderful birthday weekend :)

    Also I forget if I've said this recently but I just love your blog design!

    Lauren | boston belle

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  30. It sounds like you had an amazing weekend! I'm so glad that you had a peaceful, relaxing birthday :) And there are few things better than birthday brunch!

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

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  31. Happy belated Birthday! It sounds like the perfect way to spend a weekend and especially a birthday weekend. That restaurant sounds so yummy, I must try it if I'm ever in the area!

    xx. Brittany | Southern Soul

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  32. So glad you had a fun birthday! Now I really want to see the Minions movie :)

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  33. Happy belated birthday! I'm glad you had an awesome weekend celebrating it!

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