I turned 30 at the end of last month. On the 30th, in fact. My golden birthday. πŸ™‚ Our original plan was to go to Disney World and then go on a cruise (much like we did Universal & a cruise for Christopher’s 30th birthday). However, when we found out that we were due with a baby during my birthday week, we decided to postpone the big birthday trip. Which meant that for my 30th birthday, we hung out at home with our 5 day old daughter. It wasn’t our original plan for how to celebrate, but so much better. I wouldn’t have had it any other way!

And speaking of celebrations… this past Wednesday was mine and Christopher’s 9 year wedding anniversary. This was our first year to be home instead of traveling to some fun location. Definitely different than normal, but a good different. Life these days has been slower paced and extra sweet.

Next week our little one will be a FULL MONTH old and Christopher will return to work. It’s hard to believe how quickly this time has gone by.Β This first month together as a family of three will always be a time that I look back on with fondness. These early weeks have been filled with so many sweet firsts and memories. Figuring out this parenting thing together has been pretty great. Life is good, my friends. πŸ™‚

Love Rach


34 responses to “Lately

  1. Happy 30th! Motherhood suits you! You are looking fab πŸ˜†

  2. Oh my goodness those tiny little baby hands!!!! Enjoy all these tiny snuggles now, they grow so fast!!!! Happy birthday, sweet friend!!!

    • Right?! She’s just so TINY! She’s getting closer and closer to normal newborn size, though! It’s crazy to me how fast this first month has gone!

  3. Happy 30th! You look wonderful and the little one is beyond precious! xoxo

  4. Happy birthday and happy anniversary!! And happy parenthood! You guys are rocking it.

  5. Aww congrats on all of these special days! A brand new baby girl, 30th birthday, and Anniversary all in a one month span makes for a very special month. So glad Christopher had the month off to spend with you both!

  6. So many good things! Happy 30th and Happy Anniversary!

  7. Happy 30th birthday (much belated!) and happy anniversary!! Yay for parenting and just loving the time with you three bonding and enjoying life ❀

  8. How has a month passed so quickly?!?! I swear time just speeds up when they are so small! Happy belated birthday and anniversary! Sounds like the best one yet!

  9. One month already?! Wow! Happy 30th to you, Rach! XO

  10. Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary!! Enjoy the time with your new little girl. As they say, the days are long but the years are short.

  11. This is so sweet, lady- I definitely think this birthday remix is so much better than a cruise! πŸ˜‰

    Le Stylo Rouge

  12. Rebekah Johnson

    Happy Golden Birthday!!!

    I’m so happy for you and your family. It’s been so neat to see God bless you with a child.

    Also, how is Oreo adjusting? I keep telling Dave we need to get our dog perfectly trained so when we have kids she will be well behaved.

  13. Happy birthday and anniversary!! πŸ™‚

  14. Happy birthday! I just turned the big 3-0 too πŸ™‚

  15. Loved reading this! You seem to be slipping into motherhood pretty seamlessly. It was a rough transition for me, and it really took me several months to figure out how to do normal daily life (cooking, cleaning, etc.) with a baby at home, LOL. You’re doing great, Rach!

    • Oh girl, I think it definitely helps that she has been such a great sleeper! Not to mention that Christopher was home for the first four weeks of her life so I had someone to figure everything out with instead of doing it all on my own. πŸ™‚

  16. Such a precious season of life – and the most perfect early birthday gift!

  17. Hi Rach! Our fellow blog friend, Amanda (The Lady Okie), suggested I check out your blog. We both just had babies (my daughter was born on 7/26) and are in this wonderful, crazy, amazing stage of life together! Happiest of birthdays to you and what a wonderful gift you got…just a few days early πŸ™‚

    • Hi there! I love Amanda! So glad she recommended that we get to know each other. πŸ™‚ Congratulations on your daughter! I love that we have little girls SO close in age! Going to check out your blog now. πŸ™‚

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