Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Perfect Presents

With the kids napping and me trying to avoid having to do anything genuinely productive, I thought I'd post a blog about my birthday. It was last week, but I feel like it has been a nice stretched out celebration around here with all the gifts I've been getting and fun we've been having. Brad and I went out last weekend and the weekend before and celebrated on my birthday by Brad making steak and carrot cake. YUM!My awesome in-laws got me a gift card to Sephora so I got to go get my make-up done and buy some products I liked. They do the consultation for free and didn't make me feel any pressure to buy. It was so fun! I was going to put a picture of me wearing the make-up, but that would mean I'd have to actually do my make-up and it's not so much a make-up day today!
Brad took me shoe shopping at DSW where I got these killer heels. I LOVE them! I expected Galla to be equally enamored with them since she loves to play with my shoes, especially the dressy ones, but when I put them on and asked her if she liked them, she simply said, "nope." Later she noticed the bees and bugs on them, though, and decided she does like them.
My parents got me this beautiful panoramic picture of the Oakland Temple. I know on top of the fridge seems like a random display place, but if you've ever been to my apartment you'd know that it's great because it's so visible from the entry way, living room and kitchen. I love the tone it sets in our home and the reminder that it is of how blessed we are. I certainly am very blessed in so many ways. Thank you to everyone who celebrated my 26th birthday with me. Who says that getting old isn't fun? I wish it was my birthday everyday!

13 comments:

Marissa said...

OH MY GOSH, I love your shoes!!!! If I could do heels again (it's been about 3 years and 20 lbs. ago) I would copy you and get a pair for myself! Sweet, and you're even prego and chasing 2 kids around, I dare you to wear them on your next walk to the park. Happy Birthday my fellow aquarius - mine was on the 6th!!!

snbjork said...

Happy late birthday, Maylin! I'm glad you have had so many celebrations!

Bart's Rebecca said...

Yeah so, I read, "26th Birthday" and thought, "Wait, she can't be 26. We were freshman roommates which means we're the same age, and I'm not..." Then I realized I am turning 26 this year. Holy crap time is flying!

Robin said...

TOTALLY WAY COOL SHOES !!!!! and love the make-up. Wooo hooo shopping at Sephora! And the temple ..ahhhhh.. so sweet is your home!
love you and Happy Birthday! Next Blog ... pictures of you in those shoes.
xoxo

Our Ole' Kentucky Home said...

Happy Birthday! I too love those shoes way cute!!!

The Dierlams said...

OH my gosh, I love you birthday. Sephora...love it. Your shoes...love it. That picture...totally want it for my house. Yikes, I miss you!

Stephanie J. Robertson said...

that sounds like a perfect celebration to me!

The Prigmore Family said...

hAPPY bIRTHDAY mAYLIN!!!! We also do a week long celebration in our household. We call it birthday hanukkah. It's the only way to do birthdays.

PS~ heels are hottie mcgee

Dani said...

I do love the heels! You have got style!

Jaime said...

Cute Kicks. I wish we (or at least I) could come visit sometime! Hopefully we will at least be able to visit when you move to California. Even easier if you moved to Colorado because it's awesome here, and we could play games all the time.

Malea said...

May, I'm so glad you had a good birthday! I LOVE those cute heals! I'm so glad you posted about your birthday. I was thinking about you all day!

Trujillo family said...

I love your shoes and I am sure it was nice to get out and get pampered with someone else doing your make-up! I love the picture of the temple. I feel the same way, it brings a different mood to the house. Love it!!!

Nicky said...

You are so good at documenting your daily life. I love it. You're an example to us all. And I love these shoes....they are so you!