Tuesday, September 2, 2014

my birthday

I had a fantastic birthday on Sunday. We woke up to a rainy and dark morning, and got Nolan ready for his very first Sunday School class. He LOVED it! After church, we went to my in-laws for some always-good Subway sandwiches and a strawberry cheesecake made by Alice. My buddy helped me blow out the candles to practice for his upcoming big birthday :) We headed home to relax and (attempt to) nap. Steve outdid himself again with creative and sweet gifts for me :) Before dinner, we went for a drive through the hill country. There was a nice pause in the rain while we posed for a few pictures with the amazing landscape. Later, my mom and Don grilled out for us at their house. My mom made some bright and beautiful milk chocolate cupcakes for me, and before we knew it, the daylight was gone, and it was time to go home and get the boys to bed. Twenty-seven, I’m grateful to see you, and I’m pretty excited for all that’s in store this year :)

I kept listening to Sanctus Real’s song “Lay It Down”, over and over this weekend, and it’s full of wisdom that I’m taking with me into this year.

”But if you smile in face of trivial things,
and you learn to pray when you want to complain,
stand up straight when the earth is shaking,
and just keep breathing when you feel afraid.
Don’t you know
those problems you're worried about?
They can't keep you from living now,
when you shake them off and lay them down
at the cross where your freedom's found.”


  1. Happy Birthday Rachel! What great pics! Definitely lots of framers in that bunch:)

  2. That first picture is stunning. And I'm glad you had such a great day!


  3. Gorgeous pictures! Looks like you had a great birthday!

  4. What a wonderful birthday!!! You and your family are beautiful!!:) Thank you for sharing the Sanctus Real lyrics!

  5. What a great weekend! Happy Birthday again! You are such a young thing :)

  6. Happy birthday! love that outfit with the blue skirt you look great!!!

  7. Happy belated birthday! Beautiful pictures! Looks like you had a fun day! :)

  8. Happy belated birthday Rachel! Sounds like a nice way to celebrate. Great pictures! :)

  9. Oh the hill country. That landscape is perfection. So beautiful.

    So glad you had an amazing birthday :)

  10. Happy belated birthday, Rachel! Sounds like a lovely weekend


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