Saturday, September 5, 2009


27 years old.

Today, Ryan and I spent the day in Milwaukee to celebrate the day of my birth.

Oh, my. It was wonderful.

We bought loads of groceries at Trader Joe's (I miss that place), spent over an hour in Anthropologie, my most favoritest store, and went to Starbucks. Twice. We had lots of good food and good conversation. It reminded me of being newly married when we could spend hours talking about our dreams and values. It was magical. We needed this day.

Oh, but how wonderful to come home to our snuggly babies. There are days (you know the days where nobody naps and everybody screams ALL.DAY.LONG?) when I think I want to go back to that time before kids.

But I don't. Not really.

Even now, I'm holding my girl, who's been sleeping for some time, because I'm not ready to put her in her bed. I'm listening to Sylas and Ryan over the baby monitor, have an extra long prayer, thanking God for each family member over and over, because Ryan isn't quite yet ready to put Sy guy is his bed. After a day apart, we need this time.

This. This too, is magical.


  1. Happy Birthday! I'm so glad you had such an amazing day. The time away is always incredible, but the coming home always reminds us how much our children truly mean to us. They can drive us insane,but life without them is unimaginable. Enjoy your weekend and labor day with the family!


  2. Really enjoyed reading your post this morning Bri. Happy, Happy Birthday from the Hedrick clan. We miss you guys and your beautiful children.

  3. Happy Birthday Brianna! You are about 6 weeks older than me. I will be 27 on October 29. I'm so glad you had such a wonderful day!! Definitely sounds magical! :) :)

  4. Happy Birthday! Sometimes I miss those long days without children, but then after less than an hour away from Layla I start to miss her. They are a blessing like no other.

  5. Happy Birthday! Sounds like you had a wonderful day and your post was great to read.
    Enjoy the rest of the weekend with your family!

  6. Brianna: Trader Joes, Anthropologie, have described my perfect day too! So glad you had a wonderful birthday, my friend, and that it included some precious family moments.
    xo Rachel


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