Monday, December 2, 2013

26th Birthdays & Such

Happy Monday!  I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving weekend and feel as fat and relaxed as I do!  We spent Wednesday - Sunday at my parent's house in OKC and it was a whirlwind of 5 days.  First off, I became an aunt.  My adorable niece was born on Tuesday, November 26th.  

Welcome to the world, Lillian Grace! 

{The little nugget was only 1 day old here!}

The next day, she got to come home.  Of course we couldn't stay away from her and came over to see her cute face!  I dare someone to try and tell me she isn't the most adorable thing ever:

I completely understand why parents post 103,576 pictures of their babies or kids now.  I am heartbroken to be back in Houston again, but thankfully Christmas time is right around the corner and we will get to shower her with more love.

I also turned 26 this past Saturday!  But, I'm not sure why I added that "!" because I really wasn't looking forward to it.  Why is it that 26 just sounds so much older than 25?  I tried to make the most of it but drinking wine in the shower (one of my birthday rituals):

Ahh... one of life's little pleasures.  I highly recommend it.  I imagine drinking wine in the shower is how I will survive raising children one day.  We went to Red Prime Steak in Oklahoma City for dinner, and it was amazing.  I'm pescetarian, so I had salmon mignon and green chile mac and cheese, and of course, more red wine.  The atmosphere of the restaurant is so cool, which is why I probably always ask to go back there even though I don't eat meat:

As you are acutely aware of by now, I am obsessed with all things monogrammed.  I scored a Gigi NY monogrammed python iPhone case and a Charm & Chain tortoise shell necklace for the big 2-6.  

So all in all, it was a good birthday.  PLUS... it's going to be a pretty fab year, with getting married and all.  And no trip to OKC would be complete without seeing the Thunder play.  Here I am with a good friend of mine, Laura:

So tell me- how was your Thanksgiving?  Did you brave the Black Friday crowds?  Anything exciting to report?


  1. I became an aunt to my beautiful niece on the 23rd. It's the BEST! Congrats to your family!

  2. Congrats on all fronts!! I hope you had a happy, happy birthday!! This most definitely is your year!! Enjoy every single moment. You deserve all the best. Yeay!!

  3. My niece was just born recently too! Nov 19th- and shes a Lillian too! Lillian Kate. And Im a pescetarian too! too funny!!! BUT Im definitely not 26! or anywhere near that - :-( and yes you will be drinking wine in the shower (or in my case the bathtub) to survive your children!

    Family is always a good time! and never a dull moment here!

  5. Congrats on your sweet niece Sam. I remember when my nephews and niece were born and I had that same feeling. They were the absolute cutest babies. :) Just wait till you have your own too. Hope you had an awesome Thanksgiving!

  6. Your holiday weekend sounds like a blast!! Congratulations on becoming an aunt - and the name is so darling!! 26 is not bad at all!!! I turned 26 this year - and happened to get married this year as well!!

  7. Happy Birthday Sam and your niece is adorable, sweet baby! Happy Holidays! Hope wedding planning is going well:)



  8. Congratulations on becoming an Aunt! And Happy Belated Birthday!

  9. Happy belated and congrats on your adorable niece!

    Have to admit I'm wondering, what is that pretty pink nail polish you're wearing? I'm tired of all my dark winter shades already!


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