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Happy Birthday Dad!

16 Jan

Today is my Dad’s birthday. Happy Birthday Dad!! I love you!

My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.~Clarence B. Kelland

Friday Fav’s

6 Jan

Delicious New Years Day Olie Bollen!

Finally got a new phone! 🙂

Love having Amazon gift cards for my January purchases 🙂

Made up naked enchilada recipe was a success!

It was my brother's birthday Wednesday! Happy Birthday Bro! Not sure why he is standing so far from Mark. Love him!


13 Dec

If you are not Dutch you probably didn’t congratulate me yesterday. On Mark’s Birthday. Because that is what people from Holland do.

Dutch people in Ripon throw me off on every birthday, but I did confirm it on Wikipedia: on someone’s birthday, you congratulate the people who are close to them. So if you know Mark and I didn’t mention it yesterday, Congratulations on Mark’s Birthday!

Weird right? It get’s me every every time. I thought it was crazy enough that someone would get congratulations just for being born, but then that congratulations is also extended to friends and family – maybe because they got them through the year?

Anyway, fun fact from Holland for you!

Mark loved his birthday gifts!

Opening birthday gifts! Happy Birthday Love!

Congratulations family and friends on Mark’s 27th birthday!


Birthday Love!

12 Dec

Today is Mark’s birthday! I really wish it was not a Monday so we could spend all day celebrating him. But in any case, it is a good chance to tell him how thankful I am for him! And so I stole into his pictures to grab some good ones.

I love you handsome man and I am so thankful for you and all your 27 years of memories and many more to come! 🙂

this was in front of our old place where Mark's parents lived when they first got married! Check out Mark, his dad and his opa. 🙂

love this! (ps - mark and his dad were born on the same day! So happy birthday to both!)

I don't know if it gets any better than playing on the "Bathrooms Unlimited" team!

So cute!

All grown up!

Excited to celebrate my hubby today!

Friday Fav’s

2 Sep

So I really had all intentions of stopping the Birthday blog posts after Wednesday, but all the favorite things I took pictures of were birthday relates. So you can’t blame me for this one…

Birthday gifts wrapped up from the hubby!

Unwrapped Birthday Gifts.

Birthday cake. For Breakfast. It is legal during your birthday week!!!

Hip Hip Hooray!

31 Aug

I didn’t really mean to make three days of birthday posts, but I found out that Mark recorded this so I thought I had to share it.

So here is one of the fun little bits about marrying into a very Dutch family; you get double the birthday songs!

(courtesy of Mark)


29 Aug

This past weekend was VERY busy. I was celebrating a friend’s upcoming wedding on a bachelorette weekend. So it did not seem at all like the weekend before my 27th birthday! (How crazy is it that I am 27!!)

Luckily, my incredibly thoughtful husband did the sweetest thing and baked a cake so that when I got home on Sunday afternoon it felt like my birthday (which technically is today, Monday the 29th).

So he made me laugh and so made me really happy. But Mom: I know you read this. Stop reading. Come back tomorrow.

Happy Birthday to Me!! Mom, if you are reading this - I told you not to! Sorry Mark wrote Boobs on a cake.