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My Birthday Wishlist

Saturday I turn 28, which means I’m clinging to my 20’s with all I’ve got. I plan on being very zen and grown up about turning 30 when the time comes, but for now I’m hanging onto this decade like 30 is where life ends. I can be immature and unrealistic for a short time, right?

And in the spirit of immature and unrealistic, here is my birthday wish-list:

1. A Kitten

The kind that streeeeeeetches out, revealing a soft underbelly of kitty-cat fluffiness that demands your face buried in it, pronto. Also must not need to eat or poop. Must not scratch things, or have any flaws. Must love cuddling.

2. A Backyard that looks like this:

Of course, I am thankful for my house and its imperfections. But how much more could I embrace what I’ve been given if it was picked up off my street and planted right here?

3. A mani-pedi

This will always be welcome.

4. Fall weather that lasts forever

I always forget how incredible fall is until suddenly the sky is bright blue, the trees are flaming red and the weather sits right in that 70-degree sweet spot. Never leave, fall. Never leave.

5. A bazillion-dollar shopping spree at Homegoods

You know, just to pick up a handful of essentials.

6. A Georgia win over Florida in football!

Come on bulldogs! (This is NOT unrealistic)

7. World peace and all that.

I’m not evil, guys.

Okay, really. I’ll settle for a gorgeous fall day spent hanging out with my boys, dressing my son up in a costume and snagging a couple of chocolate trick-or-treat candies from his bag. I’m so happy for another year. Hope you have a beautiful weekend!

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  1. Happy Birthday friend! 🙂 Hope you have a wonderful, smashtastic day with your boys and enjoy the beautiful weather! 🙂

  2. Oh #5 please! Happy Birthday!!! So I turned 29 in July and I’m generally the youngest of all my friends, so they are all starting the year of 30th birthday parties leading up to mine which will be one of the last. It actually helps to go through everyone else first and realize that not all that much changes (but that doesn’t mean that I’m not clinging to the next 9 months like a kid with a popsicle on a summer day).

  3. Well, Happy Birthday #6! Go Dawgs! 🙂

  4. Happy Birthday! You’re SO old. 😛

    I hope you got that kitten from HomeGoods.

  5. Happy Birthday! I can only hope you got everything on your list!

  6. Happy birthday, friend!! You can come visit my kitten any time. 🙂

  7. Happy Birthday! May all your birthday dreams come true!

  8. Happy belated birthday!! I hope you were able to get at least one of the things on your list. 😉

    I’m giving you another one of those “awards” that’s been floating around the blogging world:

    Keep up the great writing!!

  9. Happy belated birthday! Very nice list with great pictures! I’m your newest follower.

  10. Oooh happy birthday!!!! That’s very exciting! Your list cracked me up. You can come visit me and see a back yard like that, but the downside is no fall. So you enjoy that pretty fall day for me please 🙂 And I hope you get your kitten….and your bazillion dollar shopping spree. 😉 Hope its fab.

  11. So when are we going for a mani/pedi? =)

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