1/4 of 100


A quarter of a century.

Halfway to fifty.


That is how many years I've been on this earth. It's so hard for me to believe that that number represents that fact. I have loved, hated, cherished and rushed through so many of the years leading up to this point. And I believe that it's time to just appreciate the year that I'm in and the ones to come.

This past weekend I got to celebrate with some amazing friends and my always incredible husband!

lunch with Carly!
My dear friend that I'm pictured with above, moved off to the west coast earlier this year and it has been too long since I've last seen her! Thankfully, she timed her visit perfectly and I had the chance to enjoy lunch and time with her on my birthday. Then Friday evening, good chili, friends and conversation was had inside the our household.

every girl should wear a crown on her birthday with her prince at her side

it's obvious we were really prepared for this

my sweet friend Michelle and the cupcakes she made me!
Friday could not have been more perfect. Andrew and I have been so blessed by the friendships that have been made since we have been in Charlotte together.

About 6 or 7 months ago, Andrew told me that he had bought Carrie Underwood tickets. I was ecstatic and asked excitedly when it was. His reply...October 30th. Are you kidding me? Why in the world did you tell me so soon?!

But I digress. It was the perfect birthday present and October 30th arrived a lot faster than I could have ever imagined!

got the tickets! i'm ready to go!
opening song
riding in the bed of a truck above the crowd
last song of the night!
She was an incredible performer and her voice was amazing {per usual} and we had a blast. Andrew took about 700 pictures {literally}, but I thought I'd just leave you a couple.

Sunday {Halloween!} evening, we went over to Andrew's parents to eat and see our sweet nieces and nephew get all dressed up! It was great to see how excited they get and also know that we wouldn't be the ones dealing with the sugar highs.
the little monkey that is my nephew
what a cutie!

precious girls!

I'll leave you with a snapshot I was able to grab at the end of Sunday...our sweet puppy dogs as jack-o-latterns! Andrew was standing in front of them with treats which is why they're sitting as still as they are, otherwise, such a feat would have not been achieved. 
our 2 furry pumpkins!
 It's hard to believe that it's November! But now comes the best time of year in my opinion! So much to prepare for and be excited about!

But then again, it doesn't take much for me to be excited.

What about you: do you love this time of year as much as I do?

1 i love your comments!:

Rachel said...

love love love Fall!Stuart and I got married in the Fall--we will be celebrating our 2nd yr anniversary next week wahoo! something about the Fall makes me more laid back. I think I'm just mesmerized by the changing leaves, the whispering winds and the slight chill I get from time to time. Happy belated Birthday!

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