Thursday, January 16, 2014

31.

Are you thinking of Baskin Robbins 31 flavors?! 
I think that sounds good too. Oooh, mint chocolate chip ice cream. Hmm, maybe in a couple months when it warms up more!

Are you thinking of Proverbs 31?!
Whenever I hear 31, I think of Proverbs 31, from verse 10-12,
Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.
The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.
She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.   
And in verse 30, Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.
I know alot of women who aim to be a proverbs 31 woman. I know I am. I believe it can be done. With this new year, I look forward to the opportunities and experiences that can bring me closer to God and into the woman he envisions for me. I want my heart to be more open and giving. I want the words that come out of my mouth to be ones of encouragement and kindness. I want my thoughts to be more pure and my responses to be slow to anger. and...I want to be more healthy. I will be more healthy!
So it was my birthday two days ago and I turned 31. I know, I know, I don't look a day over 21!  I look so young but I have an "old soul" as some people say.  I love having intellectual conversations and reading cozied up in my bed. Most nights im tired and ready for bed by 10pm!

I had a wonderful, laid back birthday. nothing too surprising or crazy like last year!! My cousin Annette came over with lunch, and baked treats. It was so nice to visit with her one on one. She is married with two young sons but has a busy schedule as she volunteers alot at their school. I have missed her. 




Later in the evening, I had some friends come over to celebrate. We had pizza, lemonade from AJ's! and dunkin' donuts ( i am not really a cake person). After we all ate, we all played games. We played Trivial Pursuit family edition (thanks to Lyndaloo and Nate!) and Monopoly Deal (thanks to Kj!). 












Amanda, Kj and Heide (she's my friend and one of my nurses too) put everything together including gifting me these beautiful flowers! I ended up getting three bouquets. I do love the colors green and yellow. 



I had many texts, phone calls, cards, and facebook comments left for me throughout the day, plus a couple packages that from it all, I truly felt so loved. Everyone's thoughtfulness just made me smile. I have the best family & friends. Blessed, indeed.
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6 comments:

Martha Woods said...

It looks like you had such a fun birthday!! And all the flowers are gorgeous! Happy happy birthday to you <3

Alicia Hanley said...

Oh happy belated birthday dear Brittany!! I hope this year brings you many many great adventures!

Alexipanda said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Your flowers look so pretty!!!

WaldoG said...

I finally found your blog!

Lexie said...

Happy 31' what a wonderful birthday with good friends. God Bless and have a greatest 31!

holli said...

You really do look only 21! Your card is in the mail late since i forgot to mail it before i left for St louis last week.