{The Ordinary Moments 2015} #6 – An Ordinary Birthday

{The Ordinary Moments 2015} #6 – An Ordinary Birthday

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Yesterday I turned 32. Not a special big birthday, no plans to celebrate in any specific way. Just wanting to have a day with my little family. If you’ve been following my blog for long you will know that birthday’s aren’t usually great for me. Last year I was horrendously unwell with a gastro bug that nearly resulted in me hospitalised a week later, yes, it went on that long.

The year before was my 30th and James took me away for a lovely boutique getaway in the Lakes. Looking back it was so special, but in the moment I couldn’t enjoy it fully, as my sister was extremely unwell in hospital. Turning 30 was supposed to be a joyous occasion for me, I was pleased with where I was in my life, with James, the girls and Judah. Little did I know Eden was right around the corner. However knowing my sister was unwell, completely overshadowed it.

The year before I was crying in the registry office because they informed me we couldn’t mention God at our wedding if we held it in the civil building we’d booked.  So we had to replan our wedding with just over a month to go.  The year before that was my first one as an abandoned wife before I met James, and the year before was mentioned in my ‘Life as a Domestice Violence Survivor‘ post.  Birthdays aren’t usually great for me.  Not that it’s always about that, I don’t want to be all woe is me, but I’ve come to view them as just another day (we all do as we get older really).

I spent the morning a bit lazier than usual, slow to get out of bed, the children presented me with loom band gifts they’d made.  A necklace, a bracelet, a headband… of course I had to wear them right away.  Then when I brought myself downstairs Isis and James had made breakfast for us all, croissants and bacon.  Lovely, they’d set the chair with balloons around it, and some cards on my placemat.

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I then went off for a bubble bath, and a nap. Amazing, I felt so guilty for not being out and about enjoying the sunshine, but I’d had an awful headache from the day before. I took advantage of the fact that today they would let me go and rest…so that’s what I did. After a lovely nap, Daddy had fed the children the soup and tiger bread I’d planned and we got ready to go out and enjoy a woodland walk. I did the girls hair, Shayla had a bow braided tie back and Isis had Katniss Everdeen’s reaping braid from ‘Catching Fire’.

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Finally we were out and about and enjoying a little walk in the Woodlands near our home.  Here are some snaps from then, it was cute how they were determined to take the scooters whatever the terrain…

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We took some pics that are strong contenders for the ‘Me & Mine’ portrait project that we take part in at the end of the month. So, I won’t post those just yet… James cooked a lovely spaghetti bolognese for us all when we arrived back home and the girls and I prepared for a pamper time. We had face masks, nail varnish, hair products all at the ready, and Isis chose a movie to watch. See if you recognise it when you watch the video clip, feel free to comment your guesses below…

All in all, I had a really lovely, calm day just relaxing and doing things that I love, including taking pictures, and receiving lots of lovely messages on all forms of social media. Very grateful for those in my life right now, and for the realisation that, we have our health, we have each other, and I wouldn’t trade our little family for anything.
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Hope you enjoy the video of our day…

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9 thoughts on “{The Ordinary Moments 2015} #6 – An Ordinary Birthday

  1. What a gorgeous video of your day- I loved it, such a nice song. And it sounds like your ordinary birthday was just lovely. You do your girls hair so beautifully- I wish I was that creative! xx

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    1. I’m sure if you’d had practically two bed bound pregnancies you’d be as adept at it as me lol. There wasn’t much we could do back then, except paint nails and do hair all on the bed together xxx you are very creative Katie in many ways x

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