Friday, January 25, 2013

Celebrate!

No, this isn't me...but I've decided it could be :-) via

It's officially my birthday weekend!  I'll be 28 tomorrow (the 26th) and I can't even believe it.  The other day, when I saw that Selma from the Bachelor was 29, I thought 'wow she's old', and then had a very sad moment when I realized I would be 28 in a matter of days.

Anyways.  Here are 28 tid bits about me.


1.  I change into sweats the second I walk into my house.     

2. It really freaks me out when people wear their shoes on the carpet in a home...I can't even handle thinking about all the germs being transferred.


3.  I have 3 siblings.  1 brother and 2 sisters.  All of them gorgeous.  They are my very best friends, and I think it's sad when people aren't close to their siblings.

4.  I currently have the travel bug something fierce.  Somewhere that I've never been before....

5.  Growing up I always wanted to be a Rockette...but sadly, I am only 5'4" and the height requirement is 5'5 1/2".

6.  I pray every day that my boys will be southern gentlemen.  

7.  And I plan on them being an orthodontist and a dentist.  They can decide who wants to be what.  I know it's a lot of work/money getting to that point...but Fridays off?  Yes.  I need them to have Fridays off so they can drive me to my beach house (the one that they buy for me.)

8.  I have a BFA in Dance Education, and it is by far one of the best decisions I have ever made.  

9.  Lack of gratitude is probably my biggest pet peeve.

10.  After getting in to Downton Abbey, I often wonder why no one is waiting for me at my door to take my coat off.  That's a lot of work, you know.

11.  My eyes were a piercing green color my entire life until I got pregnant with Charlie.  Then, they turned grey and are now slowly getting back to green.

12.  The first smell of spring always takes me back to my college days when my best friend, Erin and I would cruise around after class with the windows down.  

13.  I could watch The Holiday on repeat every single day.  But it's one of those movies that I have to watch by myself.

14.  My celebrity dinner guest list?  Celine Dion, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jimmy Fallon, Stacey London, and Clinton Kelly.  We'd have fun.

15.  I am the ultimate neat freak.  

16.  Organizing is one of my favorite hobbies.

17.  When Noel is out of town, I keep Charlie up way past his bedtime.  And I always want Charlie to sleep with me on these nights, but I'm terrified that he'll never sleep in his own bed again if I let him.

18.  I absolutely hate swimming.  And those goggles touching my face.

19.  People always talk about how much they love to snorkle.  I've done it once, and almost had a panic attack when a fish touched me.  Ain't nobody got time for fish to be brushing up all over you.

20.  If it wouldn't be totally awkward, I would have everything I own monogrammed.

21.  When I'm away from my boys I miss them way too much....even if it's for an hour.  They're kind of amazing to be around.

22.  When the boys serve their 2 year mission for our church, I really hope that they get sent to the same place...and that Noel will be called as mission president over their mission so I will never have to be away from them.

23.  I really hate seeing people eat french fries in their car.  It's so gross to me.  (And, yes...I do it sometimes).  But I hate seeing other people do it.  Ew.

24.  I could honestly sleep anywhere...at any time. I consider it one of my best talents.

25.  Noel and I are total opposites.  He's going to the Super Bowl.  I have no clue who's even playing. I probably will never know....nor will I ever care.

26.  I honestly don't understand why girls get jealous of each other.  Especially among friends.  I want my friends to be smart, successful, funny, etc., and love hearing about their success.

27.  I hate snow...and it's supposed to snow today.  As long as it's melted, sunny, and 70 degrees by Saturday, I won't be too bitter.

28.  I sing "Little Town" from Beauty and the Beast, out loud, at least 4 times every day.

Did you learn anything new? :-)

Have a great weekend, everyone.  Eat an extra large piece of chocolate cake in my honor!

PS.  Don't forget to enter this gorgeous necklace.
Linking up with Lauren.

86 comments :

Priscila@mommode said...

I learned lots of new things! I can relate to many. :) Happy Birthday Ashley! Hope it's a day full of special surprises.
You don't have to tell me twice, I sure will eat that piece of cake in your honor. ;)

Robin said...

This country could use a new generation of Southern gentlemen! Hopefully your boys will pave the way.

Tara said...

Happy Birthday Ashley!

I too, hate snorkelling. Hate it! But I do LOVE organizing!

And..it's supposed to snow here today too but because it never snowed in FL, I'm actually looking forward to it. {people around me think I'm crazy).

Happy Friday, enjoy YOUR weekend!

Mills said...

Happy Birthday!! I also live in sweats at home, people that don't should be judged. Have a fun weekend!!

Hailey said...

Wow I think we should take a trip together! Full of Little Town, NO snorkling (never been and honestly have no desire to try) and we can bring our boys & girl, and stare at the cuteness! Happy Friday
Hailey @ Love, Laughter and Lipstick

Natalie Hodak said...

happy [early] birthday ashley! i hope you have the best weekend ever :)

i'll be 28 this year too [in sept] and it totally weirds me out, 28!!! ahh!!! [haha]

also i totally get you snorkeling dislike. my hubby LOVES it and we went on our honeymoon [compromise, you know], he saw a big fish and excitedly pointed it out to me, i screamed under water and doggy paddled away as fast as possible [because swimming isn't my thing either] leaving him to fend off the giant himself. [i'm excellent wife material, haha]. true story!

-natalie-
thesecondbestblog.com

Kristin Ackerman said...

Loved this post! Jimmy Fallon would for sure be on my dinner party invite list. I love him!!! Clinton and Stacy too! Good picks ;)

Megan said...

Stay warm & safe! Not looking forward to dealing with an extra long carpool line this afternoon :-)

Stephanie said...

changing into sweats when you come home is a must! ahhh can't wait till i get home today haha

Kati said...

Happy, happy Birthday! Love your list!

-Kati

Aimee said...

Happy Birthday, Lady!!

I also LOVE to keep my older daughter, Paige, up with me later. But the difference is... we DO sleep together.. typically on the nights that my husband is working (he's a firefighter).

I cherish our slumber party nights and the next evening she's back in her "big girl bed" like nothing happened.

Again, happy 28th! I hope it's perfection!

Katie said...

happy happy birthday friend! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!! I change into sweats right away! and that is crazy about your eye color changin!

Rachel said...

Number 1 and 26= amen! Happy Birthday!

RoselyC said...

Happy Early Birthday! I know what you mean about thinking 28 or 29 is old and then realizing that you are almost there. I'm 26 but in my mind I think I'm somewhere around 20. Sweats are a moms best fried and I too have the travel bug.

Rebecca S. said...

Happy Happy Birthday girl! I hope it's great :)

Maxine said...

Happy Birthdayyyy!!! Take your shoes off, throw on some sweats, and eat your french fries inside the house :-)

fourseasonsathome said...

Love #7! Happy birthday! :)

Helene said...

happy birthday sweet friend!!!do whatcha wanna!!!!

Krista said...

Oh i just love this! It's so much fun to learn things about each other huh :) I learned lots of good new stuff. I snorkeled once when I was a kid and freaked too with all the fish so close. I'd like to try it as an adult but I have a feeling it will go pretty much the same way!

Have a fabulous birthday Ashley!

Kayla Peveler said...

Can't even wait for your birthday! So exciting! & uh, its totally acceptable to sing ANY Disney song (esp beauty and the best) all day every day. Totally agree - french fries are so awkward to see other people eat. Hilarious.

Love ya, friend. Thinking of you this weekend as you celebrate!

Rebecca said...

Happy Happy Birthday! I hope you have an awesome weekend :) I just turned 29 the day after our TriFabb meet up in December. It's not too bad, haha! But, man, I'm hitting 30 at the end of this year...


I am the same way about shoes in the house.. Bleck!

Hahaha to #10!

Whitney said...

Happy (early) Birthday, Ashley! Enjoy celebrating all weekend!! We are alike in SO many ways. Loved learning more about you!

Sarah said...

Happy birthday pretty pretty girl!! Hope you have the BEST weekend!!!

Organizing is my favorite hobby too!

Kasey Q said...

Great list! Happy Birthday!

You're so awesome!

Belinda F said...

Happy Birthday weekend! Have a wonderful time celebrating!

Can I get an invite to your celebrity dinner? That sounds like a blast...

Cheers,

Belinda
www.foundlovenowwhat.com

Niki Caron said...

Yay happy birthday weekend!!! I hope you have the most fabulous weekend (and birthday!) ever! I hate seeing people eat in their cars too - and my husband does it!

Erin said...

Little toooowwwn full of little people! Waking upppp tooo saaaaay!! BONJOUR!

Happy almost birthday! I loved reading all these fun things about you! I'm with you on not knowing who is playing in the Superbowl, and loving the first smell of spring. And I cracked up at "Ain't nobody got time for that!" I get seasick even in the bathtub, almost, so I'm not a snorkeling fan either!

Happy birthday, Ashley! xo

Steph said...

Happy early birthday!! I also love the movie The Holiday, and I totally understand watching it alone - if you don't like it then don't watch it and ruin it for me!

Erin Rethemeyer said...

Happy Birthday weekend friend!!!!
I love these little facts! I love how you want your boys to be Southern Gentlemen. Perfection.
And crazy about your eye color!
Have a great weekend!

TheTinyHeart said...

Happy almost birthday, Ashley! If 29 is old, then I'm old haha. I HATE snow too and clearly I live in the wrong part of the country during the winter. Thankfully we haven't gotten any big storms this year so far.

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
January Group Giveaway!

Carlie said...

Happy Birthday Weekend!

I always ask people to remove their shoes before they come in to my apt. I think it would be easier if I had all tiled or hardwood floors because I hate thinking of the germs too!

Megan said...

Yay for birthday weekends!! Hope you have a wonderful fun filled time!
I can't wait to monogram everything after I get married with my new initials!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

I did learn lots of new things! :) I too change into sweats/pjs almost immediately when coming home, haha! Lack of gratitude is definitely a pet peeve of mine too. Which is funny since I work with teenagers and they are kind of notorious for that, ha! Also, I love Beauty and the Beast (my fav Disney movie!!) so I love that you sing "Little Town" all the time! :) Happy almost birthday, friend!

Courtney said...

Happy Birthday pretty lady!!

I absolutely hate snorkeling. It is terrifying to me. And can I just say that I cracked up that you said "ain't nobody got time for fish to be brushing up on you" LOL love it!

Amor said...

I hate swimming too! It's nice to know these little details about you :). Happy, happy birthday! :)

Xo,
Amor GLAMOROZA

Jessica Odom said...

Oh my gosh! Clinton and Stacey! <3 them!

Sam M said...

Ah dang, now I have little town stuck in my head. Thanks for picking a good one though. My personal favorite is that you want to be mission president over your son's mission. But what if they don't get called to the same mission and you have to choose? Two of my cousin in laws were mission companions in russia. What are the odds of brothers ending up mission companions for a time?

Alea said...

Just found your blog through h54f! I am also a dancer, your boys are the sweetest. Can't wait to follow along.
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Happy Friday
xo Alea
http://sparkle-your-life.blogspot.ca/

Dhruvi Brahmbhatt said...
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Dhruvi Brahmbhatt said...

This is such a cute post, Ashley! I'm your newest follower. Would love it if you'd follow me back! :)

Happy Birthday - hope it's fabulous!

Dhruvi
http://stilettosandsequins.blogspot.com/

Theresa said...

It's always nice to learn new things about your blogging friends. Happy Birthday, but you sure do make me feel old at 33 lol. (I actually find I LOVE my 30's way more than the 20's though).

Have a super fabulous birthday weekend!

Megan said...

Happy Birthday!

I did learn some new things. I love your big dreams for your boys. :)

Jeans and a Teacup said...

Happy Birthday! I totally agree with #13!
~Jessica
Jeans and a Teacup

YUMMommy said...

Happy Early Birthday! I'm totally with you on #26.

Lauren | My Polished Side Blog said...

Happy Birthday and I love your 28 tidbits. I too change into comfy clothes the SECOND I get home... It's awesome. Happy to be your new follower!

Lauren @ My Polished Sdie Blog

rooth said...

Happiest birthday! I am so with you on number 1 - whew I'm not alone on that. And you are not old. This is coming from the old 29 year old :)

smithboys said...

Well I learned a lot today! I hope you have a wonderful 28th birthday!

Allyssa said...

Happy Birthday!! I loved reading all these facts about you. I also change into sweats the moment I get home. Gotta be comfy!

Kristen said...

Loved this post!! I have no doubts that your boys will be southern gentlemen :)

We went snorkeling on our honeymoon...such a letdown. I'm ok with with fish...but they were all the same color as the sand. I'd much rather watch Finding Nemo!

smk053078 said...

Happy Birthday, Sweet Girl!! Embrace the last two years in your 20's!!! And your sweet boys are gonna make some girls super lucky one day! And if you are OLD, I am a GRANDMA!!!! :)

Regine Karpel said...

Happy Birthday!
Great post!
www.rsrue.blogspot.com

Tiffany said...

Oh my goodness!! You are so much fun in your writing! I can't even begin to imagine how fun a coffee visit would be! Shucks! I'm too far away! Here is me wishing you ALL happiness from blogger friend to blogger friend! Blessings to you Ash! Happy Birthday!

stephanie said...

happy birthday weekend!! enjoy every moment!! and also you are too adorable, love this whole post!

The Mrs. and The Momma said...

Well you must think I'm REALLY old then! :) Hope you get to enjoy your birthday! And maybe even get in a showing of The Holiday. ;) Happy Birthday girl!

Megan said...

This was so fun! What a great way to get to know you. I am jealous that you can sleep anywhere, anytime. I have to be in bed or on a couch and I wake up to the quietest sounds.

Happy Birthday!! Enjoy your weekend :)

Bree TheUrbanUmbrella said...

Awe you're such a sweet heart, and it was so great "getting to know you better"!
Like Megan ^, I am so jealous you can sleep wherever, I am a total insomniac and have to sleep in my bed without any noise or lights!

xoxo Bree
The Urban Umbrella
http://www.theurbanumbrella.com

Adventur-Us said...

I was baffled to see that SJP wasn't #1 on that celebrity dinner list ;)
Have an amazing birthday, lady! You definitely deserve it!

Caroline said...

Reading these made me so happy!! You're wonderful :) Happy Birthday girl!!!! My sister's 28 as well... now I feel closer to you, ha! :)

martusha said...

Is he going to THIS superbowl? We live in New Orleans! Maybe I'll see him at church!
-Marti

Renae at simple sequins said...

oh Ashley, that was way fun. Yes, I learned you are a neat freak and that you can't part with your men. hahahaha. And ...that you are so dang cute and wonderful!!!!

Thank you for being an AWESOMMMMME blog buddy and

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!tomorrow.

Head to Toe Chic said...

Happy birthday friend!!!! Let me know when you are free, I want to take you to dinner :) I hope you have fun celebrating this weekend!

Xo,
Angela

Alix said...

Happy Birthday! These all made me smile, it's fun getting to know you better! Have a fantastic weekend!

Alix

Heidi Harlequin said...

I am new to your blog and I'm so glad I found it! I invite you to check mine out! I hope you have a great weekend! =)

-Heidi Harlequin
www.20stampslater.blogspot.com

Emily said...

Have a wonderful wonderful birthday!! It is SO touching seeing how much you love those boys of yours. Makes me excited for my own family one day.

vintagelillies said...

This was such a cute post! I learned lots of new things about you! Like that we have the same favorite movie, I love The Holiday! :)

vintagelillies said...

And happy birthday!

Daliene said...

I think I know every word to Beauty and the Beast. I used to act it out in my bedroom when I was little while playing the soundtrack. Happy Birthday young lady! I can say that because I am OLD and about to be 31? what???

Danavee said...

Happpy birthday!!!!!!!!!

I approve of sweats the second you walk in the house! ;)

Jenny / Rocknrollerr said...

Yaayy happy birthday!!

X Jenny
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Nicole | Pharr Away said...

OMG! I want to respond to nearly all 28 of your tid bits, lol! You had me rolling! Maddie must also be an ortho or dentist, I have a crazy obsession with healthy teeth (I actually started dated my husband b/c I thought his smile was perfect, true story). If I leave Maddie for just an hour I feel like I've been away from her all day! The whole girl jealousy thing is beyond stupid to me and I love how supportive my friends are, and their success motivates me! Lastly, Beauty and the Beast is my favorite Disney moving and I'm determined to make it Madison's! I'm singing "Little Town" right now!!! Enjoy your day, lady!!!!!

Dancer95 said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!(:

Lauren {at} Life.Love.Lauren said...

Love this! I will def have a piece of chocolate cake in your honor! xo!

lost in travels said...

this is great! happy birthday! and i get into sweats at home too, i don't understand why people would want to wear uncomfortable clothes at home, thankfully my husband does the same thing.

Marina said...

I am just a day late, but it's never too late for good wishes - happy birthday!!

Jessica @ Here(and)Now said...

I hope you have been enjoying many fabulous birthday celebrations pretty lady! I LOVED learning more about you, and must say that I totally wanted to be a Rockette when I grew up too... until I learned about the height requirement! Shorty-4-lyfe!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY
xx
Here&Now

s said...

love the glitter! xO!
www.thehautecookie.com

Erin said...

I think we are kindred spirits! All of these things I was nodding in agreement. Especially watching The Holiday over and over and hating to snorkel.

xx

Erin @ http://www.truffles-ruffles.com/

ifs ands Butts said...

Oh do I hate swimming too... it was pretty much torture every time I had to go with the au pair kids. And AMEN to the sweat pants.

Annie said...

Hope you had a fabulous birthday Ashley! So fun to get to know more about you. I totally know what you mean about seeing people's ages on The Bachelor, thinking they're old, and then realizing I'm just as old, haha :) And I also change into sweats the second I get home...my husband hates it!

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Emmy said...

Happy belated birthday! I didn't realize you were 5'4-- I am 5'5" barely on a good day. ;) I always picture you taller-- your pictures always make you look tall- like model tall.

And you are still young only in your 20's ;) I will be 33 this year. Really though - after you make it to your mid twenties it all seems about the same.

I hope your birthday was great.

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