The Monday Snapshot – Birthday Edition

I’m writing this while coming off the high of spending an entire birthday weekend with my awesome family and great friends. On Friday after work, a few of my girlfriends randomly showed up in need of a drink, and the four of us ended up going out for an impromptu girls’ night after Stells was in bed. On Saturday, I spent the morning getting my hair cut & colored, the afternoon running errands with my husband and daughter, and the evening out with 10 of my nearest and dearest friends for dinner and then back to our house for cards and drinks. Stella was at her grandparent’s for the night, so we even got to sleep in a bit on Sunday!

Yesterday was my actual birthday, and I got to spend the day on the mountain with one of my very best girlfriends. Her husband is a ski patroller, and they were able to hook me up with a free ski pass for the day (a $100+ value, yippee!). We were only on the mountain for about four hours, but it sure felt great to get outside and feel the sun on our faces, breathe in the fresh air, and take some turns in the snow. Not a bad way to spend the first day of my 31st year. 🙂


One I got home around 5pm, I spent the evening hanging out with Char and Stella. We were goofing around on the floor and reading books in her room. I did my darndest to get a family pic of us with my camera phone, but it is getting harder and harder with a little girl who is such a mover and a shaker!

What a great birthday weekend. 🙂


This is part of a weekly feature called The Monday Snapshot over at PAIL.
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  1. Happy birthday, Josey! Glad you had a wonderful day! 🙂

  2. Happy Birthday Jos. It sounded like an amazing weekend.

  3. What a weekend! Happy Birthday and cheers to an awesome year!

  4. Happy birthday! It sounds like it was amazing!

  5. Sounds like an amazing weekend….so glad you were able to do so much! Happy 31st! Here’s to more of that kind of good stuff all year long for you!

  6. Happy birthday! Glad you had fun 🙂

  7. Happy birthday, my dear friend!!! 🙂

  8. Yay for a happy birthday!

  9. Happy birthday! You shure know how to have a good time!

  10. Happy Birthday! Sounds like an amazing weekend! 🙂 Jealous you got out in the snow…

  11. elizabeth · · Reply

    Happy Birthday!

  12. Happy birthday!!!! What a great weekend 🙂

  13. Happy belated Birthday Josey! I am so glad you had such a wonderful weekend with your loved ones. It sounds perfect!! 🙂 That view is amazing as always. And I love the photos of the 3 of you just rolling around being a family. So sweet.

  14. What a wonderful birthday weekend!! You live in such an amazing place! I’m glad that you were able to enjoy the perfect mix of family and friend and JOSEY time!!

  15. Looks like you had a wonderful birthday, shared with both family and friends. Wow, 4 hours on the mountains? I think I’d die of exhaustion.

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