My Birthday Weekend – My Family Ties

Another Year Older #EmbraceHappy

This weekend I turned 41 (I am still in shock!) and we celebrated in a very low key way by having a relaxed day popping our for a meal and spending the afternoon playing Monopoly, not very rock and roll I know but it was just perfect as I had my favourite people with me and we had a day to remember. I’m not going to lie I was dreading this birthday a little, but I worked on Embracing my Happy (#EmbraceHappy) and realised it wasn’t so bad, I’ve had a wonderful year, my blog is one this month too and I’ve only spotted one or two grey hairs…!

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The day before my big day I had a huge bouquet of 41 red roses delivered to me from my OH, I was so surprised as I wasn’t expecting them, and hat’s off to the girls as they knew they were arriving but managed to keep it secret and not tell me, even though I know they were just bursting to!

We had a very chilled out day, making milkshakes and playing board games and as the weather was rubbish we found some crafts to do indoors – even a few looms (it’s been a while since I loomed!) it was such a contrast to the usual hectic Saturday’s that we  have, running around ferrying Lara to gymnastics and back. But she is off at weekends all Summer and just trains during the week, so it was a lovely change to have a Saturday at home. 

I wanted to share some photos I put onto my Instagram account as they mean so much to me, as I rarely put any selfie’s on my feed but the girls prompted me to add some and even made me print some out for their rooms which is lovely as there are some with us together having a cuddle. Why is it that I can take a camera with me everywhere but never want to photograph myself? I’m a bit camera shy but need to make more of an effort so the girls have some pictures of us together, as Lara put it “stop being such a baby” Thanks Lara, point taken! 

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39 Comments

  1. July 27, 2015 / 7:55 pm

    Aww! Lovely photos! It sounds like you had a lovely time.
    Happy belated birthday x

    • July 27, 2015 / 8:01 pm

      Thank you Kim, it was a lovely weekend and not as terrifying as I thought it would be! xx

    • ftovey7
      September 18, 2016 / 7:44 am

      Oh wow, looks like you were well looked after for your birthday, such a lovely day

      • Caroline
        September 19, 2016 / 10:02 am

        It was such a great day Kim I felt thoroughly spoiled! 🙂

  2. July 27, 2015 / 9:53 pm

    Gorgeous roses and lovely photos of you too, no more camera hiding! Popping by from What's the Story

    • July 27, 2015 / 10:07 pm

      Thank you so much, I will try my best to be in more photos – it's a work in progress! 🙂

  3. July 27, 2015 / 11:39 pm

    A belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY! It sounds like you had a lovely day 🙂

    • July 28, 2015 / 9:32 pm

      Thank you so much Carie – I had a great day 🙂

  4. July 28, 2015 / 9:09 am

    Happy birthday! Your photos are wonderful. Seriously, if I look as good as you I would take so many more selfies. I always look like a puffa fish in selfies. . .
    Those milkshakes look divine, I'm tempted to pull out the blender tonight and make some just for me.

    • July 28, 2015 / 9:38 pm

      Thank you so much and bless you for the kind comments about my selfies! We have re-ignited a little love for the simple milkshake and they are so indulgent and tasty! 🙂

  5. July 28, 2015 / 10:18 am

    Happy bloganniversary! And Happy Bejsted Birthday! Sounds like you had a fab time x love the photos x #PointShoot

    • July 28, 2015 / 9:46 pm

      Thank you so much I had a great weekend 🙂

  6. July 28, 2015 / 2:26 pm

    Beautiful flowers! Happy belated Birthday

  7. July 28, 2015 / 6:28 pm

    Happy birthday. I turn 41 this weekend. You certainly have aged better than me! What's your secret??? Your photos are lovely. Glad you had a nice chilled day. Your OH chose well 🙂 #PointShoot

    • July 28, 2015 / 10:03 pm

      Well if the secret is little sleep, running around after two wilful daughters then that must be it! Haha Happy Birthday to you this weekend I hope you have a lovely time 🙂

  8. July 28, 2015 / 7:44 pm

    Happy belated birthday and you are doing well with the grey- I am 31 and mine are multiplying- aaaah! It looks like a lovely birthday and what a wonderfully romantic hubby you are, those roses are beautiful. x

    • July 28, 2015 / 10:06 pm

      Thank you Katie, I'm off to the hairdresser's this week for a 'cover the greys now' appointment! I am lucky to be spoiled so much and still enjoying the roses 🙂

  9. July 29, 2015 / 12:19 pm

    I am going to 40 this September and I dread it! But maybe its not that bad haha.

    Lovely photos and love way to celebrate a birthday me thinks =)

    Happy birthday!

    #pointshoot

    • July 31, 2015 / 2:15 pm

      It's a bit of a milestone isn't it! When I turned 40 last year it was a mixture of dread and happiness and this year it was a lot less painful! Happy birthday for September 🙂

  10. July 29, 2015 / 10:24 pm

    Sounds like you had a great weekend! Lovely photos and gorgeous flowers! x

    • July 31, 2015 / 2:19 pm

      I had a brilliant time and felt really spoiled! Thank you for your kind words 🙂

  11. July 30, 2015 / 9:48 pm

    Happy belated birthday! Something I wish I could tell my younger self – stop worrying about how old you are and enjoy yourself instead!

    • July 31, 2015 / 2:20 pm

      I hear you Diane! It's ridiculous to get so caught up in a number and I told myself not to worry about it. Next year I will just let the number go and enjoy it more! 🙂

  12. August 6, 2015 / 2:03 pm

    It was my birthday last week too, and I have a couple of years on you. Can't believe how time rolls on! PS. Nobody bought me roses!

  13. September 24, 2015 / 5:40 pm

    Looks like you had a really love time 🙂

  14. Tracy B
    October 4, 2015 / 8:08 am

    Oh wow! Your photography is beautiful! It looks like you had a wonderful birthday – belated wishes from me too!

  15. October 12, 2015 / 8:37 am

    Those flowers are stunning, belated happy birthday x

  16. October 19, 2015 / 9:25 pm

    Really lovely photos!!

  17. December 25, 2015 / 12:04 am

    You don't look 41! I remember my 40th birthday – we ended up playing Murder in the Dark at the request of my son, who was 8 at the time. Stunning!!

  18. January 30, 2016 / 10:36 am

    Gorgeous flowers, hope you had a wonderful birthday

  19. Roslyn@Chyandour
    February 4, 2016 / 9:22 am

    I really like your photography. I shall try to take more close ups of the family. I have a habit of taking photos of them against a lighter background so that you can hardly make out their features.

  20. February 4, 2016 / 5:31 pm

    Lovely photos and roses,im hopeing for valentine flowers, Hope you sorted the grey hairs.

  21. Anonymous
    February 20, 2016 / 1:41 am

    Pleased to read that you enjoyed your Birthday by spending time with your family, in a quite relaxed way. Happy Birthday blog. Best Wishes for the future.

    Rachel Craig

  22. April 5, 2016 / 6:22 am

    I like the flowers – very much like my wedding bouquet. Happy Birthday for this year!

  23. June 27, 2016 / 9:28 am

    Awww, it looks like you had a fab time. I hated hitting my 40's, im 43 now and the years are just flying by 🙁 x

  24. September 16, 2016 / 7:14 pm

    I must take note of this…looks like you had an amazing time, and photography is my passion