Monday, February 11, 2013

Up close, Personal and 32!

Thirty-2, birthdays….. that’s how many I have had to date.
The older that I get and the more that I learn about life, the more I start to value the time we have here on this earth.  I have experienced a lot of pain and happiness, scary stuff and glorious overcomes in this life, and I am happy to experience more as hours, days and years become memories. I wouldn’t say that I am ready to meet my Heavenly Father, but as I draw closer to the thoughts of possibly leaving this earth, I have to say that if I go I will be happy with the things that I have already done, but I know that God has so much in store for me, that he want me to experience and share so…… 

“Cheers to 32 years and many many more to come!!!!”

Thankful and blessed to share this day with my closest friends and family! Each year I try to do something different unique and or new, so therefore this year we had a dinner party at my favorite Ethiopian restaurant. It wasn’t new to me but it was new to all that came.

Photo shoot in the hallway while waiting on our table was so fun!! 

Yes I know, thats my twin!! My mother.

My Bff, carrying my God daughter  “Bella”

My brother "the producer”

The greatest gifts of all my two girls.

My father, my foundation!

My husband , my rock!

I am happy to say that everyone enjoyed the food, it was different and it was delicious! 
Cheesecake, Cupcakes, and gifts oh my!! 
Sweets, Jewerly, Nail polish, Flowers, Books and Clothes-YES!! 
These guys know me to the “T".
So much so that my friends got me 3 more things off my list.
I love these guys, I couldn’t have asked for a better set of friends and family.
 God has truly blessed me.

 Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. 
Colossians 3:12-14

Dancing with my favorite guy, wrapped up the night. Happiness! 
Until I saw this post the next morning from one of friends.

That just made my day,
to know that on the outside looking in is as great as being in it yourself! If that make any sense at all. Simply to say that it is great to know that what my friends see on the outside of my life is a pretty reflection on what my life is truly like.

After a night with family and friends my husband and I retreated to one of the best Hotels in Atlanta. The Westin on Peachtree St. 

While preparing to hit the downtown streets of Atlanta, there was one more give in store for me,
a horse and carriage ride. Fit for a 32 year old Queen if I should say so myself.

And waking up to this……

No need to exaggerate this was the best best birthday I have experienced in a long time. Besides the slumber party I had when I turned 10, now that was out of this world.



  1. Happy Birthday to you, Simone! Thirty two and Terrific! You look gorgeous and I'm so happy you had such a wonderful time celebrating with friends and family!
    ((Hugs)) - Cristina

  2. Hey Simone! So nice to "meet" you! Thank you for stopping by my blog. I really appreciate your sweet comments. Happy Belated Birthday! Glad you enjoyed your day and had a wonderful time celebrating with your loved ones. We'll definitely have to meet up some time!

  3. I love this Simone!!! You and E is amazing and I'm happy you enjoyed your bday!


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