without being like, “Happy Birthday to ME!” and sounding all nose in the air and everything?

Granted, I realize that I’ve seen other people do their own birthday posts and I’ve never thought that about them…

but I’m weird. I worry about such stupid things.

I’ve had a good day so far. Doing Laundry. Lounging around in bed, getting up only to SWITCH laundry and to take care of Annabelle. Read part of a book. Snoozed a bit but not really napped.

My hubby works today, so my kids took over our traditional “breakfast in bed.”

I’ve gotten a couple of homemade cards, and a few cards in the mail. My kiddos have helped pick up the house and for the most part, been “nice” to each other and given me minimal “I’m bored”‘s and “____ is being mean”‘s.

Going out to dinner with my family tonight, and splurging and getting my OWN steak this time (hubby and I usually share one to save calories and money!)

Yup, I’m 31 this year. And it’s a low-key birthday, but I have the gift I’d begged God for last year.

My family is together. My Annabelle is home… and healthy!

If I get nothing else today, I have that, and it’s all I could have ever asked for this year.

Now… if you REALLY want to do something for my birthday… you could always go pre-order my book if you haven’t already…………………. (HA HA HA!)

Love to you all!!!! 



  1. Hey! Today is my birthday too! Happy birthday! Found your blog through Bowen's Heart and sorta fell in love with Annabelle. I have a younger brother with HLHS. Happy birthday to us! (Personally, I think low key birthdays with family are the best kind.) 🙂

  2. Happy Birthday, Krista! Hope you really enjoy the steak! It IS an awesome thing to reflect on God's answers to prayers, isn't it? This is my first comment, but I have been following your blog for quite a while. I very much enjoy your honesty and humor; I pray for you all!

  3. I've already ordered your book, btw! 🙂

  4. Happy birthday, Krista! Congratulations on being 31-derful years old. =)

  5. Happy Birthday to you!
    Happy Birthday to you!
    Happy Birthday dear Krista!
    Happy Birthday toooo Yoooouuuuu!!!
    . . . and many more!!!!!!!

  6. Happy 31st birthday, Krista! Glad you received the gift you asked God to give you (even if it is a year later). James 1:17

  7. Happy Birthday to an amazing, talented and wonderful woman!

    May you be blessed today and throughout the year ahead!

  8. Happy Birthday, Krista — and I did celebrate by pre-ordering your book! It's kind of like giving a gift to you and me — one debut author to another!

  9. Happy Birthday to you!!!!!!!!!

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