I don’t need to make a birthday wish.

Golly gee my heart is full, y’all. Either I got really lucky or I must be doing something right to be this incredibly and overwhelmingly loved.

My birthday weekend:


IĀ  walked in the door after a long play rehearsal to find that my house was spotless and squeaky clean. My husband then appeared and told me he had to show me something outside. Then he told me he had made me dinner and it was out there. I was only half suspicious and half looking for a steak in the tree when I noticed all of the pretty lights hanging everywhere. Before I even had time to take all of that in, out jumps a large group of loved ones and I hear one loud “SURPRISE!!!!” I was all smiles and half in shock whilst receiving hugs and greetings from both new and old friends. I had told my husband I wanted a “surprise” party, but never really planned on it being a surprise. This month has just been way too busy for me, and I knew I couldn’t plan it myself. But he and my best friend Tessa just went above and beyond. They put a private event on facebook inviting friends over, and made the date one that I never expected a party on. Husband cleaned the house and even gave out mopping duties to our friend Patrick. Tessa hung up lights in the backyard so that it would resemble the silent disco we’d recently attended and loved. Priscilla made me a beautiful cake which I wanted to stare at all night rather than eat. So many loved ones showed up just to make sure my night was special, and their happiness from seeing me so happy made me even happier. At midnight I was serenaded with the birthday song and was told to make a wish while blowing out my candles. I don’t think I really have anything to wish for. I already have it all.

I was in such a state of excited shock that I didn’t get pictures of more than half of the people there. I did snap a few good ones though:

Above is my best friend/party-planner/ light-hanger/the chick I’d date if I liked girls.


I woke up early for play rehearsals and when I arrived, was greeted with homemade cupcakes made by my fellow actor and friend Kaitlyn. On each cupcake was a letter, and all together they read “Happy Birthday CCB” (my initials) I was serenaded with the birthday song once more and showered with birthday greetings and love from the cast.

I came home pretty exhausted (Obviously, I didn’t get much sleep the night before.) to happily find that my best friend was still at my house. Well, actually she was in my backyard suntanning and painting her nails with her massive collection of polish. (She spends the night prepared.) I spent the next couple of hours sunbathing, painting my nails and receiving a large bottle of wine from the best friend.

I ended the evening by receiving presents from the hubby and going on a sushi date.


Husband and I went to my parent’s. My mom made me some adorable presents she found ideas for on Pinterest and a Butterfinger cake she found on a blog. (This crafty/baking gene has completely skipped me.) My dad cooked me a delicious Italian dinner. After all of the festivities, we sat on the porch and just talked while my little brother and sister played in the backyard. My mom complained that I was too skinny and my dad complained that I was too liberal. After not seeing my parents for a few months, this was welcomed complaining.

If I had to make a birthday wish, it’d be that those in my life would just stay put. Lucky for me, they don’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. So maybe I’ll just wish that all of these sweets don’t make me diabetic. Yeah. Let’s go with that.

29 thoughts on “I don’t need to make a birthday wish.

  1. Alli says:

    Yay birthday! Looks like it was a lot of fun. For my 23rd birthday, my friends had a party at their place. We ordered pizza and then it was all gone after about 15 minutes. Then we had taquila shots and I don’t remember what happened after that. That was the last event that those friends had before they got divorced, so it has a bitter place in my memory.

    Wine is the best birthday gift!

      • Liz – Happy Birthday Miss Hailey! I can’t believe you are 7 ardaely. Way cute pictures Jess. I think my favorite pictures is the one with the look . Happy Birthday Alex I can’t believe you live in a house full of girls. Love you guys!

    • Thanks for all the kind words, guys.Yeah, and look at me and all those guys. Where did it all go so wrong?? AND, look at that wallpaper. It was my nanna’s house, where we lived when I was born. And, I think 3 of the 4 adutls who lived there chain smoked. Might have something to do with the brown walls! Nice. Healthy. Oh well it was the 70’s. Nobody knew any better.Thank you all guys. Hope you’ve all have had a good holiday, too. Cheers.

  2. What an amazing bday!!! So nice of your friends to throw you that shindig. I love the pics from it, so fun. The cake is beautiful! Glad you got to spend time with your parents too. Sounds like you got to experience all the familiar comforts of home šŸ™‚

  3. Love that first cake (the cupcakes are cute too, though)! And wow, what an awesome birthday weekend! You have some awesome friends–especially if one shows up with a collection of nailpolish, haha. Great that you got to spend it all with friends and family!

  4. YAY you’re an old lady now like me!! Happy birthday to you! Your first outfit is ADORABLE I love the shorts and tank..and then I love your I love fries shirt…or whatever it says!! You are awesome. I hope you ate plenty of cakes and had a wicked awesome weekend!

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