Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year and Happy Birthday (to me)!

Well..... our plans for New Year's changed when our babysitter came down with food poisoning . Brandon and I and some friends were planning on going out.... but instead he stayed home and rang in the New Year with the kiddos. I went out with a few friends. At first I wasn't sure how much fun I would have but I had a blast! I missed my hubby, of course, but it was nice to be out with the girls! We started off the night with a good dinner and a few glasses of wine. By the end of the night we had made our way to a dance club where we ran into more people we knew!
I tried to keep the drinking to a minimum because I didn't feel like spending my birthday hungover! I rarely dance and I confess I have no rhythm but I had fun attempting to dance. By the end of the night I had to kick off my heels.... this momma isn't used to being out in clubs till two am! It is a rarity for me to go out like this...... I didn't even do it much before we had kids, but it was  a nice change and a fun way to spend the last night of 2011.

No, not some random guy! He was the best man in our wedding and a good friend of hubby's and I
When the countdown began it was extra special for me because I am not just counting down to a New Year but I am counting down to my birthday! So... another year had come and gone. My birthday was spent in a low key manner. I slept in, watched football (my Seahawks lost ) ate delicious red velvet cake the hubby made, and spent time with family. I got some pretty amazing presents too. Of course, I forgot to take pics, though.

 Wishing you all a blessed New Year!


  1. Happy new year and happy birthday!

  2. Looks like your new year's eve plan turned out well after all. Lovely pictures. Friends make everything better.

  3. Happy Birthday Ashley!! How cool is it that the entire world counts down to your actual birthday ;)
    Sounds like a great night out, spontaneous nights are always the best!
    Have an awesome year :)

  4. you are beautiful!! you and your friends look so pretty and like you had a blast!! how neat that you got to count down to your birthday!! and so sweet your hubby made you red velvet cake. mmm, one of my favorites!! looks like you had the perfect balance of fun and relaxation!!
    maria <3
    happy birthday one more time!!