1.05.2011

Smile, it enhances your face value.


Today is my birthday. I am 29! Eeeeek! We'll be celebrating on Friday night by eating Tapas and seeing the play Legally Blonde....how exciting is that? But for today, I am going to take advantage of my transition into the last year of my twenties by enjoying and savoring my quickly dwindling youth. Nah, I'm just joking. I'm actually excited about the progression into my 29th year, so I think I'll just relax with Hudson (sleeping late and lots of snuggles), do a little shopping (Why not buy myself a little gift for my big day?), and take a trip to the bookstore (Hunger Games, here I come!).

Hudson and I are dressed in our most whimsical outfits to celebrate my magical day. After all, we are commemorating my birth, and what better way to do it than dressed in the most fabulously fun outfits we could find!  So here we are in all of our fanciful glory....













Did you see who's lurking under my Billy Reid flannel? The one and only Minnie Mouse, who I've obviously loved since a very young age. :)








It's going to be a great day. There is so much to be thankful for on my birthday. I have a wonderful husband and family, the most beautiful baby boy, my health, a home that I love, and this fabulous little blog that makes me happy.....What more could I ask for? Well, maybe a little more birthday cake....I definitely need more birthday cake in my life.

47 comments:

Pia said...

Happy Birthday!!
I hope you have a fabulous day!

(And I want your hat.)

Liz (26 and Counting) said...

Happy Happy Birthday friend! Hope you have a fabulous day and enjoy Legally Blonde!

Candice said...

Happy Birthday beautiful Ashley!!
I know this is going to be such a wonderful year for you! :)
Both you and little Hudson look adorable in your whimsical outfits today, and what fun to see Legally Blonde!

Have a lovely birthday!
xoxo

SJ said...

Happy birthday! Have a wonderful day!

Cindy P said...

The blog title alone of this post made me smile. But this was a great post! Happy Birthday! It sounds like you should have a wonderful day!!

Tunes & Spoons said...

happy happy birthday!!! you look beautiful for your birthday! and hudson looks great as always! enjoy your day doing all those fun and relaxing things! but remember that just because you are approaching 30 doesn't mean you have to say goodbye to your youth! you can always be young...its a state of mind, i believe! have a lovely day birthday girl!

e.day said...

happy birthday!!!!!! yayy!! and i love your outfits. so adorable. and you can certainly rock the red lip color!

ps. i kind of want to steal that buzz lightyear mobile!

Bridget said...

you're gorgeous.

Brooke said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! LOVE both of your outfits and that buzz lightyear car is so AWESOME! I hope you have fun at Legally Blonde! Let us know if it was good!

Diana Smith said...

yay! Happy Birthday Ashley!! I hope its an awesome one! I am kinda looking forward to being 30! Hopefully I have a few more kids and am done with school. You will have to tell us how Legally Blonde is. Have a super day!

ashley.warner said...

Happy 29th Birthday you gorgeous lady!
I hope it's an awesome day!

Make the most of it!

Natasha said...

Happy Birthday!!
I love your outlook on your Birthday!
I think this year for mine I should dress up however I want too!

Lula said...

Happy birthday girl! You look fantastic and those whimsical outfits look seriously delicious! And the pictures are great as always. It's so cool that you're going to see Legally Blonde play, I wonder how it's like!
Kiss
Lula

Haley K said...

Happy Happy Birthday to you my dear!!! :) Hope this year is the VERY best of your life so far!

And both of your outfits totally rock :)

PS - a good smile [and an adorable yellow hat] enhance your face value ;) love that quote

PPS - Have fun seeing Legally Blonde!!

Linley said...

i was Minnie Mouse abut that age too! (we share so much in common!) love your grown-up version of rockin' the MM. and... Happy Birthday!!! Hope your day is wonderful!!

The Gists said...

Happy Happy Birthday! I hope you have a great day with little Hudson!!!

Mo Pie, Please said...

Happy birthday!!! I love these pics, have fun celebrating!

lindsay said...

happy birthday lovely lady! i hope your day is just as magical as these pictures are. i hope you have an amazing year and have fun celebrating pretty lady!

xoxo

Ashley Eliza said...

ashley!!! happy birthday girl :) you are beautiful. you better go and buy yourself a gift {i do it every year, and its the best} i love that last picture of you. great outfit choice- may you have a wonderful day

xoxo

Mrs. Miller said...

happy birthday! you guys look adorable! hope you get lots of yummy cake and have a magical day!

The Waiter for the Birthday Girl said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Swoop!

I hope you are having and will have one of the best days of your life today. I am looking forward to Friday night.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY & I LOVE YOU!

Jazmyn Alexandria said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have fun! :)

The Sweetest Life

Best Foot Forward said...

Happy birthday Ashley! I hope you have a really great, relaxing day. And definitely buy yourself a gift; I always use my birthday as an excuse to indulge a little :) Also, I saw Legally Blonde back in October, and it was good--enjoy your night out!

kylee said...

happppy birthday! hope its wonderful!

ps. we're twinners when it comes to that hat of yours.

Alaythea said...

Happy birthday! It's my little sister's birthday today too - she turned 18 today!!! Enjoy your day!

thisitalianfamily said...

Aww happy 29th birthday!! You guys are just so adorable! :)

Virginie's Cinema said...

Happy Birthday Ashley! All my best wishes to you on this 29 th year and lots of cake!

ps: you are one hot mama xox

Rochelle said...

Happy Birthday! I hope it is fabulous!

The title of this post made me smile before I'd even read it and I couldn't stop smiling as I kept reading it!

Rochelle

Meri said...

Happy Birthday- Spend the whole day enjoying it as much as you did when you were a kid, that's what I do :)

The Pepper. said...

Happy Birthday:)
You look gorgeous and Hudson does look quite whimsical today!
I hope you have a very wonderful birthday and I am so jelly you get to see Legally Blonde!!

kimmie said...

Happy birthday, gorgeous! :)

Hope your day is filled with hugs and kisses from the little guy :)

Shalyn said...

Yay Ashley, happy birthday! I didnt read this before I gave you your award, so obviously it was meant to be;-) Hope its the best one yet!

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!

a. harms said...

Happy Birthday Girl! I am right behind ya. I turn 29 in February. Cheers to a fabulous last year in your twenties!

Cara-Mia said...

Happy birthday, dear!! I hope it's fabulous - although with your loved ones by your side, I'm positive it will be. :D

kileen said...

happy happy birthday, ashley!! i love your beautiful pictures and you look stunning too. you have a wonderful family and i wish you the best! enjoy the tapas and Legally Blond!

cuteandlittle.com

Sands said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ASHLEY!!!!! Woot woot, how exciting that must be :P And you both in your whimsical outfits, I love! So jealous you're going to see Legally Blonde... tell us how it went, okay? Happy birthday again, big girl :)

xo
Sealverland

minnja said...

This is so WOW :)))))))))

LOVE
minnja

http://minnja.blogspot.com/

prettyinpdxstyle said...

Happy Happy birthday! You and Hudson look so adorable!

Kristen said...

Happy birthday, beautiful! I hope you have (or had, rather, since I am writing this a bit late) the most fabulous day. You deserve it!

Rachel said...

love love your outfit! happy birthday!

vintch said...

happy, happy birthday, my beautiful friend! so happy you can spend this day with that sweet boy of yours!

morgan. said...

"smile, it enhances your face value." - well i definitely did a lot of smiling during this post... so cute!

Jeannie said...

Ashley, I'm glad you had a good birthday. Where has the time gone. It seems like only yesterday we dressing you in that Minnie costume. Remember when you turned 4 and you were so excited you ran to the mirror, looked at yourself and said, "but Mom I didn't grow". That was so sweet. You have had a good 29 years, you have made Dad and I so proud of you. I'm sure you will enjoy every minute of year 29! Happy Birthday, we love you.

Cole said...

Aw, boo, sorry I missed it yesterday but HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEAUTIFUL!

Angeline said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

Thechocolat said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE.
Your blog is sooo sweetie