Monday, October 15, 2012

Exacty what I wanted

My birthday was yesterday and I got exactly what I asked for...and a little more. I rested, yet we got so much done and although I wish I could add one more day to the weekend, I woke up this morning ready for the week. We spent a few days in Mexico with friends last week and then saw friends throughout the week so I wanted this weekend to ourselves. Sometimes I get so caught up with planning parties, dinners, and events that I forget how important a weekend with Jon is. I am pretty hard to surprise but Jon seems to get around that and definitely surprised me this weekend. 

My first surprise was coming home from work Friday and being led into our bedroom to find this...


I've been wanting to make a headboard ever since we moved in and upgraded to a king-sized bed but it's been on the back burner. We recently had to replace our fence and Jon saved a few pieces and surprised me with this beautiful headboard. Seriously...I can't stop looking at it. He chose the perfect pieces, each slat has so much movement and shows wear and tear. And it cost less than $5 :-).

He also had these gorgeous flowers delivered on Saturday morning. I wish they were fake so I could keep them forever!


I needed new work out/tennis shoes so I bought some for myself last week (when you are "grown up" it's just easier to buy stuff when you need it rather than waiting to ask for it). I actually bought 2 pairs because they were so cheap...I only wear New Balance because they fit my wide feet and I found 2 pairs for $40 each at TJ Maxx. Score!

Some monogrammed gifts
 My 2nd Jon Hart piece...I wish they weren't so darn expensive (I think I should get a discount, right?)

Saturday was spent all around town preparing for Halloween. No lie we were gone for 6 hours and hit almost every Halloween store and Goodwill in North Austin. We didn't decide on our costumes until late last night but we are excited! Our house is now filled with disgusting zombies, spider webs, and bloody limbs (that Ernie thinks are his toys). Halloween is one of our favorite holidays, Jon loves going all out and we are having a party in 2 weeks. Don't worry, we bought a fog machine, strobe light and tons of green and blacklights haha.


If you live in Austin, you have to go to Phil's Icehouse in Rosedale...it is my all time favorite burger. The food is kick butt but I also have great memories of eating there with Jon, early in our relationship. 


We were sure to steer clear of downtown because of ACL...sorry we aren't cool and hipster enough to go, I just hate traffic and big, sweaty crowds :-). Sunday, my actual birthday, we spent the morning at church and had lunch with my parents and brother. We had the waiter guess how old I was turning and he guessed 19 haha. I guess I should be happy he didn't guess younger!

I told y'all I wanted to rest for my birthday and that's exactly what I did. Jon did some things around the house, we caught up on TV, talked to my sisters and grandparents, walked around the neighborhood, hung out with neighbors, and Jon made homemade Italian sauce and spaghetti squash. We ate by candlelight and Jon continued surprising me. This man's love runs so deep and I am so blessed to call him my husband. We spent some time writing down things we are praying about over the next year so that way we can see how God works these next 12 months of our lives. I can't wait for the rest of my life with Jon, I think this year is going to be awesome.

Jon took this on our walk last night and my sister commented that Ernie looks so happy. He does. Not that he ever looks mad but can't you see that smile. I started to tear up looking at this picture, my sweet chunky boy. 



And what better way to end the night than 24 toothpicks lit inside a carton of froyo?


Yesterday I reflected on Jer. 1:5. The fact that He knew who I was since the beginning of creation and had a plan for me. He knew I would be 8lbs 1 oz yet grow up to be barely 5 feet tall. He knew that I would marry Jonathan in 2011 and through marriage, fall so deeply in love with Jesus that my heart almost bursts. I want to live this next year according to the scripture. A prophet of all nations, whether it be the nation of my blog, my work, my family, my church. This year is going to be BIG, I know it. Glory be to God. 


 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart,  I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”

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34 comments:

Carolyn said...

Sounds like an amazing birthday!! :) I LOVE that headboard! So pretty!

Kait said...

It sounds like you had an incredible weekend! I am loving your new bags and I AM OBSESSED WITH THAT HEADBOARD! So freaking cute that he did that for you! There's a lot to be said for just relaxing :)

Have a great birthday week, beautiful!
XO
Kait

Pamela said...

LOOOVE the headboard!! I want to make one similar to that too! That was so sweet of him :) Happy birthday!

Katie said...

Happy birthday girl!!

Lauren H. Edmondson said...

adore the headboard and looks like you had a great birthday! Love the idea of writing down prayers, as someone who makes lists for everything I don't know why I haven't done that before haha, here's to another great year, happy birthday!

Elle said...

i'm glad you had a great birthday! the headboard is beautiful. jon did an amazing job! and ernie is, as always, adorable.

The Arizona Russums said...

I'm glad you had such a great birthday weekend, friend. And the headboard is AMAZING! We also just switched to a KING and the wall behind our mattress is still EMPTY!

Laura said...

Sounds like an awesome birthday weekend! I love the headboard. What an awesome gift!

Angie said...

Happy late birthday Ruthie! You ROCK!

Mason's Mama said...

So happy you had a great birthday! I love your headboard.

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

aw, happy (belated) birthday, friend! i love that verse - so comforting and beautiful!

p.s. so i'm guessing you didn't get to lay around and watch tv and eat fro-yo like you wanted to? but it seems like this day beat that idea! ;)

Jessi Bridges said...

Your weekend sounds perfect!! I'm so glad you got everything you wanted. It's the small, simple things :) And I'm sitting over here drooling over that headboard. It's so beautiful! Jon is crafty!!

Have fun at your Halloween party. It sounds like you guys know how to do it right! I love halloween. It's so much fun.

And happy birthday again!!

KRISTIN said...

Sounds like a perfect weekend! I am so glad you had a GREAT birthday! :)

Amanda said...

I'm so glad that you had a perfect birthday! :) Makes me so happy to see you so happy! Happy birthday again! Your card will arrive this week ;) I wish I could hand deliver it though....

Lauren Giesler said...

Happy Birthday! So happy to hear that it was just what you wanted and needed. May this year be the best yet!

Gentri said...

Happy late birthday!! :D Looks like it was SUCH a good one!

Lauren said...

I love everything about this post! Sounds like a wonderful birthday to kick off a sure to be great year :)

Sarah said...

What a special birthday gift!! Handmade gifts are the best and what a neat thing that you can take with you as a piece of your very first home together if you ever move.
Happy Birthday Ruthie!

Kristine said...

That headboard is beautiful! Glad to hear you had a great birthday.

Meg {henninglove} said...

yay! so happy to hear your birthday was exactly what you wanted it to be and nice headboard you received!!

Krista said...

Aw so glad it was a good birthday weekend for you! The headboard looks great! Can't wait to see what you guys are being for Halloween ;)

{[Jessica]} said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!!

I love your head board it is beautiful. & so happy to hear you enjoyed your birthday!!!

Jillian said...

Happy late birthday! And love the headboard!

It's Sooo Fluffy! said...

Glad you had a fun birthday!

Crissy@ABerrySweetLife said...

Wow! Sounds like you had a fabulous birthday! I am loving that headboard, girl! So gorgeous! I like that monogrammed purse too! Very cute!

Adrienne said...

Happy Happy Birthday Ruthie! Amazing headboard, picture of you and Ernie and birthday cake :) So glad you had a great day and that things are going so well for you right now... :)

themosbysinchina said...

Aww Ruthie. SO good.

(also, is that Ben&Jerry's fro yo? Because if so, that's even better!)

Niki said...

Cool headboard. Love it! Beautiful flowers. Happy Birthday!

Brooke Houston said...

Loved reading about your Birthday celebrations. The headboard, flowers, monogrammed stuff...all so great. I can't wait to see all the party decorations and y'alls costumes! I'm pretty sure we've decided on ours too! So glad you had such a good day resting with Jon! xox

Dana said...

Love the candles on your froyo! Happy (belated) birthday!!

Marie said...

sounds like a fabulous birthday! LOVE the headboard! I'm making one similar but with pallets for Lincoln's room!

Sarah said...

Sounds like you had the perfect birthday! You have such a beautiful heart for Jesus! I'm so thankful for your transparency! The Lord is going to move through you and your blog in mighty ways; I am so thankful to be a reader! Plus, I'm so thankful there is another YOUNG woman out there with wide feet! I thought I was the only one! :) Happy Birthday sweet girl :).

Chelsea said...

It sounds like such a wonderful birthday weekend! Jon did a fabulous job on that headboard- i'm a little jealous!!

Oh, and Phil's Ice House is the only place I'll voluntarily eat hamburgers (just not my thing)- the 78704 is sooo good!

Heather said...

i am obsessed with the headboard, obsessed! i need joshua to make me one :)

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