It’s My Birthday!

It’s my birthday!

Today I turn the big 2 – 4 :) On my birthday, I normally like to take a minute or two and think about all the good things that have happened over the past year. Twenty-three was really good to me.

I had the most very special Christmas trip that I will remember (and thank God for) for the rest of my life.

I started a new hobby ;)

My mom’s entire side of the family gathered in Kentucky to see my cousin, Lauren, get married. A family gathering always ensures a good time. I looked forward to that wedding so much, and my cousin was absolutely stunning.

My mom’s very generous friends who I love so much hosted a beautiful bridal shower for me. It was so wonderful to celebrate such an exciting time with a group of the most important women in my life.

My closest girlfriends hosted/gathered for the most epic bachelorette party I could have ever imagined. It was the perfect blend of people, and it was one of the best times I’ve ever had.

After being together for years, and just weeks before our wedding, Cory and I moved into to our very own apartment. Together. For the first time. It’s glorious!

Three words: I got married.

And then I spent a week in St. Lucia with my brand-spankin’-new husband. We became professional relaxers (Or gluttons, for my fellow Catholic readers ;) )

And during the last 48 hours of my 23rd year, we adopted a furry family member, Cam :)

And those are just the highlights :) I’m tremendously blessed and I can only pray that 24 is just as swell! :)

PS – The Bendiful give away winners are

Congratulations, Britt and Danielle!! Email me your info to :)

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50 Responses to It’s My Birthday!

  1. katie says:

    Happy Birthday Beautiful!

    What a wonderful 23rd year you had, and now bring on a beautiful 24th!

    Happy Birthday! xoxo <3

  2. Shannon says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Have a super duper awesome day :)

  3. cait says:

    happy birthday sweetheart :) hope you have a FABULOUS day!

  4. Happy birthday Colleen!!!!! I hope you have a fabulous day :) .

  5. Renee says:

    Happy Birthday!!

  6. Happy Birthday, Colleen! My cousin, Lauren, is getting married this weekend! Is it weird that I’m not the one getting married, but I’m still so excited I’m having trouble sleeping :P ?

  7. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Kelsey says:


  9. Happy Birthday Colleen! What a great year you have had. Hope you have an awesome day!

  10. happy birthday love :) hope you have another great year!

  11. Happy Birthday, sugar! I hope you have an incredible day! Enjoy everything and everyone you love the most! xoxoxo

  12. Tina says:

    Happy Birthday Colleen! You had a great year and I wish you the best for the year ahead.

    I have been reading your blog for a while now. You have such a great personality.

  13. Anne Kendall says:

    I tweeted you Happy Birthday, but I might as well comment about it, too. Just to add to your “birthday week” glow ;) P.S. Do another giveaway soon! It was exciting just to enter :) Love you! <3

  14. Happy Birthday Colleen! I’m sure 24 will have some amazing things in store for you as well.

  15. Happy Birthday Colleen! Hope you have a great day! I have loved reading your blog this past year, and can’t wait to read more!

  16. Danielle says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY – what an incredible past year!!! Seriously, some major milestones and blessings!!

    Is that Danielle me?! Thank you if so!! I think her watches are beautiful! I even bought one for my sister’s birthday!!

  17. Jen & Zig says:

    Have a great birthday!! Hope year 24 is the best one ever!

  18. Happy birthday, beautiful girl! I’m so happy you have so many awesome things going on in your life right now! I’m only half a year behind you! ;)

  19. Kathryn says:

    Happy Birthday Colleen!! I hope you enjoy your 24th year :)

  20. Suzanne says:

    Happy Birthday! What a year! Hope this one is just as good if not better than the last!

  21. Happy Birthday, Colleen!! Hope your day is as wonderful as this beautiful weather!

  22. julie says:

    happy birthday gorgeous!!!! you had an amazing year!! do i sense this is the year of the baby….hahahah ;)

  23. So much exciting stuff in one year! Happy Birthday! :) Hope this next year is just as amazing for you!

  24. Happy birthday darling! I’m glad 23 was good to you :)

  25. Happy Birthday! Here’s to hoping that 24 will be even better than 23!

  26. Michelle says:

    Sounds like a fabulous year!! Happy Birthday!

  27. Brittany says:

    Have an amazing birthday!!!!!!

  28. Happy birthday!!! And don’t you love having the blog to be able to look back at awesome times? Definitely looks like you had a good year.

  29. katherine says:

    Happy Birthday! Eat cake :)

  30. Happy Birthday Cutie Pie! Congrats on an amazing year and best of luck with the year to come!

  31. Happy Birthday!!!!! Hope this next year is everything you’ve dreamed of :)

  32. Happy birthday! I don’t think u could have packed more events into last year if you tried:)

  33. Happy Birthday! Here’s to many more years of awesome memories and experiences! :)

  34. Brittany says:

    I’m a winner!!!!!! I’m a winner!!!! SO excited :) Email coming soon!

    What a great year it’s been! Our bff blendship was formed! So happy you were born on this beautifull day 24 years ago! Love you! Here’s to another great year, and hoping that we’ll finally get to meet :)

  35. Lauren says:

    Happy birthday Colleen! Hope it was fabulous! One day before mine :D October is a great birthday month!

  36. Happy birthday! You have had a wonderful year. Hope you have another one!

  37. Happy birthday! What a great year you had! I’m sure 24 will be just as good – if not better!

    P.S. I *love* your wedding dress!!! :)

  38. Happy birthday! October 1987 was the coolest month to be born:)


    I’m not gonna lie…seeing the picture of the Piton mountains made me a little sad that I’m not currently lounging on the beach in St. Lucia ;)

  40. YAAAAAAAYYYY. gosh, could you have had a better year?

  41. Happy, Happy Birthday to you! What a wonderful year it has been for you! Wishing you many more :)

  42. Stephanie says:

    Happy birthday! I hope that 24 is just as beautiful as 23 was!

  43. Dorsa says:

    Happy late birthday,, sorry I missed it!

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