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Link Up: A Thankful Heart- 23rd Birthday Edition

Happy Birthday to me!

This November, I’ll be participating in a weekly link-up entitled A Thankful Heart! As some of you know, today is my 23rd birthday, so I’ll be sharing the things I am thankful for this past year.

Unexpected Surprises

Sawyer was a completed surprise. We didn’t want kids for a few more years and we shocked to find out I was pregnant. But now that he’s here, I’m so, so thankful that God’s plans are better than my own.

View More: http://elle.pass.us/sawyerjoshua

Castle Rock, CO

Most people cringe when they hear we’re still living in Castle Rock. And while, yes, I have my many complaints about the town, I honestly don’t think we would have survived this last year living anywhere else. Having my parents 5 minutes away, and Kurtis’ just a little further is the only reason we survived our long hospital stay and first few weeks with a newborn. Our parents and siblings came over every day to help us and members of our church brought over meals. This town is where Kurtis and I met, had our first date, got married, had our first Christmas together, and brought our first child home to. Kurtis even told me he loved me for the first time on top of the Castle Rock. While I’m excited at the potential of moving, it will be a sad day when we leave the place where we’ve made so many memories. I’m thankful for this little town.

Family

I could go on and on about how thankful I am for family. Ours has done so much for us this past year, I couldn’t even count. And like I said above, we are blessed to have them so close by to help us when we need it. They provided so much for us when Sawyer was first born and continue to provide us free childcare so that I can keep working.

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Most of all, I’m thankful for another year that my little family and I are healthy and happy. I’m so thankful I get to spend my 23rd, and all future birthdays with my boys. I couldn’t be happier.

View More: http://elle.pass.us/brownfamily

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For the Joy of Life

xoxo.

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13 Comments

  • Reply Allison Jones

    Happy Birthday!!!! It sounds like your year was one for the books. Hopefully your 23rd year is just as good, if not better 🙂

    LiveLifeWell,
    Allison Jones

    November 8, 2015 at 7:43 pm
  • Reply livelifewellblog5

    Happy Birthday! It sounds like you had a year to remember. I hope your 23rd year is just as good, if not even better.

    LiveLifeWell,
    Allison Jones

    November 8, 2015 at 7:44 pm
  • Reply jessgrune

    Happy Birthday!
    I’m glad that God always has bigger plans for us then we do 🙂 I hope this year is even better

    November 8, 2015 at 9:47 pm
  • Reply Sara Cozad

    First off, Happy Birthday to you!! Your unexpected surprise is just adorable! Congrats!

    November 8, 2015 at 10:14 pm
  • Reply Leslie

    Happy birthday! Aww, what an adorable little guy! Isn’t it funny how things work out. I think the picture of your belly and the lantern is beauitful & as is the rest of your family. I hope you have a blessed birthday!

    November 8, 2015 at 11:56 pm
  • Reply Aleigh Moore

    LOVE your post so much!! Your unexpected surprise is the cutest and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! 🙂

    November 9, 2015 at 12:10 am
  • Reply beckyginther

    Happy Birthday!! Sounds like you have a lot to be thankful for, especially that adorable little guy 🙂

    November 9, 2015 at 1:24 am
  • Reply Kelly

    Happy Birthday! Congrats on your beautiful baby! Isn’t it nice when family can come together and help out like that? So glad you have all of these wonderful people in your life!

    November 9, 2015 at 1:55 am
  • Reply Whithey

    You have the cutest little family and you are absolutely gorgeous! I love your page and can’t believe that I hadn’t found your blog before now! It’s absolutely beautiful. Have a great Sunday!

    Xoxo
    Whit
    http://www.whitjxoxo.com

    November 9, 2015 at 1:58 am
    • Reply katielovelyy1

      Thank you so much! And thanks for reading!

      November 9, 2015 at 2:42 am
  • Reply Kerry

    Happy Birthday (again!)! It’s so great that both of your families live so close! Sawyer is a lucky guy to have all his grandparents close 🙂

    November 9, 2015 at 4:31 am
  • Reply Hey Kerri Blog

    Happy birthday girl!!

    November 9, 2015 at 10:57 am
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