She Turns 20…Plus 5

Today! My dear friends, is the day. The day of all days. My birthday.

And so, how should we celebrate this joyous day via SheBlogs SheBlogs?

I thought long and hard, and then decided to be predictable. Let us celebrate with love!

On Saturday I was a very lucky girl. My sister and a few girlfriends took me to lunch. Not only did these beautiful ladies drive through Cougar traffic to dine with me, they all came looking sexy and offering gifts. Gifts! For me! Their generosity was overwhelming. Going to lunch with a group of girlfriends is possibly one of the best things in the world to a frumpy old married lady who sometimes forgets she has friends that are not her husband.

After lunch we went to a dollar movie. We saw The House Bunny. And judge me all you want, but that movie is HYSTERICAL. It was my second time seeing it.

Anyway after the movie, and hugs goodbye, I got in my little car to drive back up to Salt Lake City. And as I was merging onto the freeway, I started thinking about how lucky I was, and I started crying.

I don’t tell you this to prove to you that people like me, or that I do have friends. I tell you this because I want you to know how thankful I am for each one of you. With each passing year, and with my small basket of life experiences, life seems to be more and more to be about one thing, and one thing only. People. Life is people.

I’m so thankful for all the people in my life, my husband, my family, my friends, the people who read my blog. I’m so full of love for everybody today, that I pretty much don’t know what to do, and so I’ll post it here.

Whether you know me well, or don’t know me personally at all, thank you so much for reading my blog. I love you. My one goal with my blog is to share at least a little bit of the love I feel so blessed to have. I hope I’ve done this for you once or twice.

So I don’t care if this was cheesy, schmaltzy, or trite. It’s my birthday, and I’ll cry if I want to.






  1. Krista

    Happy birthday to YOU!!! I wish I was still 25 (I’ll be the big 3 oh on my next one). Have fun!!!

  2. jenny

    happy happy birthday ali!!

  3. Dari

    Thanks for sharing the love and HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!

  4. Patricia

    yesterday i spent five minutes trying to remember why i had marked today as special! and then i remembered: it is you!

    you are such an inspiration that it was hard to think of something that could inspire YOU for the upcoming year. but i dug down deep, and here it is: .

    don’t forget to fist-pump at the end.

  5. Lauren Dyer

    Happy Birthday!!! 25 is a very good year.

  6. Jake and Jenna

    check your email yo. loves.

  7. crystal

    Happy Birthday! I will admit I fully enjoyed House Bunny too. I will also admit that I’m a big fan of the Girls Next Door, so it was only natural for me to laugh hysterically during the movie.

    Hope your day is filled with good cheer!

  8. Rachel Z

    Thank YOU for being so generous with your time and thoughts. It’s a bright spot on the Google Reader. Happy Birthday!

  9. jenny


  10. big willy style

    sister. i love you so much i wore the grey boots and thought of you all day long. andrea

  11. Liz

    Happy Birthday!!!

    I LOVE birthdays.

    And I LOVE your blog. Totally makes me laugh every day.

    Have a great one!

  12. courtni

    Heard about the lovely lunch and wish I could’ve been there…doing my best to look sexy. LOVE YOU! Happy DAY! xoxo

  13. JenErik

    I did post my birthday message to you on your previous post, but I thought I say how much I LOVE YOU TOO! Keep crying – it’s good for you. 🙂

  14. kimmy girl

    i love you. happy birthday. im so glad we got to celebrate in style. it doesnt get better than girls lunches. it just doesnt. love you miss 25.

  15. Al & Ty

    Hi Alison… since it’s the day (after) your birthday, I thought it fitting to not only wish you a happy one, but turn myself in as a huge fan! Your blog has saved me during seemingly endless workdays at the computer. You rock. Keep up the awesomeness!

    Alex Konold

  16. Sharon

    Happy Birthday Ali!

  17. Matt and Jennae Porter

    Happy Birthday Alison! Love you tons!

  18. hollylynn

    happy birthday…i’ve been totally feeling the same way. so much love. you know, i think it’s obama! haha

  19. Cindy

    So you DID go see a movie! I saw that one last night. It’s so funny.

    I’m going to use that name technique in church.

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