She’s having a birthday

Well it’s totally my birthday. Can you believe it, I’m 27. 27 sounds A LOT older than 26. 26 is like, “mid-twenties” but 27 is basically your “late twenties.” I might as well be 30. And if I’m 30 I might as well be dead. JUST KIDDING! I really don’t think 27 is that old. But I do feel like more of an adult. Especially because now I’m older than most of the biggest movie stars and players on the Jazz. And isn’t that the way we should all gauge our age?

I usually make a big deal out of my birthday. I love to throw myself a party and tell everyone exactly what I’d like. This way I’m never disappointed. I think birthdays are a big deal, but I also think you shouldn’t be a birthday martyr. If you want something or except something TELL PEOPLE. I think it’s so silly when wives get upset about what their husband didn’t do for a special occasion. God gave us better verbal skills for a reason! USE THEM!

But this year, as you may have noticed, I’ve been preoccupied with something more important than my birthday! So I’ve barely thought about it. But I’d figure I’d tell all of you on my blog so you can wish me a happy birthday. See, I’m practicing what I preach, I’m telling you exactly what will make me feel special.

Something else that made me feel special is Ginger’s first documented awake smile. It was pretty thrilling, and those of you who have tried know how hard it can be to get those first fleeting smiles on film. Yesterday Ginger gave me an early birthday gift with this!

So happy birthday to everyone, whenever your birthday may be, and have a fabulous November 10th!


  1. Liz

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALISON! I hope it's a fantastic day.

    Yesterday I was doing a little lunch break shopping at Banana Republic, and the extremely attentive and awesome sales gal was named Ginger. And she kinda looked like you a little bit. An older, not-quite-as-pretty, but definitely-just-as-hip version of you. It make me think of you and sweet baby Ginger.

    Lots of love! Enjoy your birthday!

  2. Kim

    Happy birthday!

  3. Julie @ Becoming-Someone


  4. Tiffany

    agreed! Happiest birthday to a hot mama!!! and oh, that smile!

  5. AaReAn

    hi there mini eric. Are you serious she is like the cutest thing ever!!!!

  6. AaReAn

    p.s. happy happy birthday!!!

  7. Kimberly Ngarupe

    Happy Birthday, and she is the cutest.

  8. Sam and Alexis Scheid

    oooh my. IN LOVE! Happy birthday.. again!!!!! I looooove you!

  9. Crystal

    Happy Birthday to you!!!

    Ginger looks just like you! I could pretty much see you with that same smile on your face. What a lucky girl!

    P.S. I love her sweater/dress… is that another one of your creations from an "old shirt". What a little seamstress you are.

  10. Steph

    I've been thinking about you today– hope it's been fabulous.

    Also, I LOVE that smile!!

  11. Staci

    Yay happy birthday!! Hey and if you move to the east coast with me you can celebrate your birthday knowing you are still pretty much the youngest mom around. I think it's just Provo that makes us feel old in our 20's. And Ginger is GORGEOUS!! She looks like a perfect blend of you and Eric.

  12. kimmy girl

    You are special. and I do love you. So happy happy birthday sweet girl.


  13. Jenna

    Happy Birthday!

  14. Summer

    Happy Happy day to you!!!

    Are you guys staying in Utah for Christmas, because I wanna see that cute little munchkin! What a great early birthday present–it must feel like your special day every day having Ginger around! She's such a cutie.

  15. Elaine

    She's ADORABLE. Happy birthday, girly!!!

  16. Wendy

    That's the BEST birthday present ever! Hope your year is great because you deserve it. Can't wait to meet your little beauty!

  17. Mary

    I'm glad you posted this because I haven't looked at my planner in weeks since I've been so busy so I didn't see that it was your special day! So you share your birthday with my mother-in-law you lucky thing ask Eric to share some stories ; ) I guess we'll see you at Matt's reception soon!
    Love, Mary

  18. Brandon + Chelsea + Ella

    She is your little clone! I love it. Hope we can meet her at Christmas. Happiest of Birthdays to you Alison!

  19. Erin Dougal

    Happy Birthday!

    Random: Harrison swore you at Costco and tried pointing you out to me, but I did that awkward thing where you look and look and can't see. So, if you were at Costco and I was staring at you, I'm sorry. Hopefully it was just your twin though. And, I think I need to see this smile in person! She is so cute. I knew your baby was going to make me baby crazy. Not acceptable! Maybe I shouldn't go see her….

  20. Erin Dougal

    *swore he saw you

  21. Tim and Sara

    Happy Birthday, love you, and love that Ginger!

  22. angela hardison

    happy birthday!

  23. PerniPwr

    whooop whooooooooop!! why do i never get to celebrate your birthday with you? it blows.

  24. dana and justin

    i am so glad i got to see the real thing yesterday! ginger is such a sweet little cutie pie! she really likes me, i think;) happy birthday!

  25. andrea

    happy freaking birthday.

  26. jenny

    aw two days off! happy birthday ali!

  27. Jendar

    you have the same birthday as my oldest sister. happy (late) birthday!

  28. Audrey

    For 27 I'd say you've done pretty well for yourself, that smile is proof enough! Love you!

  29. abby

    your baby is darling! and i adore the name ginger. if my first had been a girl, he (or rather she) would have been ging. happy birthday!

  30. Amanda Seria Cook

    Happy Belated birthday! I love your blog, your nursery, and your baby pics. So creative! Happy, happy everything!

  31. darcie

    Oh, I'm sad i'm so late wishing you happy birthday. I don't doubt that most thoughtful man in the world you married made it special. But come on, that smiling baby?! Where does she get off. She's the CUTENESS!

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