Hello everyone and I hope you're having a happy summer! I've taking some time away from this space to enjoy the awesome, hot, sunny weather here in Michigan! I turned THIRTY FIVE (yikes!) at the beginning of the month and was treated to quite the surprise by my husband (with the help of my friend Kelly and my sister).

I was completed SHOCKED that my brother, sister, sister-in-law, 2 nieces, dad, and my best friend and husband and son came all the way from Pennsylvania to surprise me. I had NO IDEA. We had a great time together - from my pool party birthday party at Kelly's to the Zoo, to showing everyone Lake Michigan. I hope you enjoy these photos.

Sometimes living away from my family and best friend is really hard. Having them come out made me feel so, so loved. It felt so good to feel loved and appreciated and celebrated! It was a reminder that I seriously have the BEST people in my life!


  1. Happy birthday! That's so fun that your family surprised you!

  2. Happy Birthday! What a sweet surprise! I am sure you loved all of the family time.

  3. Happy Birthday girlie! What an amazing and sweet surprise <3

    Green Fashionista

  4. Aw that is so sweet that they all were able to surprise you ♥ happy belated birthday!