Thursday, August 13, 2009

The Post I Wrote on my 25th Birthday

Yes, that's right folks. Today I am 25 years old. A quarter of a century. I'm feeling very adult-y today. So I fully intended to write a post today since I haven't talked to the bloggy peeps since Monday. But there is a bit of pressure in this situation. It's my 25th birthday. What kind of post should I write? Should it be something epic that can stand the test of time? Should it be something meaningful? So meaningful that 15 years from now when my children are surfing the internet and find my blog they will say "Seriously, Mom, you've been blogging for a sweet forever" and also "Hey, look what Mom wrote on her 25th birthday" ?

I think I'm taking this too far.

The final decision came around and I decided I'm just gonna write a blog post like any other day. And it will just be the post that I wrote on my 25th birthday. The day I was feeling all adult-y.

More news on the house hunting front.... Grant and I found another house that we loved and then the sellers accepted someone else's offer before we even had a chance to make an offer cause you know it had been on the market for a whole TWENTY FOUR HOURS. Apparently we waited too long.

Dear Sellers of Houses:
We would like to buy a house. We have some money. We would like to give you our money in return for your house. Please stop selling them to other people. It is really annoying and it makes me burst into tears at my desk at work. And that is not very adult like of me. But honestly, we are going around looking at houses and then someone else buys them about ten minutes before we make our offer and home girl is starting to get a bit irritated. Please take our money.
Jen the Claustrophobic-One-Bedroom-Apartment-Dweller

So last night we met up with our realtor to look at a few more houses. The first one we looked at was a pricey patio home and when we walked in, I immediately realized that we were at Great Grandma Betty's house based on the wallpaper. And also the bright blue corian countertops. It wasn't a horrible house but for the price they were asking as well as the work that needed to be put into the house... it was a no. The second house... y'all.... I had to take a picture for you. (Please note that the minute I walked into this bathroom I immediately ran for my camera and then said out loud "they have got to see this" and when I said "they" I meant you blogging people. This is a strange relationship we have).

So I realize that these people spent alot of money remodeling their master bathroom and forgive me if you love this but I just cannot see myself living in this from day to day. This is what you see when you open the door to the master bathroom.

Let's take a closer look. Yes, that is a beautiful shower made of slate. And yes, it is an open shower. As in no curtain. You just stand there and shower. In the open-ness. CAN YOU IMAGINE?!?Okay I just had to share that with y'all.

After the unsuccessful attempt to buy a house, I met my mom at the mall for some birthday shopping. It was successful. I bought a cute purple top and a dress that has changed my life forever. Pictures to come :) Thank you, Mom!

Today at work the girls bought me this whole bag full of fantastic products from Bath & Body Works. Also, the facebookers took over my wall and my email for most of the day. It was so fun and I felt so loved.

Then this evening, I enjoyed a one hour massage that was booked for me by my husband. And now I am laying on my couch feeling greasy and relaxed :) I'm gonna take a shower here in a minute. But I'm going to do it with a curtain because ADULT PEOPLE NEED THEIR PRIVACY WHEN THEY ARE SHAVING THE LEGS.

And that is the post I wrote on my 25th birthday.

Future Children of Mine: As you can see, I have always been this weird.


  1. Hahaha this was so funny! I laughed and then had to read it to Daniel. He laughed, too.

  2. You slay me! Seriously so funny. I love you. And I love that you're adult-y enough to buy a house. Happy 25th Birthday! I love you to pieces. And yes, your children one day will think you're weird. But, that IS why I love you so.

    Your equally weird BFF

  3. I hate to break it to you, but those showers are very popular in the home building business (my dad is one). Crazy, huh?!

    I hope you had a fabulous 25th b-day!!! 30 is great, too!! :)

  4. Yay! I was wondering if you were going to post on your 25th!!! So glad it was a good day! By the way, I can't believe you are 25!!!! It seems like yesterday, I met this precious girl who wasn't long out of high school. 25 is such a "womanly" number! :-) Hope it was a blessed day! Love you!

  5. When I first ready Lindsee's comment, I thought she wrote you "SLATE" me, and I laughed so hard and was so impressed with her wittiness! I am now impressed with our combined wittiness... her words... my mix up... great laugh!

    Um I have a confession. I found a house that I liked and PANICKED that the other couple looking at it would put in their offer before us. We met with our realtor at 9 at night to put in our offer. It was ridiculous. BUT the other couple put their offer in at 7 the next morning. They took ours. I am glad we are not house shopping at the same time! :)

  6. haha, you're awesome. I personally like the idea of the open shower. I wish I could have such a huge open shower I could take a stroll through my shower with multiple shower heads, steam and room to just hang out. Who needs a shower mildewy shower curtain? btw, privacy when shaving your legs flies out the window after having a baby. I'm just happy when I am clean. (at least for a while-personally I have not made it past that phase yet. I will keep you posted!)

    Love you, you adult you!

  7. So sad about the house! Happy Birthday again and it sounds like a lovely day.

  8. Girl you are so so funny, but I'm with you on the bathroom thing- it is just all a bit too much!!

    Happy 25th birthday Jen!!! Hope you had a fab day x

  9. Just read this - Happy belated birthday! One of these days you guys will find the right house :)

  10. haha your post made me laugh, nearly out loud. I realized I was at work and couldnt do that. :)
    I love how your blog is laid out. I finally broke down and started one. But I have no idea how to make it super cute and add pictures and stuff. Do you have any ideas? I need to figure out how to do this haha thanks! You looked super cute at church yesterday! It was good to pass by haha :)