Monday, December 3, 2012

Map obsessed ... and yep, it's my birthday :)

Hi everyone!!

I wanted to share a layout I made recently with some Crate Paper goodies I got from BlueMoonScrapbooking.com!!!



Brookie is OBSESSED with the maps at the zoo!! She carries it the WHOLE time and is constantly looking at it telling where to go!! LOL! :)






And yep... today is my BIRTHDAY!!! I am the big 41!!! :)

I said on Facebook last night, that I am grateful that my birthday is during the holiday season, cause we went out to dinner twice this weekend for my birthday! Give me an excuse to eat out!! LOL!!  :)

Here are some photos from our weekend!

Friday night we went to Chili's for dinner .... and I had a coupon for a free brownie sundae ... so YUM!!!! :)



Then Sunday night, the WHOLE family went to NYPD Pizza for my birthday! :)



We lit the first Advent candle :)


Brookie made me a 3D scrapbook page for my birthday! :)


My parents bought me a ceramic mask :)


My in-laws gave me a frame and some lottery tickets (not winners... bummer!) :)  -- I look like a dork in this photo... :)



And me and Brian in front of our tree! :)



Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :)

61 comments:

Lynnda said...

My dearest friend Julie... you are such a beautiful person in and out!!! I'm blessed to have known you!!! Happy birthday my dearest!! Looks like you had blast!!! ANd I heart Brookie layout too... and I do enjoy looking at your lovely photos too... big hugs xoxo!!

Laurel said...

Wonderful layout and pictures! Happy birthday to you!

yyam said...

Gotta love a girl who can read a map. :) What a cutie!:)

Happy birthday Julie! Have an awesome day celebrating you!!!! Nothing like free dessert....you may need to go work out in your scrap room to burn off those calories...lol

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Gorgeous, love the layers!!! And Happy birthday, nice family pictures, so glad you had a great time!

Nathalie said...

Happy birthday to you dear Julie!!! Looks like you had a great one! I love that map paper from Crate and it is perfect for your page!

jacque4u2c said...

Brookie reminds me of Katelyn, she loved maps at the zoo too. Awesome layout!

Amy Coose said...

Love the layout, and the cuuuute birthday pics! Happy birthday, Julie!

Linda R said...

Happy Birthday girly. You look fabulous, Are you sure you are 41.. Sounds like you had a fun Birthday. And what a wonderful page.. The map in the background is perfect.

Hugs~

JulieJ said...

Happy Birthday

Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

Happy Birthday Julie!!! It looks like you had a wonderful birthday celebration - with the family all there! That is so cool! And I LOVE Brookie's 3D scrapbook page!

Blossom inch said...

Happy Belated birthday Julie!! awesome celebration and gifts and May God bless you. xx

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Birthdays are worth celebrating as many times as possible, especially if it means being able to eat out. :) Happy, happy birthday! I love your wonderful zoo layout with the great map paper and fun tickets tucked in too!

Sheila said...

Adorable, bright, cute layout!!! I think it's great that she loves maps! And to be able to read them is a great skill to have. Happy birthday!

Linda Jordan said...

Happy Birthday!!

Jolanda said...

I enjoyed your blogpost so much again and wish you a happy birthday Julie!

Martha Richardson said...

Fabulous post...HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

sandi said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!! Love the 3D page that Brookie made for you! Great pics....looks like everyone had fun!
Love your lo! Great to have one on the maps so that you remember that that's what Brookie loves!

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Happy, happy birthday!
Looks like a wonderful celebrations!!
And my son is obsessed with maps, too! It's so funny how he needs to get one everywhere we go (the zoo, botanical gardens, six flags) and he is so serious when reading them :)
super cute layout!!!

Heather Landry said...

Happy Birthday Julie! I'm sorry your lotto tickets weren't winners, but you're a winner in my book! It looks like you had a great day.

Your layout of Brookie is too stinkin' cute! I just used that map paper on a page a few days ago. Great minds think alike!

Audrey Pettit said...

Wishing you a VERY happy birthday today, my sweet friend! May this 41st year be your very best yet! Looks like you've had some wonderful celebrations already. I got to eat out lots for my Thanksgiving birthday, too. ;)
Love your layout of little Brookie. So reminds me of my son......he used to be the exact same way with the zoo maps. What fabulous memories this brings back. Really love your design!

Cindy deRosier said...

Happy birthday! Wishing you the best year so far!! I love your layout. Trevor is map-obsessed too. Just this weekend, I finally designated a container for him to store his ever-growing map collection. I should scrap that. Thanks for the inspiration!

Katie said...

Wishing you the happiest of birthdays!!!!Love that you shared your birthday pictures with all of us.
I have to tell you that I and both my girls are map lovers no matter where we go! The only one who gets lost in our family is hubby. ;) Fun layout with great touches of embellishments!

TeenaBugg38 said...

Happy Birthday!!! You racked up girl!!! Awesome photos ....and a note to Brookie...I'm asking Santa to bring me a hat like hers!!!!

Doreen Vasquez said...

My (17 year old) son is just like Brookie in the map department. Which is fine w/ me because I can't read a map to save my life so when we go to an amusement park or any other place like that, my son is the official tour guide.

Happy Birthday to you my friend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Love all your pics... even your "dorky" one! LOL! ;0)

Helen Tilbury said...

Happy Birthday again Julie!! Love all the photos & what a sweet layout of your little map-obsessed girlie!!

Debbie P said...

Ahhhh, Happy, Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful birthday week! Love your layout! That's the cutest story! My oldest granddaughter used to do that too! Thanks for the inspiration!

Deb Hickman said...

Happy Birthday !!!! It looked like you had a great time. Gorgeous LO, how sweet she likes to use the maps, love it. Deb x

lisa said...

Happy Birthday Julie : )
Looks like you've been having fun.
I love Brookies scrapbook page, how cute.
Enjoy the rest of your day xxx

Paula Miller said...

H A P P Y
B I R T H D A Y
J U L I E!!!

Valerie said...

Ooh that dessert looked awesome!! Happy birthday, looks like you got the royal treatment from the family:)

Miriam Prantner said...

Great layout! Love the story behind it, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Looks like you had a great weekend....so well deserved!

wendipooh13 said...

happy happy birthday, sounds like a wonderful day!!!! and wonderful page!!!!

Cheryl said...

Glad you had such a great birthday!! I was gone all weekend and hardly had a minute to check my email.

LOVE all of your wonderful pictures!!

Staci said...

You do not look like a dork in the photo!! You are one loved woman!!! Great layout and birthday photos!!

Luvy said...

What a beautiful birthday girl! Looks like you had a fab birthday weekend!

Linda said...

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I hope it was a wonderful day!
Love the layouts too.
You have a wonderful looking family!
Hugs,
Linda

Annesphamily said...

Happy birthday ,birthday twin! I am so loving all the photos! You have an amazing phamily! I love the photos. Don't you just love all the cool free stuff on your birthday!? I still have a free dinner from Texas de Brazil! The Chili's brownie sundae and IHOP free breakfast! I had a bunch of stuff free! Tonight my oldest son and hubby took me to Three Margarita's! It was fun! My oldest and her phamily bought me my annual Holiday Barbie! I had a super fun day altho my workplace was slammed and busy as bees harvesting honey! I wanted to say happy day to you before the day ends! I have to come back and catch up! My tree is not up and I don't want all my colorful lite up neighbors to think we are Jehovah's Witnesses! Lots goiong on here but you are beautiful and so is the phamily! Love to you and I loved your sweet Christmas card! You inspire me to get busy! Love ya Anne

Annesphamily said...

That Brookie girl is a mini you!

Jinny Newlin said...

Happy, happy birthday, Julie! You are ever so blessed, girl! And that brownie sundae looks delish!

LOVE the layout of Brookie! My big kiddo is totally map obsessed, too ;).

Ashley Horton said...

Awesome page Julie!! That CP collection is perfect with your photos!! And I am glad you had a great birthday weekend!! :)

alexandra s.m. said...

Happy Birthday Dear Julie! or as we say in French: Bon Anniversaire!! Hope it's the best one yet!
Thank You for sharing your beautiful day with us ;-)

Hugs~

Connie Mercer said...

Happy Birthday Girl!!!! LOVE the 3D LO~ what a sweetheart you have!!!!

Lynette said...

I am so glad you had a wonderful time on your birthday. Wishing you a whole year of happiness.

Laurie LaRiviere said...

what a lovely post and awesome page! my daughter is the same, loves to hold the map, and Happy Birthday to you! you should buy yourself the Bella and Edward ornament for your birthday, they could live together forever on your tree :) If you don't have a Hallmark store where you live, I did see it online...

Naomi Edwards said...

That is so awesome Brookie loves to read maps! Seeing she loves to blog (computer skills) and read maps maybe she will design a program and become an electronic Map Publisher or something when she gets older!!! Never know right! Love the layout Julie , it is super sweet soooo perfectly placed! It looks like you had a fantastic Birthday by having your family around!!! Too bad you didn't win a million! hugs

Diana Waite said...

Happy Birthday to you! SUPEr cute pictures of ms. Brookie--GREAT layout!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I couldn't miss this special day! How glad I am that you were born!!!!

Aga said...

Super cute layout and wonderful to see that you've had such a blessed birthday xx

kate blue said...

you did not look like a dork...you looked like someone who is dearly loved by her family! Happy belated birthday and ps- I love Brookie's shirt with the little birdee :)

Izzy Anderson said...

A great layout. How funny about the map! I hope you had a wonderful birthday. It sure looks like you did! Great pics and not dorky at all. Just beautiful!

Rose said...

how cute she is as your tour guide :)
love the 3D scrapbook she made you and that yummy desert you got :)

Keren Tamir said...

Love the LO and love the pics from your bday

~amy~ said...

Doing bloggie catch up!

Awesome layout and wahoooo for the fun birthday weekend!!!!

Marjie Kemper said...

What great photos! You sure know how to celebrate. Your daughter's 3D page is fantasmagorical... you are a lucky mom!

Deana said...

Cute, cute, cute! And that free dessert looks yummo! :-)

April said...

Happy Birthday girl!!!!! Love the pics and the layout. ;)

Mo said...

Aw! What birthday fun! And I love that map background! I love how visually stimulating your layouts are :)

MARILYN said...

Happy Birthday sweetie!!!! the desert looks yummy! I hope you had a wonderful time!!! Beautiful page!!! and adorable pics!!! I'm older 44,lol
hugs!!!!!

Short and Sweet said...

Sorry that I missed your birthday!!
Happy belated birthday, my friend.
Loretta

Tracey Sabella said...

So glad you had a wonderful birthday!! You so deserve a special day. You are such a special gal ~ always so encouraging and so faithful to leave the most encouraging comments!! What a perfect page for these photos of Brookie at the zoo!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Teddyree said...

Happy Birthday lovely lady!! Love the photos and LO.
{{Hugs}}