birthdays + bonfires

Taylor turned 25 yesterday, and it was pretty close to the perfect day.

It is such a gift to watch the person you love come alive with the knowledge that they are so loved and valued. To come alive because they’re in their element, and being nurtured on a soul level.

That’s what yesterday was for my sweet man, and I loved every minute of it.

We had a surprise breakfast together before I went to work, served on the special birthday plate of course…

Then, Taylor got to spend the whole day fishing with his dad (they are the same person). Talk about being in your element…

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We all met up at his parent’s house and enjoyed a delicious birthday dinner and amazing chocolate cake, again served on the special birthday plate…

And topped it off enjoying a bonfire with friends in the crisp Austin air- the perfect nightcap.

Those are the types of days I want to remember for a long time. The days where I’m ok with them going by slowly because I’m trying to soak in every moment. It was a simple, rich, gift-filled, ordinary, amazing celebration of life.

I was so physically exhausted by the time we got home, but my heart and soul were filled. In my book, that’s a day well lived.

So, I’m heading in to this weekend thankful. Thankful for community and the gift of life, for time to rest and prepare for a little trip coming up next week, time to just be and soak in the days.

Hoping for a restful weekend for you as well.

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