23rd birthday


there is nothing quite like a birthday to remind me how lucky i am to have 
such a m a z i n g people in my life.. thank you friends + family for celebrating me 
and loving me on my birthday. it really was an amazing one.. they just keep getting better!
even though i am living away in california, i felt the love from home!
here are some glimpses of the best 23rd birthday:

^^ such a fun present to wake up to..new rainbows, sunglasses, & 
a surprise trip to miami beach in two weeks!! yay! ^^
^^ birthday breakfast! ^^
^^ cute pink hunters from husband, and favorite new paris book from kenz! ^^
^^ you could say my husband is a good gifter…he found this ring on
etsy, and brought me these pretty birthday flowers after work ^^
^^ new lulu top from tara, and quote block from mom to add to the collection ^^
 
^^ obsessed with these earrings from my cute mother in law! ^^
 
^^ new travel backpack husband got for me..yes please! ^^
 
^^ i about cried when i opened this…my mom had an artist draw our dog kona 
for me! it’s already hanging up :). my parents also sent this darling package 
with a new wallet & some birthday cash..they are the best!  ^^
^^ sweet package from brynn, and thanks laura for the cute gift, i can’t wait to use it! ^^
 
^^ favorite stationary & SF dish towel from cute kendall ^^
^^new polo dress, yay! kate spade clutch..thanks to minds & brady!^^
^^lucky me, i got to have my birthday lunch at google 
headquarters with my favorite friend^^
^^riding the google bikes!^^
^^of course we had to stop for a birthday cupcake…^^
 
^^then it was off to get a mani/ pedi with tara..
and a spoiled gift from nordy’s from my cutest maria^^
 
^^ LOVE the new camera lens chase got for me ^^
 
^^ perfect birthday dinner with my best friend ^^
^^ new anthro skirt & frame, both in the best color :) ^^
^^ new cute pants from chase, and the best card from anna all the way in dc! ^^
 ^^ cutest package from ash! ^^

^^ new lulu pants and favorite coconut m&ms from my cute aunt! ^^
^^ the end of an amazing birthday= late night froyo with our best friends ^^
 
so incredibly blessed! thank you sweet friends, family, and husband 
for making me feel so loved on my birthday..
…and for celebrating in laguna with my fam, 
last weekend with chase’s fam, & on the weekend with friends! 
all of the love made it much easier to be away on my 23rd!
can’t wait for my 23rd year!
XOXO

'23rd birthday' has 33 comments

  1. April 30, 2013 @ 1:51 pm Laura - Relatively Offbeat

    Looks like you had an AMAZING birthday! So many beautiful gifts! Lucky girl. ;]

    Glad it was fabulous. xoxo

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    • May 1, 2013 @ 1:04 am emi

      you are the sweetest, thanks so much!

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  2. April 30, 2013 @ 3:19 pm Mara and Jae

    geez louis!! i think it’s safe to say your husband spoils you rotten ;) glad you had a great weekend!

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    • May 1, 2013 @ 1:04 am emi

      haha he is definitely a keeper! but don’t worry, we both work hard too…then it makes the spoiling fun! :) hope all is well with you and that growing baby of yours! xo

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  3. April 30, 2013 @ 3:32 pm J and A

    Love that painting of your sweet pup! How sweet. Cute lulu top too!!

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    • May 1, 2013 @ 1:05 am emi

      glad you agree it is the sweetest painting! and thanks, you can never go wrong with lulu if you ask me! XO

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  4. April 30, 2013 @ 3:35 pm Jessica Anderson

    Looks like you are loved cute girl! I’m very envious of your new hunters :) HBD.

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    • May 1, 2013 @ 1:06 am emi

      thanks you cutie..i know, my husband said there was a groupon sale for hunters!! (would never have thought groupon did things like that!) so keep an eye out, maybe they’ll do it again!

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  5. April 30, 2013 @ 4:00 pm Kelly

    Omg it looks like you had an amazing birthday!

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  6. April 30, 2013 @ 4:50 pm B

    lady you made out like a bandit!! you got some amazing gifts and it looks like you had a great time!

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    • May 1, 2013 @ 1:06 am emi

      haha i was so lucky! must be because i’m living away so i got spoiled by friends and family from home :) thanks so much!

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  7. April 30, 2013 @ 7:19 pm Jen

    I love those earrings, so cute!

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    • May 1, 2013 @ 1:06 am emi

      thank you, me too! my mother-in-law has amazing taste!! XO

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  8. April 30, 2013 @ 7:48 pm My-cliffnotes

    Ahh happy birthday!!

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    • May 1, 2013 @ 1:08 am emi

      thanks so much my dear! xoxo

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  9. April 30, 2013 @ 7:49 pm Cailee Workman

    You received the cutest gifts! :) Hope you had a great birthday! I can tell you are loved by so many.

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    • May 1, 2013 @ 1:08 am emi

      you are so sweet, thank you! i felt so loved from all these little things, so i had to put them in a post so i could remember all the love! that’s why birthdays are the best! love your cute blog! xoxo

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  10. April 30, 2013 @ 10:59 pm A Lavender Sea

    Happy birthday!! It looks like it was a marvelous day and I’m just going to say that man. Your husband is a fantastic gift giver!! I hope that your week continues to be as wonderful as your birthday!!
    Tessa Lynn

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    • May 1, 2013 @ 1:11 am emi

      thanks for your sweet words! i agree, he is a keeper! hope you are having a wonderful week as well! xo

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  11. April 30, 2013 @ 11:48 pm Losing Lindy

    What a great bunch of gifts! Happy 23rd!

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    • May 1, 2013 @ 1:12 am emi

      thanks sweet girl!

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  12. May 1, 2013 @ 5:19 am Living in Another Language

    WOW! What an absolutely fantastic birthday! And Sprinkles?!? To die for.

    -Amanda | Living in Another Language

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  13. May 1, 2013 @ 6:10 am lost in travels

    that sounds like such a great birthday!!! hope the celebrations can last all week long : ) happy birthday girl!

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  14. May 1, 2013 @ 11:01 am Denise Lavin

    These are the cutest gifts ever!!!

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  15. May 2, 2013 @ 12:51 am d&c

    Sounds like a great birthday! LOVE the backpack!! Who makes it? Going to London&Amsterdam this summer and that would be perfect!

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  16. May 2, 2013 @ 9:32 pm Ann Bates

    Does your husband get awesome deals on all these surprise trips?! I am SUCH a travel girl and am always wanting to go new places! :) Glad your birthday was so great!

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    • May 6, 2013 @ 5:51 pm emi

      haha- i WISH we had travel discounts! no, we just try to do it smart..like for this trip we had a delta companion fare reward for using our american express credit card, so he got two tickets to miami for the price of one…but it’s still expensive! i’ll be posting some budget travel tips on the site soon! XO

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  17. May 5, 2013 @ 3:27 am Leeann

    I love the picture of your dog. Do you mind posting who the artist was and how to contact them? Thanks!

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    • May 6, 2013 @ 5:49 pm emi

      i’m glad you love it like i do! yes- i will ask my mom to get me the author’s contact info asap!!

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    • May 7, 2013 @ 3:12 pm emi

      okay i got the artist’s name and email..

      his name is Dave Memmott, and his email is [email protected]
      email me at welltraveledwife @ gmail . com and i will send you his number if you want that too! thanks!!

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  18. May 7, 2013 @ 5:55 pm Ashley R

    Super cute stuff! I have that stationary set and I love it. <3 <3

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  19. May 9, 2013 @ 11:08 pm Adam and Sadie Pinkey

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