Wednesday, March 21

On a Brighter Birthday Note

One of the things I love most about my birthday is that I share it with my little sister.  Now before you go all, I didn't know you were a twin, that's because I am not.  She was my seventh birthday present and to this day I don't think I could of a better present than her.

Well at least that was until I had to have a birthday without her.

When she was 18 she decided to take a gap year and spend some time touring Europe, which meant she was away for our birthday.  I hated that year.  Unfortunately it was the first of a few birthdays without her.  Slowly I have become used to her not being here for our special day.  I still don't like it, but we have different lives and live in different states now so it is just the way life is.

This year was the first year I was really ready to embrace celebrating my birthday without her.  With a sudden urge to have the focus all about me it would be much easier for me to have all the limelight if she wasn't here anyway.

Only guess who turned up yesterday afternoon?


Yep!  *Squeeeel*

That's right folks in more years than I care to remember my sister and I are able to spend our birthday together.  I am so excited by the fact that I can't even think of what we should do.  Not that it really matters because whatever it is we will be doing it together!

But wait there's more!

My brother, who works away two weeks out of three, just happens to be in town this week.  So that means for the very first time ever my brother, his wife, their six month old daughter, my sister, her fiancee, their newborn son, plus all my lot, and our mum, will all be in the one place at the one time.  It seriously does not get better than that.

So in a matter or moments, the birthday that I wasn't really fussed about because I wondered whether anyone would make enough fuss of me has suddenly become the best birthday in a long time because I will be surrounded by those that love me most.


  1. Happy birthday - what a great thing that you could all be together !!!


    Love, hugs and positive energy.

    1. I know very special, thanks for the kind words

  2. Happy Birthday to you and E-M! I hope you all have a great time together! All those awesome.

    1. Thanks lovely and yes so nice for mum to have all the grandkids together

  3. Happy birthday Rhianna! Birthdays are a day to feel special and to spend with your loved ones, glad you had a truly amazing one with the people you love! =)

    1. Thanks Summer, they sure are. Our actual birthday is tomorrow so it has been even better to have it spread out over a couple of days

  4. So happy for you! Wishing you and your sister the happiest of birthdays

  5. Thanks lovely, we had a great day


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