Birthday Weekend

Birthday Weekend | read more at happilythehicks.comI had such an amazing birthday weekend! It was so nice to take a break from being an adult to have some fun with friends, eat lots of yummy foods, sleep in and see our families. If 23 is going to be anything like the past few days, I know I’m in for the best year yet.

Isaac and I started the birthday celebrations on Friday night when we headed to Dallas to check out the Truck Yard. We had been wanting to go for a few years, and I’m so glad we finally made it out there! It was SUPER crowded (which was to be expected on a beautiful Friday night), and after searching for a parking spot and then somewhere to sit, we really enjoyed our visit.
The Truck Yard is an outdoor eating area, fenced in with tall privacy fences, full of picnic tables, chairs and a bar, and strung with lights. It was lively, but not too loud and the food was amazing. Every night the Truck Yard hosts three different food trucks where the visitors can buy their food and hang out while eating. We had so much fun, and Lillie loved getting to sniff around everywhere and she got lots of pets from everyone she met. We ended the night with some yummy ice cream from a little restaurant next door to the Truck Yard called Motor Sisters Ice Cream. It was perfect.

On Saturday, my actual birthday, Isaac made me the best waffles ever, and I’m not just saying that because of all the love he put into making them! He followed a recipe that we found online, and even though it was also the most complicated waffle recipe ever, they turned out amazing. I have to give him huge kudos for breakfast!

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After breakfast, we headed to our hometown to see our families. I went shopping at a cool little trades day-ish place that afternoon with Isaac’s mom while he mowed, and we ended the night with Mexican and brownies with my family. It was so nice to catch up with everyone, and I got to see my baby sister (who’s a SENIOR… what?!) all dressed up for prom. Wasn’t she gorgeous?

Celebrating birthdays with my family is one of my favorite things to do. We have a family tradition of singing not just the normal “Happy Birthday” song, but six different ones at every birthday (the number has slowly increased over the years), and we tell jokes, quote movies, bring up funny memories and laugh the whole time. I still remember the first time Isaac experienced a Campbell Family birthday party… we always joke that if you stick through one of those, then you are probably a keeper.

On Sunday one of my sweet friends from church invited us and another couple over to their apartment for dinner and cake. We had some delicious Italian food, and after stuffing our faces with cake and ice cream, we played cards, talked and laughed for hours. I left their apartment with a full heart and so grateful for the amazing friends and family God has given me.

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If I could pick one word to describe this weekend, it would be overflowing. My heart is overflowing with the love, friendship, joy, laughter and fellowship I experienced these past few days. I thank God for bringing such amazing people into my life, and I pray that He may be lifted even higher this year than ever before. And may all glory be given to Him.


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  1. Heather @ Simply Save

    April 27th, 2016 at 5:47 am

    It sounds like a great weekend! My little sister had senior prom last weekend too! They seriously grow up too fast.

  2. Rebecca | Happily the Hicks

    April 27th, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    I know!! I can’t believe she’s going to college in the fall. You blink and they’re all grown up.

  3. Sara Strand

    April 27th, 2016 at 7:07 am

    1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I am so glad you had such a great time celebrating!
    2. I really want waffles now. mmmmmmm…..

  4. Rebecca | Happily the Hicks

    April 27th, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    Thank you!!! And OMG you NEED to try that recipe. Best waffles ever. No lie!!

  5. Jessica Bradshaw

    April 27th, 2016 at 8:17 am

    Happy birthday!! What a sweet man you have…breakfast in bed. :)

  6. Rebecca | Happily the Hicks

    April 27th, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    Thanks! And yes I know!! I’m so lucky to have him.

  7. abusybeeslife

    April 27th, 2016 at 10:32 am

    Happy Birthday! You look so beautiful and happy, I am glad you had such a wonderful time celebrating. Now you have more great moments to cherish.

  8. Rebecca | Happily the Hicks

    April 27th, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    Thank you so much!! I love creating memories, and this weekend was a great one for sure.

  9. Krista

    April 27th, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    aw, i loved the part about overflowing! Love love that!
    So great to hear.

  10. Rebecca | Happily the Hicks

    April 27th, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    Hi Krista! Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet words. They mean a lot!!

  11. Rachel G

    April 27th, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    Aww, glad you had a birthday weekend full of love! And the waffles he made look amazing, particularly because they are topped with the best waffle topping ever–fresh berries!

  12. Rebecca | Happily the Hicks

    April 27th, 2016 at 8:40 pm

    Thank you! It was a great weekend. And yess!! That’s my favorite way to eat waffles. Thanks for stopping by!

  13. Caroline @ In Due Time

    April 27th, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    What a fun day!!! And yay for a good breakfast too :) Happy birthday

  14. Rebecca | Happily the Hicks

    April 27th, 2016 at 8:40 pm

    Thank you!! And yes… I’m definitely a breakfast person! I could eat it all day.

  15. Michelle Mink

    April 28th, 2016 at 10:27 am

    that ice cream cone looks amazing! and who doesn’t love waffles?! looks like it was a nice birthday

  16. Rebecca | Happily the Hicks

    April 28th, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    YES! The ice cream hit the spot (I mean you can’t go wrong with Oreos and hot fudge…). And yes, it was a fantastic birthday!

  17. Lindsay Rutland

    April 28th, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    Sounds like the perfect weekend/birthday!! Yummy birthday treats and food are the best

  18. Rebecca | Happily the Hicks

    April 28th, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    I agree!! I look forward to ice cream and brownings for my birthday every year!

I'm becca, and I'm so glad you're here.

I'm a sinner saved by grace who loves staying active and eating healthy. I am married to my high school sweetheart, Isaac, and I'm mama to James and an adorable puppy named Lillie.

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