My Cup Runneth Over

Last month was my birthday. Birthdays have always been very special holidays for me. I can thank my mom for that. Each year me and each of my 6 siblings would get a birthday party to celebrate our life. These mostly consisted on neighborhood friends coming over, goofing around and then eating homemade cake (or maybe having a cake fight).

Things do change with age though. I’m finding that most birthdays are satisfactory with a day off of work and dinner that I don’t have to cook. I still insist on having a homemade birthday cake though!

This year I decided to reach out and ask for a particular gift from my friends and family. The gift I wanted was a homemade birthday card. When my birthday got closer I began to wonder if anyone remembered my post about my birthday gift and then the first card came, then the next and the next until…Holy Moses I had 21 birthday cards!!

I am still blown away by the astounding friends and family I have. That they took the time and love to hand make a card just for me. I am so extremely blessed. I’m welling up with tears just thinking about this now. I truly feel like my cup runneth over. My 32nd birthday will now surprisingly go down as one of my favorite birthdays!

I cannot help but share these awesome gems that I received. Enjoy!

I may have wet myself a little when I received this card/poster. It came with the works! A muffin, Robert Downey Jr, Hunting gear, poo, and all of the glitter. This made me so happy.
I may have wet myself a little when I received this card/poster. It came with the works! A muffin, Robert Downey Jr, Hunting gear, poo, and all of the glitter. This made me so happy.
All the way from Australia, this awesome card/mirror made it's way into my home. I love it because I can hang it on the wall and remember Cat, Maggie and Jarrod always.
All the way from Australia, this awesome card/mirror made its way into my home. I love it because I can hang it on the wall and remember Cat, Maggie and Jarrod always.
I was so surprised at this intricate, awesome card that Suzanne brought me for my birthday! Not only that, she brought a handmade ornament from paper. So talented!
I was so surprised at this intricate, awesome card that Suzanne brought me for my birthday! Not only that, she brought a handmade ornament from paper. So talented!
My mom, the artist who helped me become an artist. I love it.
My mom, the artist who helped me become an artist. This is beautiful and I love it.
I love it when Mike (the hubs) and Liam (the son) do art together. This is just a testament of their extreme talent. I don't remember what the flying bug above our heads is though...
I love it when Mike (the hubs) and Liam (the son) do art together. This is just a testament of their extreme talent. I don’t remember what the flying bug above our heads is though…
Although the card was not homemade, Trin sent me a beautifully crafted necklace that she made. along with a very heartfelt card.  So much love.
Although the card was not homemade, Trin sent me a beautifully crafted necklace that she made, along with a very heartfelt card. So much love.
Heart instantly melted with this precious piece of paper. I love this idea and these tiny feet!
Heart instantly melted with this precious piece of paper. I love this idea, these tiny feet, and the little girl attached to them!
Of course my dad sent this card...
Of course my dad sent this card…
This was my first handmade card I received and boy was my mind blown! How beautiful, colorful, incredible!! Melissa really outdid herself. And to boot, she threw in 2 extra cards for me to use!
This was the first handmade card I received and boy was my mind blown! How beautiful, colorful, incredible!! Melissa really outdid herself. And to boot, she threw in 2 extra cards for me to use!
Robin (3) stayed up extra late to give me my birthday card she made. The front of the card appropriately says "Happy Birthday Card for Britt"
Robin (3) stayed up extra late to give me the birthday card she made. The front of the card appropriately says “Happy Birthday Card for Britt”
This was hand delivered by the sweetest boy Gray and his mom Cristy too! I love that goofy face on the card!
This was hand delivered by the sweetest boy Gray and his mom Cristy too! I love that goofy face on the card!
How adorable is this! I hope to look back at this years later and remember how tiny  Ashes little feet once were.
How adorable is this! I hope to look back at this years later and remember how tiny Ashes little feet once were.
Alison know how much I love her little hearts. She put them all together in this beautiful, adorable card. So much love.
Alison knows how much I love her little hearts. She put them all together in this beautiful, adorable card. So much love.
This card cracks me up!  The inside says "I wanna mount you!  Ha and Gross!" You never fail to amaze me with your wit Alissa!
This card cracks me up! The inside says “I wanna mount you! Ha and Gross!” You never fail to amaze me with your wit Alissa!
This card is so fantastic! Cass and I used to play hours and hours of Monopoly. This exact replica must have taken her ages to create! and she did it for me! So amazing.
I cannot express how fantastic this card is to me! Cass and I used to play hours and hours of Monopoly. This exact replica must have taken her ages to create! and she did it for me! So amazing.
This gift came all the way from the UK! A beautiful note and stunning print hand crafted by the amazing Hannah.
This gift came all the way from the UK! A beautiful note and stunning print hand crafted by the amazing Hannah.
Anna always surprises me with her amazing artistic talent. This collage card is just beautiful.
Anna always surprises me with her amazing artistic talent. This collage card is just beautiful.
It was such a treat to get these cards in the mail! I can just imagine Christi sitting everyone down and saying "okay, we're making Britt some birthday cards!" I got one from Christi, Kru (7), Anson (3) and Briana. What beautiful treasures they've made me!
It was such a treat to get these cards in the mail! I can just imagine Christi sitting everyone down and saying “okay, we’re making Britt some birthday cards!” I got one from Christi, Kru (7), Anson (3) and Briana. What beautiful treasures they’ve made me!

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