Hey!  Hey!

Today’s my BIRTHDAY!

I’m turning THIRTY-FIVE YEARS OLD!  Instead of me writing a post all about myself, I enlisted my kiddos to help.  I asked them to tell me thirty-five things you guys might not know about me.  And they were so happy to help!  πŸ™‚

You might not know this about my mom, but…

1. My mom had baby turtles as pets growing up. {Not for long-I’ve never been good at pets.}

2.  My mom is so nice to me at my football games-even when I lose.

3.  My mom always loves me.

4.  She had a car crash with her brother in high school.  {Yes, I’m sure my brother would blame it on me, but it was ALL HIS FAULT!  HE RAN INTO ME ON THE WAY TO SCHOOL!}

5.  It was my parents’ idea to adopt Britt from China. {Who else’s idea would this be?}

6.  She always says, “Big Brother,  Big Brother, Big Brother”…when Big Brother comes on.

7.  She always eats salad or salmon.

8.  My mom’s favorite sport growing up was volleyball and she played volleyball at Zalma High School.

9.  She loves reading books.

10.  My mom makes the best spaghetti with Parmesan cheese.

11.  She had a turquoise car in high school.  {It was green, but they think more turquoise in pics.}

12.  She got pulled over by a police officer yesterday.  {True story…and since it was my birthday, he told me my “gift” was no ticket.}

13.  My mom was a volleyball coach for Ebby Lee.

14.  My mom makes the best noodles.  {three different kids are answering these questions-ha!}

15.  My mom’s favorite days are when it’s raining outside and we can snuggle.

16.  She loves FALL!

17.  My mom’s favorite holiday is Christmas.

18.  She loves the color, turquoise.

19.  My mom hasn’t taken me to see Ant Man and The Wasp movie yet.  {Hahahaha!  I mean.  WHAT is this?!  I think he was trying to mom shame me.  #reallife}

20.  My mom makes really good cookies.

21.  She sings “Jesus Loves Me”, to Britt every single night.

22.  She really likes peach cobbler and ice cream.

23.  My mom’s middle name is, “Nicole”.

24.  My mom used to work at a hotel.

25. My mom likes to watch Big Brother.

26.  She hit another car in a parking garage when she was vacationing in Florida with her family.

27.  My mom once tried to do a cartwheel and she broke her arm.

28.  My mom and I like to go shopping.

29.  She likes to go on “holidays” with us.  {You guys.  He hasn’t watched Peppa Pig in AGES, but this proves that show left an impact on his life.  hahaha!}

30.  My mom gets me and my brother’s name confused a lot. {Oops!}

31. She lets us sleep in her bed when Dad’s out of town.

32.  My mom and me like to snuggle.

33.  She’s really good at wiffle ball.

34.  She likes watching girly movies with me.

35.  My mom loves a cup of coffee and a blanket to be comfy cozy.

There you have it…THIRTY-FIVE things you might not know about me from the people who know me best.  πŸ™‚

Hope you have a GREAT DAY!

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  1. 8.2.18
    Meagan @ The Clanahan Fam said:

    This was so cute! Happy Birthday, friend!

  2. 8.2.18
    Lauren D said:

    This is so sweet! Happy birthday!

  3. 8.2.18
    ajayhawksgirl said:

    Happy Birthday!! I loved reading your kids' sweet comments this morning! πŸ™‚ <3

  4. 8.2.18
    Lauren Morris said:

    Happy Birthday! One of the best gifts we can receive are kind words from our family and friends. Out of the mouths of babes!πŸ˜‚

  5. 8.2.18
    a little bit of emily said:

    This is just so sweet! Hope you have the best birthday!

  6. 8.2.18
    ReachingBeyondMediocrity said:

    How sweet! Happy Birthday!

  7. 8.2.18
    Andrea Nine said:

    This was so precious and shows how much your kids adore you! What an awesome year it shall be! Happy Birthday Beautiful!

  8. 8.2.18
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    Erika! This was the SWEETEST post!!! I mean, truly, the SWEETEST!! Happy Birthday! As Cristina and Meredith would say on Grey's…you're my person. xo

  9. 8.2.18
    brookerichardson said:

    Happy Happy Birthday my friend!!!!! Xoxo

  10. 8.2.18
    Valerie Cox said:

    Always fun to see things from a kid's perspective. Happy Birthday!

  11. 8.2.18
    Jodie KIngsbury said:

    Happy Birthday!!! Hope you have a wonderful day.

  12. 8.2.18
    Dustie Day said:

    So sweet! Happy Birthday!! I hope you have an wonderful day!:)

  13. 8.2.18
    Haley Bishop said:

    So sweet! Happy Birthday!!!!

  14. 8.2.18
    Parnell's Pantry said:

    Very sweet!

  15. 8.2.18
    Heather S said:

    Oh my golly this was so precious! Happy 3-5!!

  16. 8.2.18
    Unknown said:

    Happy Birthday!

  17. 8.2.18
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    Well, this is precious!!!!! What a sweet post! Happy Birthday, friend! Love you so much!

  18. 8.2.18
    Kara said:

    Happy Birthday. Great idea for a post-love it. Makes me want to do this with my daughter this year.

  19. 8.2.18
    Simple Purposeful Living said:

    I want further elaboration on how you broke your arm doing a cartwheel – ouch! And this is the cutest. I will be 35 in 2 weeks πŸ™‚ Happy Birthday!

  20. 8.2.18
    Kathy Lang said:

    Happy Birthday Erika! It's obvious from this post that your kids feel loved/snuggled, and they love you. That's what life is all about!

  21. 8.2.18
    Kelsey Peacock said:

    Such a cute post!! Happy Birthday! Hope you have a great day!

  22. 8.2.18
    Julie Bradford said:

    awww what a sweet post!! #26 πŸ™‚ nothing like letting it all out there!! hehe I know they enjoyed this too!!! Hope you have the best day!!! HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY~ P.S. I can barely remember 35… the girls were 2!! πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™

  23. 8.2.18
    Emily said:

    So sweet. Happy birthday! I feel like I know your driving history now!

  24. 8.2.18
    Nikki said:

    This was so sweet! Happy Birthday!!

  25. 8.2.18
    Whitney Pegram said:

    Such a sweet post!! Happy Birthday, girl!!

  26. 8.2.18
    Michelle said:

    What a fun idea! Not sure I want to know what my kids would say about me. πŸ™‚

    Happy Birthday!!

  27. 8.2.18
    EricaStreun said:

    I'm an Erika Nicole too! Happy Birthday!!!

  28. 8.2.18
    Tracy Robinson said:

    Happy birthday! Great idea having the kids thoughts.

  29. 8.2.18
    Deena said:

    That’s too cute! Happy Birthday, Erica!

    I also broke my arm doing a cartwheel when I was 9 but tried to do it off our front porch. I must have been watching the Olympics, lol.

  30. 8.2.18
    Audrey Chandlee said:

    Happy Birthday! I may have to steal this idea with my kiddos- so sweet πŸ™‚

  31. 8.2.18
    Amanda @ That Inspired Chick said:

    Happy Birthday, friend!!! xoxo
    That Inspired Chick

  32. 8.2.18
    Jackie said:

    This was great — happy birthday!!!

  33. 8.2.18 said:

    So sweet!! Happy Birthday to you!!

  34. 8.2.18
    Memphis Bridges said:

    What a creative way for your kids to celebrate you! I may have to borrow this idea. Have a great birthday and a weekend of celebrating!

  35. 8.3.18
    Caity said:

    Happy birthday! Such a sweet post. I’ve read your blog for a long time, but I don’t think I’ve ever commented. Thought I’d take the chance now to wish you a happy birthday and say that I love reading your blog! πŸ™‚

  36. 8.3.18
    Amy Heinl said:

    Happiest of birthdays to you

  37. 8.3.18
    giginpink said:

    Happy birthday Erika! So sweet to know what your kids notice and remember about you! You can tell they love you! Wishing you many blessings!

  38. 8.3.18
    E said:

    Happy Birthday, Erika! This was too cute!

  39. 8.3.18
    Ann Marie Tennison said:

    Happy, Happy, Happy birthday friend!!!!!! Hope you had a wonderful birthday, Erika!! I know the kids gave you lots of hugs and kisses yesterday! WHAT a SWEET POST!

  40. 8.3.18
    Shelly @ The Queen in Between said:

    Happy 35th! Such a fun post. It's obvious those kidos think the best of their sweet momma. Love that your middle name is Nicole…fits perfectly!

  41. 8.3.18
    Joanne said:

    This is so cute and what a wonderful tribute! Happy Birthday!

  42. 8.3.18
    shanalex said:

    Happy belated birthday!