After a very quiet June, life in July really picked up with the long awaited return of Jordan from his work course in Victoria! I also celebrated my 30th birthday, something I was somewhat dreading… Luckily, it was a really lovely day. Read on for my highlights from July.
First things first, Jordan flew home from Melbourne two days into July, just in time for Townsville’s short-lived 3 day lockdown to end. Covid always makes plans uncertain and when you combine that with the army you have yourself quite a large cocktail of unpredictability. Fortunately Jordan arrived home on the same day as planned and was able to get a flight change after his original was cancelled. The airport scene between him and Evie was truly youtube-worthy, but I opted not to capture the moment on film. Rather, I completely immersed myself in watching her run into her Fathers arms in the moment. It really was quite a touching moment and I definitely got a little teary.
Our time with Jordan was precious, as he was due back out for another work trip only two weeks after he got home. Luckily he had some time off between trips, so we tried to spend as much time as possible together just doing normal family things. This included a visit to the shops which always results in sushi!
I turned 30 on the 8th of July and definitely felt a little weird about it in the lead up. I don’t know if being far away from home made me feel a little blue or what but I was very unsure as to how to celebrate it. Making a big deal out of my birthday feels a little juvenile these days, even if my natural instinct is to want to do something big for it. At the end of the day I decided that having my husband home for my birthday was enough and the three of us had a really special day together.
On the morning of my birthday, Jordan and I had a friend look after Evie while we had breakfast together at Grandmas.
We got the pancakes and the classic shakshuka and we shared because I felt like something sweet and savoury!
I love the crockery there, it’s so pretty.
Feelin’ flirty and thirty~
Trying to get a picture with Evie was a little challenging so this was the best I could do!
For my 30th birthday, I decided to make my own cake. This was a collaborative effort with Jordan as it often is. We have a good system, he handles the architecture and I manage the baking and decorating. I thought it came out ok considering I didn’t quite make enough icing. Good thing we had plenty of sprinkles and edible glitter available to cover the patchy bits.
I received lots of cards and presents in the mail on my birthday, as well as a beautiful flower delivery. I love how this part of the house looks when we have seasonal decorations around.
In my opinion, cake and flowers are all it takes for a birthday to feel special.
We had burritos for dinner together as a family and then indulged in some cake for dessert. It truly was such a lovely day and I felt so content at the end of it. I have such a good life and so many things to be grateful for.
Not long after my birthday it was time to say goodbye to Jordan again for 2 more weeks. Evie and I spent the time with friends soaking up the outdoors and enjoying each others company. I am forever grateful for the friendships we have made here and the support system we’ve got. It really softens the blow when Jordan is away.
Life in July was lovely, even if it went a little fast. How was your July?