Hey there! Guess who’s birthday it is?  ^^^^This girls!! ^^^^

She had an amazing weekend. It started off actually on Thursday night with a fancy sushi dinner with five awesome friends. 

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Then, on Friday, she got to see the movie Rough Night, followed by dinner and drinks at a piano bar. The pianist sang happy birthday to her along with her 7 girlfriends that were in attendance 🙂

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.. Then, she got to spend Saturday with someone very special to her. That time included shopping at a consignment shop where she found a great skirt for work and a new swimsuit (all using a gift card she received on Thursday) – followed by purchasing a gluten free, dairy free birthday cupcake, more shopping, then out for pizza (gluten free) and sorbet. Yum!

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Finally on today, her actual birthday.. she got to enjoy swimming in her new swimsuit while spending time with her wonderful kids. This was followed by a free birthday burger at Red Robin, where she and her kids enjoyed bottomless fries and lemonade.

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I of course swam in my new suit!

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I agreed to not feature my kids on my blog, but here is the closest I can come to showing them. My daughter is the blurry beautiful teen waving in the pic below..

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and my son is the bundle of non-stop energy waving in the next pic..

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Perhaps one day soon, I will be able to show them up close and discuss in more detail about our relationship and how they have been handling it. For now though, I will just say that we are all three doing well. I thanked them both for making my birthday so much fun. We played catch in the pool and I was lifting and tossing them a bit too. It got much more crowded later, but we had lots of time with just us in it too 🙂

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I am so grateful for my kids, my family members, my friends, and those that care about me that I have met through tumblr, twitter, and twitch. 

Thank you all for making me feel loved, happy, and so full of life that I do not feel like I am actually *gulp* 43! 

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-Ari

https://arianadanielle.com