Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Wishing, praying, hoping are associated with birthdays to some degree.
We are always wishing for something when we blow out our candles!
We pray to our God for blessing us with another year!
We hope to have an awesome day and year.
Today i wanted to share some of the things i am
wishing, praying and hoping for my birthday!
My prayer is for continual health.
I am hoping for fitness in order to complete a 5k on Saturday.
(more deets will follow sometime next week.)
I am wishing...well i can't tell you what i'm wishing for...
but i am sure you can guess it has something to do with Mr. Pancakes!
                                I think sometimes we get caught up with the material items we want. 
And recently i realized i am not immune to this. 
I hinted to Mr. Pancakes that i wanted to get an iPad. 
Do i need an iPad?..NO!
But i was being greedy and asked for the gift i wanted
instead of allowing my husband to get me whatever he wanted to get me. 

After the conversation, I realized
i DO NOT NEED to wish, pray and hope for material things. 
 I may want them but do not need them.
Things fade, get old, break, get lost, electronics are upgraded...material things are dispensable.
Health, fitness, love, life are not.

Therefore, on this birthday week, i am wishing, praying, hoping for more than things!
I am wishing, praying, hoping that YOU enter the giveaway which ends TODAY!
I think this has been one of the most fun thing i have done on my blog thus far!
And i am so excited about it...
The Thank You Giveaway! Please Enter here.
I will be drawing three separate WINNERS tomorrow from a hat.
That's right ladies, i will be doing it the old fashion way. 
I couldn't figure out, in time, how to do the computerized thingamig so i didn't bother!
But enter here for a chance to be one of three WINNERS!

p.s: forgive me for the new layout...i've been playing around with blogger..
so much fun learning all this stuff!



Great post! And you're so right on. Good luck with the 5K this weekend and happy almost bday! :) xoxo

sherri lynn said...

Happy day before birthday! :) I hope you're able to do the 5K this weekend!

Lauren said...

great post! it's so easy to be consumed with wishing, & hoping, & praying when we should just be enjoying the present! Good luck this weekend with the 5k!

Anonymous said...

I don't usually enter give ways, but since you asked so nicely and it is your birthday week I entered. ;)

Mrs. H said...

Oooh I wanna hear about the 5k. Way to go on the birthday wishes.

Little Ms. Fun said...

We all fall victim to the "I want that!" curse around our birthdays and holidays. You are right! My holiday wishes are to be surrounded by all my favorite people. Great post.

P.S. The whole blogger lay out thing confuses the heck out of me too. Horrible! lol

CeCe said...

This was such a good post. Thanks for the reminder of the truly important things in life. It is really easy to get caught up in the wants vs. needs.

CeCe said...

Oh yeah good luck with your 5k! I'm running one on thanksgiving. Is this your first? I hope you blog about the experience bc I'm SO nervous!!

Heather said...

Great post! I also want an iPad, but I definitely don't NEED one, and am doing my best to stop being so hooked on the material things in life. Good luck at the 5K!

Mr. Taylor and his Lady said...

ha, such a great post girl! and a very happy birthday to you. and it's true, we all need to be better with the things that we wish, pray, and hope for. we need to keep our minds in the perspective of those things that really matter most, like spending time with our family and friends! one great party with all of those people sounds like a GREAT birthday present!
xo TJ

LV said...

Great post! Very profound... I gave you a blog award today:-)


Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

What a fun post. And good luck on the 5k!

Girlfriends said...

Mrs. Pancakes! This blog is the cutest! We love your posts!

Alida said...

Happy Day Before your Birthday!!!!!

Bravoe Runway said...

Happy Birthday!! I hope for all the things you want to occur this year and I like the new header! To answer your question, my Mom takes all of my pictures. We take all of my outfit posts 1 month in advance over a weekend. We just finished November.

The Blonde Duck said...

Popped in to say hi! Good luck on your 5-K!