06 July 2016

July is the Best Birthday Month

In case you were unaware--July is birthday month.

Granted, all months are technically birthday months, for all sorts of people. But July is the most important and the best birthday month. You can probably guess why.

It's my birthday month!!

But wait, there's more.

It's Angel's birthday month!!

And that's not all, it's mom's birthday month!! And her twin's!!

Both of our birthdays are in the latter half of the month, but due to family travel, we celebrated both with the family this past weekend, including special request homemade birthday dinners. Angel's birthday dinner: beef stew with mint surprise cookies. Mine: pulled pork BBQ sandwiches with homemade yeast rolls, cucumber salad, and ice cream.

Not a birthday cake between the two of us...because we don't really like cake. Angel's most exciting present was a Dake's Annotated Bible, and mine was a curling iron, but you get a picture of my chips instead of a curling iron. Since I was a teenager, I've always asked for a bag of chips that I don't have to share with anyone for my birthday.

But I've been rather remiss in my birthday month listing thus far. July is also birthday month for:

Amanda, aka The Lady Okie, AND her husband. (adopting the same strategy of marrying someone with a birthday close to your own, I see.

Rachel, of This Italian Family, is also celebrating her birthday. She had a great name, and while I'm not 100% sure of the spelling, I'm just going to choose -el because that's the best spelling there is.

Beka, of Sunshine to the Square Inch, who has actually visited Malaysia and whose house has a REALLY COOL bathroom. (The things we know about other bloggers....)

Is it your birthday this month, too? How are you celebrating?


  1. Happy birthday month! I think it's awesome that you got chips that you didn't have to share (and that's a really great flavor, too!). Both of your birthday meals sound awesome-I'm especially a huge fan of BBQ pulled pork (I've actually been thinking of making some myself one of these days. It's such a summertime food). I'm glad that you're enjoying July so far!

  2. Happy, happy birthday! How fun to share a birthday month and birthday fun with so many loved ones. I hope you all enjoy the celebrations in these next few weeks!

  3. Happy birthday! I am also a July birthday, as is my husband. We also got married in July, so I totally agree that it is the best month ever!

  4. Happy birthday to you both! I am not a big cake fan, either, unless it's an ice cream cake or cookie cake.

  5. I have so many friends and family members with July birthdays. It's awesome because it's mid-summer and time for a party. Happy Birthday!

  6. Happy Birthday!

    My birthday month was last month and I really exploited it : )

    Fun that so many people in your family have birthdays in the same month.

    I cannot believe there are people in this world that do not like cake. Are you sure you're not aliens? ; P


  7. Happy Birthday! I agree, July is the best birthday month ever! My birthday is at the end of the month, my brother has a birthday in a few days and it's my parents' anniversary this month.

  8. Beautiful post just there, and i've bookmarked this blog too & keep up the great job.

  9. Happy Birthday month! Summer birthdays are so fun!

  10. month-long birthday celebrations are such a great idea. i did that just last december for my 40th (not sure why it took me so long to do that!!) and i celebrated by doing 1 pamper session a week leading up to my birthday and it was glorious!

    happy birthday month to you and your entire fam!!

  11. Wow, you have a lot of birthdays in this month. So do I. My Mom and my Husband. What fun

  12. Heehee. Happy birthdays!!! <3 Now I'm wishing my birthday was this month too! ;-)

  13. HOOORAY for birthday months!!! I'm so glad you got a bag of chips! Also, a bag of chips tastes way better than they do in America =). I love birthdays!

  14. BIRTHDAY MONTH. The best month. Except I don't know if I could share a birthday with a child of mine. We will see. But it's fun having Jordan's birthday a week after mine because I can eat so much cake and ice cream and have an excuse because birthday!!

    1. *I said "we will see" as though I'm pregnant and going to for sure have a baby in July, which I am not so just clarifying.

  15. Happy birthday(s)! We just finished birthday season (April and May, in our household.) I always breathe a sigh of relief when I've planned the last birthday party and we get to relax (for a few months, anyway.)

  16. Happy birthday month! I hope you all have a fabulous time celebrating. And a bag of chips you don't have to share with anyone is such a luxury! It's my husband's birthday at the end of the month too, so we'll be celebrating on this side of the world as well. Woohoo for July birthdays!

  17. July is pretty important birthday-wise for us too...My son was born on the 5th, and my husband's birthday is on the 9th!

  18. Love this post. Happy birthday month! In our family January and June are the birthday months.

  19. YAY! Happy birthday month to us all! I love that you specifically request a bag of chips that you don't have to share with anyone. And hooray for a new curling iron! :)

    And yes, you are correct! It's Rachel without the extra "a" that some people toss in there. ;) "Rach" happened when I was a teenager because that's what my friends called me and since Rachel was such a common name, it made it easier to differentiate which one I was. So it has just stuck. These days most of my family calls me Rae and most of my friends call me Rach, but I do have a grandmother who still calls me Rachel (probably because I was named after her mother) along with a handful of people at church who call me that as well. I don't mind what version people go with as long as I realize they're talking to me. :) Aaand that is the longest way ever to say "you are correct with your guess of how to spell my name" ha! ;)

  20. I love that you get a bag of chips every year! I love little traditions like that :). My grandma's birthday was Sunday and my anniversary was the 14th. July is a pretty great month!