Friday, September 24, 2010

Be A Better Me (You) Challenge- Days 24-26 ~ Celebrate YOUR assets

In celebration of my birthday this weekend (yes, I'm turning 30....again!), we are going to have an entire weekend long challenge. Today's Be A Better Me (You) Challenge- Days 24-26 ~ Celebrate YOUR assets! You heard me right. No matter what complaints you have about your life or maybe wish you could change some things, you've got assets girl. You may have forgotten about them because you're too busy being obsessed with everyone else in the families ...everything. But they are there. Maybe its your brilliant mind, maybe you are a social guru, maybe you're a damn brain surgeon, maybe you are gorgeous, maybe your eyes are bluer than the ocean, maybe your lips are perfectly round, maybe you have the most amazing cooking skills, maybe you can sing like an angel, maybe you are a damn word wizard, maybe you are the most dedicated friend a person could have, maybe you are a rocking athlete, maybe you are genuine, maybe you are empathetic, maybe you are a sales woman,  a butcher, a baker,a  candlestick maker...You get the point. Take a minute to think about it and flaunt it. When you utilize your assets, you feel productive and you feel confident because its YOU! You're not trying to keep up to some impossible standard, you got this. You know you do. I don't care what it is, immerse yourself in it this weekend!
Me, well, lets be honest... in my family, birthdays are a BIG  FREAKING DEAL..its not doom and gloom because you are another year older. It's  celebrating your ass off because you have lived another year in this world with your amazing friends and family. You count your blessings, have some drinks, an amazing meal, and celebrate you and your life with those you love! Believe me, I will be celebrating all of my assets with the people I love most in the world... all weekend! Try  focusing on all that you've accomplished rather than what you want to accomplish this weekend. Take an inventory and be proud of your contribution to the world! You are amazing!

And a Shout out to my Big Little brother, Carlitos! Happy 28th Birthday ( Again). Wish we could celebrate it together like we did when we were little..with our shared birthday cake! Love YOU!!!
What a smart boy you were! From the beginning I knew you were something special!

Sharing one of many of our many celebrations together!

You really were the most adorable thing EVER!

Always my best friend and now we are that much closer because we are godparents to each others kids! I am so proud of the man you have become! You are an amazing Father, Husband, Son, Brother, Best Friend,  Coach, Soccer player. You are capable of such greatness! I can't wait to celebrate another birthday together with you.Love you Forever and then another day or so:) 

We may be separated by geography but you are always in my heart, little brother!

All the brothers and sisters + baby Gabs in my Tummy, minus baby brother, celebrating our birthday 4 years ago.


  1. Happy Birthday!

    I'm a new follower from the Friday hops. Great blog! Stop by when you get a chance.

  2. OK that last picture is priceless. I love family. You made me miss my cousins, I had to send a quick BBM blast tellin em I love em.

    Sidebar: your brother is a HOOTTTTTIIIEEEEEE

  3. Happy birthday. I hope this is the best one yet!

  4. These are great! I love old pictures.

    Just stopping by today to say hi from Fun Follow Friday (already a follower)

  5. Awww... What a sweet tribute to your brother. Hope he had a great birthday!! :)

  6. Happy birthday!!!

    Hey! I'm following you from the blog hop. I'd love if you came and visited me at my blog:

    Family Friendly Frugality

    I also have a hop on Thursdays called It's Almost Friday! I'd love if you hopped along with us!
    It's Almost Friday

    I hope you have a great week!

  7. new follower- found you while blog hopping.
    hope you can stop by as well

    and happy birthday!


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