September 11, 2016

Sharing Mili Wifey Lifey: Birthday Weekend

Ever since I made an Instagram account, I feel like we can share a tiny bit more of our lives with all of you. If you are not following me yet, please do (our Gram' Handle is "militarywifeandpuglife") but, BUT be forewarned - I am a tiny bit obsessed with "stories." 

The overshare is extremely obnoxious.

I know, I KNOW. 
#willstopsoon #maybe #cantstopwontstop

But truly, I digress.

This weekend was #MaddiethePug and my birthday weekend! I thought I would share a few of our celebration pictures.

When I woke up Friday morning, Military Husband brought me cards:

The two on the left are mine. The two on the right are for #MaddiethePug.

And yes, I am a 12 year old trapped in a grown woman's body, so I received a Captain America card and keychain. Not to mention, Military Husband gave me these:

A Marvel and a Supernatural t-shirt and Black Widow knee socks. I am obsessed with these socks and all things Black Widow, obviously.

Later that afternoon, I was surprised by a knock at my door and it was:

My best friend and blogging buddy Julie @ JewelsWandering surprised me with these beautiful flowers. I was so excited. Thank you again for remembering me Julie! You are AWESOME.

That night, Military Husband gave #MaddiethePug and I:

As you all know, I am like the Cookie Monster when it comes to cookies and I love Nestle Toll House Cafe' Cookie Cakes. So much better than RatBoy The Cookie Douche and the Great American Cookie Company Ratchetness. We enjoyed some cake and then went to see my personal favorite of life: 

A scary movie!

We saw:

And it did not disappoint. Military Husband even enjoyed it despite thinking it was going to suck. He should know that I know my good horror movies. Ok, OK, except for that time I INSISTED we see Ouija and the best part of the movie was me dumping popcorn everywhere and a man in front of us farting loudly repeatedly. 

We all make mistakes. #butitsoundedgood #ouijaboardsarejustdumb

On Saturday, we had a birthday celebration with my family. I made sushi for my mom and I to enjoy while the men ate steaks. 

Friends, I am perfecting the sushi roll. Next stop, Japan. #TokyoTakeover

Shrimp Tempura Roll

My family presented #MaddiethePug and I with a cake:

#MaddiethePug also got 4,589,789 bags of treats and a new stuffie. BabyBelle Pug even got a stuffie. My family gave me canvases, paints and an art easel for my new found love of painting everything geeky.

And my dad gave me this beautiful painting he did of Joan of Arc:

I plan to teach history again in the near future.
Cannot wait to put this in my office!

Yes, my father painted this artwork. He is extremely talented and I will be happy to share more of his work on the blog if you are all interested!

I loved everything, but honestly, my favorite part of the night that gave me life was this card from my mom:

Inside it reads: "Anyone who thinks you are old is a big dummy that is dumb." I laughed because the little girl on the card looks JUST like I did when I was a little girl.

Speaking of being a tiny tot, my mom found two candles I had on my birthday cake celebrating year 1 of Mili Wifey Lifey.

I LOVED Oscar The Grouch. #myfave 

After the party, the pugs were super tired. BabyBelle could not wait to get home and sleep.

Isn't she adorable?

That night, Military Husband and I watched Star Wars The Force Awakens and I do not care what any of the critics or Star Wars geeks say, I loved this movie (especially Rey, she is just awesome). BabyBelle Pug loved BB-8, too.

On Sunday, we all relaxed and took the pugs on a fun walk.

It was a low-key, but extremely fun birthday with my family. We did not do the usual "Spoil Mili Wifey Rotten Birthday Blowout" because we are moving soon. We are so excited for this move and looking forward to the adventures our family will have in a new state.

Disclaimer: There is some confusion because we did move in May. We moved to a home in a neighboring city due to our lease ending. Now, we are moving to a new state for Military Husband's work. I hope that makes sense!

I will post more in the near future, but any guesses as to where we are moving?

Sadly, no. 
I would love to kick Loki's butt tho. 

Anyhoo, I want to thank each and every single one of you for all the birthday wishes and love. You also made my day just a little more special and I love you!

Celebrating another year alive, older and somewhat wiser, I am,


  1. What a wonderful birthday weekend. And we were so happy to meet Julie through you and have chatted with her a bit online. I agree on the cookie cake, I LOVE cookies. I made some chocolate espresso shortbread cookies recently and they just rocked, but if I can get lazy and buy them I will.

    Happy Birthday Beautiful, both of you!

    1. Aw I'm so glad! She's a wonderful person and the "real deal"! Thank you and those cookies sound amazing!! We have an unofficial cookie date if we ever meet. Plus martinis. Lol :)

  2. Happy happy Birthday weekend! Holy freaking awesome painting- I definitely would love to hear more. Have fun with the move- my guess is somewhere with trees. And sun.

  3. Happy belated Birthday. Sounds like a fun weekend with lots of good treats and gifts!!

  4. Sounds like a totally kickass birthday! Your father's an awesome artist -- ask him to paint you a Black Widow portrait next!

  5. WooooHoooooo!!!! Sounds like one bitchin' ☺ BURTHDAY!!!!! And, OMG, I almost died when I saw the Supernatural Tshirt! LOVES IT! I've never had a cookie cake! I will have to try that out...I do LOVES the Mud Pie cakes, those are my favs! Then again, IScream cakes are my favs.
    I think I would likes sushi if it weren't for the nori ~ GAG!!!! holy stinky fingers! I don't knows how you do it! I thinks I'm on Team MiliHusband on this one!
    And your Pops is one helluva painter gurl! Very cool.
    Ruby here....enough peep chat! geesh. Hey Maddie!!!! I hopes you had a most FABulous Burthday!!!!! Sounds like the peeps kept you busy and gave you all kinds of pawsome pressie!!! Just like it should be! Happy Happy Happy Burthday to both you gurls!!!
    Ruby (and Ma) ♥

  6. Happy Birthday to you and Maddie!!!!
    Moving again?? Didn't you just move??
    Mr Bailey Hazel & Mabel

    1. We moved to a different house! This time, different city! Lol. Military Life! Xxoo

  7. I am glad that you and Maddie the Pug had a grand birthday! The cookie and cake looked delicious. I hope that you both have a wonderful new year. Ummm...didn't you just move or has time gone by really, really fast?

    1. Haha we did move into a new house! But now we are moving to a new city! Surprise! :)

  8. Happy belated Birthday to you and Maddie! So fun you guys get to celebrate together. Love that cookie cake, I want one!

    God bless,

    XO, Claire


  9. What a great birthday weekend!! Everything looked delicious!! I want cake too!! Yay!! And sending some love to Maddie!!

    1. Thank you! She loves you already!! Sending you her Maddie cuddles!

  10. Happy birthday! Sounds like you had a great time. Your dad is an amazing artist, I look forward to seeing more of his work. I'm guessing it'll take you a week to come down from the sugar rush after the giant cookie and the cake. xx

    1. Oh you're so kind! I'd love to share his work with everyone! And yes, I'm high now! Lol

  11. Aweeee happy happy belated birthday! How special of a day/weekend! Happy birthday to Maddie too! Moving again? Didn't you JUST move?!?! Jah-eeee-zzzzus! xoxoxoxx

    1. Lol yes we moved to a different house, now we are moving to a new city/state!

  12. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh you and Maddie have the same bday!! Happy Happy birthday again!
    What a fine celebration and 2 cakes and flowers and cards and OMCs too much fun!
    The painting your dad painted is gorgeous!! Wow!!
    Yes show us more..
    Hugs Madi and mom

  13. Yay for new life adventure!! Maybe you'll head somewhere out here in Cali...SoCal perhaps??

    Love those Black Widow socks...sounds like you (and Maddie) had a great Birthday!!!

  14. Happy Birthday! I love cookie cake and sushi too!

  15. I'm glad you had a great birthday!

    And your day is really talented!

    And also, who doesn't like The Force Awakens?? I don't know a single person who didn't like it (and I know a lot of critics!)

    1. Thank you!
      Oh gosh girl, there were plenty of scathing attacks. LA Times, Reddit threads...lots of fans thought it was pure plagiarism of Star Wars ANH. Not gonna lie, I agree it wasn't anything original like the first three episodes, but I found it to be very charming and the actors were all just a breath of fresh air. The cast made that movie and gave it a resurgence among kids who might not be as familiar with the original films. I think Rogue One will be a better story, but I loved TFA! So so likeable. Rey gives me life. She's exactly the kind of female role in movies young girls need!

  16. If you are moving out by MD or DC (or even VA), let me know. Would be cool to meet you. :)
    Happy happy happy birthday to you and Maddie! Sounds like a great birthday.
    I loved The Force Awakens too. Rey is girlcrush-worthy. :)

  17. I think it's adorable that your dog shares the same birthday as you. Was she a birthday gift? My dog's birthday is in January...we always do a special celebration for her!

    1. No, she came with my husband! Haha! She was his dog before we met!!

  18. Happy birthday!

    And I'm guessing Dallas so Baby Belle can cheer on her Cowboys in person. BOL!

  19. Happy birthday to you and Maddie. I have missed Maddie updates lately (like 3 months! How did that happen) but I have been thinking of you all.

  20. Sounds like the perfect weekend! Glad you had a good birthday celebration!

  21. I always forget about instagram stories. Now I will have to go check out what you have been posting LOL.

    Those sushi rolls look amazing. So glad you had such a great birthday weekend.

    1. Thank you! My stories are stupid girl lol! Love you tho!! Xxoo

  22. SO glad you both had a wonderful birthday!!! :) You deserved it. :)

  23. Happy, happy birthday to you both!
    LOVE that painting! We almost named Maggie after Joan of Arc -- only I kept laughing thinking of "Joan of B'arc" and that sort of messed it up. :)
    I put in a request to follow you on Instagram. I'm KZK_ArmyOfFour.

  24. It looks like you guys had a fabulous birthday! Yay! I like your gifts.

    1. Thanks!! Oh I know, you and I both Hot Topic and food fanatics! Lol. There's never not something in Hot Topic I don't want!

  25. Sounds like a great birthday! Minus the scary movies, mostly bc I'm a wimp. :p

  26. Happy belated birthday! Looks like you had a great one. I'm totally diggin' those socks. I watched Don't Breathe. Thought it was okay. Wish you all the best with your move. You dad did a great job with that painting.


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