Category Archives: Birthdays

Happy Birthday to the BEST Brother

johnny3 johnny7 johnny4 johnny5 johnny6 johnny2 johnnyToday is my brother John’s birthday. We have always been incredibly close and I don’t take that for granted. I know a lot of people who barely even talk to their siblings, I talk to Johnny about once a day. He’s one of my best friends. He is a really intelligent, very caring man and I can’t believe that he’s turning 25 years old today. I’m so blessed to be his sister. I love you, bucco, and I hope this birthday is one to remember. =)


QuintinThis is my baby-holding smile… it’s ginormous! This is Quintin, he’s almost 4 months old and he helped me celebrate my birthday last Sunday! Along with the other Farris kids (& parents), my family, Mitch, and Mitch’s family. We grilled out and enjoyed the park! It was a great day, despite the fact that I am now THAT MUCH closer to 30. Ugh. I am a very spoiled little kitten and everyone made sure of that. Pretty blessed. =)

Things I’m Loving Right Now: Birthday Edition

Things I would love for my birthday this year!
It’s the 15th of August, if you’re at all curious! =)

birthday wishlist

Tardis USB // Grumpy Cat // DeLorean replica // BSG Wings // Atom Hoodie

Is my geek showing through this wishlist?!

Happy Birthday, Karianne!!



Kari, you are such an incredible person… full of spirit and humor and kindness. You really care about people, despite you trying to play it off. ;-] You really make every trip that much funnier and crazier!! You are a fantastic aunt, too, and I know your nieces adore you. Mitch and I are very lucky to have you in our lives. You are a great sister and I hope 19 is full of even more adventures! I love you!

Abbigayle’s Birthday

AbbiToday I am in Nevada celebrating the first birthday of my niece Abbigayle!! =) It was a last minute decision to make this trip, but OH SO WORTH IT. I can’t believe that I’m getting to spend this time with my brother Joel and his family. I’m so blessed!!


DSC_1868Happy Birthday to my Mitchel! He turns 29 years old today… so close to the big 3-0!!!! =) I am so blessed to have him in my life. He is an incredibly intelligent, incredibly driven man and he makes everything in my life better. Couldn’t do it without you, love. Here’s to another year older and hopefully another year wiser. ;)

Happy Birthday, Broseph!

johnnyHappy 24th Birthday to my partner-in-crime, my best friend since childhood, and one of the men in my life who has meant the most to me! My brother Johnny is an incredible young man and I’m so proud of all of the hard work he’s been putting into school this year! He’s gotten SOC [Student-of-the-Course] twice now and he keeps getting better and better! I can’t wait to see what he accomplishes in his life!

Pittsburgh Trip

A collective sigh issues from every fiber of my being just LOOKING at this photo.
Pittsburgh, PA.
It’s been the only static home in my life, being an Army brat will do that to you.
My grandparents all lived around the city… it is one of my happy places.
I bleed black and gold [Steelers, baby]!
That’s why I was absolutely smitten with getting the opportunity to go home to visit my family up there and celebrate my grandfather’s 80th birthday!!

This photo of my grandfather with my second cousin Elise just melts my heart. Not only is it touching that I got to meet her and hopefully will be a part of her life [cousins don't generally get to stay that in touch], but my grandfather is her great-grandfather and she has such a great relationship with him.
It’s incredibly touching, & I’m a sap, so I love it.

We started with a lunch out on the town with the family! Photos above are of the entire Ruggles family in attendance, my family with Pap, & the cousins with Pap!

After the restaurant we all went back to Pap’s house to celebrate with a cook out. I was so overwhelmed with the opportunity to spend time with my extended family. They really are the greatest people. I love each of them so much… I can’t stand that we don’t see each other that much!

The next day we spent some time walking around the city (& riding on the INCLINE!!!) and then enjoying the last few hours with my grandfather before the drive home!

I really can’t ever fully express how much I appreciated the memories with my family & Mitchel [who is now as good as family]!! =) I love them all and can’t wait to see everyone again!!

Outfit Post

The Birthday outfit!!! =)

It was a whimsical dress for a fun night at my favorite restaurant [O'Charley's] and hitting up the cinema for The Campaign!!

Twenty Six & My Top 5 of Twenty Five!

Today is my 26th birthday!!! I can’t believe how fast my life and the past few years have flown by… in memory of the last year, these are my top 5 memories from my 25th year!

1. Starting to date Mitchel. It’s been an incredible year… I don’t think I’ve ever been this happy in my life.

2. The day we brought Franklin home from the Humane Society. He was such a roly-poly little man!

3. Going on a family vacation to Washington, DC!! We went to the Smithsonians, stayed downtown, and really, just spent a TON of time together. I really love my family and spending down time with them!

4. Getting my owl tattoo!! I finally took the plunge and got my first large piece on my arm! I really could not love it more!

5. Starting a new job. And starting to think about my career in the long term! I’ve been making strides in my goals lately and I’m really happy to see what the future may bring!

Okay, 26… I’m ready for you!! Let’s see what you’ve got!! =)