Today I’m 26.

Today is my 26th birthday.

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Yeah, that’s pretty much all the intro we need on that one. I have mixed feelings about it. 26 is the age that my Mom had me. 26 is the age that I’m no longer allowed to be on my parents health insurance. 26 is the age that I thought I’d get married. And it’s already the age that I’m just looking around like, how the eff did I get to be 26?

I know it is a privilege to wake up and get to be 26. As I squint in the mirror and check for fine lines, I know it’s a blessing to be able to look for them. To have a life I’m proud of. To get to live each day. I try to keep it in perspective, I really do. But if you have a miracle cream for those fine lines, I’ll still take some suggestions.

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  • Happy birthday!

  • Happy happy birthday!!

  • Happy happy birthday! Hope you enjoy your day

  • Happy Birthday! Life gets better in the second half of your twenties 🙂 enjoy it!

  • Happy birthday, gorgeous!

  • Happy birthday, Nadine! I turned 26 in October, and I’ve gotta say – it’s kind of a weird age. You’re right though, we’re lucky to have made it this far! Hope your day is a fun one 🙂

  • Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day!

  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Sending love to you via Archie’s puppy kisses! 😉

  • Happy Birthday Nadine! Hope you have a great day 🙂

  • Happy birthday Nadine 🙂

  • Happy Birthday!

  • Happy birthday! I hope it’s a great one!!

  • Happy birthday!! I hope that you have the best day!

    Ashley, Married to the Game

  • Happy birthday! I’m about to turn 31, so if you find that miracle cream for those fine lines and wrinkles, please do share!

  • Oh, the 26. I’m 26, but turning 27 next month. Lets not talk about it hehe…. 26 is weird, like you are definitely an adult, but you are still like hanging around.. When I was young I thought I was going to be a mother by this age, but now, all I think it’s ‘I’m not ready! I’m still too young!’


  • Happy Birthday! I hope it’s a great one!

  • Happy birthday lovely! I hope today has lots of cake and treats involved. And I’ll let you know if I find that miracle cream! x

  • Happy Birthday!! Hope you 26th year is a great one!

  • Happy Happy Birthday!!!! Enjoy it!!! I am not sure how I became 34. Happens over night!

  • Happy Birthday!!!!! Hope you have a fantastic day!!

  • I hope 26 treats you great.I loved 26. I thought it would be complicated, but 26 is a good year. And I get the idea you are in a good spot for your 26th year. Have a GREAT birthday! 🙂

  • Happy birthday!! It’s crazy how expectations of different ages and stages change as we actually approach those ages. Cheers to an awesome twenty-six!

  • Happy Birthday!!!!! And 26 (and 27) totally freaked me out. Heck, I’m freaking out that I’l be 28 this summer. But… you get used to it, and you have an awesome life. Enjoy the day and this next year! It’ll be fantastic!

  • Happy birthday!

  • Kai

    Happy Birthday!

  • Happy birthday, girl! I hope you have an awesome day 🙂 And don’t worry, once you hit 26, can’t you begin counting backwards every year or just start saying the same age for a few years in a row? I’m 25 and that’s what I plan to start doing… 🙂

  • Happy birthday! 🙂

  • Happy birthday love!

  • Happy Birthday! Your family is adorable!


  • Happy Birthday! Hope you are out celebrating!!

  • Happy Birthday!!

  • Happy birthday!

    xo Jennifer

  • happy birthday to you! 😀

  • Kari R

    Happy Birthday! My 26th birthday is this tuesday, the 18th!!

  • Lex

    happy happy birthday to you! : )

  • Happiest Birthday!! I’m dreading the whole, getting kicked off my parents’ insurance. Hahaha. I hope it was an amazing day besides that fact! 😉

  • Ahh, Happy Birthday! And there’s still a few more hours for N to put a ring on it as a birthday gift 😉

  • Happy birthday, girly!
    If it makes you feel any better I’m going to be 24 and my mother had me at 22. So I passed that up awhile ago. Not to mention my younger sisters already have children.
    Do your thang!

  • Happy Birthday!

  • Happy Birthday! Hope you enjoyed your day! 🙂

  • Happy Birthday my dear friend!!! xoxo

  • Happy Birthday, Nadine! I hope your day was fantastic!

  • happy birthday!! 🙂

  • happy birthday!

  • Happy happy happy birthday!! i hope you’re having an absolutely wonderful day 🙂

  • Happy birthday!
    Hope you had a great day!

  • Happy Birthday!!!!

  • Happy birthday Nadine!! Not gonna lie, 26 is the epitome of limbo-land…am I mid-twenties? Am I late twenties? Should I settle down? blah blah blah. Enjoy it as much as you can and know that 27 is definitely a year to look forward to! Hope your boys spoilt you today!!


  • I’m late but happy belated birthday!

  • I hope you had a fabulous birthday!

  • Happy Birthday, chickie!

  • At the risk of sounding redundant… Happy Birthday! 🙂
    Hope you do something for yourself today that feeds your soul.

  • Happy birthday Nadine! I’ll be 21 next month, the same age my mother had me and I’m slightly horrified. How did she do it?! Nevertheless, I’m wishing you an amazing year ahead!

  • Sandy

    Happy birthday! Hope it was a good one.

  • Happy Birthday girl!

  • Happy Belated Birthday Nadine!! I hope you had a wonderful day!!

  • Kristen

    Happy Birthday! I know how it feels. I just turned 28 and am nowhere near where I thought I’d be by this age. It’s crazy how time flies.

  • Hope your birthday was a bloody great one

  • happy birthday!!!

  • Elizabeth

    Happy belated 26th Birthday! I got married when I was 26 – might be your lucky year 😉 I turn 29 today and I still haven’t had a baby…I’m feeling a little behind some of my friends! You’re just fine!

  • Happy Birthday and Happy Valentine’s Day!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  • Happy belated birthday! I just turned 27, it’s a strange time… welcome to it 🙂

  • Happy super super super late birthday!!!

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