My Birthday Present

August 26th, is my 38th Birthday – cue the confetti!! ๐Ÿ™‚

And it also happens to be my dear friend and recipe extraordinaire’s birthday too – Janelle from Comfy in the Kitchen! This photo below was taken of us on our birthday 2 years ago.  We are birthday twins – – I love sharing a birthday with her and I love how God works even in these small details of our lives.


My gift to myself is a day off from writing (so this will be a very unspiritual post lol!).

But I’ll share with you a present I got on Saturday (a few days early) from my husband.

First – let me say that I asked for this – so this was not a hint from him that I need to change.  And secondly, this is not a paid ad or anything like that – we paid full retail for it and I have not tried it out yet – so I am not “endorsing” this!

birthday fitdesk


It’s a desk – with pedals – ha!  It has a flat surface where I can set my laptop, iPad or Bible and work – while I pedal.

We all know that a sedentary lifestyle is not only unhealthy, it’s dangerous for our health.  And since I’ve taken up blogging and writing a book, I’ve spent a lot of hours sitting. SO, I saw another blogger instagram a photo of her FitDesk and I knew immediately I should give this a try.  It won’t be my “hard” workout for the day.  I will still use my elliptical in the evening for my 30 minute cardio workout.  But I am hoping that in the early morning or late afternoon, when I’m doing my Facebook, Twitter and blog browsing I can get some blood pumping.

I mentioned I got this gift a few days early because my husband has to work late on my birthday ๐Ÿ™ boooooooo – so they’ll be no celebrations on my actual birthday – but he did take me out to dinner on Saturday at one of my favorite restaurants –Red Lobster ๐Ÿ™‚ .  Here are some pictures from that night (the kids love the lobster tank and my husband was using his engineering degree to engineer a tower out of the coasters and toothpicks lol!):

birthday dinner

After dinner, I got to enjoy my kid’s first scrimmage.  Alex is playing football for our public school team and Alexis is a cheerleader FOR his team!  Alex had two great tackles Saturday and Lexi’s gymnastics classes are finally getting some use!


This week we begin our first week of homeschooling.  I’ll share our first day of school photos and our curriculum a little later on the blog.

That’s all for now!! Have a great new week everyone!

Walk with the King!



  1. Happy Birthday!! My Birthday was Thursday the 22nd. I turned 41. No major presents but I went to dinner at Applebees. We are in the process of a minor kitchen remodel. And now found out we need a new stove! Which is fine by me! It was 30 yrs old so I guess I’m going stove shopping tomorrow! My son starts school on Tuesday. We went shopping for new shoes today for back to school and bought him a new shirt to wear as well. Once the weather gets cooler, we’ll hit the stores for new jeans and sweathirts. Right now what he has is plenty. Hope you have a good day and you and Janelle can get together to celebrate your Day!

  2. Happy Birthday to you and Janelle. Have a blessed day and enjoy your day with friends and family. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Happy Birthday to two wonderfully godly ladies. I am so thankful for both of your examples! Hope you both have a wonderful day and that your next year is blessed and that you grow even closer the the Lord <3

  4. Very cool…can’t wait to hear your reviews! I’m a birthday twin and I share “our” birthday with one of my sons. Lots of birthdays on the 26th. Hope you have a fabulous day off from writing and enjoy your birthday.

  5. Happy bday siswe share the same month bday. No wonder I like you so much…lol mine was on the 8th. Happy, happy, happy Birthday(saying duck dynasty style) lol.

    Love and blessings,
    Adrienne R.

  6. You and I share a birthday. Mine is the same day but am older than you. Have a happy, Godly birthday and may you all be blessed.I’ve your books and blog. Our WMU group is doing Proverbs 31 as a on line discussions. It is so much fun.

  7. Sending you birthday greetings from Singapore. Have a blessed day and year filled with everything that makes you smile. You’re a wonderful, godly inspiration. God bless you abundantly ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Happy Birthday! It is also my birthday today…turning 45! Yikes!! Have a wonderfully blessed day. I truly enjoy reading your blogs. Thank you for all you do !

  9. Happy Birthday! Cam I just say WOW! I love your birthday gift idea! I have never heard of this and this is something I definitely need! I can not wait to hear how you like it. ๐Ÿ™‚ God Bless….

  10. Happy Birthday. I am not a birthday twin but my husband, son and I have our birthdays within the same 5 days and bff got married the day before my birthday. It is one of my favourite weeks of the year. As my Princess feels a little left out (she is a winter baby) we have decided she can celebrate her kid party in the summer and her family party on her actual day.
    May your homeschooling be blessed. Are you back from a break or are you actually just starting? We have been homeschooling (really here it in the UK it is call home educating but schooling is friendlier) for 18 months and are looking forward to starting again after an August break.

    1. Thank you! We were off for the last 3 months for summer break – so today we hit the books once again for the new school year ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Happy birthday. Hope you have a great day. May God continue to bless you and our family in all that you do..

  12. Happy Birthday!!
    Thanks for sharing and blessing
    Women with the gift God has given you. I too celebrated 38 this year!
    I think I’m going to share your birthday gift from your husband to mine. Lol!!
    I won’t pressure him for this year but maybe Christmas!
    God bless you!!

  13. Happy Birthday Courtney!! Have a blessed day! I also want to tell you your blog has been a great tool in my Christian walk. Keep on with the good work! Good luck with transitioning back into homeschool this week. My 1st grader and preschooler are still getting adjusted to being back in homeschool.

  14. Happy, Happy Birthday Courtney!!! Praying for you that this day will be blessed and filled with smiles, joy, laughter, and special moments! ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Ok first off I want to say Happy birthday to you!!!! I hope you are having a blessed day! My hubby’s was yesterday, kinda awesome! Second I love the idea of the FitDesk, I think I know what I want now lol. Thanks for being such an inspiration to me!

  16. Happy Birthday Ladies,
    Pray you had a great birthday and my birthday is on August 21.
    Keep up the good work.
    God Bless,

  17. Happy birthday, dear Courtney! Wishing you a blessed year with much happiness and joy. You are a fantastic inspiration to many! What a great gift from your hubby.

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