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Friday, April 4, 2014

today is my birthday!


Usually, I like to be more humble and not announce my birthday here, but I'm excited and happy so I'm just going with it.  My 28th year was fantastic in so many ways.  I really loved being 28 - I felt happy and comfortable with myself, and I just enjoyed being me.  I love that each year I feel a little happier in my own skin and a little bit more confident in who I am.  I'm trying something a little different today to commemorate the past year.  I've reflected on my year and have put together a list of 28 things I experienced this year.  Thanks so much for reading and thanks for all your support and love and friendship this year!



When I was 28 I...

stood on stone pavement in Bath with my love... 

travelled to Europe and around the country...

fulfilled my dream of going to Paris...

savored tasty macarons, fresh fruit, quiches, wine, fish and chips, tea and biscuits, and lots of chocolate...



added a great beagle named Diego to our family (just one, not four)...

spent many evenings cuddling on the couch watching Star Trek with my hubby and our pups...

took dozens and dozens of walks with my beagles...



joined a roller derby rec league...

surprised myself by how brave and strong I could be...

built my confidence, my skating skills, and my leg muscles...



ate so many desserts especially macarons 
(I'm mentioning them twice in this post because I loved them that much this year!)...

baked lots of cupcakes, bread, and cookies...



made nasturtium jelly, ice cream, fresh juice, and popsicles...

learned to can tomatoes, to skate backwards, and to knit with round needles...



grew lots of tasty vegetables in my community garden plot...

worked at a new job, advocating for people with disabilities...

led our community garden and helped lots of people grow their own food...



rested on the Oregon Coast...

took so many pictures and fell in love with photography...



enjoyed visits from my sister in law, my family, and friends...

explored Milwaukee and found new reasons to love this city...



moved to our very own apartment...

decorated our new space and made it home...

painted lots and lots of canvases with inspiring lyrics...

dreamt about my future with Paul and starting a family...



loved my family, my friends, my husband, my pups, my apartment, my life, my body, my job, my city, and so many other things...




resolved to find good in every day...

hoped for many great adventures and more of what I love in my next year of life!

Ah...so thankful for my life - so thankful for this day - and so thankful for all of you! 

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