Friday, January 6, 2012

25 Years Down

Many many more to come I hope. As I sit in this chair at work this morning and look back at the 25 years I have lived I am seriously nostalgic. One of the things my mom has always said to me (I am sure I have shared this before but it is one of my favorites) is "I thank God everyday for plopping me down right where He did." That so perfectly describes how I feel about my life so far. I am a lucky lucky girl.

can you say "hair dye"? that pink is looking FADED!

I grew up with a huge, loving family. Both of my parents were born and raised here and so all of my extended family has been a large part of my life. My parents rock. They have been such amazing examples of who I want to be. They taught us what it looks like to be Godly adults who are dedicated to their family and their work. They both started their own businesses, following their individual passions, and let us know that it is important to do what you love. You spend so much of your life at work. You have to love what you do. Being grown and married now I think the most influential thing my parents did for me was put their marriage first. I don't have children yet so I can't imagine how hard it is not to always put them first but my parents made it clear through their relationship with each other that they came before us. We wouldn't exist without them after all. So thank you mom and dad. You guys gave me the best childhood I think anyone could ever dream of. You are both such a blessing to me. I love you!

I have pretty rad siblings too. I'm not saying we didn't fight. All siblings fight right? But at the end of the day they were always the ones I wanted to be with the most. I am the youngest of the three so I naturally thought they were the coolest people in the world. But, honestly, I still think that about them. We are all so different and are in really different places in our lives but I still feel so lucky to have the sister and brother that I do. Not to mention that they both married people that came around really early in my life and so I got to grow up with them too. Jason and Tara feel just as much like sibling to me as Audrey and Martin do. And don't even get me started on the nieces and nephews they have given me. Seriously! It's the best thing they have ever done for me :) (ha!)I love you guys!

And now ... for the last several years ... I have RT. He has made me realize that God seriously picks just the right person for you to spend your life with. He and I just fit together. I can't really explain it. We spend everyday working toward being a better us and I love (almost) every second of it. Again, I am not trying to say things are perfect. They are not. Nothing/nobody is. But he is the only one I would want to trudge through this imperfect life with. We will just spend it learning. I love you hunny!

isn't our yard dog cute?! we might be a tiny dog obsessed...

Top: Mcginn
Turtleneck: Mossimo
Pants: Blank NYC
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell (of course)
So Happy Birthday to me! And I have on my Jeffrey Campbell black white Litas just like I said I would :) Plus some fun new pants I got to Christmas! For now I am at work absolutely loving our new space. Tonight RT is taking me out to one of our favorite restaurants. And tomorrow my family is taking me out to lunch at a local hot spot.

Happy weekend!


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  2. Happy Bday! Cool shoes!