Monday, January 4, 2010

On the anniversary of my birth

Wow.... 29! I still can't believe that I am 29 years old today. I don't know if I'm maturing and gaining these new adult emotions, or if it's just the p.m.s, but I am feeling sort of nostalgic. What my life was, what it's become, and what it holds in store for me. One thing I do know, there are a few people who were there 29 years ago and who are still here today....

Where would any of us be if it weren't for Mothers? True, my mom was not the on who gave birth to me, but she was the one who read to me, and sang to me. She cooked for me, cared for me, and gave up her own wants for mine. She has taught me so much, I am who I am because of my mother.

Dads are great for playing with! And mine is no exception. Wrestling, and laughing, lawn mowing, and hard work. My dad loves to play, and has always been a good example of a hard worker! I have great memories of park days and bike rides, and so do my kids thanks to him!

And then there's the sis.... Yes she was annoying, yes she stole my clothes, makeup, and anything else that wasn't on me at the time, yes she was in my way and on my nerves and way too emotional all the time, and yes she is one of my best friends now! (and yes, she is probably tearing up as she reads this) I am so glad she feels like she can call me for anything and I can call her. Separation definitely makes the heart grow fonder, and if it weren't for the annoying little sister stuff I wouldn't have such great stories.

Oh to be young and in love again........ so obviously Ben Affleck was never my real boyfriend (a girl can dream can't she?) I ended up with some one a whole lot better, he even helped me to bring these amazing little people who I just adore into this world! They are my new family, and one day I hope they can say the same things about me as I can say about mine! So here's to the past 29 years, full of learning, growing, wonder, and excitement.... and to 29 years full of more of the same!!!!!!!!

Happy birthday to me!


  1. I love this post! I can totally see Makayla in the first baby photo of you. Anyway, Have a very happy birthday!

  2. That was the sweetest post - up until the last picture. That's when I just laughed out loud! Hilarious! Oh .. I mean .. super cute. You were such a cute kid. =o) Happy Happy Birthday to you! I hope it was a great one!

  3. Lovely post (I teared up too...sentimental old me). And now I know what Makayla is going to look like when she grows up (despite Grandma Casper saying everyone looks like a Guest/Casper ;) I hope you had a wonderful birthday!

  4. "Tearing up as she reads this?" Pshhhh... whatever (I figure if you're taking my place as the sentimental one I'll take your place!) Haha just kidding! What a great post! Thanks for the shout out! I love you tons and miss you tons and hope one day we won't live two states away...

  5. P.S the funny part is I was going to post a funny little kid pic of you on my blog for your birthday but you beat me to the punch!

  6. I envy you. You've got so much going for you. I love you :) I'm glad you're my cousin.

    Heather :)