Birthdays

  • Hello 30

    Hello 30

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    One year ago, I posted of a list of 30 things I wanted to do before today: Pay off my school loans Go to Wanderlust Colorado  Get Boudoir Photos Taken  Go to a Movie Alone Knit a Sweater Be Capable of Passing the Army Physical Fitness Test Read Pride and Prejudice Go Camping Relearn How…

  • 30 Before 30

    30 Before 30

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    Today I am 29 years old and just one year away from 30.  While I’m not one to get distressed about the big 3-0, the last year of my twenties does seem like a pretty significant milestone to let go by unrecognized.  So I thought, why not put together a list of things I would…

  • Wordless Wednesday: Bumble Bee Birthday
  • Wordless Wednesday: First Birthday Cupcake
  • Little One

    Little One

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    Yesterday, Zara turned one.  I seriously cannot believe how quickly this year has flown by and how wonderfully she has grown through all of the changes in her world.  When she was a newborn and we were spending her first weeks packing and moving across country I kept telling her, “this is not what life…

  • Fourth Birthday Carnival

    Fourth Birthday Carnival

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    Sunday we had Nora’s fourth birthday party. ย Since she is all about the clowns on our street, we decided to have a carnival theme for her party. ย I had a ton of fun putting together all of the decorations for her party, from our carnival signpost and “prizes” to a bunch of fun midway-style games.…

  • Hello, Four

    Hello, Four

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    Nora has been four for four days now.  We celebrated with our usual family breakfast of her choice before Chris went to work.  She chose the exact same thing as last year: cinnamon rolls and berries, which we ate picnic style on our deck. I made my pumpkin cinnamon rolls with applesauce instead of pumpkin…

  • Nora’s Maisy Birthday Party

    Nora’s Maisy Birthday Party

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    We celebrated Nora’s third birthday Sunday morning.  Those of you following me on Facebook got little sneak peeks of our party decorations as Nora and I made them, and knew that I was worried about rain because we were hoping to hold the party outside.  It did, indeed, rain but we managed to squeeze everything…

  • Simple Birthday Joy

    Simple Birthday Joy

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    Today, at 3:47 pm, Nora turned three.  We have her big birthday party planned for Sunday morning (please, please send no rain vibes our way), but I couldn’t let today pass without a celebration and making sure that our little girl knows just how amazing she is. I let Nora choose what she wanted for…

  • Twenty-seven

    Twenty-seven

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    Today, I turned 27. ย We had beautiful weather and a nice quiet day; play group, lunch with a friend, then dinner at the Brotherhood. ย Chris surprised Nora and I by being out of his chef whites when we arrived and waiting out front. ย For the first time in months, the three of us ate dinner…