Monday, June 22, 2009

You are...

turning 38 today.
The 1st birthday we celebrated together
you were turning 31
and now here you are
38 and all grown up now.
(wink wink, laugh)

You are my darling,
my friend,
my lover,
my choice above all other.

We laugh.
We flirt.
We love.
We drive each other crazy -
keep each other sane.
We hold each other tight
and hold each other together.
We're each better because of the other.
Life is so amazing
with you...
and I wouldn't have it
any other way.

Happy Birthday Mike,
I love you.

Monday, June 08, 2009


photo found on tumblr

As many of you know, I celebrated my 25th birthday a few days ago and, to me, it's a milestone.
My mom was 25 when she had me and for some reason I've always thought of it as the "grown-up" age mark. Silly I know. And I've also heard those reports that say that your teenage hormones don't fully leave until 25 (or in other words - you don't smart-en up until 25.)
In any case, I am looking forward to this year. There are so many things I would like to do and want to do. It feels like a huge new chapter of my life is opening up and I'm eager to begin.
So, in honor of that I am going to make my list of
25 things to do before I'm 26

1. attend a live symphonic performance
2. knit something more complicated than a scarf or hat
3. take pictures of finished sewing & craft projects
4. write down my goals and dreams for the future
5. teach at least 3 more sewing classes and demos
6. make "date night" a regular occurrence
7. move to the country and our own little "farm"
8. do daily devotions with Olivia before school
9. take a trip to the West Coast
10. start a family business with Mike
11. take another sewing/quilting class
12. read my Bible every day
13. stop procrastinating
14. visit an art museum
15. go to the theater or the opera
16. no more late birthday and Christmas gifts and cards
17. start working on the book that's in my head
18. see the Nutcracker ballet in person
19. plant daffodil bulbs around my house in the fall
20. read The Great Gatsby
21. go to D.C. and enjoy the Smithsonian museums, and the monuments
22. apply for a passport
23. invest in 3 pairs of boots (these, these, and these)
24. learn to milk a goat ( or cow)
25. exercise 2x a week ( any suggestions?)

I will periodically update and mark off this "done" things through out the year and keep you updated.

Monday, June 01, 2009

7 years

11 years ago, I met a man and fell for him.
3 years later, he asked me to marry him,
and 1 year later, I did.
Now, 7 years have gone by since that day,
and I love him more than ever.

I'm so glad that I said, "yes"
and even though we've had a lot to learn
in these past 7 years,
I wouldn't trade them for anything.
Because I was with him.
And I'm ever so excited
to get to plan and spend my future with him.

My dear husband,
I'm looking forward to
the next 70 x 7 years together.


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