Saturday, June 21, 2014

My top 28

Birthday pancakes are happening today!
Today is my 29th birthday. I am now officially in the last year of my twenties. Ah! So I thought it'd be fun to look back on the past year and share my top 28 memories since my last birthday celebration. I remember Erin doing this a while back so she gets all the creativity points for this one. Here we go...
1. Drew and I enjoyed what would be our last summer "off" together as teachers and discovered the best recipe ever for homemade creamsicles
2. We celebrated 4 years of marriage at our favorite local winery (I won't be doing any wine tasting this year for my birthday!)
3. My girl Courtney and I enjoyed a night of cocktails and made Cake Batter Martinis to celebrate summer. These are to die for.
4. Double date night in revamped OTR with our good friends to try out a new restaurant
5. I did a makeover on my craft room stool involving pink and gold.
6. My Mom, Drew and I took a trip out to Colorado for a dear friend's wedding and we got to hike in the Rocky Mountains!
7. Had some lake time at Norris Lake with my family
8. I started my Hello/Goodbye link-up.
9. Drew and I attended my 10 year high school reunion.
10. Met up with an amazing group of Cincinnati bloggers for a blate night.
11. My friend Bekah and I got to meet American Authors at the Bosom Ball.
12. Drew and I came up with the perfect Halloween Costumes, Mary Poppins and Bert!
13. We rode rollercoasters and got spooked at Kings Island's Halloween Haunt.
14. I met Pioneer Woman for the 2nd time and yes I'm still obsessed with her.
15. We hosted another Tacky Sweater party and got our annual family picture with our cats in their bowties.
16. I surprised Drew for his 30th birthday with a trip to the Smoky Mountains .
17. I was reunited with my college girlfriends for a weekend of fun in Indiana.
18. Drew and I celebrated Valentine's Day at our favorite restaurant, Grand Finale.
19. We celebrated Easter with an adult Easter egg hunt on the family farm.
20. Announcing that our family was growing...baby makes 3!
21. Planning and revealing our pregnancy news to our families. (Drew's family & Mine)
22. We found an amazing small group to do life with after we started attending a new church.
23. My dear friend Bekah got married and I got to be a bridesmaid.
24. Throwing a Gender Reveal party and finding out we were going to have a BOY!
25. A throw back night at the symphony with Boyz II Men!
26. I started keeping track of my growing bump each week.
27. We picked out a name for our baby boy.
28. I got a brand new job!

This last year has been full of BIG changes. I can't wait to see what year 29 brings me!

7 comments:

The Heart Of A Woman said...

Happy birthday! I loved reading this post! You are so much fun to follow!

k8te said...

happy belated! hope it was a great bday!

Carrie said...

Happy bday! Oh, I remember that cake martini recipe, because I made Brian make them for my bday!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Ahh! I love everything about this! The fact that you guys are having a baby and have a name picked out and your new job and your new small group and meeting Ree again and the tacky Christmas sweater party and your amazing Halloween costumes... it's all just so wonderful! :) Such a great year!

Anne said...

How fun to read - what a great year! And I can tell you, as someone who turned 29 on June 20 (a year ago, of course) and had a baby boy in late October... your 29 is going to be awesome too. Happy birthday!!

adesertgirl said...

I love this recap of your 28th year! Here's to all the happiness your 29th year can stand...and even more in every year that follows!!
Happy belated birthday!

-Amy

Susannah said...

Happy, happy, happy birthday!!! I hope your 29th year is the best one yet!!!