Tuesday, April 13, 2010


And...my 30th birthday is just about done! I had a FANTASTIC day...here are some highlights.
-flowers from Aaron and my coworker
-free Caribou coffee!
-fun cards and phone calls from friends and family
-UMD sweatpants from Aaron (yes!! I've been wanting some for FOREVER)
-a GIGANTIC cookie cake delivered to work from my parents
-Pizza Luce pizza at home for dinner
-an afternoon nap
-GLEE was on tonight! Watched it with 5 of my close girlfriends - and ate peanut butter m&ms!
-65 birthday messages on facebook (yep, I'm a nerd)
-got to talk and SEE Jen today!

So if today was any indication of how my 30s will go, it should be a pretty good decade. :-) Thank you so much everyone!

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Sunday, April 11, 2010

roaring twenties

Happy Birthday Week to ME!!! Birthday's are a big deal in my family, so I will take the opportunity to induldge myself basically all week. Don't mind if I do. I turn the big 3-0 on Tuesday and I was just thinking about all the things that have happened in the last 10 years of life. I figured I'd share some of those things with you...so without further adieu and in no particular order...."My Twenties."

1. Graduated from college
2. Got married. :-)
3. Owned 2 homes
4. Became a mother!
5. Became an aunt
6. Traveled internationally to Brazil and Ethiopia (Mexico and Canada don't count as "international" in my book)
7. Paid off all our loans (besides mortgage)!
8. Got in my first and only car accident (thank you, snowy duluth hills)
9. Found out I hate substitute teaching
10. Quit my job (last normal scheduled day this week, I think!)
11. Grew spiritually
12. Discovered my 2 favorite books (Redeeming Love and Pride and Prejudice)
13. Continued to watch You've Got Mail countless times and NOT get sick of it
14. Learned to play guitar
15. Started intentionally learning about photography
16. Discovered my strengths and how to use them(took StrengthsFinder test)! Maximizer, Developer, Communication, Strategic, Activator
17. Got high blood pressure. :-(
18. Became ok with having high blood pressure. :-)
19. Started wearing pink.
20. Got a dog. :-)

That's all for now. Hope everyone is having a great weekend!!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Jen's team is heading to Vietnam for the month - I told her to say "GOOD MORNING" to the country every day. Here's some inspiration!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

love it

The next person I know who gets engaged might get this card. It is pretty much the best card EVER.
You can find this card here!