July 16, 2012


I'm 28 now.

28 wasn't such a hard birthday for me.  I've had worse.  I guess I'm getting more comfortable with aging.  Perhaps I just don't have time to even worry about such silly things anymore.  There are diapers to change, meals to prepare, laundry to be washed, errands to run, kids to entertain, messes to be cleaned, fun to be had, and memories to make.  No time for a mid-twenties crisis this year.

Also, I feel content with where I am.  Everything I've ever wanted I have (except grandkids).  I have a loving, loyal, attentive, gentle, hardworking husband.  We have three healthy, beautiful, smart children.  We live in a beautiful place close to lots of family.  I have my education.  We have a home.  We have our health.  What more could I ask for?  Life can be hectic but I wouldn't change one aspect about our lives - well, now that I think about it, I wouldn't mind having a home with one more bedroom in Feather Sound :)  But, overall, I'm perfectly content with where I am and what I've done with my 28 years.  I've been very blessed.

Those are my birthday thoughts.

I set birthday goals instead of New Years goals.  Usually I don't achieve the goals, though.  Should I set them anyways?  I won't call them 'Goals', just dreams.  Truly that's what these are, anyways.

It would be my dream come true to own a Nikon D800, be photographing two weddings a month, and have my student loan paid off by my next birthday.  That would be a dream come true!

Now, these are the birthday events:

On my birthday day my mom was kind enough to come up and watch the kids so I could nap.  Oh thank you Mom!!!!  That night she watched the kids so Ben and I could go out.  We ate at Chipotle and then went shopping.  It was a perfectly peaceful and simple day.

On Saturday we had a combined birthday party for Mike, my dad, and I at the clubhouse pool.  It was great fun!  The kids always look forward to seeing their uncles, aunts, cousins, and grandparents.  They're getting old enough that they can play together and enjoy each other.  It's great!

We had a cookie sampler dessert instead of cake and ice cream.
The birthday people.  Mike's face cracks me up!

Here's to hopin' and prayin' for another good year!

1 comment:

Mary said...

Can I just say how much I love you and love reading your blog and seeing all your great pictures? You are so beautiful, Alicia!!! You should put more pictures of yourself on your blog!!! You are a GREAT blogger!!! Thanks for taking the time to do it!!!!

PS Give those kids a hug and kiss from their Mimi!!!