Friday, March 27, 2009

Officially...

I am now 25 years old! This is, despite popular emotion, a very exciting thing for me. I love birthdays, and I love being one year older. Seriously. I have no qualms about being "one year closer to 30." Birthdays are my New Year's, when I reflect and pray about the last year and look forward to the next one. I am a diligent goal setter, so I always take time to write out a list of things to work on.

Yesterday was a splendid day of fun, and I was ridiculously spoiled! My wonderful parents and littlest-almost 6 foot brother came to visit this week, so I decided to take 2 half days off from work. It was a blast for me to see them play with Ainsley. We went swimming in the indoor pool at their hotel and tried to teach Ainsley to blow bubbles in the water. She enjoyed the water just as much as ever! After swimming, we rested and stopped at Starbucks for a little treat.
They took us out for dinner last night to the restaurant of my choice - that means no cooking for me! I chose Applebee's because I wanted the Maple Butter Blondie for dessert. And it was so good - all of it! Plus, my sweet husband showed up with a bouquet of brilliant sunflowers for me! I adore getting flowers!

Last, but not least, I was in bed and quickly sound asleep at 10:30pm and didn't even wake up until 6 when the alarm went off! (And if my excitement over that doesn't make me sound one year older, I don't know what does!!)

What a great birthday! Thanks to everyone for the birthday wishes!!!!

2 comments:

Kelly said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! It was so good to see you today - made it feel like my birthday (but I've already been through the whole age mix-up thing, so I won't go there).

I just saw your post about your new etsy store - HOW COOL! I love those cards you create, Kristen. They are beautiful and I always tell people I know the woman who hand-painted them when I give them out. I can't wait to tell people about your store.

Sheryl said...

We really enjoyed celebrating your 25th birthday with you! I'm glad you love birthdays so much! It was fun to be able to spoil you a little while we were there.