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Twenty Eight (and Pink Champagne Cupcakes)

Pink Champagne Cupcakes

In case you missed it, it’s my birthday week! (or is it birthweek? Is that a word?)

So long, 27. We had some good times, didn’t we?

And hello, 28.

There’s nothing particularly special about 28, really. It’s not like 21, where you become a card-carrying, bona fide adult. Or 25, where you celebrate being alive for a whole quarter of a century. I mean, that’s kind of a big deal. Or 30. I’ve been told 30 is big. I’ll let you know how I feel about that one in a few years. Or 50 or 100 or any of those really monumental birthdays.

Pink Champagne CupcakesIt’s just 28. Just another year.

And yet, I believe there’s always something special about a birthday.

It’s a celebration. It’s a tangible milestone in this adventure we call life. It’s a chance for reflection and goal-setting and maybe even a little bit of dreaming. It’s an opportunity to look at your life, figure out exactly where you are right now, and do a little thinking about where you’d like to be in the next year.

And so, because it’s just what I do, I give you a few random thoughts and lessons from this brand new 28-year-old.

Pink Champagne Cupcakes


That One Time We Moved to New York…and Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie

Strawberry-Rhubarb PieI’m just going to come right out and say it. We moved again. Strawberry-Rhubarb PieNo elaborate explanations. No lengthy apologies for leaving you hanging for weeks on end. We’ve been through quite a few moves and life changes together, you and I. I like to think that we’re at that point in our relationship where it’s totally cool if you don’t hear from me for an extended period of time. And then one day, I just pop back into your life. And we eat pie and catch up and it’s like we never spent any time apart. (more…)

An Open Letter to 2014

SONY DSCDear 2014,

Hello, there! Let me start by saying that I’m overjoyed to see you. I can’t think of a time when I’ve looked forward to a New Year more than I have this year. I don’t know if you know it yet, but you’re kind of a big deal. I have some pretty serious expectations of you.

Pre-Deployment Family Photos 2013--web resolution

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