Tuesday, June 14, 2011

It's My Birthday Today.

I hope it's not weird or annoying that I am doing a birthday post. ha.  It isn't to amass a ton of Happy Birthday wishes although that does make me smile.  I basically want to reflect.  My 31st year of life was a typical year in life.  You know, the roller coaster metaphor?  Full of ups and downs.  You know what I have learned, though?  The downs have a purpose.  Things that we think are just horrible rotten things to go through, they actually help us to grow into stronger more capable people.  At least that's how I see it.  Here are some highlights from my 31st year...

1.  Realizing I have some really terrific friends in my life.  This includes my husband, and my siblings... who most would consider to be default friends, but I know lots of people who hate their husband's and their siblings... not the case for me :).  These friends are the people that I know I can turn to about anything and people that I am glad to be there for when they need me.  I have appreciated so much the advice given, the support shown, the grace when I mess up, the love in spite of it all.  Genuinely great people.  Hopefully my 32nd year will bring many more trips to Bambu, Red Velvet, Orange Leaf, and the Bistro.





2.  Letting go of people who aren't good for me and me not good for them.  I won't elaborate much on this one.  I am only listing it because it was a big piece of my 31st year.
3.  Spending a lot of time with my brother and seeing him fall in love.  Hopefully that doesn't embarrass him.  I am just happy to see him happy.
4.  Roller skating.  I really can't tell you how much I love to roller skate.  I got to do quite a bit of it during my 31st year and it really added some fun to it.  Sometimes activities are viewed as only for kids, well, I'm here to tell you that adults need to do fun things too.
5.  Conflicted about this one.  Finding out I am pregnant, that was a huge shock for me.  While I wasn't too thrilled at first, it is becoming something that I am very determined to see to the end.  I am trying my hardest to keep myself healthy so that this pregnancy has the best chance of thriving.

During my 31st year I read some amazing books... The Hunger Games series... The Name of the Wind... and The Stand.  Hoping my 32nd year brings many more amazing reads.

My 31st year saw Bren and Lindsey get another year older... My kids are my entire heart.  I love them so much.  Life without them in it wouldn't be life anymore.
Lastly I made so many great blogger friends.  I would name them all, I just don't want to leave anyone out!  I am thankful for all of you and so excited to keep in touch through this crazy blogging world.

My 31st year had so much more to it than all of this, but these things stick out to me.  Have a great Wednesday everyone... Tonight I am going to eat dinner with all of my closest friends and not think once about the fact that I am another year older.  Thanks for being along for the adventure during my 31st year I hope that year 32 is a great one!  Main thing to look forward to is bringing a new kidlett into the world.  That ought to be great fun ;) ha.  Catch ya on the flippity flip.

25 comments:

  1. Happy birthday! Have an excellent day :)

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  2. Happy Birthday and may all your birthday wishes come true!

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  3. Welcome to the 31 club! I know your birthday wishes are going to come true...your to sweet of a person for them not to! I just adore you and hope you have the best day ever! Seriously..this day should be a national holiday! yay...Amyday! Your an amazing woman, mother, and friend...and I am so proud to be in your life....if only virtually. I know in your 31st year of life...come heck or high water...I'll be seeing you! Happy Birthday! Hearts and Birthday Wishes, Janna Lynn

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  4. This was a superrrrrb post! It was so sweet!! You picked great photos, and I think you covered the highlights pretty well. :) :)
    Love you so much, Amy! You've been one of the highlights of my year, for sure. See you tonight!!

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  5. happy birthday! and yay for good friends!

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  6. happy birthday love! i hope you have a beautiful day!

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  7. Super awesome post! Happy Birthday:)

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  8. You are such a beautiful girl! I hope you have a wonderful birthday!

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  9. Amy! Have an amazing birthday! May your 32nd year be blessed. May God use you in amazing ways this year and may your family thrive, blossom, and grow! I severely miss you on twitter... But, we still have gchat!

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  10. YAY! Happy Birthday Amy! I'm so glad to be blog friends with you!
    Yay for another year and to your sweet little one on the way!
    I hope your day is wonderful!

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  11. Happy Happy Happy Birthday Amy!

    What a wonderful post, you've definitely learned some great things this year, and isn't that what life is all about? Learning, growing, appreciating... I think so!

    Amy, I'm SO grateful to have met you (through our blogs) this year! Your kind spirit, generosity, love for others and desire to do good in the world is admirable. I admire you for being such a delightful person!

    I hope this birthday is the best one yet and that this year brings you new joys, happiness and growth that you are able to enjoy and cherish!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

    <3 MuffinLovesBiscuit

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  12. I am so glad I met you Schmamey! =) You're an amazing Soul & I hope you have the best birthday. You deserve it! ♥

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  13. Aw, this was such a lovely post to read. Happy birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day and 32nd year. :)

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  14. Happy birthday beautiful girl! Though we hardly know each other (yet) I feel like I've known you for years.
    May this year of your life bring you great joy and success:)

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  15. Love, love this post! And again happy birthday, pretty lady! ♥

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  16. Sounds like you had a great year, and I hope this one is just as good!

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  17. Happy Birthday, hope you have had an amazing day :) x

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  18. happy birthday! i hope 32 brings many happy memories (and maybe a few more lessons), but mostly happiness.

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  19. Awww, I love you beautiful girlie!! I miss you too, that's for sure! Happy birthday ishes to you for a great year, I hope it's the best! Love you!!

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  20. HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMY!!!

    I'm so glad that this past year had brought me to your blog - you really do seem like a lovely genuine honest person PLUS you quote Michael Scott so you're a winner in my books :)

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  21. you really are a lucky lady :) x

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