28

Today is my 28th birthday.

I love celebrating birthdays, and I am not working today, so I have some good activities planned–starting with my annual birthday run.  At some point in my early 20’s, I had the idea that it would be really cool to run my age on my birthday every year… but quickly decided I was already too old for that to be a good idea. 😉  I just go for a comfortable, enjoyable run now.  The rest of the day will be packed with reading on the back deck in this gorgeous spring weather, visiting the greenhouse and planting a few flowers, and tonight going to our local trampoline gym and dinner with friends!

Yep, 28 is off to a good start.  As I look back over the last year, I must say: 27 was very good to me.  Here are some of the highlights of 27, in no particular order:

-Ran some great races, and PRed in the 5k and 10k:

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-Celebrated 1 year of marriage with Andrew:

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-Filled this garden plot with seeds and dreams:

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-… and watched it turn into this:

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-Spent time on retreats and mission trips with the amazing teens in my youth group:

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-Hiked to my heart’s content (almost ;-))

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-Spent lots of time playing outside:

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-Celebrated with friends getting married:

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-Put my wedding dress back on and pretended I was getting married 😉

  Catherine & Andrew Storey Catherine & Andrew Storey

 

-Traveled to Jamaica:

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-Traveled to Colorado: 

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-Most importantly, spent lots of time with family and friends:

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I am incredibly thankful for the year behind–really, it was kind of an epic year in terms of everything I had the opportunity to do–and can’t wait to see what the year ahead has in store!

Have a great March 11, everyone! 😀

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13 thoughts on “28

  1. Wow, beautiful pictures!! I love it!! Love it!!! Happy 28th birthday!! I’m 28 and it has been a pretty good year so I wish you the best with yours, too!!

  2. Gah, sorry I’m so belated, but happy LATE birthday you lovely lady!!!!! 27 sounds like it was indeed, an AWESOME year. And heck yes to that 10K PR – WOW! I wish I could go that fast!!!! Amazing! And that picture of you guys jumping in Colorado is by far the coolest picture of a couple that I have ever seen.

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