Happy birthday to the first man I ever loved!
To the man who was my fishing buddy!
To the man who always made sure I looked my best!
And to the man who was there to give me away on my wedding day when I married the love of my life!
Happy 50th birthday daddy! Thanks for always making me laugh, teaching me to gulp & boil, introducing me to new music, and for always being there! For showing me how a man is to treat a lady, even though you have taught Mr. B how to ‘rap. There’s no one in the world like you and I’m so lucky to call you my dad! Boil!
I love you!
Today is my birthday! I’m now the awesome age of 27! Wasn’t I just celebrating my 21st yesterday?
Ohh….guess that was 6 years ago….(!!!)
Yes that’s me at 21…..thank goodness that I have gotten not only smarter about my health, but also my hair and clothing choices. Lol.
So in honor of my birthday and the fact that I’m going to turn 28 next year, I’ve decided to come up with a list of 28 things I want to accomplish before I turn 28.
1) Redesign My Blog
2) Read 28 Books
3) Complete a 5k (seriously, this NEEDS to happen)
4) Sell cupcakes and cookies at a farmer’s market
5) Write more letters
6) Do a Zumba class
7) Plant a garden
8) Create my own cupcake recipe
9) Host a party
10) Start a family blog with Mr. B
11) Finish a scrapbook
12)Learn how to ski
13) See Florence & the Machine in concert
14) Go on a camping trip
15) Take a cooking class
16) Do 100 pushups
17) Sew something
18) Hit goal weight
19) Go on a picnic
20) Dye my hair red
21) Make my mom’s chicken and dumplings
22) Start another written journal
23) Take more pictures (including my sister’s engagement pics!)
24) Send Christmas cards to everyone
25) Enter a photography contest
26) Join a book club
27) Get a freelance writing gig
28) Visit the state of Washington (Jenny and Matt to be specific!)
I’m pretty excited to accomplish this list. I feel like now that wedding planning is over, I can actually do other things. Lol. I never realized how much I gave up during that time. It was all worth it though! But now, time to focus on other awesome things!
I plan on making a tab up top for the list and to blog about it when I cross something off, so stay tuned for some stories!
What are things you’re wanting to accomplish?
Remember about 6 weeks ago when I set some birthday goals for myself? Well, Sunday is my birthday and I’m super proud to report that I have accomplished 2 out of 3 of those goals!!
The goals were:
1) Bike 100 miles by my birthday
2) Workout at least 3x’s a week
3) Hit onederland
I have faithfully worked out 3-5 times a week over the 6 weeks! Which means I now have $60 in a ‘Fun Fund’!!
But the goal I am most excited to say I accomplished is:
I biked 100 miles!!!!!
I feel crazy awesome about accomplishing this goal! Not going to lie I was a little worried when there was a week where I couldn’t do much biking because of rain. But, today I finished my last 4 miles for a total of 100!
Accomplishing this goal means I can order a copy of Roni’s cookbook, Green Lite Bites!! I’m excited to get my copy!
Here are a few pictures from today’s epically awesome ride!
Riding the last mile!
After I hit 100 miles!
I was feeling pretty bad ass!
The only goal I didn’t accomplish was hitting onederland. I reached out on Facebook and a few people suggested I amp up my resistance training. So, I’m going to be putting that into motion after my birthday weekend!
Speaking of my birthday weekend, I’m pretty stoked about it! Tonight I’m doing dinner with B-Fry and his parents. Tomorrow I’m hanging out with my sister and mom all day. Then tomorrow night we’re going out on the town to have a few drinks and do some dancing! And on Sunday, B-Fry and I are going away for the night to Galena, IL. We’re staying at a nice inn with a lake, beach, and pool. And I have heard Galena is a super cute town. So I’m excited to get away for a night!
Oh and if you’re still shopping for my birthday present, I’m needing an iPad! I’m also needing kettlebells, a wedding photographer under $1000, and some new clothes cause a girl can never have enough of those!
What’s going on in your world this weekend?