March 14, 2010

My 24 things at 24.

Tomorrow is my birthday.
Wow.  Where did my 24th year go?
Here is my annual birthday list.
I love that my list gets longer as I get older because the longer I live,
 the more I have to be grateful for
and make note of on these lists.
So here are some significant events, not so significant events,
and silly things I want to make note of in my 24th year.

1.  Made a treasure hunt for Greg's 24th birthday.

2.  Had a belly and children were starting to notice.

3.  Had to quit a job I really enjoyed to move for Gregory's work.

4.  Got pedicures with my Mom and sister.

5.  Moved to St. Paul, Minnesota for the summer.

6.  Ate blueberry pancakes at Mikey's Diner.

7.  Hula hooped 8 months pregnant.

8.  Took long walks by the Mississippi river with Charlotte.

9.  Made a blanket while waiting for Lydia to come.

10.  Made it to ten months of pregnancy and a few days.

11.  Gave birth to Lydia on July 30, 2009 at 6:05 pm.  One of the most beautiful and sacred moments
   of my life.

12.  Fell in love with Lydia and everything about her.

13.  Fell in love all over again with Greg when watching him with Lydia.

14.  Got the luckiest picture in my life.

15.  Celebrated 3 years of marriage with Gregory.

16.  Was able to have Madre and siblings visit my little family in Minnesota.

17.  Moved back to Utah.

18.  Took our first small family trip to Park City.

19.  Witnessed Greg give Lydia a beautiful baby blessing.

20.  Welcomed a niece, and two nephews to the family.

21.  Celebrated Lydia's first Christmas.

22.  Started the 362 Project.

23.  Took so many pictures of Lydia, I think she thinks the camera is her friend.

24.  Realized there is nothing better than having an eternal family.

Yahoo for 24!  You were awesome.
Welcome year 25.  Please be good to me as all the years were before you.
Actually, I know you will be better!


ToddandCamille said...

Happy Birthday! I can tell that you love being a mom, that's awesome!

Heather said...

Happy Birthday Kara. I'm glad that this past year was so wonderful for you and I know that the next one will be better. The older I get the better life gets. I feel more confident as a person and as a mother. Life is good. I'm glad that you realize that. That's why people love you so much. People like you are contagious to be around. So Happy Birthday from The West Family. We are so glad you are part of our family!!!

thepinkwhit said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a great day tomorrow!

The Hulls said...

Happy Birthday Kara!! That was fun reading! What a great year!

Kyle and Janel said...

Happy Birthday kara from all of us! We just absolutely love you and your cute family! 25 is such a fun year, and I agree with Heather, life just keeps getting better and better! Have a fun day! we love you!

Ness said...

Such a darling idea!

Jacey said...

Happy Happy Birthday! I was looking for to the annual list. Hope you have a wonderful day!

The Marks said...

happy birthday. Hope you have a special day. I love all your pictures. What a great year and another one to look forward to.

Jonathan and Krysten Olson said...

Happy Birthday Kara!! 24 was very good to you:)

Heather said...

Happy Birthday Kara! I love your birthday lists and are so fun and what a great idea!

The Rindi's said...

Happy Birthday Kara!! I always forget your birthday is close to mine!! Looks like you have had another great year!!

britta said...

What an awsome year with so many fabulous pictures!!!!! Happy birthday!

Johanna said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!Love your list!

{Layla} said...

HaPpY HAPPY bIrThDaY my beautiful friend!

Kristen said...

Happy birthday to my favorite sis! Sorry again about having to ditch today! I am feeling much better and will treat you to lunch on Wednesday! Hope you had a great rest of your day! I always love reading your lists!

clintandmegtucker said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you had a terrific day!

Jonathan and Kiri said...

Oh this has to be my favorite post ever. So so sweet. You have to print this all off and document it! Your family makes me so happy. I can't get enough of your daily pictures and I love how much joy your little family brings you!

Happy 25th birthday! It sure sounds like your 24th year was wonderful!