Saturday, October 11, 2008

36! Are you kidding me?

*Ya...I just happened to have a shirt with my age on it!*

Okay, I know I don't look it (hee hee) but it's true...I just turned 36! Yeah, you heard me right. THIRTY SIX!! As my niece (thank you Sydnie!) pointed out at my family birthday party, "That's almost 40!" Oh my gosh -- she's not kidding. I am almost 40. Does that scare anyone besides me?

I've never had a difficult time with my age...until this year. So, I figured, I can either cry about it...or be grateful for the life I have lived, experiences I have been blessed with, and the opportunity I have to still enjoy the journey!

36 things I have learned in 36 years:

1. Broken hearts really do heal
2. Running is fun
3. The Savior loves me
4. My parents really do know what is best
5. It’s okay to only wash my hair every 4 days
6. I’m a morning person, not a night owl
7. I always give people the benefit of a doubt
8. I’m a flirt…and a darn good one!
9. Bright colors put a smile on my face
10. I really hate camping
11. I clean the house when I’m stressed
12. Reality TV is dumb, but I love it
13. I don’t know, yet, what my passion is…hopefully I will someday
14. I enjoy public speaking
15. Everyone has feelings, and what I say can really hurt or really help
16. Good friends are a blessing in my life
17. A bubble bath soothes me
18. Painting my toes makes me feel pretty
19. Sometimes a good cry is just what I needed
20. Getting my hair cut makes me feel sassy
21. I drive too fast
22. My favorite beverage is water…water…and more water
23. I love going to the dentist
24. Making my bed every morning really does make a difference
25. Lying is no good
26. I like to pick at things
27. I hate milk!
28. Pulp, pills and brushing my teeth make me gag
29. I got my determination, stubbornness and gag reflex from my Dad
30. I got my tear ducts, kind heart, and metabolism from my Mom
31. My brothers would do anything for me
32. My little sister thinks the world of me
33. I'm way cuter now than I was in high school
34. Prayers really are answered
35. It’s okay to be me
36. A hug and a kiss make me feel better

**Some of the people that helped me celebrate**
*Carey*Sheri*Christy*Brigitte*

*Sheri*Brigitte*

*Tyler*Brigitte*

*Brigitte*Mandi*

*Mom*Brigitte* (My whole family was there, but I didn't get a pic)

13 comments:

Sheri said...

I love the 36 things about yourself, such a great idea. And from living with you I can tell everyone that yep, they're all true!

Karissa & Mik said...

so i found your blog! (ok technically it wasnt that hard since there was a link on my moms page...!) anyways happy bday! i hope youre doing good! hows the new job?

Andi said...

Happy Birthday!

One question though, how can you love going to the dentist, but gag when you brush your teeth? I don't get it. ;)

Jamie Hyde said...

Happy Birthday! Miss you at work... its just not the same!

Denice said...
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Kari Howell said...

You are an awesome person- I absolutely love your list, it makes me want to make one of my own! Happy Birthday!!!!

The Edwards Family said...

Happy Birthday! It sounds like you had a great birthday. I loved your list too!

Roney's said...
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Amy Loveall said...

Happy Birthday! I wish I could have been one of those better friends and remembered your birthday before it happened, but I wish you the very best for the upcoming year. I love the picture you have of all of us. It reminded me of our friendship and that we need to get together soon! much love!

jun said...

33. I'm way cuter now than I was in high school

So true!

LOL. I hope you had a great birthday. Mine was fantastic.

Lynley said...

Hey! I'm totally in for the Wasatch Back! I could get as many as three friends if we needed! Happy 36th by the way!

Cameron H said...

I love your birthday, cause that means that I am 26, 10 years younger then you.

Nat said...

I LOVE that first picture on this post. It is very flattering.