Monday, January 7, 2008

Birthday Blues Buster

My birthday makes me melancholy for some reason even though I am really not very old. So in an attempt to stay positive I have compiled a list of accomplishments since my last birthday...



Discovered first hand that flour snufs a grease fire (poor missionaries had a later dinner)
Made the one year mark with Katelyn on nursing (didn't think we'd make it)
Ran half-marathon (I'm really not a runner, so big deal for me)
Danced at Roseball (I have two left feet)
Snorkeled in Hanauma Bay (after my sea turtle encounter yrs ago wasn't sure I could)
Completed 5 pastel pieces (1 being Katelyn's portrait) & my first canvas painting
Learned to sew quilts, make cards, and bake Chocolate Chip cookies (so domestic)
Read Jesus the Christ and even guided a few discussions on it

Realize how lucky I am to have a roof over my head, food in my pantry, and Nate and Katelyn cheering me on in my endeavors.

Tomorrow marks the start of my 26th year and new adventures await.

9 comments:

Nate and Lori said...

Happy birthday tomorrow! You are so young...I don't know what you're worried about. I will be practially a grandma by the time my nate is ready to graduate from dental school. Hope you are able to do something fun for your birthday!

Nancy said...

Happy Birthday Stacey! I love how you always look on the positive side!
Nancy

mattnbeth said...

happy bday. i wish i would have known. just reading all you do makes me tired. you are amazing stacey. i hope you have a great day and know that im thinking of you! youre the best. love you--beth

The Baldwin Brigade said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Becky said...

Happy birf day!! Do have plans? We should go play!

trichelle said...

happy birthday girl...i know this is so lame to wish you a great day and year...but that's how pathetic i've gotten lately. Miss you! Love you!

Amanda said...

Happy Birthday FRIEND!! I had no idea - I am such a bad friend! Let's get together this weekend for a belated celebration!!!

Erin said...

hey stace, i hope you had an excellent birthday. look at how much you did over the last year! that's a great way of looking at it instead of just another year older. it's good for me to hear that you ran a half-marathon even though you don't consider yourself a runner (which i highly doubt, but i also am in the same category). i've been wanting to do one of those. and paint something. reading your list makes me wanna get off my duff and accomplish.

The Freeman Family said...

What great accomplishments! And another Pink Package due to arrive soon. Happy Belated Birthday! Can't wait to hear the great news.