Thursday, February 18, 2010

Valentine's Day

This year Mike and I spent the weekend in Orange County. On Saturday, we met up with Bre and Jordan, (and Kennedy) and went to Cafe Rio, then David and Julie joined us at the Great orange County Park. I saw this on a friend's blog, all of the activities at the park are free, but it was pretty crowded that weekend. We decided to skip the ice skating, but we did go on the balloon. 400 feet in the air! If you could see my left hand in the picture, you would see that I am holding on very tightly. I'm terrified of heights, but the ride was brief, and pretty.
Unfortunately, I was also feeling pretty sick that weekend. I found out today that my tonsils are infected. I blame school. One week there, and I'm already sick.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

February 1

(Julie's beautiful wrapping)

So, normally I would never put a picture up on here like this of myself, but I just had to, because this is one of the few pictures I have of me and Kennedy, where neither of us are making really weird faces.
And, this is a post about my birthday. I have been dreading turning 27. I know to some, that is still young, but to me, it feels so old. Not just the number, but it is kind of a realization of how far I thought I would be in my life at this point. I've been thinking a lot about this the last 6 months or so. I really thought my life would be different. Some things I just didn't do, and some things are completely out of my control.
I really thought I would have children by now. In fact, I often think I should have a six year old, a four year old, a two year old, and a baby. Crazy huh? I know I can't control these things, but yet I still feel like I have been denied.
I don't usually write about my everyday thoughts on here, which is kind of weird. I never write about not having children, yet that is usually what's on my mind. I try to only write about the happy things that happen to me. So there you have it, a glimpse of what I think.
As I mentioned, I was dreading this birthday, but I actually think it was one of the best. Mike and I went down to Corona on Saturday, where we had a great party with my family. It was so much fun seeing everyone! Bre even put Kennedy in a special outfit for me! I got many thoughtful gifts, but having everyone there was more than a gift.
Sunday, we headed over to Riverside to celebrate Kevin's and my birthday. Again, it was so great! I cannot express how spoiled I felt this last weekend, and how loved I felt. I am so grateful to have such a wonderful family on both sides. Thank you to everyone!