Today’s my 35th birthday and I’m going to spend it on the water with my family, which is pretty much my idea of heaven.
If I were going to be celebrating with cake, it would be with my Granny’s Italian Cream Cake or my 2nd favorite cake, German Chocolate – so if you feel like celebrating my birthday, you can make either of those 🙂
I’ve learned a lot over the past year, about myself – my strengths, my faith, my weaknesses, about who I am and who I want to be. I have a whole pinterest board dedicated to quotes that inspire me, remind me, and give me hope.
I remember when 35 sounded practically ancient 🙂 The innocence of narrow view of youth 🙂
I’m excited for 35 – I’m excited to stretch my own boundaries – to challenge myself – to accomplish things and most of all, to lead by example for my children.
One of the greatest gifts that I’ve been given in my life is my husband. He has taught me so much – he believes in me, he loves me, he challenges me, and he makes me better. One of the things I love most about my husband is that he lives his life by the belief of paying it forward. Nathan believes in giving to others without asking in return and I have come to love to do that as well. I much prefer to give than to receive, and there’s nothing more rewarding than paying it forward. We have been blessed to pay it forward multiple times this year, sometimes anonymously – sometimes not – but we truly feel that we are blessed far more than those to whom we have given.
We want our kids to know the joy of paying it forward, the blessing of giving to others.
It’s my birthday, and I am so unbelievably blessed with my family, my friends and to be able to do what I love, to share my passion with others, and to know love and give love in return.
So in honor of my birthday, I want to give one of y’all a gift. I have a $100 Gift Card to William Sonoma – and I want to give it to one of y’all in honor of my birthday.
Let’s keep it simple:
Answer one or both of the questions in the comments below and I’ll pick a winner from the comments using the contest comment plug-in.
1. When is the last time you paid it forward, or were the recipient of paying it forward?
2. When is the last time you challenged yourself to do something that scares you?
That’s it. no crazy rules. no tweeting entries… put good in the world and you will receive good. Be the change you want to see in the world 🙂
You can comment from 12:01 AM CST August 7, 2013 to 12:01 AM August 8, 2013 😉
Happy Birthday to me, and thank y’all for letting me celebrate and ramble with y’all <3 <3 <3