So Much Can Change in a Year

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

As I embark on what is to be the 26th year of my life, I sit back and realize just how much my life has changed during these last 365 days... so many ups and downs and personal setbacks and triumphs, but I know God has a way of explaining those never-ending questions I ask and He is always with me--helping me choose the right path for me. I've been able to experience some incredible trips that I'll never forget and I know I have matured tremendously because of some difficult decisions I've been forced to make. So thank you to those important people who continue to shape and impact my world... without my friends, my family, and Jeff, I don't know what my life would look like, but I am thankful for each and every one of you and I'm thankful God continues to bless me through this journey we call life. So here's a look back from what my past year has looked like...
Celebrating my 25th Birthday at Big Bang with
my Best Friend and Roomie Meg... she's the BEST Party Planner!

Returned to Seaside for our Annual End of Summer Beach Vacation!

Officially Claimed Sam's in Hillsboro Village as
OUR Place to Watch UT Football... GO VOLS!!

Attended LOTS of Football Games and Traveled to see
the Big Orange Play!! No Game Day is Complete without WHISKEY =)
Dressed up on my Favorite Holiday (Halloween)
with a Great Party and Fabulous Friends!
Thanksgiving 2008 at My Parent's House -- Aren't They Adorable??

Celebrated our 2nd Annual Crazy Christmas BashRenewed My Friendship with Cody =)
Enjoyed Numerous Girl' Night Out Occasions...
I am Blessed with AMAZING Friends
Learned the True Meaning of L-O-V-EInitiated Weekly Board Meetings for our Social Drinker Friends...
We Have to Make it Through the Week SOMEHOW =)
Visited My Best Friend in Knoxville to Relive our College Days!!
Threw Bev's Bachelorette Weekend in Seaside --
Nonstop Laughter and Fun!Fun in the Sun at the Beach with Meg and
the Parents over Easter Weekend
Decided Game Night at Home with Friends was
Much More Fun than Random Bars- haha!
Celebrated Best Friend Beverly and Christian's Wedding!!
Enjoyed My Favorite Day of the Year
"Steeplechase" with My Sweetie and All My Friends
Traveled to Denver for Work, but Managed
to See Old Friends and the ROCKIES!!
Took Our First Big Trip Together to San Francisco and Napa Valley
Tested Out our Wine Tasting Skills with
Friends at Arrington Vineyards

Traveled Back to My Favorite Place, New York City,
For My Surprise Birthday Present from Jeff
Top of the World (or just the Empire State Building)

So cheers to the start of another day, another year in my crazy, whirlwind, hectic, never gets boring kind of life... I know things may not always turn out the way I plan, but at the end of the day, it's my life and I'm making the absolute best of everything that comes my way! OXOX
"I think maybe you need to know where you've been and where you're going to really understand where you are"
"May the memories we make record the life we live"
"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years"
"Today is the first day of the rest of your life"

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