Thursday, February 11, 2010

The decade past {…and the one to come!}

In my 20's:
I celebrated a birthday in the new millennium. I laughed with roommates.
I served as the treasurer of Chi Omega and wrote the largest checks I'll EVER write.
I learned to really love naps. 
I bought Boon's Farm on my 21st birthday! ha.
I survived {what I thought was} heartbreak.
I finished student teaching.
I started to truly long for a relationship with Jesus Christ. 
I met Matthew Jared Poe. I graduated from Baylor University.
I fell in REAL love. 
I lived at my parent's house again. 
I got a job as a first grade teacher. I got engaged.
I traded in my red Camaro.*sniff* 
I made my own payments.
I planned a wedding.
I was a bridesmaid 8 times. 
I gained the title, wife.
I traveled to Italy, New York (twice), Las Vegas, Mexico, New Orleans, Cali and Cleveland…
(…and LOTS of Texas places in between) 
I became a youth pastor's wife.
I said goodbye to F*R*I*E*N*D*S
I got another puppy. 
I lived in 4 different places with my husband...including our first home. I taught for 5 1/2 years.
I learned to depend on Google and DVR. 
I made new friends...and kept the old ones too. 
I learned how to cook...and clean.
I became a bargain shopper.
I stayed in the hospital with my husband for 6 days.
I got pregnant.
 I gained the title, Mommy
I fell in REAL love again.
I became a stay-at-home mom.
I was married for 6 1/2 years. (and counting) 
I gained the title, Aunt.
I got pregnant with my second baby.
...while {almost} always loving life!
Slickpaw's 60th & my surprise 064

In my 30s:
I will celebrate my big boy turning 3 (and then 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13!)
I will give birth to our second baby.
My heart will double.
(Lord willing,) I will give birth to our third baby.
Our family will be complete.
We will live in a different house.
We will travel more.
I will make new friends...and keep the old ones too.
I will strive to love Jesus more everyday.
I will become a better wife.
I will become a better Mommy.
I will start taking better care of (dare I say it) working out.
I will celebrate my 7th anniversary (all the way to my 16th!) 
...and, I'll be happy

Who could be sad about turning 30?! NOT ME! I’m so happy, but I can only hope that my next decade will be as sweet as my last!
Happy NEW DECADE to me!


emk said...

Happy birthday from one Feb 11th-er to another! (Although you're just a spring chicken!)

The Johnson Family 5 said...

Happy Birthday girl!!! 30 looks good on you and I love that you aren't one of those...running and scared! Much birthday love to you!

Erin said...

Happy Birthday to you! I have been LOVING your blog lately...just found it not too long ago. I was a XO at OU:)

Candace said...

i absolutely LOVE this post!! Sucha great decade for you..and yeah for a great one that lies ahead!!

Sharee Forman said...

Ahhhh RMY!!! HAPPY 30TH BIRTHDAY! I agree, absolutely NOTHING to be sad about...what a blessed woman you are for sure! I love this post too, makes me smile ALL that God has blessed you with! Hope you have a FUN day today! Love u!

Jaime said...

oh my goodness i love this post...maybe i'll copy for next year! ;-) you are so creative, sister!

Irina said...

"I started to truly long for a relationship with Jesus Christ"

That sentence is great and people that have not found Christ yet will never appreciate it.

Happy B-day!

Jennifer said...

Happy Birthday!

S, J, B, & S said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I can't believe you're 19 weeks already!!! :)