Today is my birthday and I decided to celebrate with you by sharing a LOT of photos! Here goes.
It all started with my mom and dad
then I was born, and I was a quite charming toddler/child. At least I think so – you can decide for yourself.
Then my sister, Jenna, was born.
I loved school and always got good grades.
I broke my wrist in second grade and had to bathe myself in this manner, and I went to Disney World the same year.
I went through a bit of an awkward stage towards the end of elementary school, and then entered a vortex of the junior high years where I successfully avoided cameras.
I started high school, and went to lots of dances. Apparently, judging by the expression on my face, I barely tolerated my sister.
My two best friends in school were Emily and Amy, here I am with them (I’m in the middle)
Then I started college (I’m on the left)
I had lots of fun with friends at home on college breaks,
and lots of fun with college friends while at school.
Then…dun dun duh…I got together with a wonderful man named Andy, my last year of college. Here we are at a toga party.
And one night, he proposed!
We graduated college the next month.
then we had a beautiful wedding and went on a fabulous honeymoon together
We moved out of our apartment and into our first home together.
Along the way we added two furry family members, Izzy and Rocky.
Two years later, we are still going strong.
I still have those friends from school (here we are at Amy’s wedding last weekend). All three of us are married and living in three separate states.
And I have made more great friends along the way (and if any of them dislike their picture, they can ask me to take it down).
and life is good. : )
Also, in honor of my birthday, I did a little research on my astrological sign, Cancer. I never gave much thought to astrology, but I have to say that some of it sounds right:
Cancer is the fourth sign of the astrological year and is known by its astrological symbol, the Crab. Cancer individuals are intelligent, organized, generous, home-loving, and tenacious. They are also devoted to family members and provide enormous emotional support.
The Cancer woman has a strong maternal instinct and the desire to make her home a place of domestic bliss. They have great loyalty to family members and close ties to their mothers. They also have a large circle of friends and associates. The typical Cancer woman looks beyond her career or home-centered activities to find interests through which she can contribute to others.
With their gentle and caring spirit, Cancerians are the ones to whom others turn with problems, worries, and life-choice concerns. Despite their ability to support and nurture their pals, they do not make friends easily. This may be because they take friendship seriously and don’t bother to indulge superficial associations. They are often shy people who wait for friendships to develop instead of actively pursuing them. (source)
Happy Birthday to me!