Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Beginning of Year 23

 22 came and went quickly...very quickly.
22 was a year of  some ups and quite a few downs, lots of laughs and a good amount of cries.
It wasn't a bad year, but I was excited to move on.

I am so thankful for the 23 years that the Lord has given me. 
23 years full of undeserved love and grace.

   I'm not big on birthday's (well my birthday), but this particular one was very encouraging. I couldn't get enough of the people I was surrounded by. I looked around at my friends and it really hit me how precious they are to me, how deep my love runs for them, and how much I don't deserve them. What a blessing they are!

And oh how they spoiled me!

There was some wine tasting.

Lisa, Susannah, Whitney, and me.
Ginnie, Casey, Jodi.

There was definitely tons of sweets!

Homemade red velvet cupcakes by Ginnie.

And some pretty sweet gifts.

A build your own "terranium" kit from
my roommate Stephanie, clearly she knows me well.

There was a run to Starbucks for Frappy Hour with two of my roommates...(also to celebrate my business presentation being over).

Rachel, me, Bre.

There was a delicious dinner at Mamma's Meatballs with lots of dear friends, delicious italian food, and fantastic wine.

My favorite flowers!

 I'm so excited for what the Lord has in store for year 23, I know He has some amazing things ahead. I can't wait to see what they are!

Thank you God for giving me life and for being in it, 
for allowing me to be your adopted daughter....which is by far the BEST gift ever!

1 comment:

Jarah said...

What a fun celebration! I hope that this 23rd year of life is full of lots of growth and adventures for you!