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I’m 29!

2014 June 9
by Laura

I didn’t really realize I was 29 until I saw it printed on a form today and I went, “Oh. That’s not right.” Then I got sad and realized, Oh, yes it is. Even though I have been calling myself 29 out loud for 6 months now, it still seems different somehow to really be 29. There are DEFINITELY more crows’ feet involved already.

I spent one of my best ever birthdays with my favorite people and things at the shore—goldens, family, Someone, sunshine, cake, wine, snow crabs, and OITNB.

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getting some help from the goldens to blow out my candles

My people sure do know how to make a girl feel special. Look at all these cards, for cryin’ out loud! Whoever said that snail mail was going out of style surely doesn’t have friends and family like mine.

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My mom found some old glamour shots of me as a 3 year old, so she brought those and hung them up for us all to laugh at. The funniest was realizing that I still make this sassy-pants face pretty often.

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I got some wonderful gifts for our new apartment — a kitchen table, a pizza maker (more on that later) and hand-pasta crank (homemade GF ravioli!), and a table set for our patio. Add in some string lantern lights and a mini fridge and our little outdoor bar and bistro is nearly complete!

One of my favorite gifts was this caricature of Riggins. My parents went to a gala a few weeks ago where an artist drew this from a photograph on my mom’s cell phone that I took of him last year. The resemblance is uncanny, right?

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He really captured Goofy-goo’s personality in that picture. And the original photograph, for anyone who wants to be amazed:

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So here I am at 29, more blessed and grateful than ever, and exactly where I want to be. Cheers!

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2 Responses leave one →
  1. holly permalink
    June 9, 2014

    Well, if it’s any consolation, you still look like you’re 15 blowing out those candles!

  2. June 11, 2014

    Do you not have a subscription service on your blog or is it somewhere and I’m just stupid?

    Also … I totally keep forgetting I’m 29 for some reason. I keep saying 28, then realizing I’ll actually be 30 in November.

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