Oh birthdays. They really do know how to make a girl feel special. And they also serve as a great reminder of all the amazing relationships I have in my life. So much love. And more growing every year.

A quarter of a century tomorrow. I feel so blessed to have made it this far. Cheers to the second half of my twenties. May it be as surprising and fulfilling as the first!

“We turn not older with years, but newer every day.” Emily Dickinson



Happy Birthday blog! Another really great year of photos behind me. Lots of exciting moments happened this past year. Babies were born. Other babies got bigger. I moved to Captiol Hill and watched DC spring to life. There were lots of laughs. And a kitty decided to stay. There was a beautiful wedding. Then another! My favorite season came and went. This friend got engaged! And so did this one! And before I knew it, it was 2013!

So of course I had to celebrate. Two treats for two great years, so far.