Because of this, July 31st just might be the coolest birthday ever. Just saying…. (cause what is cooler than HP?)
Also, being a twin is the coolest thing ever.
Just like these pictures, I think the world looks better when Meredith and I are together. The first picture is great, but doesn’t the second one have just a touch more personality? (or a lot?) I have loved sharing every birthday with my best friend. I feel blessed beyond belief that I have had someone by my side for every day of my life… experiencing a lot of the same things… being my number one no matter what. It really hit me, just how much I depend on Meredith, when I was at my own bridal shower and basically felt like I was having a panic attack. The reason? It was the first time I had ever opened presents by myself. DO YOU REALIZE HOW SCARY THAT IS? When you’ve only ever had someone, usually opening a slightly matching gift, right beside you? Everyone’s eyes were on me, not us. It was weird.
But you know what? I’d rather have her beside me. It’s just a cherry on top of a great huge gluten free cake that my husband, Greg, and Meredith get along so well. I get to hang out with my two favorite people almost every day.
So, Happy Birthday to us. Happy Birthday Harry Potter. Love you all!
Today also marks one year for Hey Lou Writes. On my 23rd birthday I wanted to start something, but I wasn’t quite sure what. I wanted to write about writing, reading, and maybe share some tid bits about my life. (My VERY first post.)
One year flew by. Now I’m 24 and I’m a completely different person. I’d say that never before has one year changed me so much. Not even when I graduated from high school. Not even when I got married. Not even when I started writing. No, this year surpassed all of that as far as changes and growth. I feel as though the core of who I am was altered by people I met and things I experienced. I wasn’t expecting my 23rd year to be so …. important. But it was.
lost more than I ever thought possible.
gained more than I ever thought possible.
made the biggest mistakes of my life.
forgave and let myself be forgiven.
crossed something off my bucket list and became a chicken mama.
had my marriage grow stronger… I thought I knew what love was… but now I know for sure. (aka, I have the best husband in the world)
met new people who will be in my life forever.
sang in front of people for the first time.
got my biggest rejection letter EVER.
cut off my hair.
planted a garden, both vegetable and flower, and they are both providing us with beauty and nourishment.
watched more sunsets and sunrises than ever before.
spent time with my sisters.
watched my mom beat breast cancer.
realized that to live a life filled with true love, one ought not to be so selfish.
wrote 101 blogs. oh yeah, baby.
There you have it. It was quite a year and honestly, I’m not sorry to be moving forward. I think 24 will be a better year. Maybe not quite so eventful, but filled with growth all the same.