Wednesday, July 30, 2008

A Tribute to 23

On the eve of my 24th birthday, I wanted to make a tribute to the past year. It was a great one indeed! I've done so much, and I'm so grateful that I'm at a point in my life when I can enjoy life and do so many of the things I want to do. (So I guess that means I'm grateful to be single) :) It's crazy to think back on the past year. In some ways it has flown, and in other ways it feels like my 23rd birthday party was so long ago (you know, "The Great Harry Potter Birthday Party of 2007" was awesome). I did a lot of unexpected things this year...things I never thought I'd do, but I'm grateful that I did! Some of the highlights from this past year...

-I survived my 2nd year of teaching at Timberline Middle School and actually enjoyed it! (shocking, I know!)
-I went to Disneyland with Natalie of my favorite places on earth!
-I spent Christmas in Arizona with my brand new niece, Amie, and the rest of her cute family!
-I survived the longest winter EVER!
-I actually used my gym membership :)
-I read the Harry Potter books...again :)
-I bought a new car!!!
-I got a 7 peaks pass (I know that sounds weird, but that's something I really normally don't do!)
-I ran a 5k
-I went to Arizona with my sisters (I'm thinking a cruise for the next one...what do you guys think?)
-I went to visit a lot of friends and family...including FINALLY making it to Seattle! :)
-etc., etc., etc. :)

So bring it on, 24! I think we're going to get along just great! :)


Jackie said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! 24 should be amazing!

Laura Lucille said...

You sure know how to throw a great party, Shannon! You're the best...

Halls Family said...

A cruise sounds great, name the date and I will be there! Love ya, Shannon!

Tammy said...

I like the sounds of a cruise! Where should we go?!?

I'm glad Seattle was the highlight of your year--you DID name it last, after all! (Oh, wait, it's probably because that's the last thing you did before your birthday!) It was one of our highlights.

Cristi said...

Happy 24th birthday! I didn't realize we are the exact same age. I always thought you were older than me...maybe it's because you're a career woman now!:)

Kristy said...

Wow! I want to do that many cool things in a year. Mine this year so far consist of changing a thousand poopy diapers, mopping my floor a million times.... you get the jist! I did have fun in Arizona, and catching my 50 pound fish wasn't bad either! Glad you had a great year!