April 30, 2013

Dear 27


Dear 27,

This morning I woke up one whole year older. It's amazing how SO many things can change in just one single year. I don't know about you but me? I like change.

This time last year, Beau and I were living in our tiny one bedroom townhome smack dab in the middle of Houston. It was just the two of us in our little box and a few dead animals on the walls.

This year I woke up in our new home that lies many, many miles away from the big city. I rolled out of the coziest of king size beds, with my husband by my side and our sweet puppy at our feet. I climbed into my bathtub (aka: my new form of heaven) and soaked up my very first few minutes of being 27 years old.

Beau, who usually sleeps in several hours past me, came strolling into the bathroom in nothing less than a pair of red, white and blue boxers (you're welcome for the visual), with a steaming mug of THE best Texas Pecan coffee in his hands as he quietly serenaded me with his very raspy, very sleepy version of "Happy Birthday". It was then that I knew 27 was going to rock my damn socks off.

This morning as I drove off for my morning commute I was greeted with the most beautiful sunrise over the east and all of a sudden I felt overcome with a huge sense of gratefulness.

Grateful for life.
Grateful for love.
Grateful for another year to live a life of love.

So 27, I think it's safe to say we're going to get along real well. I already like where we've been but even more so, I like where we're headed.

Sincerely,

The Birthday Girl

59 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday! Have an amazing day!

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  2. Nice post! Happy Birthday, hope it's great!

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  3. this sounds like the perfect way to begin your 27th year.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEPH! I am so happy to have gotten to know you over the past year and a half or so. You are such a special person in my life and I am so thankful for you!!

    and you are so right...so many things can change in a year and its great to look back and see how things have changed! :-)

    I hope you have the best day in the world--you deserve it!! I love you!!

    xoxoxo

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  4. Happy Birthday gorgeous girlfran!! ;) ThHis post got me a little teary eyed...not sure why lol excited to see where this year takes you. Have a wonderful amazing birthday!

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  5. Happy Birthday! Hope you have a BEAUtiful day!

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  6. Happy Birthday!! I hope 27 is an amazing year!

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  7. Happy Happy Birthday to you!! I hope it's the best yet :)

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  8. Happy birthday my beautiful friend! I hope your day is as sweet as you are!

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  9. Happy Birthday girl!!!! cheers to 27!

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  10. Happy birthday sweet girl! :)

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  11. Happy Birthday sweet girl! Soak it up and enjoy it!!

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  12. Happy Happy Birthday lady!!! Sounds like it was THE perfect start to your birthday & I hope it continues to get even better!

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  13. Sounds like you got the perfect start to your birthday. Hope the rest of your day lives up to that.

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  14. Aw 27 is starting off great ;) Happy birthday!!

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  15. Happy Birthday! It sounds like 27 is starting off wonderfully :)

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  16. Happy Birthday!! Seems like a perfect start to 27! :)

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  17. Sending the happiest of birthday wishes your way! :)

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  18. Happy birthday love! Sounds like a great start to your big day! :)

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  19. Happy Birthday! I just turned 29 a few weeks ago...Lord, help me.

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  20. Happy Birthday!! Today is a friend of mine's 27th birthday as well :) Enjoy your day!

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  21. Happy Birthdayyy!! Sounds like all wonderful changes to me :) Hope your year is incredibly blessed! Can't wait to follow along.

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  22. Happy Birthday! May 27 be your best year YET! :)

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  23. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Sounds like a great start to this year!

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  24. Happy Birthday, pretty girl!
    I hope you have a fabulous day, and an even more fabulous YEAR : )

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  25. That is so cute and sweet he brought you coffee and sang to you. So so precious :) And Happy Happy Birthday!!!

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  26. That sounds like such an amazing way to start your birthday. Happy Birthday!! May God bless you with many more and hope you have an awesome day! :)

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  27. Oh gosh, this post is just the sweetest. Happy Birthday, pretty girl!

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  28. happy birthday!!!!! :) i hope you have an awesome day!

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  29. 27 was a REALLY good year for me!!! happy birthday gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  30. Happy Birthday! It sounds like it was off to a wonderful start and i'm sure will only get better :D

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  31. happy, happy birthday! sounds like a wonderful way to start off the year {of being 27}!

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  32. Happy Birthday, sista! Hope you have a beautiful and wonderful day. FYI, everyone LOVES the pictures you took for us. People keep referring to them as professional... dream job in your future?

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  33. Happy, happy birthday! I hope that this is your best year yet!

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  34. Happy Birthday Pretty Girl! Here's to a wonderful 27th year!

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  35. happiest of birthdays to you!

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  36. Hope you're having a great birthday! You deserve it. :)

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  37. Happy Birthday Steph!

    You were born exactly one week before me! It's good to hear that 27 isn't so bad after all :)

    Hope you've enjoyed your day!

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  38. Girl, if this is how 27 is, I can't wait to get there!! You're off to a great start ! Hope you had the best of best birthdays, lady! You're fabulous xo

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  39. Thanks for that visual Steph. If only the boxers had cupcakes on them or something festive.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY you pretty lady you I hope 27 treats you fabulously! :)

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  40. (: I hope you had a great great birthday!!!

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  41. happy birthday stephanie!! 27 is the perfect age :)

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  42. Happy Happy Birthday!! Hope 27 is your best yet!!

    And PS...I just read through ALL of your health posts and I'm just dying! Can't believe how great you look and loved learning about the yeast-free lifestyle. I'm super duper intrigued. Thanks for the inspiration and motivation!! XO

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  43. Awww Steph! Love this post! Thatta baby Beau Beau! I liked the visual...okay, DDHP LOVED the visual, but what else did you expect? I love you and I am so happy you had a good birthday! Vwelcome to the cool 27 club. It's not too shabby! ;)

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  44. What an awesome start to another great year!!
    Wishing you only love and laughter and a magical year ahead pretty lady - thank you for being a sweet new friend and inspirational blogger to me, and so many others!! I've loved being 27!!
    x

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  45. I've been a bit out of the blogging loop lately but I've still been keeping up with you through instagram and twitter and what not! I'm so happy for your for your new house and pup and new adventures in life! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope 27 is a fantastic year for you! We'll have to get together next time I'm in Houston, I miss you girls!

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  46. Probably one of my favorite from you...CHEERS to 27! And cheers to cherishing the small but beautiful moments in life!!

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