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twenty-six things

In turning twenty-six this past weekend, I’ve come to realize a few things. Like, I don’t really care about getting another year older anymore. Though I did say to Shane as I rolled over in bed that morning, that twenty-six does sound wiser than twenty-five. Right? He assured me that yes, I’ve become so much wiser since I was only twenty-five.

Here are a few other things I’ve come to love/realize/learn/grow to appreciate/etc in twenty-six years…

1. I hate raw carrots but throw them in a juicer with an orange and I’m in love
2. Fresh flowers make me happy
3. As does Tiramisu
4. Life is too short not to reconcile broken or fractured relationships
5. Life is too short to spend time with people who bring you down
6. I’ve learned to make time for a good book
7. It is possible to have just as much fun at home with your husband doing nothing special, as visiting some far off country
8. Your family can also be your closest friends
9. God is actively in control of our daily lives
10. I love my husband more today than I did a year ago
11. Cheese and wine is a perfectly acceptable and complete meal
12. It is important to say the words I’m sorry
13. Watching too many episodes of Grey’s Anatomy is bad for my emotional health
14. Sometimes the things that scare you the most will reap the most reward
15. I’m like my dad in that I need time to process decisions or changes to the plan
16. Just because you’re older, doesn’t always mean you’re braver
17. Marriage is as hard as they say, but it’s also as wonderful, too
18. Quality time is my “love language” (but you could also say the same of chocolate)
19. Comparison really is the thief of joy
20. It’s okay to admit you like watching The Bachelor
21. I used to wonder why I ran from great guys until I realized I was running to the one who would be the greatest
22. Some mornings I crave tea more than I do coffee
23. Eye shadow primer is a lifesaver and a must
24. Sometimes, “you just need a hug” (Shane taught me that one)
25. The words you say can bear more weight than you might realize
26. I will never be without hand lotion and Blistex in my purse

Thank you to those generous, thoughtful, loving and fun ones in my life who made my birthday special xo!

  • aimee siebenga - February 4, 2013 - 12:42 pm

    haha! Mikaela! I love #13. SO true! :)ReplyCancel

  • daniela - February 4, 2013 - 12:54 pm

    Happy Birthday to you! Enjoy a special day and spoil yourself xx.ReplyCancel

  • Lesley - February 4, 2013 - 3:00 pm

    Happy birthday gorgeous!!ReplyCancel

  • Vanessa Marie - February 5, 2013 - 8:53 am

    Happy Birthday, Mikaela! Enjoy it to the fullest.ReplyCancel

  • Kristy K - February 5, 2013 - 8:59 am

    haha, loved this (especially #20, what a relief!!) thanks for sharing…and happy birthday! :)ReplyCancel

  • Risa (Mom) - February 5, 2013 - 4:17 pm

    Amen to The Bachelor…and Blistex! ;)and most of the other ones too…ReplyCancel

  • Nancy - February 6, 2013 - 8:47 am

    Love this post…my birthday is around the corner I’ll be 31 which means I’m really in my 30s you’ve inspired me to take a look into what has changed over the last year.

    Happy birthday I hope you had a great oneReplyCancel

  • Falcon - February 20, 2013 - 6:24 pm

    What a beautiful post and Happy Birthday!! xoReplyCancel

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