Monday, January 12, 2009

26 Things Before 27

Yesterday was my 27th birthday. (Yay me!) I had a fantastic, wonderful weekend that started with a surprise party on Friday, continued celebrations on Saturday, and a nice dinner with family on Sunday.

I wasn't exactly excited about entering my late 20s, so it was great to have the best birthday ever! (By the way, "60 Minutes" was on in the background last night, and Andy Rooney stated that no one wants/needs to count their birthdays after 25. What do you know, Andy?)

Let's take a look back on 26 memorable experiences, accomplishments, and general highlights of the year before I turned 27, shall we?

1. Celebrated a Canadian St. Patty's Day


2. Devoured poutine in Toronto

3. Had foie gras at Toque! in Montreal

4. Attended Easter Mass at Notre-Dame Basilica


5. Climbed into a shopping cart for some engagement photos


6. Partied like a bachelorette rockstar in Las Vegas


7. Bought a condo

8. Navigated the mortgage closing process and survived

9. Planned and paid for a wedding and survived


10. Got married


11. Celebrated


12. Honeymooned in Costa Rica


13. Had an adventurous road trip

(A tractor totally got stuck on this rickety, one-way bridge for over an hour on our way back)

14. Got my appetite back (too nervous to eat in the months before the wedding!)


15. Relaxed



16. Refrained from alimentaring los monos in Manuel Antonio


17. Ziplined through the rainforest


18. Soaked in the Tabacon Hot Springs, heated to an extremely hot temp by the Arenal Volcano


19. Danced as newlyweds at two weddings



20. Took a bite out of the Big Apple


21. Swam with some swans in Birmingham


22. Voted for a president that actually won

23.Froze my booty off in Boston


24. Tried ossobucco as my last meal of 2008

25. Rang in 2009 running down the beach with a sparkler in my hand, watching fireworks, and feeling a burst of pure joy

26. Had a surprise party given in my honor!

I ran out of numbers! So many great things happened to me last year, and I'm so blessed to have great people in my life to share these experiences.

Coming soon...27 things before 28!

4 comments:

notyourplainjane said...

I love this post! What a fun year.

Mojito Maven said...

That is so awesome that you are a part of JLD!!! I hope to meet you in person sometime soon! I'm really excited about it!!

kay* said...

oh my gosh this is fantastic! you accomplished so much - that's great! (isn't poutine delish?!?!) congrats on your wedding as well!

for the new year i made a list of 28 thing to do i '09 since i'll be turning 28 this year. hopefully, i'll get to do them all!

Mermanda said...

LOVE the shopping cart pic! Adorable!