Friday, January 31, 2014

27 - A Year to Love

{written on January 30, but posted a day late. You know, 'cause I got sleepy.}

{it's what we do on sick days -- teach the toddler all-important selfies. he now knows "cheese."}
{and then sleep and snuggle. With Sesame Street on for the littlest.}
Here I sit in the closing hours of my 27th birthday with a cat wearing a cone by my side and some hot vegetable soup in my belly. Today was not exactly the most celebratory of birthdays as our household has been hit by a stomach bug, one which started late Monday night and I thought I had narrowly escaped. But alas no; last night it got me. So today was a day of rest, tv, and a doctor's appointment to make sure all was well with baby (it is!).

I wasn't going to post anything until I remembered my resolution to just write. Today may not have been picture perfect or held anything worth Instagraming, but that didn't make it trash. In fact, when I really sat down to think about it, I got to spend it just the way I desired: with my two boys. I got extra cuddles from both, since none of us are feeling stellar, and was even taken care of by the eldest. I had numerous notes from friends sending warm wishes, and each and every one meant something to my heart. It was relaxing and full of love and completely unpretentious. It was a good day.

And that's what I'd like to focus on in my 28th year- attention to those who matter to me. Sending surprise notes in the mail, calling when I would otherwise text, picking face-to-face interactions over social media, and just generally taking the time to be there. It always amazes me how those little things truly mean the most. So this year I'm going to try my best to be that friend and give one of the sweetest and costliest gifts I have- my love.



  1. The stomach bug hit here this week too, so I feel your pain!! And I hope you get to feeling better soon!!


  2. I totally love your - resolution? intention? for your new year of life. That's something that we should all take to heart I think. You are wiser already! Getting older is underrated. It rocks! Happy Birthday! <3
    I hope you feel better already.

  3. So sorry you all have been sick:( Somehow missed your birthday on the FB! Hope you get to celebrate more at some later date!

  4. Oh I'm so sorry you got sick!!! I can only imagine how NOT fun that was! Hope you are doing better....and love your goals for your 28th year.
    P.S. Glad u did "just write".

  5. i hope you get better soon! wish you another adventurous year of life :)

  6. Happy Birthday to you! What a way to think about your life and your intentions. You have a generous spirit and your 28th year will make it sing! I love all of the things you'd like to do and be for yourself and others! You have to join BBBY with me!!! we are all on a mission to live our lives with more intention, love and grace. I wish you so many blessings each day and that you and your family have health and more snuggles in store!

  7. Happy birthday! What a lovely sentiment to share on your birthday. I could definitely take a cue from you and be more attentive to the people I care about. Glad you got plenty of cuddles!

  8. Christina....
    Happy, happy, happy 27th birthday, Friend!! Here's to many, many, many more!! I just celebrated my "big 3-0" a little over one week ago!! ;-D
    Not the stomach flu!! Yuck!! We went through that over Christmas!! Not. Fun. At. All!! I am glad that Baby is still well and safe!! ;)

  9. So glad you're feeling better now... such a bummer to be sick on your birthday... although it seems like it wasn't half bad regardless :) This years gonna be a whopper of a great one for you, friend... I can feel it :) Happy birthdayyyy (again)!

  10. Happy super belated birthday and I hope you guys are all better now!!!


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