Monday, December 15, 2008

sweet 28.

It wasn't that many years ago when all I looked forward to on my birthday was my slumber party and the perfect outfit I needed to coordinate with the decorations for the night. Barbies, anything Punky Brewster, Tiffany my best friend and my girlfriends... and don't forget the VHS video camera and the hilarious memories captured thanks to dad. Remind me to tell you the story of "Jennifer the Kisser Girl" one day - that was terrifying.

Then fast forward to the teen years when boys were thrown into the mix and pubescent awkwardness reigned. During college, my birthdays were spent with friends out to eat. On my 21st birthday I was determined to swim with sharks in the ocean and definitely found myself in the clearest water, churning with sharks on an island off the coast of Belize on December 16th, 2001.

My favorite parties ever are no doubt the last couple years held in the house I currently live in. Everyone shows up, dances , eats way too much and the photos later are the perfect proof of the night well spent. Last years party is what brought DK and me together as well... aha!

But this year, I feel either too old, too boring or maybe both? I'm 28 and feeling like the way I want to celebrate really reflects what is most important to me now: simplicity, quiet time, my closest best friends on earth and good food. So that's how we will celebrate another year of Liz...

HOWEVER!!! Check out all the excitement happening on the Afternoon Show! I'm giving away some of my most favorite things!! Click here to learn more and register!

13 comments:

Lori Thompson said...

Loud or in whispers, may this year bring you more blessings than your heart and mind can imagine.

Maria Diane said...

Happy happy birthday!! I'm sure the Lord has many great things in store for you this next year.

Sarah Taylor said...

We're both December girls turning 28? I mean, I knew we were destined to be friends and all, but I didn't know we were practically born on the same day! What day is your birthday? I'm the 22nd.

Natalie said...

Happy Birthday, Liz! Can't wait to see what God has in store for you in the coming year! Hugs!!

~Misty said...

Happy Birthday Liz!! I'll be joining at 28 in less than 2 months! I know this year will bring amazing things. And, hey, we aren't old yet!! Keep enjoying the things you love...simplicity, your bestest friends, etc. Have a fabulous day!!

Keri said...

Happy Birthday!!! Feels just like yesterday (or 9 years ago) that I was also turning 28. Enjoy every second of your simple, quiet, yummy birthday!

holly becton said...

happy birthday beautiful! hope it's wonderful :)

James ~n~ Amber said...

Happy birthday sister. I hope you have a glorious day !

Addy said...

Hey,Liz. I love listening to your afternoon show when I can...usually on my way home from work Mon-Wed. It's good to know a young lady like yourself is willing to put God above all else.
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Happy Birthday!!! Enjoy YOUR day; thank God for another blessed year of life :) And, there's nothing wrong with a little bit of simplicity...chill out,absorb & take in everything God has created. You know, you know? ;)

Stacey said...

Happy Happy Birthday! Love you Liz.

Andrea Himmelsehr said...

You know- I met my husband on my birthday. Hmmmm. That was 13 years ago. Happy Birthday Liz! Thanks for letting us in on your 28th year- can't wait to see what the 29th year of Liz has to offer!

Lynn Valdez said...

Happy Birthday my friend. LOVE YOU and I plan to listen today. Look at me, blogging from work. Finally.

Deek said...

Happy Birthday Bertha! Way to set the pace all these years!