Tuesday, December 30, 2014

twenty seven

With my birthday a month and a half ago, I guess it's finally time to write this post that has been swirling around in my head.

I feel like there's something about the "sevens" that really makes you feel older. I can't speak for my seventh birthday, but can recall the same feeling with seventeen. Somehow it felt much older than sixteen, like I wasn't really a young teenager anymore but actually becoming more mature. I'm not sure that I did, but that's at least how the age felt!

With twenty seven I felt the same thing. While twenty six officially put me into my late twenties, it felt just like twenty five. But twenty seven, just the sound of it, it sounds and feels much older. It sounds like an actual adult age. This might sound absolutely looney, but it's the only thing I could think about as twenty seven approached.

Like every birthday since school I took the day off work and can't understand anyone who wants to work on their birthday. All of my big plans for the day this year were much more adult oriented than in the past. We ran around and were out of town for a lot of October so I spent the day getting the house in order, doing mountains of laundry, and hanging out in my pajamas. Mr. Young surprised me with a few friends gathered at Graffiato for dinner, I'm still dreaming of the brussel sprouts.

The best thing about adult birthdays in my opinion is the opportunity for a day to yourself. No raging parties, no big cake with candles, but time to do whatever you please and truly enjoy the day. And if you're lucky enough, you might also get to meet Mike Isabella from Top Chef!

So here's to twenty seven and enjoying a little less than three years until thirty. That will be quite the post.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Six Months

Time surely flies right on by! How is it possible that Mr. Young and I have been married for six months already? We were out shopping yesterday when I looked at the calendar on my phone and was amazed that it was December 28th. When I asked him if it he knew what day it was it took a while, but he's usually pretty good with important dates so I threw him some slack.

With the holidays and seeing family and friends we haven't seen in a while we keep being hit with the "How's married life?" question. I'm still not quite sure how to answer this. We've practically been married since June 2012 when we moved in together and completely intertwined our lives. At that point we began splitting holidays between our families, we became each other's emergency contacts, and we started to merge our finances. Since then and before the wedding we've made difficult decisions and experienced loss together.

So I can't say that life has felt incredibly different minus the name change, but I think what has changed has been the planning. Creating goals and a shared vision for our life together and what we hope to accomplish as a team. And we have started to create a list of goals that makes me incredibly excited for the future!

I'm sure that the next six months will fly by as well and somehow it will be June 28, 2015 with a blink of an eye. My favorite thing is breaking out our awesome wedding video to relive that amazing day which was such a blur for the both of us. Here's our wedding highlight reel below, Chris from emotion Pictures is brilliant!

Cheers to half a year bud, I love you to the moon and back!

Photos by Sean DeWitt Photography