It's past noon and I'm still not sure what the big deal about 21 is.

Maybe having a beer in Germany takes away the excitement of being officially old enough to drink in the US or something. Or maybe not wanting to go out and get drunk so that I can puke it up on Christmas morning (or any other morning for that matter) does it. Not sure.

Whatever it is...It's another birthday. Another Christmas. Another day. Another rain shower in the northwest. Another opportunity to wear my purple dress and black TOMS. Another 5 minutes to check facebook. Another hug from my little sister. Another reflection of Christmas lights in the window. Another prayer for snow. Another headache. Another smile. Another latte. Another story to write. Another complication to figure out. Another book to read.


life goes on.

 this old friend of mine...


got to stand next to her and watch.

 these bests to laugh and keep the hurt from taking over. 

 family vacation...minus the little girls. maui. sun. bikini tan. sand in your shorts. tangled hair. bubba gumps. new yellow toms shoes.
 chris n kat to hang with, live with, play wii with, snorkel with

 larabee with capernwray friends...Jess, Bailey, & Dave from Scotland...and Jess's friend Katie

 her first heaven birthday. i still miss her.