The 25 Best

My big 2-6 birthday is just around the corner and it's hard to believe I'm really this "old" (It's this coming Saturday-- in case any of you are confused since I've been talking about/celebrating my birthday for approximately 2 weeks now) I've been reflecting a lot on all of life's blessings and adventures in the past year and wanted a way to document them all. Lucky for me, I stumbled upon Anna's list of the best things that happened in a year's time and I told her I was going to copy her ;) I think it's easy to focus on the crappy things that happen to us, but seriously, once you start making a list.... it's hard to stop! I am so blessed!

1. Changed my blog's name to LFF and bought a domain. I ♥ my blog, you guys!
2. Took a weekend getaway to Indy to see the Pacers v. Thunder game.

3. Combo mountains/beach vacay, one of the best trips ever!

4. Celebrated our 1-year wedding anniversary

5. Got to party with my great-Aunt on her 90th birthday

6. Helped plan a surprise 21st birthday party for Kayla

7. Kayla & Caleb got engaged and we were the FIRST ones they called :)
8. Welcomed Jared's cousin home from Iraq

9. Got asked to be a bridesmaid in Caleb & Kayla's wedding :)

10. Met the new baby in the family- cousin Westley

11.Kicked off Fall the only way you can- friends, pumpkin patches & a corn maze.

12. Halloween partying-- we pretty much do it big. Every year ;)

13. Jared's 27th birthday- seriously one of the most fun day/night's ever!

14. Bengals clinched a playoff spot (and then quickly lost, but whatever!)

15. Started designing blogs
16. Went on my first ever blate w/ Allison

17. Scored free tickets to Jesus Culture concert
18. Got a NutriBullet that changed our lives ;) Yes, this makes the list. Trust me!
19. Got to visit my sister and her hubby in New Jersey and tour Philly

20. Became obsessed with cauliflower recipes-yay for low carb meal options!
21. Made a 30 before 30 list
22. Threw Kayla a bridal shower and attended another one for her

23. Saw an amazing Easter play with my parents.
24. Had such a fun all day date with Jared, 'just because'--- bowling, sushi, castles, you name it!

25. Celebrated my birthday about 4 different times before the actual date!

I am truly, SO blessed. I'm already looking forward to year #26 and knowing it will be even better than the this one. What are the best things that have happened to YOU in the past year?

37 comments

  1. What an excellent idea! I can ser why you stole it! :-)
    Happy early birthday! Such great memories you have!

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  2. i'd say hands down you had a pretty great year girl!!

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  3. Yippeeeee for bdays!! I am still not done celebrating mine!! My party is next weekend! Ha!!!

    Love your list!!!

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  4. Something good that happened to me this past year?? Ummmm about to become your sister!!! ;)

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  5. That's a super cute way to ask someone to be a bridesmaid!

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  6. This is a great list, your year was pretty amazing! Love the pic of you and Jared when the Bengals clinched a playoff spot! You two look sooo excited!!

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  7. This was fun! I especially love the clinching the playoff spot and quickly losing part. I know it all too well. Happy early birthday for the fifteenth time now :)

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  8. Kayla's face in those surprise pictures!! Hahaha love it.

    And I'm just going to have to move to Cinci, y'all have way more fun than we do!

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  9. Happy Early Birthday!! Enjoy! 26 turned out to be one of the best years of my life and I'm hoping the same for you :)

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  10. Love this list. And why does 26 sound so much older than 25? I'm right behind you, lady!

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  11. This is a really fun post! It looks like you had a great year!! Happy early birthday :)

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  12. Yay yay yay!! Sooo many fun things happened in the past year for you! I hope you have the best 26th birthday possible, and that your 26th year brings even more amazingness than the last!!

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  13. Happy early Birthday! What a great year you had! Hope 26 is even better!

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  14. Erin, I LOVE this post!! so awesome and you have done so much. Happy early birthday!

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  15. I love your pirate costumes. This past halloween we went to a big party and I was Tinkerbell - Keith refused to be Peter Pan (ha) but I got him to be a pirate. It was great!

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  16. What a great post. It is easy to lose focus of all the great things in life when so much bad goes on around us, but thank you for pointing out that we need to look at the good things. Happy early Birthday!

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  17. Such a fun post! I need to know more about this NutriBullet.

    And I, for one, am so glad you started designing blogs because you did a rockin' job on MINE!

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  18. Fun post! I hope you rooted for the Thunder :)

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  19. Looks like you've had a great year!! And it just keeps getting better and better as you get older :) I’m totally borrowing this idea for my 30th birthday in June!

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  20. Fun post! I'm turning 27 in a few weeks...might steal the idea :) And happy early birthday!

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  21. Aww this is such a great list!! Here's hoping that 26 will be even better!!! :)

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  22. Happy Early Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! P.S. Maybe I should steal this idea too. I have a list obsession.

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  23. What an awesome post! Just think about how much more amazing your 26th year is going to be! :D

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  24. I love those Halloween costumes!! It's been a great year for you!

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  25. This is such a fun list! I love this idea. Looks like you had a great year: )

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  26. SO much fun!!! Love this idea! And definitely cracked up at how you listed #14 :) Hoping you have an AWESOME day on Saturday!!

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  27. happy (early) birthday! your new baby cousin is so cute!

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  28. So cute! :) Happy almost birthday!

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  29. Sounds like a great year!!! (And I had no idea Kayla was only 21...this makes me feel like an old bride!! hahaha). I love your halloween custumes too!! So fun! :)

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  30. This is such a nice idea! I love making lists so I am all about this :) Sounds like you had an amazing year!

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  31. I am HONORED to be part of your list!!!! And I'm so excited for you to have the best birthday ever! 25 has been good to you friend. :)

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  32. I so love this idea friend. You have had a great year and I know this coming year will be even better. So very happy to have found you and am looking forward to following along for...well ever. Love you!!!!

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  33. Sounds like it has been an amazing year, and I'm so glad! Hope 26 is even better!

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  34. so many fun things i cant wait to read your 100th bday post!

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  35. What a fabulous idea for a post! i love that you have done so many fun things in your last year as a mid twenties ;)

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