Saturday, May 3, 2008

XXIV

Well folks, it's official. I'M 24!!! Yikes. 
I was originally going to write a post with 24 facts about myself. Then I thought, "My mercy! Could you be any more self-centered? It's not as if you don't already have a plethora of posts focused solely on you. Good grief. Talk about something new." And then I got a little distracted thinking about what I did on my last birthday, and the birthday before that....and then I thought, "I'm gonna write a post about 24 of my favorite memories." And I can hear what you're thinking. "How is that different than 24 facts about herself?" To which I say, "Hey! My blog! My birthday! Leave me be!"

24. Playing "Milk and Cookies" with Perry when we shared a room and were supposed to be asleep. 23. Finally going to my favorite foreign country, Germany. 22. Performing for the wives of the General Authorities. Simultaneously the scariest and nicest audience I've ever had. 21. Going to New York with my dad. 20. The first time I got to vote for my mom19. Living across the street from the temple in Nauvoo. 18. My first Vegas weekend at the PorterHouse (and yes, that is supposed to be one word). 17. Winning the Intramural co-ed soccer championship last summer with Flava of Love! 16. Watching BYU beat Utah in football at the last second TWO years in a row!! Go Cougars!!  15. Finally being at a live soccer game in which Brian McBride scored! 14. "Modeling" for Limited 2 with Lisa13. Turning 16 so Sara, Chrissy and I could finally take that road trip. Oh wait...we never did actually take that trip:) You guys free this summer? 12. The night that Buffy and I realized it was "because I'm in America." 11. Hiding Tiff's bed in the closet, crazy dress-up, cheesy teen romances, and a hidden tooth-brush in Nauvoo with Nicole and Emily10. Springfield, IL and Notre Dame with Liz9. The graduation breakfast for the boys at Camille's house. 8. ER, Evil Mermaid and Rock Pox stories with Shells and Margo7. She's the Man, a pink couch, Chocolate Fair, the Creamery, Pull Handle and wedding dresses with Em. 6. Re-enacting the greenhouse scene of Airborne with Johnny5. Riding horses with Perry and going to a soccer game with Joey before I moved. 4. Sleep-overs on the tramp, the water game and murder-in-the-dark with cousins3. Getting texts from and sharing books with my nephew, Zach2. Alaskan Cruise with my whole family. 1. Realizing that even though life isn't always easy, I've had a great 24 years thanks to wonderful family, friends and the Gospel

And yes, I do realize how much I just sounded like a MasterCard commercial. 

11 comments:

Hoggards said...

Yes, they all sound priceless! You being 24 is priceless - remember that! :) Happy Birthday! I'm super glad that you put that graduation breakfast on your list! It was one of the most random/funny things ever!

Tiffany and Cory Jones said...

I feel great about memory #8! Those are such great memories for me too! Aahhh....those were the days. Hope you've had a great day! (did you get my message?) Happy Birthday!!

Johnny and Angela said...

Yes - I was there for 2 of the events, even if seeing Brian McBride score was more of a highlight than seeing that DC-Columbus game with me ;) I thought you would have listed the US-Panama game when EJ took off his shirt after his hat trick - yours and Vick's faces were the highlight of the game ;)

meg said...

Yes, you do sound like a mastercard commercial, and yes, i have totally modeled for limited 2... awesome.

Hope you had a great day! If I was there- know that we would have played and bonded!

love your face!

Buffy Dayton said...

I can't believe you had time to blog on your birthday and you didn't even have time to write me back. I am feeling a little negleted, and that I was number 12 and not number 1!!! Thas because I'm in America!! I love this blog page too! I just love your blog!!

e. said...

Love it. Wayyy better than just one birthday. I pretty much just cried a few tears. Ah, the days of the wedding dresses...

Nicoletta said...

So I'm a little late with the birthday wishes, but we have been camping so I sort of have an excuse, right? You can ask Tristan though and he will confirm that Saturday morning I suddenly asked, "Is it May 3rd?" He confirmed that it was and I said, "It's Barb's birthday!" So though I couldn't do anything about it at the time, you were in my thoughts. I hope 24 feels great! I'm honored to have made your memory list. How can reading one sentence bring so many pictures to mind and so many good feelings to my heart? Loved those days and I love you too!

Adam & Lisa said...

Haha, modeling for Limited 2 was the best!!! And hey, we're actually going to be in California this summer, in case you still want to do that road trip...

I hope you had a wonderful birthday!!!!!!!!!!

~Lisa

Shelley said...

Wow girl, Happy birthday. Welcome to the world of 24! I laughed so hard at the evil mermaid reference. You will always be my favorite villain to talk about. These days I think of the E.M. more as an "anti-hero."

I love you! You are a great friend - and hear hear on all the good ol times!

Shelley

katherine said...

The pull handle signs definitely were not necessary. I'm glad they at least provided some entertainment. And five million fridge magnets for Emily. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Natalie said...

Happy Birthday! If you don't know who I am, I am Adrian's wife and I love reading your blog. I found it through John and Angela's blog. It kind of feels like stalking, but we're family, right? Hope you don't mind! Feel free to visit out blog sometime...