11.20.2011

.25 and Feeling Alive.

Today is the day,

I am officially in my mid-twenties.

25 to be exact.
This fact honestly causes me to giggle and cringe at the same time. 

I am getting old.

As a little girl, I dreamed up plans for age 24. The biggest one was to have my first baby because my mother was 24 when she gave birth to her first baby, my older brother--it just made sense in my little girl mind to do the same. Well, my 24th year has ended and there is obviously no baby to show. Little did I know back then, the Lord would bless my 24th year with a beautiful house I can call home, a family I can call for love and support, and a best friend I can call my husband.
My 25th year has been set up for great things.

Jeremiah 29:11
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm, plans to give you hope and a future."
I am 25 and feeling alive!

Happy Living--Happy Celebrating
and remember
--Little Things Bring Smiles--

31 comments:

  1. Happy Happy Birthday! I love how happy you look in every picture :) I hope it is a wonderful day.

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  2. Awww, Happy Birthday! I hope you had a wonderful and very spoiled day! :)

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  3. Happy birthday Katie! Don't worry, you don't have to be a real grownup for another two years. Enjoy 25 - I loved it!

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  4. I should note that at 25 I had a house and husband too and I still loved feeling like a "kid". Sorry if my first comment sounded weird :)

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  5. Happy Birthday. I am not sure I even remember my 25th birthday. Getting older is not necessarily a bad thing. All of my favorite years happened after my 25th birthday. And I would not give up a single day to have remained 25 any longer. Life just is just starting to get good. What wonderful things you have to look forward to. I hope this birthday and all of those in your future are special.
    Traci, a follower who is exactly twice your age and still feels young.

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  6. Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day and year!

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  7. Happy birthday! I hope your 25th year brings lots of happiness!

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  8. LOVE the first pic! Happy bday! I turned 27 this past summer and 27 sounds sooo old to me haha!

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  9. Happy Birthday old lady!!!

    Isn't it funny how you have things planned as a kid and then life sneaks up on you. I promised my mother grandchildren by the time I'm 30. That's in March. I am so very not pregnant. I shouldn't promise things like this. :P

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  10. Happy Birthday, Dear.
    I remember making those "plans" for my own life as a kid as well...I am constantly looking back and saying, "I never would have imagined THIS for my life, but it is SO perfect!" God is good. He is faithful. He is so generous with his blessings. It sounds like you are seeing his bountiful blessings as you are supposed to! I am so happy for you this day...do something fantastic with your sweet husband. And the photos are fantastic too...tell him I expect him to grab that bad-boy camera of his when we're all there and make our family look fantastic too ;)

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  11. Happy Birthday! That makes you only 24 years and 51 weeks older than my sweet baby boy! :) I face 27 this coming year... inching closer and closer to 30... but each year is really getting better than the last! Hope it's the same with you!!

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  12. Happy Birthday- where are those cute boots from?!

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  13. Happy Birthday!! Your beautiful and have many more great years ahead of you!

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  14. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I SO know the feeling of realizing you are getting "old." At 31, each year keeps getting better and better. I hope you have a simply BLESSED year!

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  15. Happy Birthday! I hope Adam did something special for you to celebrate.

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  16. Happy Birthday dear Katie.I love your blog.I'm a christian as well from Italy.God bless you Roberta

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  17. Happy happy birthday, Katie! I also turned a quarter of a century old this year. :)

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  18. Happiest Birthday to You! You look fabulous, Lady! Hope you have a lovely day. :)

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  19. Happy 25th! I remember when I turned 25 I had 3 babies 3 and under. Come find out about the man who fed us all!

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  20. Happy Birthday! I had a dream that somehow, driving back from some random camp, we (including Adam) got into the same backseat of the same car. I got to tell you this:
    I showed your ".This is Me." blogpost to my best friends, and one of them leads a girls' church group on Saturdays, so she showed it to some of the girls there. Their minds were opened to a whole new way of dating: of waiting for the right one. Most interesting part is that we're in Brazil, so your wonderful story has reached South American. haha! :D
    Happy Birthday, I can only hope (and pray) I am where you are when I turn 25.

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  21. Happy Birthday! Such a cute outfit...I love the scarf. Visiting from The Pleated Poppy :)

    I'm hosting a giveaway for a $50 Maurices giftcard on my blog, This Girl's Life - hope you can come over and enter!

    http://mandyford.blogspot.com/2011/11/christopher-straub-interview-and.html

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  22. nice post! thanks for sharing...God bless you

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  23. I love that you're halfway point.
    I'm so glad that you love the same quote I try to remind/live by.

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