Dirty Thirty

Last week I entered a new decade. Turning thirty wasn’t as traumatic as I had always imagined it would be. In fact, it felt like a natural transition– I was ready to look back on my twenties with gratitude and gracefully step away from them. My twenties were fun, really fun! They were full of self-discovery, scuba…

Anniversaries > Birthdays

FIVE YEARS!!! It has been exactly five years since my last anaphylactic allergic reaction. This is HUGE for someone who is deathly allergic to egg, seafood, nuts, moldy cheeses, and possibly Vitamin E. Someone who has had around 42 hospitalizations due to anaphylaxis for the first 23 years of life, and seems to have new…

A (Birth)Day at the Zoo

Yesterday I went to the zoo to celebrate a special boy’s birthday. We filled his pockets with snacks, bought him a birthday boy zookeeper hat, and he only wandered off and got lost once! Don’t worry, we found him by the zebra exhibit eventually. No, we weren’t celebrating my two and a half year old…

Happy Birthday, Dad!

Happy Birthday to a guy who can fight with the best …and party with the rest I love you, Dad! Happy Birthday!  Here are just a few of the reasons I love him (post from Father’s Day awhile ago)

Have Your Cake, And Eat Your Card Too

Dear USA, You know I will always love you (true BFF’s), but sometimes you really worry me. I consider myself to be an open-minded person so I have learned to accept things like macaroni and cheese pizza and chicken sandwiches made with two giant pieces of fried chicken where the bread should be. The beautiful…

My Sister’s Peeper

When sisters are 18 months apart, there are two options as to how their relationship is going to operate: 1. They share clothes, friends, and secrets. The older sister passes on homework assignments, life lessons, and dating tips to the younger sister. 2. The younger sister grabs a friend and spies on the older sister…

Happy Birthday, Isaac

Five years ago he was just a fellow intern at the Dolphin Research Center. I wasn’t looking for a relationship, in fact I had just gotten out of a relationship and was ready for some freedom, fun, and relaxation in the Florida Keys. One day at work he came out of the closet (no pun intended) wearing…