. . . for Lauren and Lauren: 33 things on my 33rd birthday . . . . .

November 2, 2017

33 things on my 33rd birthday . . . . .

Today I turn THIRTY THREE!  Here are 33 random facts about me you may not know . . .

ONE.  I am not a hoarder, but I’m not even close to a minimalist. I like the idea of it but I like things.  Clothes. House decor. Stuff.  I like all of it.  

TWO. I used to not care about good food or take out but now nights we eat out (sans kids) or get take out are a highlight of my week. 

THREE. I also used to not like red wine or dark chocolate and now don’t know what I was thinking. 

FOUR. I think I was a really good teacher and I have days I really miss using those skills but then other days I don’t think I’ll ever go back to teaching. 

FIVE. With that being said, I can't imagine not being a stay at home mom and am so thankful that I get to do that.  

SIX.  I thought newborn and baby phase would be my favorite age but now I think it’s age four and maybe a few years after that. 

SEVEN. I text my sister so many times a day. And she lives only four miles from me. I don’t know what I’d do without her. 

EIGHT.  There were days when I'd get so annoyed at group texts, and feel stressed when my texting limit was about to be reached.  It's funny now because I don’t know what I’d do without texting at all. I often feel that is my main connection for relationships these days. 

NINE. I could eat avocados everyday and never get tired of them. 

TEN. I really hope in the next many years there is some cheaper option available for fake teeth. I’m tired of my current ones and the amount of time and money I’ve spent on them. 

ELEVEN. I’m 33 years old and still don’t feel equipped to apply makeup and take care of my skin. Help. 

THIRTEEN.  I recently got rid of bags of clothing and would like my closet to consist of loose fitting shirts and sweaters I can tuck in and jeans, leggings and booties.  It's ridiculous how many clothes I get rid of and how many clothes I still have.  It makes me feel both happy and embarrassed. 

FOURTEEN. I love when I sweat when I’m working out. 

FIFTEEN. I’ve recently caught up and am staying in much better touch with my girlfriends from high school thanks to the Marco Polo app and it makes me so happy. 

SIXTEEN.  I have a hard time accepting change and am happy when things stay just as they are.

SEVENTEEN. I think those “let’s cuddle” sweatshirts and ones like them are so cute. But I could never buy one because it’d be a total line. Poor Chris. 

EIGHTEEN.  Making my bed every morning makes me feel happy and more put together. 

NINETEEN. I have run three Chicago marathons and one other and would love to do it again someday but not sure my knees (or husband) could handle it again.  Minus childbirth, I've never felt more proud or strong in my life. 

TWENTY. I do not mind doing and folding laundry.  But you could count the amount of times I’ve dusted in the last year. 😳

TWENTY ONE.  I love traditions. We have a million of them; especially this time of year and I want to add even more. 

TWENTY TWO.  I feel confident we’re done having kids but I think I’ll forever miss the tiny newborn stage of babies. 

TWENTY THREE. I love teen dramas and romantic comedies. Sometimes I think the genre of shows and movies I like makes me unintelligent but it is what it is. 😉

TWENTY FOUR. I really like creative things. Sewing, painting, baking, drawing. Someday I want to find a way to use some of those things to do something meaningful. 

TWENTY FIVE.  Little things that make me happy: coffee, mugs, graphic tees, workout clothes, cute tennis shoes. 

TWENTY SIX. My favorite cheaper take out choices are Jimmy Johns and Panera. 

TWENTY SEVEN. A dream job would be to get $100 from someone to either buy them new clothes or new decorations for their house. I feel like I could make their money go way farther than most people. 

TWENTY EIGHT. Sometimes I hear people talk about turning 40 and finally feeling confident in their skin and not worrying about so many things they did when they were younger. I want to get to that place before then! 

TWENTY NINE. I love making and having plans during the days with the kids, but am totally content being home in the evenings once they go to bed. 

THIRTY. Chris is the only boyfriend I’ve ever had, boy I’ve ever held hands with or kissed. And I feel so thankful that is my love story. 

THIRTY ONE.  I wish I liked drinking tea. I’ve tried multiple kinds and adding in different things, but every time think it tastes gross. 

THIRTY TWO. I got married when I was 20. A baby. I definitely grew up into adulthood as a married women and think I missed out on a chunk of college and growing up most people have. But I am so grateful for Chris and the so many years we had together, from teenagers to adults.  

THIRTY THREE.  I don’t mind turning another year older.  Life keeps getting better and better and I am so thankful for all God’s given me. Here’s to year 33! 

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Jen V. said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Happy Birthday!

I loved this post and I am also NOT a fan of cuddling! ;)

Suburban prep said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I so wish you a wonderful year of happiness.

Tony Geinzer said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Happy 33rd Katie and I wish you a wonderful awesome year of happiness.

Allison said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I loved learning more about you...I like you even more now. :) Specifically for #s 11, 16, 20 29 and 30. I truly wish we could hang out in real life. ;)

PolkaDottyPlace said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Happy Birthday!! I feel the same way about making my bed, take out, dark chocolate and teaching. My skin care regime could also use an update since I've been doing the same thing for years. Thanks for sharing all these fun facts.