28 and counting

Today I turn 28.

I don’t feel any older. Once you hit 25, birthdays seem to feel the same, right? I know 30 will feel different, but today feels like any other Friday.

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Today I wish I could give you this recipe, but you’ll have to wait a little while.

I also wish I had the day off of work to do whatever I wanted.

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Today I’m drinking this new coffee my little sister sent me from Memphis. Ugly Mug coffee has the most entertaining packaging I’ve ever seen! They seem like a fun company.

I think 27 was a good year.

We bought our first house. I got to go to another Celebrity Chef Tour dinner. Maggie has kept us entertained. We watched a lot of football. We planted a huge garden.

I don’t know that I have any set-in-stone goals for 28.

There are definitely things I thought would have happened by now, like quitting a job, having a baby (or two), traveling more.

I still want to have kids. To write a book. To travel as much as possible. To spend as much time with friends and family as I can. To make the perfect layer cake. To find the job that was made for me. To be the best wife/daughter/sister/friend/person I can be. To finally make pretzels and bagels at home.

Think it will all happen this year? I don’t know, but I have a good feeling about 28.

 

and Happy Birthday to my b-day twin, Heather!!

63 Responses to “28 and counting”

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — June 24, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    Happy happy birthday!!! Sounds like a wonderful year:-) I have faith that you will be able to do some if not all of those things you are hoping to get done this year.

    • admin replied: — June 24th, 2011 at 12:44 pm

      Thank you Lauren :)

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    Megan — June 24, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    Happy Birthday!!

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    Hope — June 24, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    Happy Birthday! I hope you have an absolutely wonderful day! :)

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    Heather — June 24, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    Happy birthday Brandi!!! I hope it’s fabulous! :)

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    marla — June 24, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    A BIG happy b’day to you miss Brandi! I hope you have a year filled with all those things you wish for :) xo

    • admin replied: — June 24th, 2011 at 12:44 pm

      Thanks Marla! :)

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    Erica — June 24, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    Happy Birthday!!!!! Its funny when you look back at where you thought you would be at a certain age vs. where you are. You definitely had an amazing last year and I bet this one will be even better. ENjoy your day- treat yourself extra special!!

    • admin replied: — June 24th, 2011 at 12:45 pm

      I know it – it’s crazy to think that I’m 28 already! Life turns out so different than we imagine when we’re little kids :) Thank you Erica!

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    Lauren — June 24, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEETHEART!!!!!! Hope it is magical. :)

    • admin replied: — June 24th, 2011 at 12:45 pm

      Thanks Lauren :)

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    Joanne — June 24, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    Happy birthday lovely! I hope you have a wonderful and delicious day! And that all of those birthday wishes of yours come true!

    • admin replied: — June 24th, 2011 at 12:45 pm

      Thank you Joanne!

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    Lauren @ What Lauren Likes — June 24, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    Happiest of birthdays! cant WAIT for that breakie recipe :)

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    Christie Inge — June 24, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    Happy Birthday, Brandi!

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    Jessica @ Stylish Stealthy and Healthy — June 24, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    Happy birthday! We are so alike in what our 28 year expectations are or could be. Kids, book, perfect job…. here’s hoping some of those things come into fruition ;)

    • admin replied: — June 24th, 2011 at 12:53 pm

      hoping for me AND for you! :)

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    Green Dog Wine — June 24, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    Happy Happy Birthday My Dear! :) I hope that it is the most wonderful one yet! :)

    • admin replied: — June 24th, 2011 at 1:03 pm

      thank you, lovely! :) ps: your vacation looked incredible!!

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    Evan Thomas — June 24, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    Happy birthday!

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    Tracey — June 24, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    Happy Birthday Brandi! May your 28th year bring you much joy and happiness. Enjoy your day.

    • admin replied: — June 24th, 2011 at 1:39 pm

      Thank you Tracey!

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    The Teenage Taste — June 24, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    Happy Birthday, Brandi! 28 will be a great year for you…I can feel it! :-)

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    Carey @ Positively Blonde — June 24, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    Happy Birthday!!! And it definitely sounds like year 27 was a success! Hope year 28 is even better :)

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    Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean — June 24, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    happy birthday lady!!!!! enjoy your day :)

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    Allie — June 24, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    Happy Birthday Brandi!! I think 28 will be the best year yet :)

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    Running With Mascara — June 24, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    Happy birthday, Brandi! I’m sure 28 will be fabulous year for you!

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    Stephanie @cookinfanatic — June 24, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    Happy happy birthday Brandi!!! Don’t you love being in your late 20′s? I absolutely do (and am notttt excited about hitting 30 next year lol) – such a fun time in your life! Have a wonderful day :)

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    Kristina @ spabettie — June 24, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Brandi! you share a birthday with my Jason… as soon as I get back home I’m starting on his birthday cake! :D

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    Jessica @ How Sweet — June 24, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    Happy birthday!!

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    Kacy — June 24, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    Happy Birthday! I hope we’ll get a chance to finally meet in your 25th year!

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    Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles — June 24, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Brandi! May all your birthday wishes come true. :)

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    Sarah R — June 24, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Happy happy birthday! Cheers to a fabulous year :)

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    Jes — June 24, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    Happy happy happy birthday!!!

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    Tammy — June 24, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Happy Birthday!
    I know we are only cyber friends, but I wish you the best!

    • admin replied: — June 24th, 2011 at 8:52 pm

      Thanks Tammy :)

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    Heather — June 24, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Happy birthday, Brandi!!
    I feel pretty confident that 28 is going to bring many wonderful surprises. Have a great day! :)

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    natalie (the sweets life) — June 24, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    happy happy birthday! i hope you celebrate with lots of yummy foods :)

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    Jen @ keepitsimplefoods — June 24, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :)

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    Shannon — June 24, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! 27 was a good year for you :) and I bet there’s much more in store for 28!!

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    Ellie@fitforthesoul — June 24, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET BRANDI-GIRL!! May God bless you with all your heart’s desires and have a fun day!

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    janetha @ meals & moves — June 24, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    Happiest of birthdayness to you!

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    Mary @ Bites and Bliss — June 24, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Happy Birthday, Brandi!!! 28′s a good age! The next milestone will be 30. 30, fun, and flirty! haha ;)

    • admin replied: — June 24th, 2011 at 8:52 pm

      ha, I like that! :)

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    Julie @SavvyEats — June 24, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    Happy birthday, dear!

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    Maris(In Good Taste) — June 24, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    Happy Birthday! Hope you are having a fantastic day!

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    Andrea@WellnessNotes — June 24, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Happy, happy Birthday! Hope you are having a wonderful day!

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    Paige @ Running Around Normal — June 24, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    Happy Birthday, Brandi!

    27 sure does sound like it was a great year:) This year will be too!

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    Eden — June 25, 2011 at 12:26 am

    Not sure I ever commented on your blog before, but I know you are friends with some of my “real life” blog friends so I thought I’d pop in and wish you a happy birthday.

    Savor your twenties because its the only time you can be immature and accepted by society.

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    Kacey Carnegie — June 25, 2011 at 1:17 am

    Happy Birthday!!!

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    Jen — June 25, 2011 at 2:45 am

    You want to have children and travel more?! Keep dreaming! Once you have kids, fabulous vacations are gone. Get ready for Disneyworld over and over.
    – Married, Happily Child-Free and Traveling Like There’s no Tomorrow
    Jay

    • admin replied: — June 27th, 2011 at 1:59 pm

      :) I didn’t say what order I wanted these things to happen in!

      • Jen replied: — June 27th, 2011 at 9:01 pm

        Touche! =)

        • admin replied: — June 27th, 2011 at 9:06 pm

          :) I’m also okay with going to Disneyworld because I’ve never been!

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    Dad — June 25, 2011 at 9:58 am

    Happy birthday girl widh we could have been there to help celebrate, remember you are still my favorite MD

    Love Ya
    Dad

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    Kelsey @ Snacking Squirrel — June 26, 2011 at 4:02 am

    HAPPPPPPPPY Birthday

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    Sues — June 26, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    Hope you had a fabulous birthday!! 27 sounds like it was pretty awesome (plus, we got to hang out) and I’m sure 28 will be even better! I’m turning 29 in just a few months, eeek. But it will be the year I get married, so I think it will be a good one :)

    • admin replied: — June 27th, 2011 at 1:59 pm

      Duh, always better when we get to hang out :) Hooray for good years this year!

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    Brittany — June 27, 2011 at 12:43 am

    I hope your b-day was amazing Brandi!

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    Teacher Girl — June 27, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Happy belated birthday! I know that 28 will be a great year. Hope you had a wonderful day! =)

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    holly — June 28, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    ahhhh happy birthday again! one day, when i come visit you, let’s make bagels from scratch. everything bagels, if we can. that is my dream too :)

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    janet @ the taste space — June 28, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    Happy birthday! We are a couple years off, but only a day away… and I can tell you that turning 30 is no birthday different than the rest…. except your mom may want to throw you a party you don’t want. ;)

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    Danica — June 29, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    I am totallllly late saying this but just now playing a little reader catchup ~ Happy Birthday!!!!

    Danica

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