Happy Birthday to Me!

Twenty-three years ago, on a Wednesday afternoon in the middle of Tokyo, my dear mother headed to the hospital. Years later, on the outskirts of Cincinnati, its only 9 am on my birthday and I am already feeling so loved. There are things I want in life, things I’m working toward, but right now, in this minute, with what I have, I am beyond blessed. Today I’m feeling so grateful for friends, family, and role-models (and those who happen to be all three). 
These pictures are from my birthday last year in Utah (all shot by the talented Kristen) and its fun to think back on my favorite things that have happened since:
  • I finished my thesis and took my last classes at BYU
  • I traveled to NYC for my last model UN competition
  • We moved to Cincinnati
  • Two of my favorite people got married (not to each other): my cousin Liv and my dear friend Jen and I got to be home for both of them (pictures here and here
  • I invested in my blog (more time and my dear Remmington, our camera)
  • I surprised my sisters for a quick visit before Christmas before spending the holidays in California
  • We celebrated two years of marriage with a fun road trip home …
  • …so we could see my brother got home from his mission (it still surprises me when I see him calling 🙂

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful seventh of November 🙂 


  1. Aw, I loveeeee these pictures of you! Happy birthday my dear friend!

  2. Happy birthday lis! I miss our photo shoots 🙁 Especially since I feel like my style has really changed in just a year! Can't wait til I see you next!

  3. Happiest of birthdays to you, sweet girl! I am a new follower of your blog and have fallen in love with it! Have a great rest of your week 🙂
    xoxo, Steph
    White Coat Wardrobe

  4. Happy Birthday!! Love these pictures. Looks like you had a Birthday photo shoot.

  5. Oh Happy Birthday! Those photos are so happy and joyous 🙂 have a wonderful birthday week!

  6. Happy Happy Birthday!! Hope this year turns out one of our best yet! 🙂

  7. Love the pictures. Happy Birthday! May this year be filled with many blessings.

    Have a wonderful weekend!


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