well, hello 32!

14 Jul

I turned 32 last week- I am officially a woman in my 30’s! The celebration was pretty mellow this year…I went to a sweaty morning yoga class, spent the afternoon at the beach with my momma, got a mani/pedi and then Brian and I went out for sushi. It was a day filled with all my favorite things. As I am sure it goes with many people, my birthday always causes me reflect on the past year. The last year has been a wild ride. The highs include marrying Brian (I still pinch myself!), building a home, getting off the antidepressants I was taking for my anxiety (more on that in a later post), taking a month off to travel through Vietnam and Bali on our honeymoon, as well as a few epic weekend trips to Sedona and our mini moon in San Francisco and Tomales Bay, Frank (in general) and lastly watching so many of my dear friends get married, get pregnant and have babies.

The lows have included work stress (which invariably caused money stress), disappointing friendships, the separation of a couple that shocked me and the whole gallbladder saga. I feel like that silly surgery stole a few weeks from me, not to mention my digestion has been screwy ever since.

All in all 31 was pretty damn good to me. I have so much to be grateful for. When I look at my life I can’t believe how many things have fallen into place exactly the way I wanted. Is everything perfect? No. But is it ever? The last year has taught me that I am always going to be ok. No matter what. I am much more resilient then I give myself credit for.

I am still working on my goal list for this next year but until then here are a few of my favorite moments from 31.

look at that little puppy face. I die

look at that little puppy face. I die

bachelorette weekend in Sedona

bachelorette weekend in Sedona

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dancing with my maid of honor after much too much wine

dancing with my maid of honor after much too much wine

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with my momma at my wedding shower

with my step mama at my second wedding shower

with my step mama at my second wedding shower

walking down the aisle with my pops. I'll never forget that moment.

walking down the aisle with my pops. I’ll never forget that moment.

first kiss

first kiss

the pure joy I felt at that moment

the pure joy I felt at that moment

a lot of my favorite girls in one silly photo

a lot of my favorite girls in one silly photo

I will never forget this moment. It's hard to pee in a huge gown!

I will never forget this moment. It’s hard to pee in a huge gown!

eating oysters in Tomales Bay on our mini moon

eating oysters in Tomales Bay on our mini moon

the time Brian herded a bunch of cows

the time Brian herded a bunch of cows

the moment it really hit me that I had a husband

the moment it really hit me that I had a husband

our first Christmas in our new home as a married couple

our first Christmas in our new home as a married couple

these two

these two

our first New Years as a family!

our first New Years as a family!

dinner club with baby Margot

dinner club with baby Margot

when my sweet husband crawled into the hospital bed with me to cuddle

when my sweet husband crawled into the hospital bed with me to cuddle

meeting my little sister Briana for the first time

meeting my little sister Briana for the first time

celebrating Frank's 1st bday!

celebrating Frank’s 1st bday!

leaving for Vietnam!

leaving for Vietnam!

morning sunrise in Halong Bay

morning sunrise in Halong Bay

ho chi minh

ho chi minh

temples in Bali

temples in Bali

feet in the sand in Bali

feet in the sand in Bali

celebrating Rachel and PJ saying "I do"

celebrating Rachel and PJ saying “I do”

my best friend is having a BABY

my best friend is having a BABY

me and my little boy

me and my little boy

Thanks for the joy 31! I can’t wait to see what 32 brings!!

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13 Responses to “well, hello 32!”

  1. darlynschimmel July 14, 2014 at 12:39 pm #

    Wow you are really SOMETHING!!!!!!!!

  2. SewHaute July 14, 2014 at 2:03 pm #

    Reading this was more than wonderful! 💖

  3. righteousbruin9 July 14, 2014 at 4:12 pm #

    You had a very full year, to say the least. The new year will start with dust settling, then more neat things, large and small, will be sure to take up the slack. Happy 32nd!

    • katemcclafferty July 15, 2014 at 7:40 am #

      Thanks for the bday wishes!!!! I am excited to see what 32 has in store for me. 🙂

  4. mybrightlife July 14, 2014 at 10:23 pm #

    What a joyfilled year you have had, challenges and all. Have really enjoyed getting to know you a wee bit through your blog. Happy, happy 32 years!

    • katemcclafferty July 15, 2014 at 7:38 am #

      I have so enjoyed getting to know you too through this crazy blog world! Thanks for the bday wishes!!

  5. amelie88 July 15, 2014 at 6:15 am #

    You know what, I had never before thought about the ordeal that is trying to pee in a voluminous wedding gown! Now that I think about some of the gowns my friends have gotten married in… surely they must have had help like you did! Did you have to go through that several times? I think I may have to add that as criteria for a wedding dress should I ever get married: be able to pee unaided while wearing the dress!

    And you have had a few challenges but it mostly seems like it’s been a pretty good year!

    • katemcclafferty July 15, 2014 at 7:39 am #

      It never crossed my mind before the wedding either! It was impossible to pee by myself. IMPOSSIBLE! And yes, I did have to do it several times. Luckily my girlfriends were good sports:)

  6. barbarapotter July 15, 2014 at 9:37 am #

    Happy Belated Birthday!!! I may have missed it when I was away. It looks like you had a wonderful year. May this year be just as great. By the way I am getting my GB out very shortly as well. It must be going around:)

    • katemcclafferty July 15, 2014 at 4:32 pm #

      SO sorry to hear about your GB needing to come out! What a pain! Please let me know if you have any questions about the process. I am always here! 🙂

  7. the usual bliss July 16, 2014 at 10:57 am #

    What a BEAUTIFUL year. Cheers to the next. xx
    PS Oh my baby Frank.

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