Good morning and happy Monday! It's an especially happy Monday for me as today is my birthday - I turn 36! The last year was an awesome one, but I know the year to come is going to be even better. Instead of reflecting back on the last year, today I am going to share some things I'm excited about in the coming year!
Today I am looking forward to a quiet birthday celebration with my favorite person. I'll start the evening off with a session with my personal trainer and then Phil and I will order in Indian food (because I don't want to cook on my birthday and I don't feel like eating out on a Monday!). I've requested macarons from my favorite bakery for my birthday dessert.
This week I'm looking forward to a weekend away in San Diego. The weather forecast looks wonderful (low- to mid-70s!). I can't wait to spend 4 full days with Phil. I'm especially looking forward to running along the ocean, going for walks on the beach, soaking up some vitamin D, hiking at the Torry Pines State Preserve and exploring a new city!
This month I'm looking forward to my wedding dress coming in! I'm so in love with the dress I've selected! I can't wait to try it on!
In March I'm looking forward to a DIY wedding project weekend with my mom and sisters-in-law! With 4 of us working on projects, I'm hopeful we'll be able to get lots done!
In April I'm looking forward to attending my 2 wedding showers. My local college friends are hosting one in Minneapolis and my family is hosting one over Easter weekend. I feel fortunate that friends and family are putting so much time and effort into planning some special celebrations for us! I'm also looking forward to celebrating Easter with both of our families as Phil's mom is coming with us to the lake for the shower and will celebrate Easter with my family.
In May I'm looking forward to my "Girls Gone Mild" bachelorette party (that theme is soooo me), but I'm especially looking forward to our wedding and honeymoon!! I still feel like I'm living a dream. I can't wait to say "I do" to my best friend, surrounded by family and friends, and to jet away to Maui for 9 full days of relaxation and exploration!!
This summer I'm looking forward to weekends at the lake with family. My sister that lives in AZ will be in North Dakota this summer as her husband needs to be in Fargo to log some flying hours through the Air Force. They'll be at the lake every weekend so my goal is to get there more often than we usually do so we can get extra time with them!
This fall I'm looking forward to my girls trip with my mom, sisters, and sisters-in-law. We go somewhere every other year and this year I think we are going to San Diego! I'm totally ok with going to a warm, sunny, and fun place twice in one year. ;) I'm so glad that we established this tradition 4 years ago!
What are some things that you are looking forward to this year?