Joel and I are now another year older. On July 9th and July 10th we turned 36.
As the years have gone by, and are age has slowly ticked upward I have realized that life has only gotten better. I am stronger, healthier, and happier than I was in my 20s and we truly have so much to be thankful for. We had a wonderful time celebrating. Joel totally stepped up his game this year as I found 1 present hiding somewhere everyday of the week of my birthday. Then he surprised me on my birthday with tickets to the Cirque De Soleil Kurios.
There was a brief moment where I felt totally guilty that we hadn't brought the kids as it was so magical and fantastic! But of course the moment did pass.
The kids and I designed a scavenger hunt on Joel's birthday with the big present in the end being a family night at a Colorado Rockies Game.
The Rockies lost (very sad) but I learned about rally caps! Yup, I really didn't know this was a thing.
Running is another thing that gets sweeter with age. I learn something new about myself with every race and every step. I never even dreamed of attempting a 50K a year ago and I'm now halfway through my training. July has been a huge month of preparation as Joel and I are running Ragnar Relay Colorado this weekend, then I have the Pikes Peak Ascent next weekend, and the big 50K in September.
Thank you Lord for another amazing year. One that brought us home ownership, a new state that we love, health so that we can get out there and enjoy it, new family members, and everyday joys that are too many to list.