28 years of life events.

Today is my 28th birthday! Last year I wrote 27 facts about myself HERE and this year I thought it could be cool to share a short timeline of my life thus far. I always love getting to know the face behind a blog so I thought I would do something similar. 

The hardest part about getting old  is that I still feel like a kid on the inside. I know I have grown a lot over the years but a lot of my habits, emotions, and views on life are the same and for that reason I still feel like I am 6 years old at times. 

Today I am getting a massage with my sister Michelle and then will be eating my traditional birthday meal of corned beef, mashed potatoes, and candied carrots. For dessert we will have rice crispy treats and a big bowl of pomegranate (yes, I eat this almost every year).  I wanted to try something new this year though and would love your help in making this a new tradition. Would you consider doing a random act of kindness in my honor? It could be something simple like bringing your neighbors trash cans in or bringing coffee to your child's teacher at school or even something big like surprsing your friend or spouse with a fun dinner. But I would love to hear what RAOK you did for someone in the comments below and then I hope to write them all up and share them back on here next week. 

I think this will be a fun tradition to start with my kids and will also help put into perspective that life isnt always all about us and our little bubbles. There is always going to be more ways to serve and love on those around us. Thanks so much in joining me on my birthday in this small way.

Gina's Timeline

1989- Born at Yale New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut weighing in over 9 lbs

1990- Became a big sister

1992- Became a big sister again

1995- Parents got divorced

2004- Moved across country to San Diego, CA

2004- Started high school

2006- Learned to drive

2007- Graduated high school 

2007- Attended college at San Diego State University

2008- Joined Alpha Delta Chi sorority

2009- Met Nick at Chick-fil-A 

2010- Married Nick at Westminster Seminary California

2011- Graduated from SDSU. Go Aztecs!!!

2012- Gave birth to my first son, Calvin Nicholas and also became a stay-at-home mom

2014- Gave birth to my second son, Maddox James

2015- Became a Pastor's wife when Nick was ordained in the PCA (Presbyterian Church of America)

2016- Pregnant with our 3rd son

2017+ ... (Hoping my best friend gives birth to her precious son today)

It's all about the little things. 

It's all about the little things. 

Is it time to sing "happy birthday" yet? 

Is it time to sing "happy birthday" yet?