Jun 09 2010

Hi, I’m 25 today!

Wow. I’m 25. This is the second birthday in which I have spent pregnant (and in the first trimester!). This is the fourth birthday I’ve spent in Pittsburgh.

Two years ago, I blogged about 23 things I’ve learned since my previous birthday. I think I had some good lessons learned.

If I could add to that, I’d say:

  • Babies are not as expensive as some people say! Maybe older kids are more expensive, but so far, they’re cheap. And fun! I’m so glad I’m a mother.
  • Sometimes, you realize you can’t afford something (like a house) and you just have to accept that and continue taking steps so that you can get there soon. It’s better to just admit you can’t afford something than to overextend yourself or to spend a lot of money on a house that you don’t even like, but can afford. (Ok so it turns out I learned that lesson before my 24th birthday…but I think it’s worth repeating)

Today I’m going to spend with Johnny and later in the afternoon, a friend is going to come over and we’ll get some ice cream. Shane, Johnny and I will go to a family-friendly restaurant for dinner and maybe I’ll get a free dessert or appetizer or a song.

When I look at my life today, I just consider myself so incredibly blessed. I have a loving husband, a darling son, a baby on the way, a safe place to sleep, healthy food to eat, and I have family and friends who love and care about me.

What more could I possibly want?



16 Responses to “Hi, I’m 25 today!”

  1. Enjoy your birthday! Happy 25..oh to be 25 again!

  2. Well… they could invent teleporting so your friends could visit you from very far away… :)
    But we do have the internet, after all, which is pretty awesome for keeping in touch.

    Happy birthday! I really hope you got that free dessert — those are the best!
    .-= Bethany B-A´s last blog ..Fake Bacon =-.

  3. Aww, happy birthday, Kacie!! I mean Sheng ri kuai le!

    I’m so glad you are so blessed with a wonderful family and friends, and I know your next year will be even more exciting than the last. I can’t wait to continue to read about it.

    Much love. XOXO
    .-= Brittany´s last blog .. =-.

  4. Happy birthday!!!
    xoxo
    .-= Mrs. Money´s last blog ..Health Insurance Options? =-.

  5. Happy Birthday, Kacie! It sounds like you got everything you wanted!

    Hope you have a great day!
    .-= Christina @ Northern Cheapskate´s last blog ..Easy Money: How I Saved $280+ with Minimal Effort =-.

  6. Happy Birthday! You have such a good outlook on life.
    .-= Trixie´s last blog ..This Week’s Menu: Use What You Have Edition =-.

  7. Happy birthday, to you! You are so wise beyond your years…can’t believe you are only 25! I turn 30 in a few months. UGHHHHH!
    .-= Tiffany´s last blog ..No More Dressing Shabby…Unless You are Wearing Shabby Apple! (GIVEAWAY!!!) =-.

  8. Happy Birthday!!! Hope it’s a great year for ya!
    .-= Mary @ Tips&Treasures´s last blog ..Linens ‘N Things – All orders ship for 99 cents! =-.

  9. Happy Birthday!
    .-= Laura Stiller´s last blog ..still:image photography – Mandy’s Bridals =-.

  10. Happy Birthday!
    .-= Sarah F´s last blog ..Snowflaking my coupon savings =-.

  11. Happy Birthday! Enjoy your ice cream and family/friends!

  12. Oh hey! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I love that you’re having a good birthday! I remember just two years ago you were sad and homesick on your b-day. I’m so glad you’re not feeling that way this year! Have a great day, and take care of yourself today!
    .-= Karen´s last blog ..How to break the cycle of paycheck-to-paycheck living =-.

  13. Happy Birthday Kacie!
    .-= Courtney´s last blog ..You asked, We Answered Again =-.

  14. Happy Birthday! I have been reading your blog since before Johnny was born. You are wise beyond your years and because you have such wisdom and such a young age. I believe you will have many, more wonderful years ahead.

  15. Have a very Happy!
    May you be more blessed in your years to come!

  16. Happy, happy birthday! I hope you had a wonderful day!
    .-= marybeth @ http://www.babygoodbuys.com´s last blog ..The Children’s Place: Sale Items from $5 + 20% Off Coupon Code =-.

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Hey! I'm Kacie, wife to Shane and mother to Jonathan (7), Vivienne (5) and Amelia (2) . I write about my family's finance: how we save money, improve our spending, and plan for the future.

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