Happy half-birthday to me :)

Two days ago was my half-birthday and we had lots of fun celebrating!!!
We ended the day with cupcakes and a candle on top for me to blow out.
I don't really remember when I starting celebrating my half birthday or even why. 
Sometimes I think it has to do with the fact that I love numbers/math. 
Sometimes I think it has to do with the fact that I love birthdays. 

Random fact #1: I also celebrate the 22nd day of every month, but not with a cupcake and candle. I get excited because I'm one month older...and wiser too. Random fact #2: I get really happy when I look at the clock and it is 12:22 {December 22} because it's my birthday day time. So there you have it, random facts about yours truly. Some people think I'm strange, I think I'm just me :)


A Life Update...

Since when did it become June?? 
Wow, we must be really busy with that thing called life :)

I am still trying to be very diligent about training for my triathlon. 
I'm down to about seven weeks so I've got to make the most of the time that I have. 
Paul has been the best support system throughout my training.
We have gone on many bike rides together to make sure I'll be ready for race day :D

We have had quite the number of vehicle problems in the last few weeks :(
First it was the Suburban, then it was the Saab.
Lucky for me, my husband is quite the handy man with automobiles.
This has saved us a great deal of money and it has given Paul lots of learning experiences.

And the California can collecting continues!!! {See the beginning here}
We are so excited for our trip to California at the end of this month SUMMER.
There are tons of fun and exciting adventures that await us in "the golden state".
Not to mention we will being visiting some of our very best friends!!!

Paul and I were both given callings in our still new-to-us ward.
{In our church, callings are opportunities given to the members to serve in various positions.}
Paul teaches the 10-11 year old kids during Sunday school.
I am serving as the ward primary pianist.

I am loving the weather we have been enjoying here in Salem.
The flowers around our apartment are so pretty and colorful.
This has given me the inspiration to have a little patio garden of my own.
Hopefully more details on that coming soon...

This is big news y'all, my baby sister is a high school graduate!!!
I'm so proud of her and I'm so sad that I couldn't be there to celebrate with her.
I must have said something good about my college experience because she plans to attend BYU-I in the fall.
She will be majoring in Music and I know that this pretty lady will be successful in life :)