The One with My 26th Birthday/27 @ 27

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Happy birthday to me! Happy birthday to me! Happy birthday dear meeee! Happy birthday to me!
(Notice Rachel and Joey looking through the door. They follow me EVERYWHERE!)
My dad wins the award for most creative birthday card I've ever received:


26 years ago I was born into this world to loving parents. I feel so very blessed that my 26 years have thus far been a breeze. No super hard trials or tribulations. (Biggest knock on wood ever!) I have good health as do all my my family members and posterity. I read a lot of really sad blogs which make me even more grateful every day for all the good things in my life.

For the first time out loud I just said that next year I'm going to be 27. For some reason, coming out of my mouth, that sounds reeeaaalllly old! I know that a lot of people who read this are far and beyond 27, so I hope I'm not offending anyone, but up until now I've never ever really had a thing about growing old, and now I'm like freaking out! There's so much I want to do and see and accomplish! I better make a list of 27 things I want to do before I'm 27 and start doing 'em.

1. Go to a concert in LA. I can't believe I haven't done this yet since living here!
2. Read a book a month. Perhaps post my reviews here, but I'm not making any promises!
3. Lose those last pesky 10 pounds of pregnancy weight!
4. Go to the Getty.
5. Visit the Getty Villa.
6. Get an extreme hair cut or color.
7. Go on a movie stars home tour.
8. Learn how to cook something better than Chris.
9. Figure out how to use my Cricut Cake and create at least four cakes.
10. Find a cheap keyboard/piano and re-learn how to play "Girl with the Flaxen Hair" by Debussy.
11. See a horse race at Santa Anita.
12. Do a session in the San Diego temple.
13. Overcome my triskaidekaphobia.
14. Throw Fox the most amazing Halloween-themed first birthday!
15. Do the CW backlot tour.
16. Make a big deal of our 5th anniversary.
17. Try to get published more.
18. Eat Cole's French Dip and compare to Philippe's (both claim to have invented the French Dip).
19. See fireworks on the 4th of July.
20. Hike up to Eaton Canyon.
21. Finally see the World of Color light show at Disneyland.
22. Go to Sea World, Knott's Berry Farm, or Universal Studios (or all three :).
23. Get a tan. I'm like the only pasty white person in SoCal!
24. Work on my patience.
25. Get on The Price is Right and win big! (a girl can dream right?)
26. Teach a bookbinding class.
27. A secret goal. Mwahahaha.

We'll see how I did next year on my 27th (eeek!) birthday!


  1. Happy Birthday Paige!!!!! My card from dad was definitely not as cool as yours:) really though. Hey, I like your list or 27 things. I actually have a bucket list and one of the things on there is to go on the Price is Right. Let's go together! Love you, have an awesome day!

  2. Happy Birthday, Paige! Fox and I are so blessed to have you in our lives. We hope the next 26 years are even better than the first 26.

  3. happy birthday beautiful girl!! thanks for making me happy on YOUR birthday with your fabulous blog post! lots of fun goals! You deserve to have an awesome b-day filled with a ton of fun! hope you have a great weekend!

    p.s. do you really have a "morbid fear" of the number 13?? i need a detailed blog post for explanation :)


  4. Happy Birthdayyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!

    this list of 27 things is brilliant. if you do the CW backlot tour, tell me so i can come! i've always wanted to go! eric's been wanting to make a bucket list. i'm sure by him reading this it will inspire him even more, lol.

  6. HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAIGE! That's so fun that you and Allison have birthdays that are so close! see you in July! I have been wanting to start scrapbooking, so maybe when i see you in a couple months you can give me some pointers :)

  7. Happy Birthday! Our birthdays are so close. Mine was last week. I hope it's a great year for you!!!

  8. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! how cute that you & allie have bdays one day apart. love your bucket list and your card. (i read a lot of sad blogs too, and while it also makes me grateful for having a happy life, it makes me REALLY paranoid. maybe i should stop reading them.)

  9. Happy Birthday Paige!!! Love your list! First I thought I should do sth similar - then realized how awfully long my list would be... (I'm not complaining or anything - it's just the way it is as Ior would have said!)
    Enjoy being 26 and have a fabulous year, hugs Karin

  10. Happy Birthday, Paigerini! You are my favorite 26 year old in the entire world. Really, though, I hope you have a wonderful birthday and that Fox and Chris treat you like a queen. You are amazing and wonderful and I LOVE you!

  11. Happpppiest birthday to you, Paige!!! Hope you had a great day celebrating YOU!! Psalm 118:24

  12. happy birthday friend. I hope that you have a great day.

  13. I love it! I always make lists and my lists are constantly changing but it is still awesome! Happy Birthday girl!!!!! So one you are young but two good thing you have acknowledged u r getting old hahahaha jk hey I just turned 29! Ack and I only have one kid! Hahaha I love your goals and I can help you with some of em!! I used to be a concert slut, I also wanna lose some baby pounds, I have some good book recommendations and how have u not seen fireworks, gone to the Getty or any of those amusement parks?! Let's go!!! I'm stoked for your goals and want to revisit my own! Andy and I made separate lists when we were dating and I already accomplished the first 3 goals of go to temple, get married, have a baby hehehe. Should see what else I put on there and edit my goals! Ps this has prompted a blogpost on my part...

  14. Happy Birthday Paige!!! I hope you had a great day yesterday!! So sad we missed out on the festivities! I like your 27 list :) I didn't know you had a cricut cake! We should make a cake! :) We also just saw World of Color for the first time... amazing!! You have to go soon :)

  15. Happy birthday, Paige! Hope you had a wonderful day! LOVE your list, and good luck with it ALL!

  16. Brahhh!! I'm a few days late, but HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAIGE!!! Hope you had a super fantastical day with the fam!! xox Dom


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