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Thursday, September 24, 2015

28 highlights for year 28

In celebration of turning 10,592 days old this week, here's a list of 28 highlights from year 28.

1. My trip to New England to see the fall colors

2. My trip to NYC where we did everything from eat amazing food, go to the Top of the Rock, and see two plays (Les Mis and A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder)

3. First concert at the 9:30 Club to see Dan + Shay

4. Costco started accepting debit cards and life got exponentially better

5. Kevin and his conversion

6. Paid off all my debt so now I can go places like this (Costa Rica) for Thanksgiving. Wahoo!

7. Carson came home from his mission in Carlsbad, CA

8. Our only family tradition is conducting taste tests when we're all together. This year we finally got around to taste testing french fries (Wendy's won) and we also did a smell test of men's colognes. I'm obsessed with Paco Rabanne 1 Million and John Varvatos Artisan.

9. Night skiing with Spence. One of the best nights of skiing in my entire life and watching Spence ski for the first time in 13 years = priceless. 

(Spence after eating the worst onion rings in the history of onion rings)

10. Started dating this handsome guy

11. Attended our CCA staff retreat in Phoenix, AZ; Spent time with my dad and stepmom who came down afterward to hang out for a few days; and went to one of my favorite places on earth, Rooster Cogburn's Ostrich Farm

 (Me and my dad at the Mexican market we went to each day where I would get a gigantic Agua de Melon)

12. Jimmy Fallon came out with his own Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavor, Tonight Dough. 
Bless Jimmy for everything he does is GOLD.

13. March Madness in Pittsburgh. Two awesome games in one day!

14. After four years I left the Colon Cancer Alliance and started my dream job at Design Cuisine

15. Bought a kitchen torch and made my fave dessert, Creme Brulee

16. Chic-Fil-A came out with Diet Frozen Lemonades

17. My first niece, Ivy Amelia Redford, was born

18. Met the Niumatalolo family from "Meet the Mormons" after conducting a fireside where they were the guests speakers

19. Went to Iceland and bought a selfie stick

(Very first shot with the selfie stick) 

(But then I got the hang of it) 

20. Celebrated 10 years graduated from high school. 

21. Ran theWipeout 5K Run

22. Carson got married!

23. Worked at the Citi Open and had a ball

24. Went to Jim Gaffigan at Wolftrap

25. Went to Cedar Point Amusement Park for the 3rd time in 5 summers

26. Organized my 3rd Duck Beach house (this time with Jeff) for Labor Day 
and got to hang with all these homies

27. Three Apostles passed away (not that this was necessarily a highlight,
but it's definitely something to remember)

27. Celebrated my 20 year anniversary of being diagnosed with Crohn's Disease. Fingers crossed I will celebrate another 20 years of remission.

Bring it on, 29!