Another Year, And What I have Learned

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

"Birthdays are good for you.
 Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest." 
- Unknown
(My dear friend Sarah wrote that in a little note for me....HA!) 

Today is a special day for me.
One of my very favorite days.
On this day I get giddy and excited like a little kid.
I guess that is because I love having a birthday.
I love turning a year older.
I love looking back on past birthdays and reminiscing.
I am so thankful for the years God has blessed me with.
For the family I was born into.
For the joy of being called His child.

So I created a list.
Just a little one mind you. 
Well, little in comparison to what I could have written. 
*ahem* Presenting my list of the things I have learned this past year:
1. God has a plan
2. Smile at people
3. Sisters are crazy
4.Brothers are fun
5. Dads are wise
6. Moms are loving
7. Driving a stick-shift is amazing
9. Don't rush when you cook
10. Having a clean house is one of the most amazing things in the world
11. Good friends are priceless
12. Laugh.
13. Contacts are the best things ever
14. Wedding photography is nerve-racking and loads of fun
15.Creme Brulee is.....*sniff* to die for
16. Waking up early is worth every minute of it
17. Words are very powerful
18. Dogs are noisy
19. Being able to worship God is a blessing 
20. Sisters-in-law are grand
21. Spring will come in its own good time
22. I can't stand alarm clocks
23. Shoes are overrated
24. Volley-ball is fun
25. I use the word "lovely" too much
26. Time is precious
27. God's Word is life giving
28. Big fluffy sweaters are wonderful
29. Home; is where my heart really is
30. Drink tea
31. This list is way to long

The end. 

Looking forward to another year of learning, 
Mackenzie Hope


  1. Once again, this is lovely, Mackenzie. :) And HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GIRL! (today is my oldest sister's birthday too!) :) I hope you have a fabulously wonderfully blessed day! {And it sounds like you learned a lot this past year too. ;) Love your list. :D} I am so thankful I got to 'meet' you. You are a talented and beautiful young lady, and I hope this next year is full of blessings and joys. :)


    p.s. Thank you for your sweet comments on my blogs, too. :) <3 I ACCIDENTALLY DELETED YOUR LAST ONE. ugh. I'm mourning. *sigh* Anyway. :) You are a dear.

  2. Happy Birthday, Mackenzie. :-)

  3. Happy Birthday, girl! (: You are wonderful and lovely and I hope you have a wonderful year.

  4. Happy Birthday Mackenzie! I hear we share this day of birth together.
    When I read your blog, you remind me so much of myself at your age .. your words, your enthusiam, your being the 3rd sister in the family of 3 girls. And then there's the whole love of photography that you and I share. All this and we haven't even met in real life yet. I look forward to that .. hoping it is soon. So happy, happy birthday dear Mackenzie, my birthday partner. xox

    1. Thank you Mrs. Ferrier! Happy Birthday to you too!
      I keep telling Mer that I can't wait to meet you. =D
      Also, thank you SO much for all the scrapbooking stuff, we LOVE it.

  5. Aw. happy birthday! :) And just beautiful photos. :)

  6. Again, Happy birthday! I love you so dearly. :)
    Your list is *lovely*. ;)
    But I think #16 and #22 are slightly contradictory. haha. But I feel the same way. Is there a story behind #9? 25? hehe.
    I love the idea of making such a list! It really is a good way to look back on things. This has been quite a year, hasn't it?

  7. Your blog is always a treat to visit and I really loved your list... especially 1, 2 (how different people's days would be if everyone did this), 11, 12 (everyday!), 15 (I've never had it!!), 17, 22, 26 & 29. Hope your birthday was amaaaaazing! xo


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