Hey all and happy July 26th! Why is July 26th special? It’s my birthday!!
This particular birthday is hitting me hard for several reasons.
- I am realistically about 1/3 of the way through my life.
- This will be my last birthday as Catherine LeBlanc.
- I will officially be in my mid 20’s
I am a total sap and I could easily write 1000 words on how amazing my life has been thus far and how much I have changed but instead, picture montage time.
July 26, 1987
Unfortunately, I was born with a ton of issues, so all my baby photos have tubes and IVS in them. I honestly cannot imagine how difficult it was for my parents to have their first child have so many unexpected problems. I was born with TEF, (tracheoesophageal fistula) which means my trachea (breathing tube) and my esophagus (food tube) were fused together, so eating and breathing were sort of a problem. I wasn’t able to come home from the hospital for about 4 weeks, but I “fought to stay alive” as we say, and here we are!
July 26th 1988
July 26th, 1989
I know, I’m adorable.
July 26th 1993
I never actually did ballet but I looked damn good in a tutu.
July 26th 1999
I may have been a part of a girl band when I was growing up called 3 wishes. Our costumes were on point.
July 26th, 2005 (18 yrs old)
July 26th 2008 (21!)
From what I remember, it was a great birthday!
July 26th, 2011
Nolan got me one of my favorite gifts of all time last year!
This year, Nolan got me the perfect gift! He found a local Groupon for a sushi making class for 2! Does he know me or what? 🙂 We have been wanting to take a cooking class / learn how to make sushi for years now and we never found a good opportunity. I cannot wait! Nolan also surprised me and took the day off to spend with me! What a guy huh?
I am currently planning the perfect Katy Day! I am not 100% sure what we will do today, but there will probably be some great food and frozen yogurt involved. 🙂
Do you have any birthday traditions?