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Happy Birthday To Me: My Month In Review

What a crazy, busy month this has been. I am just now able to stop for a breath.
I had two of my little cousins graduate highschool this month.

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Devontae and Alexis...they're dads are brothers.

At the graduation party I got to spend time with friends and family which was great. Because we live 4+ hours away, we don’t get to see family as often as we’d like.

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My cousin Jewel
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My baby, my mama & me
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Tiny cousins-Jayla, Daysha & Layla
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Rachael (mom) & Lexi
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Layla & I perfecting our selfie game

My newest baby cousin was born.

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Meet Baby Giselle

Then, there was my wife’s birthday! She got her motorcycle endorsement for her birthday.

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Then, my birthday came! I am serious when I say that I think it should be a national holiday. I look forward to it every year; the higher the number, the bigger the blessing.

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This is 39!

There were so many birthday activities and I was so full of joy! First, my friends Mel & Lee did a birthday karaoke shindig for me a few other of my cancerian friends. Shenanigans were abundant!

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Me & Nat Pack! Her birthday is the day before mine.
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MJ doing her thing
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Aleena Bobeena!
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Jennifer & Roman came to hang out with me
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Carissa

We had quite a time considering it was a Thursday night.

Friday night, my honey took me to are Floetry; one of my favorite duos. It was their reunion tour and I was so here for it!

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I was too excited and too into dancing and singing along to get many good pics but we had a blast!
The next day, we went on a steam train adventure with the Mt. Rainier Scenic Railway. We had a lot of fun and learned a lot about the rail and lumber history of the west aide of our state.

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Me with the conductors.
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Tomi & the conductors
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Playing tourist

We had such a great weekend and a great month! I can hardly wait until next year.

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Stadium High School Class of 1994: 20 Year Reunion

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Thanks to social media, I have been able to stay in touch with many of my friends from childhood and high school. This past weekend, I had the opportunity to reconnect with these people in person at my 20-year high school reunion. Let's just say that it was an eye-opening experience.
Though I knew and interacted with lots of people in high school, regardless as to their clique, I was not popular by any stretch of the imagination. I went to high school with many people that I have known since early childhood, years of league soccer, the Al Davies Boys and Girls Club and just from my neighborhood. I was a Gleek! Choir was my life so most of my closest friendships were with my choir mates.
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Friday night, my main choir crew got together for karaoke and it was like…coming home. Family. It was like the first day of school after a 20-yr summer vacation.

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Saturday night was the official reception. I don’t know what I expected but it was like high school with drink tickets. Everyone came in and worked the room; speaking to those they recognized and then fell into cliques; jocks, cheerleaders, student government, choir and then a hodgepodge of everyone else. I had a great time catching up with everyone but the whole experience helped me realize how non-social I am.

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Ultimately, I went to a beautiful school and had some amazing experiences there. I was thankful for the chance to go back and reflect on that time in my life. Would I want to relive it? Absolutely not! I am thankful for the lessons that my high school years taught me and for the person they helped shape me into.

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