Thursday, January 12, 2012

Cat Family Photos

You guys!

I just turned 27. Well, exactly a week ago I did. 

It was difficult to spend my first birthday away from my family and Iowa buddies, but obviously I lived to tell about it. I'd planned to go out and meet up with Chicago friends to do karaoke, but fell asleep watching a PBS documentary instead. Such is old age, I guess.

While some things were very different this year, Jake insured we upheld a couple of traditions. The first being to get at least one slow dance in to Beck's "Debra," the second being our January 5th Cat Family Photos. This event takes place each year following a large meal and many adult beverages (this will soon be plenty obvious).

They've looked different each of the past three years (while still all being equally unflattering), but the important thing is that the tradition continues mightily.

January 5, 2010:

January 5, 2011:

January 5, 2012:

PS- My first blog post was exactly 1 year ago today! Look at what a disaster it was back then!


  1. Happy Birthday & blog birthday & cat photos day !!

    I'm glad you lived to tell about it- I will come bearing many gifts & hugs.

  2. I second that, Carissa. You said it perfectly.