Saturday, May 11, 2013

My 50th Year Recap

Today is my last day of being 50 years old. What a fun and memorable year! What I set out to do was celebrate by doing something special every month that I was 50 and in that way I would be celebrating all year long. In no particular order:
13.1 miles on my 50th birthday........why? Because I can...

A week later we went on a Caribbean cruise.

Made extra special memories with extra special friends in Vermont.

Had fun with long time quilt friends at the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show.

Climbed South Sisters 10, 358'

Relaxed at the Oregon coast

Enjoyed Huey Lewis and the News

Rocked to Bob Seger!

Got in the Christmas spirit in Portland, OR

Visited my good friend Kathy and the Rock and Roll Hall of fame in Cleveland.


Made a jubilee quilt to celebrate my 50th year.

Took a leap out of a plane


Got a tattoo



The tattoo sums this year up for me. If you've been putting off things you would like to do, figure out why you aren't doing them and take some steps to make your dreams a reality.

The days will tick by, they will turn into weeks, then months, then years. Are you going to watch the world go by? Or be a part of it?


The bottom line is :
Be a part of LIFE!!


46 comments:

  1. Awesome year of celebration!

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  2. Here's hoping 51 will be even more fun!

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  3. Happy Brithday all year long - fabulous way to celebrate! Loved reading about your adventures.

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  4. You have the right attitude and a wonderful way to celebrate you year and your life.
    I have enjoyed taking the journey with you.

    Debbie

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  5. What a wonderful year you've had. You've set the bar very high as far as celebrations are concerned. Very inspirational.

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  6. What a wonderful way to spend the year!!

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  7. Your quilt is my favorite thing that you accomplished in your 50th year. I have enjoyed following you on your adventures this past year. You have done things I would never do.....like jumping out of an airplane! You will have to do that again on your 100th!

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  8. Happy Birthday!
    You really know how to celebrate :0)
    I have a few more months to finish my 6 inch squares into
    my diamond jubilee quilt, I think I'll have have to put a border
    like yours on one end with my dates and initials....thanks for the
    inspiration and I hope you have many more Happy Birthdays.

    Happy Sewing

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  9. Glad you had such a great 50th year! I look forward to all your adventures in the next year :0) Happy Birthday!!

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  10. It's been one very busy fun year for you and glad I could take part in a small way. Life will not change one bit now your one year older.
    I can see you doing mad adventuress things in 20 years time too.

    Continue to live the dream! And have a wonderful birthday.

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  11. What a fabulous year!Way to go! I am 39 and have just taken up running again-haven't really done it since college. It is killing me but you inspire me to keep going. My husband is also trying to get into it and he is 51. He is struggling and everyone is telling him he should stop.
    I LOVE your jubilee quilt!

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  12. Happy Birthday! I hope you'll top last year!

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  13. You had a wonderful year and took us all along with your pictures. Hope you have a wonderful Birthday and that there are many more adventures to come.

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  14. Lori, I loved your photo montage of your 50th year. Thanks for sharing. And for your wonderful words of wisdom!

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  15. Happy Birthday! Really inspiring year; I've enjoyed sharing it with you!

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  16. This was the perfect post for me to read today. You are an inspiration!

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  17. Thank you for the inspiration. I recently celebrated my 49th birthday by running 12 miles!

    I love the idea of planning something special each month of my 50th year.

    Happy Birthday!

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  18. What a great year for you! Way to celebrate a birthday that most women want to avoid.:)

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  19. A year to remember. Happy Birthday! The words at the end are so true.

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  20. Where is the tattoo? Hee hee...

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  21. What a great year you had! I'm so glad I was a small part of it!
    love the tattoo!!

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  22. "Great", for you. Reading your blog has inspired me. It has inspired me to get going on projects, and to finish others. Congrats, on all you accomplished this year of 50!! Look out 60!!
    Laurie

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  23. So awesome, Lori!!!! Happy Birthday and Congrats on making the year so special!

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  24. Words well stated.....I can see you truly lived your 50th year and I'm sure will continue to do so with gusto!

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  25. Happy shared birthday my friend! I am glad you had a great 50th year. I am thankful that I found your blog via Carrie's and that we have become friends. See you this week and enjoy your birthday and mothers day. I am off to shower and soak my feet in epsomes salt! got a blister forming under a callus.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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  26. Here's to a wonderful 51st year! Happy birthday!

    p.s. my motto is now: If not now? When? Lovin' it ;-)

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  27. I think what makes your year so special is the wonderful friendships you have nurtured - great that you have made it so memorable. Reminds me to make more effort to catch up with old friends more often!

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  28. Hope you have a great 51st, Lori. You are an inspiration! It has been fun to see how you have celebrated 50. : )

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  29. You've had a lovely year Lori!!! Thanks for sharing your adventures and that gorgeous quilt, I remember you first talking about it and now it's all done and another year beckons!!!! All the very best for your 51st!!!!!

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  30. Congratulations on a birthday year worth remembering! Wow! You were busy!

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  31. You celebrated your 50th year on this earth in style!!! Congrats!

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  32. What a year! Love the tat.
    Happy Birthday. May you have as much fun this year.

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  33. Wow, what a year! Tomorrow must be your birthday-----------Happy Birthday!

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  34. What an amazing year you've had Lori! Happy for you! Happy Birthday!

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  35. Wow - what an amazing inspirational year you have had!! Happy Birthday and Congratulations :)

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  36. Happy Birthday...
    I have enjoyed following you on your adventures and just reading about what you have been up to this year.
    Living life to the fullest...best advice ever.
    Kathie

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  37. What a wonderful and special year! Our dream was to get a camper and travel the USA. When I retired in 2009, we kind of wondered if we should do it (spend the $$) or not. We decided to go for it and have not been sorry once. It has been wonderful and we aren't done yet. You have given me a few ideas for how to celebrate a big year for me coming up!

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  38. I love how you celebrated your year! I think your quilt is amazing and will be wonderful to remind you of this time. Have a great new year coming up.

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  39. LOVE your message, it is SO TRUE. Just spent a week w/my 78 yr old dad, and he's still engaged in life and it was SO great to spend a week with such a positive human.

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  40. You really rocked your 50th year!

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  41. way to carpe your diems, sister! : ) I'm inspired!

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