A Reflection of My Life after living in Uganda as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer

Sunday, June 26, 2011

My Late 20's

This past week I hit my late 20's. When I left for the Peace Corps my friend Jenelle and I couldn't believe I would come back and enter my late 20's. It seemed so old at the time. Now, I am here, and I feel so young. Maybe it's this gypsy life I continue to live. Maybe it's all the good friends I have. Maybe it's the fact that your 20's really are still young. Whatever it may be, I am happy to be in another year of life. May this one be as full of growth as the last.

I had the opportunity to house-sit this weekend and used having a nice loft to host a dinner party to celebrate my birthday. With new and old friends, we ate some of my favorite foods (enchiladas!) and Jenelle made gluten-free chocolate cupcakes. We had a contest for best decorated. Granted, we had little supplies and I am not all that creative with cake/cupcake decorating but I thought mine was simple and nice.

I got upstaged by Maggie who just had to draw the Golden Gate Bridge and write The City, as San Francisco is referred to, across her cupcake.

Thank you to all my friends and family who made me feel so loved on my birthday. The calls, e-mails, cards, flowers, balloons, happy birthday songs at work, lunch dates, toasts at my party and general attendance in my life is so very much appreciated by me. I love you all!

College friends! We didn't all intend to wear pink, we just all showed up this way.
Caitlin, me and Jenelle
Some good friends at my birthday party:)


  1. Wow fancy party - wish I was there to celebrate with you!

  2. mandy is that a gluten free cupcake?