I am climbing Mt. Princeton.

And baby Zion is breathing on his own.

That’s basically all I could ask for on my 29th birthday.

I am super grateful to have made it through the past 12 very difficult months, and summoning as much hope as I can for the year ahead.



  1. The Bug on August 4, 2011 at 7:46 AM

    Hallelujah to both things! But only one of them has cheeks I’d like to squinch :)

  2. Whitney on August 4, 2011 at 8:13 AM

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! What a great day it is shaping up to be.

  3. bob on August 4, 2011 at 10:06 AM

    Congratulations on making it to the ripe old age of 29. Your journey to here has not been the smoothest – there have been enough rough spots that I suspect you are descended from Job.

    But there have been some amazing highs too! Stay focused on those.


  4. Kerry on August 4, 2011 at 10:42 AM

    Happy, Happy day, sweet Annie! May today continue to bless you in ways you least expect! (I, for one, think birthdays are highly overrated, but you are definitely due for an exception!)

  5. Val on August 4, 2011 at 11:00 AM

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ANNIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Bree Jeffries on August 4, 2011 at 11:19 AM

    What a way to celebrate! Happy Day, Blessed Year!

  7. Danielly Nobile on August 4, 2011 at 11:24 AM

    Happy Birthday Annie! That mountain just seems like a perfect birthday gift!

  8. Jodie_Velour on August 4, 2011 at 4:49 PM

    summoning hope is a brave thing. i’m glad for you, for these two gifts: the climb, and zion. 29 is looking like a good year. :)

  9. ali ashmead on August 5, 2011 at 12:21 AM

    LIKE. :) hoping FOR you if/when you lose hope.

  10. Pamela on August 5, 2011 at 2:14 PM

    It was your birthday and I totally failed at wishing you happiness on your special day. My apologies.

    I suppose I’ll just have to make it up to you in person. Oh yeah, which will be possible when I MOVE TO YOUR TOWN. :)

  11. Sarah M on August 6, 2011 at 6:59 PM

    Hooray for great birthdays! Best to you on your 29th!

  12. Mandy Q on August 9, 2011 at 12:59 AM

    You were in Buenie!!! Buena Vista is one of my favorite places on earth….hope the climb and your birthday were fabulous…

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