30 Things I Want to Do Before I Turn 30

Well I guess I’m not hiding how old I am anymore. This September I’ll turn 30, and I’m actually pretty excited about it. After the year that I had last year, I’m honestly just grateful for the ability to have another birthday and to continue to watch my family grow. I’ve done a lot of […]

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