Introducing My 2016 Birthday Project!

As my regular readers know, I've done a year-long birthday project annually since my 40th birthday. Starting on the day I turned forty, I spent a year doing 40 Things. I went places I hadn't been, cooked foods I'd never made, and had adventures that were completely new. It was awesome in every way. It was so awesome that I've continued doing an annual birthday project each year. You can read about all of them on the Annual Birthday Projects tab directly under the header on the right.

My birthday projects have always started on March 12, which is my birthday. Obviously, today is not March 12 and today is not my birthday. In fact, today is Steve's 40th birthday. As I hope you can tell from reading my blog, Steve is 100% supportive of everything I do. When I jump into a birthday project (or any other wacky idea that gets into my head), he jumps in with me. He participated alongside me for many of my activities and watched Trevor to allow me to do other activities with friends.

For the past four years, I've known that when Steve turned 40, I wanted him to be able to do his own version of 40 Things and have the same wonderful experience I did. So, for my 44th birthday, I will be doing a project I'm calling 40-4-Steve. Get it? Instead of "forty-four," I'm doing "forty for" Steve.

Whenever Steve has casually mentioned somewhere he'd like to go or something he'd like to try, I've written it down. Those, along with other ideas Trevor and I brainstormed and anything Steve wants to add, will make up 40-4-Steve. I'll be scrapping our adventures along the way. It's going to be a GREAT year!

A word about 43 New-to-Me. Originally, I'd intended my challenge to go until March 11, but about a month ago I decided that it would be better to fast-track it and be completely done before starting 40-4-Steve. I've tried all 43 new-to-me foods, but haven't scrapped them all yet. I'll be sharing them as I finish the pages, hopefully fairly soon. In fact, I'll be sharing #36 tomorrow.

Happy birthday to the best husband ever!


  1. Happy birthday Steve!!! And can't wait to see what you have cooked up for this project!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Glad you found a supportive partner! Happy belated birthday to Steve!


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