Welcome! I’m Catherine. For me, it's important to stretch my mind, travel far, and always have a stash of dark chocolate.

A Birthday Gift

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Jordan and I typically lean toward giving each other experiences for birthday/anniversary/Christmas gifts rather then material items. I'm thankful that Jordan and I decided to give our gifts this way because I won't remember a pair of shoes 20 years from now, but I will remember the many adventures, trips away, and concerts that we've experienced together.

This year, we've really enjoyed the concerts we've gone to. Buying tickets several months in advance doesn't provide instant gratification, but I love having nights to look forward to. Last night we saw Paramore, one of our favorite bands. They were touring in support of their critically acclaimed, bestselling, self-titled album (one of our favs of the year). I've come to appreciate these shared crowed experiences: giving one another mental high five's, like "Are you seeing what is happening?!" We were surrounded by people who were just as excited as we were; happily singing and dancing along all night! And that girl Haley has some pipes on her, woah!

Do you ever give non-traditional gifts?

Remember when bringing in cameras to concerts wasn't allowed? My iPhone takes better pictures then my first digital camera 10 years ago! Oh, how the times have changed.


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