I'm turning 35 this weekend and those of you who know me know what that means...I've been super reflective the last couple of days. I've been looking back, way back, and then thinking about my life now and finally looking ahead at what still is in store for me. I love this time of year for that very reason...this time I'm really throwing myself into the process. I've been spending my time in prayer, looking through old family photos, reading tear-jerker novels about generations of women, thinking about my relationships with my family...well, you get the picture! If I live until 70 then turning 35 is my half way point. I'm pleased so far but, I have so much more to live...I'm excited for that!
Let's take a short trip down memory lane shall we? I was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, South America on March 5th 1976. My dad is Uruguayan born and they wanted to move back with their growing family. So my Mom (bless her!) flew to Uruguay when she was 8 months pregnant and delivered in a hospital where she didn't understand the language. That's hardcore. My parents thought they were going to stay in a Spanish speaking country forever so to be nice to me they named me the Spanish version of Naomi - Noemi Isabel Albojer. Yeah, it's a mouthful. I don't have a ton of pictures of my childhood because my first 15 months were in South America and film and developing were expansive. Here's a few shots of what I have. NOTE: Most of the photos includes my older sister Elizabeth (who I adore AND just did her family photo-shoot - see blog post after this one!)