Sunday, January 10, 2016

26 times around the sun

Honestly, my 26th birthday was something I kind of dreaded. For some reason I had it in my head that no one would remember it was my birthday since I didn’t have Facebook to send out that helpful reminder anymore. My Mom had surgery on her shoulder two days before so I couldn’t hang out with her like I normally did. Plus it meant I was halfway through my twenties and I thought the older you got the less people would care.
Boy, was I wrong!
Silly me, I forgot I am surrounded by lots of wonderful people who love me just as much as I love them! Everyone came together to make me feel super special and loved and I ended up having one of the best birthdays I’ve ever had.
I worked that morning and my regulars gave me extra tips to show love. Barry, my coworker helpfully announced to everyone it was my birthday which I appreciated because I don’t really want to toot my horn about my birthday, but I do want to feel like the center of the universe haha. Anne, my boss(I mean these people are also my good friends, but I for some reason want to announce I work with them first haha so you know how I know them) showed up to relieve me from my shift with the most beautiful flowers and chocolate!
I went home to let Steve out for a bit, then Sophie showed up and we went out to dinner at one of my favorite restaurants, Christopher’s. We decided to get bloody Mary’s to celebrate, and had a delicious meal. My sandwich was on the house their treat, and Sophie treated me to extras. Then we went to the mall and tried on makeup at Sephora :)
Finally I met back up with Anne and Barry at a restaurant in the Oregon District called Corner Kitchen. Anne treated me to poutine(friggin delicious) and a pear drink, and Barry alerted the Staff it was my birthday and they brought me fried dough with berries and chocolate dipping sauce with a candle in it and the whole restaurant sang Happy Birthday to me! I don’t think that’s ever happened to me, and I felt so special. It was such a treat!
I also got loving phone calls, video chats, and messages, from family and friends who couldn’t be with me but wanted to let me wish me happy birthday. I want everyone to know I am so grateful you’re all in my life and I love you all so much! Thank you for making my 26th birthday so amazing!!


  1. It doesn't seem possible that I saw you come into this world and that you have gone 26 times around the sun!!! You are still just as beautiful!! Love you!

    1. I know it's insane!! 16 was 10 years ago?! I can't believe it. Thank you Grammy, love you too!!