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birthday surprise!

12 Jun

Last night Rikki took me to dinner to celebrate my birthday! I really thought the dinner was my gift and was so surprised when she pulled this bag out from hiding. Seriously, this girl did SUCH a great job! Normally I tell people not to get me anything, not because I don’t want anything hah, but because I am NOT good at making what my sister refers to as The Face. You know, the face you make when you open gifts. I can absolutely love the gift, but my face won’t show it so people spend the next few minutes asking if I really do like it and reminding me that there is a receipt in the bag if I want to return it. I feel so bad so I just tell people I want to spend time with them instead. Win/Win.

But there was NO denying that I had a proper reaction when I opened this gift. It was such a thoughtful gift and so sweet and such a surprise!

So, what did she get me?!

First, cupcakes from Sugar Bliss. Holy delicious sugar. Our plates weren’t cleared for more than 15 seconds before we devoured these!

Second, a bamboo plant for my office! Sarah bought me a bamboo plant for my apartment when she came to visit a couple years ago, so this one is now sitting on my post-it covered desk at work. Everyone needs a little luck at work too. 🙂

Third, and definitely most The Face producing gift, A GONG!! What I love is that she knew I wanted one based off of this post even though I didn’t specifically say I wanted one. When I opened this up I nearly cried. Lame, I know. But it was just that nice of her. Rikki = most thoughtful gift buyer. Now I get to actually bang a gong when I get home from work.

THANK YOU RIKKI!! I had such a great time talking and laughing too loudly. Can’t wait for next time!! 


our first sunset

30 May

I felt so much birthday love yesterday!

My day was fairly low-key. I worked until the afternoon and then decided that since it was supposed to be a clear evening that Corey and I should drive to New Buffalo, have dinner, and watch the sunset. It was chilly, but it was our first official sunset together 🙂

I love that guy.


29 May

birthday, birthday

Today I am 25.

At exactly midnight I got texts from my seeester with all kinds of birthday emoji’s and lots of exclamation points 🙂

This morning my boyfriend woke up early to call and sing me happy birthday before I left for work 🙂

I’ve already gotten lots of lovely messages from family and friends.

My company brought a lava cake to my office at 9:30 this morning!

I miss my mama being here with me more than I can explain, but let me tell you, nobody loved birthdays more than her. So today I am going to celebrate, shake it, eat cake, watch a sunset next to my love, and allow myself to really truly enjoy the day because that’s what she would have wanted.

I can tell it’s going to be a good day!

Balloons balloons balloons

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23 Mar

Happy 4th birthday, Gracie!!