Y'all. I've got to be honest.
I really love my birthday.
For those of you who know me in real life know that my birthday is my favorite day of the year.
And this year was no exception. But this year, it was more like birthday week.
I started off birthday week by going home for the weekend to celebrate with my family.
On Friday night, I went over to my sister's house. She made me the best cupcakes. And you guys, it is officially fall back home. Beautiful, beautiful fall.
On Saturday, I saw my brother, went shopping and spent a little birthday money, and to be honest, felt a little like Amy Pond...
I am super against mirror pictures, but it felt necessary to document. How many times in a girl's life does she get to feel like the mad, impossible Amelia Pond?!
My mother had been teasing me for weeks about a birthday surprise she had planned for weeks, and I knew that my dearest Kate was in on it, too.
So on Saturday night, we drove down to Golden and met Kate at Art on the Brix!
I had never been before, but basically, they have food and drinks and you're given a canvas and paints and you just paint! The theme that night was aspen trees.
Y'all, I cannot even tell you how fun it was. And Kate made me some scones, so that someday we can go out for texting and scones. (Best ever, right Whovians?)
And naturally, I had to include a tiny little TARDIS in my painting.
On Sunday I had brunch at my dad's, and he gave me the most incredible green rain boots that I've been coveting for months. I've barely taken them off since. And it's only rained once since I got them.
All this, and my birthday hadn't even happened yet!
My actual birthday was wonderful too.
In my 8 AM class, my sweet friend Missy surprised me with my favorite drink from Starbucks!
And my roommate Ryan made and decorated cupcakes.
And Paige gave me the best book possibly ever written.
And I'm anxiously awaiting some birthday mail from Raven!
Every year on my birthday I'm reminded of how I have the best friends in the world.
Thanks thanks thanks to all of you who sent me the sweetest birthday wishes.
20 years of life is feeling pretty great.