Friday July 27th I celebrated my 26th birthday. I was at school for most of the day and my friends baked me a delicious cake with big colorful candles and everything! After school, I got home and opened all my birthday cards and enjoyed lots of kind words as well as a few gifts. My mom and I then headed to sports authority to purchase some running shoes. Then we headed to the store to pick up some last minute BBQ food for Saturday. Then I fell asleep for the rest of the evening. Saturday arrived and I worked in the morning, then cam e home and prepped for friends to join me for my pool party. Some friends from school came and got me a spa gift which is the perfect gift. Some other friends joined as well. We played pickleball, snacked, dove for rings in the pool and ate hot dogs and hamburgers for lunch. The hit of the afternoon however were the otter pops!!!
I think it has been 10+ years since I enjoyed a delicious otter pop and I think from everyone’s reaction it had been that long for them too! After some more lounging we ate ice cream cake with gold medal ribbon inside. The numbers began to dwindle and the remaining people played PIG on the basketball court. Everyone headed out around 5pm and the last couple remained. The four of us decided to go see the Black Knight Rises. More junk food later, the movie was thoroughly entertaining but I was definitely ready for bed. I hit the pillow around 12:15am and did not budge until 8:30am the following morning. It was a fun filled birthday weekend and there are more gifts coming. The gift that Tadd got me is set to arrive on August 10th and it is so thoughtful and he really spent a lot of time to make it perfect. Tadd used our blog and gathered the posts as well as the photos from 2008-2009 and made an online book that is being shipped here! I am so excited to see the final product when it arrives and how much hard work went into the production of it. This is going to be the start of our bound blog collection for our coffee table…so we can reminisce and share all of our memories.