The day started with birthday panacakes, bacon, and a dance party in the balloon-filled kitchen to this song.
Ben planned a special day for me, full of things that make me happy, so we relaxed all morning, I had tons of time to craft, and after rearranging the apartment for our Friendsgiving, we headed out for the night.
The first stop was Anthropologie, where I've always wanted to buy ALL THE THINGS but could never justify spending that much money. He let me wander around, touching every single thing in the store, and told me I could pick a few things out as my birthday present. I chose accordingly and it was everything I hoped for and more.
After some mall wandering, we met up with my Mom and siblings for a delicious birthday dinner. My almost-sister-in-law just had her wisdom teeth out, so we spent the night trying to make her laugh and teasing her for only being able to order mashed potatoes. And all this was after birthday dessert with my Dad, stepmom and stepbrother on Friday night that included a sweet brownie maker, lots of Abbotts ice cream, and finally a travel coffee mug. I love my fam.
When that was said and done and gifts were opened, we all parted ways and Ben and I went to a different mall to continue our birthday tradition of getting photobooth pictures. Then we met up with our friends, drank lots of beer, and ended my birthday with a bang.
The next day, I woke up with a lovely hangover [which I never used to get, so I know I'm getting old], but there wasn't too much time to lay around dying because we had friends coming over. We threw a Thanks-wait for it-Giving Potluck Feast for our friends and Benjamin decided to cook the turkey, so we were up at the crack of dawn [10 am] figuring out how to do that. All credit for the delicious turkey goes to Ben though, cause I mostly sat on the kitchen floor and drank coffee and tried not to puke. Friends came over, we played football, we ate so much good food, we watched football and old SNLs and played both Disney and Seinfeld Scene-It. We ended the night with some group pictures, chocolate coffee peanut butter cake, and an impromptu birthday song.
I swear, the birthday celebration just gets better and better every year.
my beautiful Anthro presents
love this kid.
and leftover birthday balloons that keep the party going.