It is official, I am in my late twenties. But, that’s okay. No complaints yet. =)
Especially because I got the best present in the world 3 days before my birthday.
Poptarts are my guilty pleasure and it made me so happy to get these, m&ms and a sweet card in the mail from one of my bffs. It’s pretty great when your friends know exactly what you want. Jared cringes at the idea of a poptart, but ya know what? Sometimes it’s just a poptart kind of day.
On Thursday, before I left work, my manager specifically said, “don’t come in until 10 or so tomorrow, everyone is sleeping in.” I guess I should have been a little suspicious, but it’s been a little slow at work so I thought everyone really could be sleeping in.
Boy, was I wrong.
I got to work to find my entire cube decorated with streamers, flowers…
How spoiled can a girl get, really?
Last year, my co-workers really out did themselves. I seriously thought it was impossible to make me feel more special than they did last year. Again, I was wrong.
Each post it had either a reason they loved me, a reason I was young or a reason I was super spiffy. Ha! I loved every one and read them all. I will keep them forever. No joke.
Some of the reasons I am still young are because…
I have an admirable sweet tooth
I sing in the car
I can drink a whole bottle of water in one sitting
I ran out of gas, for the 4th time (it was actually the 3rd, thank you)
I say things like, “knocked up” and “broad”
I offer up other people’s houses
I do cartwheels in the aisles by our desks
I keep butter and honey in your desk drawer, just in case
And, I stick my tongue out at my manager.
Okay, I added the last one. Ha!
I’m not really sure my co-workers should really know all those things about me (AKA I should have been fired by now), but that’s okay.
For lunch, they took me to a super good Korean place to get ready for our trip to Korea! Syke! We aren’t going… Thanks, Zac. (jk. I’m not bitter)
I got the bibimbop and I loved it. It’s probably a good thing we aren’t going though, because I let Jared try my left overs and he didn’t love it. I almost took them away from him because I didn’t want to waste the goodness on someone who just thought it was “okay”. But, I let him finish. Pretty nice of me on my birthday eve, aye? #sacrifice
After work, Jared and I had the ideal night (in my mind), leftovers and too much dessert while watching a movie and cuddling. #tmi
All the desserts were delicious but I had to space them out over the weekend.
I seriously could not live up to my sweet tooth reputation this year. It was rather embarrassing. But, don’t worry, I still had left over cake for breakfast the morning after my birthday.
My ACTUAL birthday started off great; short little run (27 minutes for the 27 year old), Jared made breakfast (better than I do) and then we went up to the temple and out to dinner with friends.
I was craving pizza, which never really happens, so I made all our friends go to a pizza joint with us. As they say, another day another dive. At least no one complained about almost getting shot this year. That’s a step up, right?
The pizza was delicious and then we headed back to my friend’s house for dessert and games.
Again, soo many desserts!
Including this beauty.
Sadey is the absolute sweetest and the best party hostess. She made this cake entirely from SCRATCH! That says a lot, and even more considering she doesn’t really love to bake. The cake was delicious and so were all the other desserts friends bought. They were so sweet and a couple other friends each brought one of my favorite cookies.
My friend Tara brought over some games, but we all just ended up talking until it was time to leave.
But, of course Sadey and I had to have a photo shoot on “our” chair before the night was over. Ha!
It truly was a great birthday. And, now that I am 27 (I’m old so that means I am wise) I am making a “new year” resolution to embrace it all. I really don’t have anything to complain about, so I am going to take the advice from a wise young woman and adopt the attitude of the girl in the card.
Because, as Mark Twain said, “Do not complain about growing old. It is a privilege denied to many.” Thanks for sending the quote, Colleen. It really does put things into perspective.