Yup, I’m 23. Weird, right? I always used to think 23 sounded old, but now that I’m here, it seems scarily young. I had a great birthday, though, and it started early.
On Thursday Kami brought balloons, flowers, and coffee cake to me at work. The flowers were gorgeous–they’re still gorgeous almost a week later–and the cake was delicious. I probably ate a little too much of it, but it was for my birthday, so it’s okay! I thought it was really sweet of Kami to do that for me.
Friday was my day off and a few of us went to lunch for Amanda’s birthday. Mmm, Kneader’s. Need I say more? That night Mindy invited some friends over to Jenny’s house and we played games and watched a movie. There were a few of her mission friends, a few of her institute friends, and a few friends from our ward. It was good times.
Saturday morning (happy birthday to me) I got to sleep in. Jenny, Mindy, Stacey, Kami, Mom, and I went to the school and got pedicures (Mom and Kami got manicures). It felt so nice, but poor Mindy didn’t have the best experience.
After the pedicures we went to Red Lobster for lunch. Weird I know, I don’t like seafood and I chose a fish restaurant. But their rolls and pasta are so worth the fishy smell. It was yummy!
After lunch we said good-bye to Stacey and the rest of us went to Jenny’s house. Steve and the kids had made brownies and decorated the house. Abby and Tyler had drawn pictures for me and wrapped them up all pretty. There were 23 candles in the brownies so I needed a little help blowing them out. Thankfully Abby and Tyler were there to help! I don’t think I could have done it on my own.
After we ate the brownies we watched An Ideal Husband (What’s that? No, I’m not looking for a husband! What would make you ask a question like that?).
It was a great birthday, probably the best I’ve had in a long time. Thanks for all the phone calls and love everyone showed me.