September 11 I turned 21. I still can’t believe I’m already that old. Where have the past 21 years gone? No really though…
kitty photo bomb
I think 21st was one of my favorite birthdays. I seemed to pack my day full of fun, but nothing too crazy. To start, I had to work in the morning at two different schools, and at the second school I got surprised by the greatest group of 5 & 6th graders with the sweetest card. Love those kids<3
pumpkin pancakes FTW
After that I had to get my license renewed (new picture FINALLY), and then headed out with Emily to get our nails done.
After that it was back to work (the first school from the morning) where we got to celebrate my birthday there as well :) I baked all the the kids cookies and they sang with happy birthday. My job can be stressful at times, but boy do I love it.
After work my two best friends, sisters, and brother-in-laws all took me out to celebrate being 21! We were going to go to a new bar/restaurant called Hop Cat, but with an hour-long wait we ended up at Kilroy’s (where they have the best breadsticks, the same ones from *this race* actually).
We went to another bar after that and spent the night just hanging out and having a great time. We may have made a stop at Insomnia on the way home too… Those cookies are the best.
That weekend Layna and I headed to Nashville for the one and only ED SHEERAN. We’d been anticipating this concert since like the last time we saw him which was actually a year ago yesterday (brb crying). We left early Saturday morning and arrived around 11:30am. We ate lunch at Whiskey Kitchen and then we went to get blow-outs at The Dry House Nashville!
#mirrorselfie ;) (please ignore my pasty white stomach. it did not see the sun once this summer).
Ed was AMAZING nonetheless. If you haven’t already, please go see him in concert (I volunteer to go with you ;) ). It’s just him and his guitar (and loop pedal) up their on stage and you will get chills. I promise. Words cannot describe his greatness. It went by too fast and I’m sad thinking about how long it could be until he tours here again.
Fast-forward to this past Saturday and I finally got to celebrate with my parents (and sister’s and brother-in-laws)! We just had a relaxed evening at home where we grilled out for dinner and had [boxed] brownies and ice cream for dessert. Yep, that’s what I requested instead of a birthday cake. I’m honestly not the biggest fan of cake (frosting is another story…) so I chose brownies. From a box because I think they taste better than homemade sorrynotsorry.
I realize as I get older birthdays are so much more than presents, and more about the people you spend them with<3