Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. I didn’t really intend to not blog the past few days, but, well, to be honest life got in the way. It happens. Anywho, I’m back to recap some of the birthday happenin’s that went on last week.
For a little back story, I had a horrible 18th birthday two years ago (honestly have no idea why, I think it had to do with the fact I was away at school), but ever since, my mom always does the sweetest things to make sure I have a good birthday (she’s the best).
Last weekend we went out to eat to celebrate a little early since my birthday was during the week and this past weekend both my sisters were out of town. I chose to eat at the same restaurant we did last year and then the plan was to come back home and have cupcakes for dessert.
We enjoyed dinner but throughout the meal I wasn’t feeling very well. I had a stomachache earlier in the day and then a headache came on later as we got to the restaurant. I thought I was just hungry and it’d go away once I ate, but it actually made it worse. Long story short cupcakes definitely didn’t happen since as soon as we got home from dinner I curled up into bed for the rest of the night.
I was bummed I got sick, but I still enjoyed having dinner with my family. Since we ordered cupcakes from a bakery we decided to freeze them and have them later in the week when we could all enjoy them.
On my actual birthday (thankfully I felt all better!), I woke up to a beautiful sunny day.
balloons from my mom :)
Hilary took me out to breakfast,
my dad sent me flowers since he was out of town for work (how did I get so lucky?),
the vase is a coffee mug. how cute!?
And then me, my mom, and Emily went to paint pottery later in the afternoon (Hilary works nights so she couldn’t come).
We ended the night with dinner at a local Greek restaurant and some froyo.
Because a birthday’s just not complete without it :)
Thursday night we got to “finish” celebrating and finally eat the cupcakes! We ordered Gigi’s Cupcakes which is originally based in Nashville, but we have one near downtown Indy too!
We grilled up some homemade pizzas (which I really need to share the recipes for because they’re delicious) and had dessert.
I also opened my cards from my family and received quite the gag gift from Emily and Jordan which I’m not sharing because the story behind it is embarrassing ;)
My birthday present from my parents has to do with Layna and I’s road trip that is this upcoming weekend. I’m waiting to share what that is though :)
Friday Layna and I went to Purdue to visit with friends. We went out to dinner at Scotty’s Brewhouse which is a new favorite of mine. Great food and cheap prices. I’m sold. I got the vegetarian black bean wrap. I could only eat half because it was so filling, but so so good!
waffle fries FTW
Also they served their water in mason jars which I’m a total sucker for.
We also ended up getting Insomnia cookies delivered at midnight. If you’ve never had them, please go drive to a college campus and try them out for yourself. You’ll thank me later.
Layna and I rounded out our trip Saturday morning with breakfast at Panera and a day full of shopping. Nothing quite like it :)
I feel so spoiled. I sure don’t deserve that many days of “celebrating”. My family and friends are the best<3
Have a marvelous Monday :)