I'm a little behind on blogging, as Sam & I have been super busy with random projects (I'll elaborate in another blog entry). So I figure I should start with the oldest news & move forward, cause if I start with new news, I'll probably never blog about my old news. ughhh i'm rambling.
Anyway, it was recently my birthday & since my day falls at the end of the summer holiday (in school year terms), it's usually lost in a mess of getting ready for school & last minute vacations. Not only that, but the past 5 years or so have been a bit stressful because I was always battling with my university to register and reinstate myself back into school & never knowing what my fate would be for the school year. The stress of not knowing whether you'll ever complete your degree was definitely not a situation that made me want to celebrate my birthday. I've FINALLY left my engineering degree behind me (although possibly regrettable) & it's finally let me really enjoy my birthday for once!
I spent my birthday eve with my family at home & we celebrated with a yummy cheesecake & some marble slab zen-sation ice cream! You know how awesome sam is? she made sure that I got EVERY SINGLE THING on my wishlist!!! (except the camera lens, cause I'm hating on Nikon right now & might switch back to Canon & except for the purse) but yeah, I could totally recreate my little photo montage out of the things I actually own now :)
My best girl, Jenn decided to make my actual birthday day amaaaaazing. She took me out for an early morning trail ride (horseback riding!) at a local conservation area & ranch. It was so romantic ♥! haha. We didn't get any photos of us on the horses cause our cameras weren't allowed on the ride but here's some mini horses!
We hung out for the day, catching up, talking about stuff, looking at wedding photo blogs (hahah www.daveandcharlotte.com !) and baking coconut cupcakes with key lime buttercream frosting!
we had a bunch of fun getting ready together & then headed over to Matt's place to pre-drink and then go out to an Irish Pub! Matt totally surprised me by decorating his apartment in 'Happy Birthday" banners too! sooo cute.
the ladies & i made hors d'oeuvres and stuff while Matt generously served the drinks & the tequila shots, oh god the tequila shots.
my darlings josh & suzanne (getting married in october 2011! <3)
all the girlies at matt's!
after they all song happy b-day in english... and then dutch.
at the bar, a few more of my sweethearts came to celebrate!
jacq & shery! YAYYY
rickards white <3
and things got kinda silly... to the point where things got more than fuzzy.
yeah, that silly.
the aftermath was disastrous. and i'm not talking about the mess at matt's. I heard after a few days that about 50% of attendees were barfy the next day. truly a sign of a good night.
so yeah, this was one of the best birthdays I've had in a looooooong time & I love all my friends and family for reminding me how awesome they all are. Here's to having lived another year on this earth!
LOVE LOVE LOVE