…And I’ll brag if I want to.
I know 27 is hardly a landmark of a birthday, but when your family and friends love on you like mine have, it’s only natural for a blogger to want to share what made her birthday such a happy one.
For starters, despite living 7,000+ miles away in Taiwan, my mom, taking advantage of JoAnn’s Presidents Day sale, let me pick out a few things online. I’ve been trying to get into making my own envelopes or at least making envelopes more pretty so I decided to get the Kreate-a-lope and a few rolls of washi tape.
Washi tape, by the way, has become my newest obsession. Gabe and I were out and about the other day (getting Chipotle, nom nom) and I asked if we could peek into JoAnn’s to see if anything caught my eye and I walked out with $25 worth of the stuff. Some of it is totally his fault since he insisted I needed rolls like the bacon one. I love my
My dad, Gabe’s parents, my Aunt Ruth and Uncle Randy, and both my grandparents and Gabe’s grandparents were all nice enough to give me birthday cards (complete with things of monetary value inside, hehe). Jen, my aunt-in-law, not only took me to my dentist appointment Thursday morning (where I got the gift of clean teeth), but gave me some baked goodies afterwards, too.
My pen pals have also been really good to me. Not only did I get some adorable stationery from Allison and a sweet birthday card from Justine, Simona, my pen pal from Italy, surprised me with the Original Boom Boom Deck! I’ve mentioned the Family Deck I acquired myself on this blog a couple times, but I don’t remember if I actually said how I wished I would have gotten the Original one as Logan’s a little too little for some of the acts of kindess. For her to get it for me was the biggest surprise I’ve gotten since finding out my brother-in-law’s going to be a dad.
Those who know me know that when my birthday rolls around I like to go pottery painting. Ever since I knew about the cousin Logan would be getting in April I have known that I wanted to make the baby a piggy bank like I did for my little guy back when I was pregnant. Unfortunately I don’t have pictures of the finished product yet as it has yet to be fired, but as you can see I got a picture from this excursion.
And it wouldn’t be a birthday of mine without any kicks and giggles! First of all, Gabe and I just grabbed Arby’s for dinner because that’s what lil’ ol’ me wanted. Prior to leaving I somehow managed to finally beat the 410th level of Candy Crush Saga. My mom posted this blog entry in my honor on March 1st. The following morning I discovered Jim Parsons, the actor who plays Sheldon on my favorite show, The Big Bang Theory, hosted Saturday Night Live. We went to my in-laws’ for dinner on Sunday and Alice in Wonderland— a favorite movie of mine if you’re new here– was playing on Disney Junior. I had such a great weekend full of a lot of great moments; I’m not sure this blog does it justice!
27 may not be much of a landmark, but I’m going to remember it fondly anyway.
Sincerely, Kate ~!~