So, I turned 25 last week. It was a bittersweet experience. Just before midnight Jewlz (my friend since Kindergarten. Scratch that, 5th grade – she was a bully in kindergarten) texted me a sweet little emoji-laden happy birthday message noting that it’s now acceptable to lie about my age. That’s what she does, and that’s what I plan on doing.
Too add to the bittersweetness, my April 3 bday (which is typically springlike and lovely) got hit by a blizzard. Like, a serious blizzard. So yeah, it snowed on my parade.
Photo Cred: my friend Carrie – @carrielmcgregor on Instagram!
A stark contrast to last year when I was in Cabo (85 and sunny) with Matt. This year he was traveling for work, then had to head back to Chi, so I don’t get to see him for a few weeks : (
Ok, ok, enough complaining. On to the sweet part! Specifically cupcakes! And cake! And cocktails! And tulips! I have the best friends : )
And the really sweet part? My best friends’ baby was born at 9:00am on my bday. In Wisconsin. Guess who was born at 9:30am on April 3rd in WI? ME. Seriously, what are the chances? I was placing bets on him coming March 17th so I was not expecting this at all. It was super fun though, we drank beer at the hospital (Helen’s husband packed a cooler and set of signature pint glasses. Obviously.) We remained entertained for hours as Baby Theo made funny faces and the occasional tiny pterodactyl noise. What a little cutie pie!
Also, he insisted on taking his first selfie with Auntie Marta.
I kinda treated myself to a new car, too. My lease was just about up so it was necessary, but I’m sure the quarter-life crisis in me made it difficult to decline an upgrade, so I went for it. But before I acquired that shiny black car I bought what I thought would be my one and only splurge to myself… a shiny black pair of discount designer shoes (thanks Opitz Outlet –just my size–nothing short of miraculous)!
Sometimes, you fall head over heels for a pair of heels and just can’t help but purchase them and put them on a pedestal. Or in this case, a cake stand.
As bitter/sweet as this bday was, I‘m really look forward to the next, because I must cross that brdige before THE WEDDING, and I have a feeling Baby Theo will stick his face in a cake and it will be super entertaining.