Fun Fact, 50 Cent's In da Club came out exactly a month before my 21'st birthday. I was still at PCC at the time and was go around singing it. It wasn't until the summer when we were all back at home that my friends started messaging me in shock saying THAT WAS REALLY A SONG?! We thought you just made that up! Muahaha, oh no my friends, Cherrybear knew her way around a few rules. We'll just leave it at that! (For those of you who don't know what PCC is, it's a super conservative Christian College. Think skirts, panty hose, no tv, and no outside influences)
Anyways, back to my birthday this year! I had very low expectations after the horror that was my birthday last year. Once you've had someone you love dying on your birthday, nothing is worse than that. I was expecting this year to be pretty hard, and honestly the first part of the week was, but things got easier as it got closer to my birthday. I survived the first birthday without my beloved Grams as my bday buddy, and I was ok!
As a present to myself, I bought myself two new pairs of shoes! yay!
The only sneakers i have are my lawn mowing ones i.e. hideously dirty. So i was desperately in need of some casual sneaks that i could wear around. My students also LOVED these shoes. #coolteacher
Part of what helped my birthday be wonderful were my sweet students who brought me surprises! Little Miss. A brought me flowers and a balloon! and the next day more students brought me flowers! They are SO PRETTY!!
Another gift to myself was using my Birchbox Points to buy a Birchbox sweatshirt! It is soooo comfy!
Two of my students got me giftcards to Igloo. (they know me well) I am obsessed with their Vanilla Marshmallow Cokes (sounds gross, but is oh so good!) So i treated myself to one on my birthday!
Taking time to stop and smell the flowers. My face looks funny because i was fighting a loosing battle to not laugh. :)
Such pretty flowers! A week later they are still alive and well! I love having them in my studio!
The bouquet was so large i was having issues getting a decent picture with them. not a bad problem to have!
I love that stores give you free stuff for your birthday or coupons. I scored this super cute purse at Gordman's on clearance for some reason, and got it for a steal thanks to the Gordman's cash they sent me!
I think the best part of my day was receiving this picture of my new nephew, Alexander! Yes, I have a new NEPHEW!! and he is the cutest little boy since his big brother was born 4 years ago. I am in love with this little guy! And yes, he IS awesome like his Auntie!
The day after my birthday I got up bright and early and got ready to host my parents for a post birthday lunch! I was excited to see them! I wore my new shoes in honor of the occasion!
And entertained myself by taking my picture :)
After our super yummy Olive Garden take out, we opened some presents. My Mom thought my house was cold, so she cuddled up in the blankie she brought me. Considering they have wood heat and their house is always in the mid 70's or higher, my 68 degrees probably did feel chilly!
I opened some birthday presents...
And my Daddy took a snooze. If you're reading this Dad, MOM took the picture, NOT ME!!
My Sweet Momma and I. Love her!!!
She is the best Momma a girl could ever hope for!
(and yes, my birthday was almost a month ago, better late than never to blog!)