Today I turned 23.
I don’t feel too much different than I did when I was turning 22. I do feel more feminine though. I’m not sure if it’s because I’m married now or if going back to blonde has anything to do with it. I just know I’m wearing a lot more dresses, brighter colors, and floral prints.
This entire week, when the subject of my birthday came up, most people assumed I was turning 18, maybe 19. A few even thought I was still in high school. I remember when I was turning 21, everyone at my work thought I was 16 and the people at the casino had to stare at me and my I.D., back and forth, for like 30 seconds and then began to ask me a multitude of questions about my I.D. just to make sure I knew the information on it. Actually, that still happens.
I’m sure one day I will appreciate that. Assuming when that one day comes, I will still look younger than what my age would have you think.
Brandon got me this snazzy bike for my birthday.
I really wanted a cruiser-style bike because I love the vintage feel and charm they have, but since those typically have no gears it wouldn’t be the best idea with our area being so hilly. This bike is just perfect though. It has the vintage feel and charm I was wanting and it also has gears. I am beyond excited to go riding and exploring around town on it.
My little brother got me these cookbooks.
He knows me too well. I love thai food and while I am not a vegetarian, I have a slight meat aversion, and just love vegetable based dishes.
I also got this lovely candle and candle holder from my mom, with the addition of a killer shopping spree.
Aren’t moms the best?
The best part of my birthday, however, is the fact that tomorrow morning we are heading out and making our way up to Michigan to spend some much needed time with our dearest friends, Jeremy and Candice.
Our wedding: January 29, 2011 Theirs: April 2, 2011
Be back soon!