This year was one of my favorite birthdays yet. This is my first birthday that’s fallen on a workday since 2013, and I’d wondered if that would put on a damper on the festivity. Instead, it only made it better! My favorite thing about my 25th birthday was that it was an ordinary day filled with so much extraordinary kindness from those around me. I was showered with my favorite things from the moment I woke up until I went to bed that night, and I’m so grateful for it!
I technically started my birthday celebrations on Sunday with an afternoon of antiquing and good food with my dear friend Tara. She treated me to lunch at a charming little cafe in Peterborough and then we visited my favorite antique shop, Twin Elm Farm. It was so fun to keep Dillon and I’s future home in mind as we looked around. After we shopped for a bit, we went back to split a slice of cake and sip on cappuccino and tea. It was a delightful start to the week!
My actual birthday fell right in the middle of the week, on Wednesday. I go into work around noon on Wednesdays, so I got to start the day by sleeping in a little later than usual. Dillon came over shortly after I woke up and brought me a smiley fruit plate to enjoy in my pajamas.
I threw on a comfy sweater and we headed to Cracker Barrel for breakfast, my delightfully Southern request for the morning. We enjoyed a slow, relaxing breakfast and filled up on hash brown casserole, biscuits, and apple butter. As always, I was delighted by the cozy atmosphere, the country music, and the fun decorations.
We walked through the gift shop after breakfast and I was delighted to find Cheerwine on one of the shelves. It always reminds me of my sweet trip to the Southern Weddings V7 Launch Party a couple years ago, which makes me really happy! I enjoyed looking at all the fun little items they had for sale, and found a precious little chicken that Dillon bought for me to keep on my desk at work.
After breakfast, we headed back to my house so I could get ready for work. Dillon dropped me off that day so we could enjoy the drive together and so he could meet my team and see my workspace. When I arrived, my desk was covered with streamers, balloons, and homemade decorations from my team. It was the sweetest surprise!
I settled in and put my new little chicken beside my computer, then settled in for my shift. It was such a fun time to have everyone come by and say happy birthday, while enjoying little sweet treats.
After work, Dillon picked me up and we drove back to my house with the windows down because it was sixty degrees – such a treat for a March evening! We enjoyed one of my favorite pasta dishes that my mom makes and watched the latest episode of Life in Pieces, a show that we recently introduced to Dillon.
We finished the day off with my favorite birthday tradition: whoopie pies and cold milk! I snuck a few leftover bites last night as I polished off this post and enjoyed every bit of it! I think twenty-five is going to be my favorite age yet, y’all!
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