Surprises, 21 years, and having the best friends ever!

My 21st birthday was the best one yet and a night I will remember for so long:)Seriously, it was such a good day!

Here is a recap:

I woke up and decided to go get my nails done. That is huge deal because I have had a lifelong habit of biting my nails. A few weeks ago I said I am done biting and I haven’t bit them at all! So it was so nice to be able to have my nails look pretty for once.

Then my amazing familia and I went to Olive Garden. Can you say breadsticks? yum:)

Later in the evening my brothers let me have a photoshoot with them. It was so special to me because it was the last time we were going to be together for a long time. Lots of life changes, more on that another day!

Here is the best part! My dear friends Arielle and Patrick said they were taking me somewhere and to just be ready. I knew something was up because a few of my other friends were acting weird and because my younger brother mentioned something on accident about a party. Arielle saved it by saying she just wanted dinner with the three of us. I didn’t think anything of it because we always do that. When I walked into TGI Fridays the hostess was smiling really big like she knew I was 21. Before I had time to think bout her smiling so big, I walk in and a huge group of people yell surprise!! Oh gosh cue the tears! I wasn’t expecting that at all and I wasn’t expecting all those people! So so wonderful!

The rest of the night was filled with laughter, presents, Justin Beiber cards and cds, and some alcohol:)You prob aren’t supposed to mention that on a blog but hey I had waited out 21 years of not touching that stuff. So it was fun to try different things.

I still get a lil teary thinking about all the people who came out on my birthday and who loved on me. Satan tends to tempt me into thinking that I am not worthy enough to be loved by people or makes me insecure thinking people don’t care about me. Not all the time but sometimes I struggle with that. Wed night left all of those fears and insecurities behind. I felt SO loved and so blessed to be surrounded by all of those wonderful people. And all the work they went to surprise me just warms my heart so much. So for those of you there, thank you from the bottom of my heart. It was a wonderful night and I am so grateful!!!


Here are a few pictures from the night. Nobody had a camera so they are just a few phone snaps:)

We are so excited:)

My girls!

On the left: Words can’t express how much Arielle means to me! ┬áSo so grateful for her!!

On the right: Arielle and Pat worked so hard to get everything worked out for me! Love them to pieces:)

And here is a preview from the boy’s shoot. I got in for a few and I love this one!



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June 22, 2012 - 3:59 pm

Susan Fairchild - What a cute and delightful family!

June 22, 2012 - 4:15 pm

Christy Tyler - Oh my word – that shot at the end of you and your brothers is ADORABLE. Also – happy birthday beautiful! I’m so glad it was wonderful!

June 26, 2012 - 2:42 pm

Lauren Wakefield - Woo hoo 21! It looks like you had an amazing birthday! :)