On Thursday, I received a package from my mom and brother. I love getting packages! It makes me feel very important. They sent me chips and dip, Amish cookies (this can be discussed later), a hair straightener, money, and a Starbucks gift card. Oh and we can't forget the two cards: the one from my brother had a puppy on the front and sang when I opened it, while the one from my mother was more heartfelt and made me cry (not surprising). That same day, my dad came to see me. We went to Olive Garden, where we had a lovely dinner together. It was so nice to see him!
Friday was my birthday. I got up and went to my classes. UGH. Then, I had lunch in the caf with my friends. They planned for one of our friends to sing happy birthday to me, which he did, in front of everyone. My face was bright red with embarrassment. Actually, I get embarrassed often, so that's nothing new. Anyway, my precious little, Bekah, walked in with an oreo cupcake (my fave), a bracelet, a balloon that was bigger than my head, and a lovely note. This almost made me cry in the middle of the caf (so typical). Then, I walked back to my room and found that my friends had decorated it with balloons, streamers, signs, and donuts. I almost cried again (by now you should just always expect tears). As my friends got back from class, they brought me presents! Kitty and Sarah got me a pink makeup bag with a black monogram (my fave color combination). Molly crafted me a pink chevron canvas, with my monogram in the middle in black and white. Emmy got me a gray blanket with my name and letters in hot pink. Lastly, Bailey gave me a picture frame that she painted with a picture of us and a pink Santa hat. It is safe to say I have the best friends ever! All of these gifts brought on the water works. Later that night, a group of us went to dinner to celebrate my birthday. Definitely one for the books.
On Saturday, Molly and I went to Kroger and bought a ton of food. When I say a ton of food, I mean like pizza, chicken taquitos, chips and dip, mac and cheese, french fries, and soda. We literally sat on the couch all day, ate, and shopped online. Molly also made her tacky holiday sweater (see "Merry Christmas" post to see this masterpiece).
On Sunday, Sarah and I watched engagement videos all day. Classic us.
All in all, my birthday weekend was great, but it couldn't have been possible without the awesome people I surround myself with daily. It was filled with tears of joy, but hey, sometimes you just have to let them flow.
Until next time, stay Yankee Doodle dandy!
My room looked so cute! I felt so loved!
Molly and I at my birthday dinner
Sweet Maggie and I
My suite mate, Kitty, and I
Molly and I taking our typical bathroom selfie