So I turned 18.
It sounds crazy old but believe me I’m still the awkward wild haired dreamer who is 12 at heart! xD I don’t know exactly how I thought it would be when I finally turned this old age… probably more pretty and tall (lol gave up on that one awhile ago!), definitely mountains more mature and wise, and the feeling of being, ya know, eighteen.
It’s not like any of that, y’all. But I’m happy to announce that it is great anyway! 😀
This was my “Golden Birthday”, and my family and friendfamily made it very worthy of the title.
But before I dump a bunch of pictures into this post for lack of words, I need to say two very important things!!
- WOW my sister is sweet, and everyone’s comments were so fun to read! ❤ I’ll be replying to each and every one of you, when I can!
- I’m super happy to not have my birth day all to myself. My friend and twin-from-a-different-family, Malachi, also turned 18! So, HAPPY GOLDEN BIRTHDAY, old man! 😀
And now for pictures. Yay!
This was the “never-ending” birthday as well– my older sister was on a trip over the weekend so earlier in the week she took me to see “Aladdin” in theater, window-shop, and eat ChickFilA!
(she spilled her ice cream cone according to tradition, and I pounced on the mints only a little bit too loudly.)
Who wore it better? 😛 Also, is the balloon photo-bombing us or are we taking a selfie with it?
(idk why the black&white. it just looks cool.)
My brother took me with him on his back-to-college errands (like getting a handsome haircut, NOT the one pictured lol), and bought me a coffee!!! We had to take a sarcastic selfie with it of course. #basic 😂 Their branding is epic btw.
Aaand that night he told me they were gonna do some birthday-ing for me in the morning. No more info than that. Zero. Yes of course I asked if it was dangerous and if I should be nervous. 😉 Yet it remained vague.
Then the next morning I walked out to find four friends sitting in our living room!! I can’t even remember my reaction, but it made them laugh and I couldn’t stop grinning for hours lol. (my hair was that of a drowned rat but i was too excited and shocked to really care hehe) More friends walked in and turns out we were going on a day-trip to a lake up North!!! soooo happy.
Probably my favorite parts were the road trip, wading with my bff and just exploring way off and deep by ourselves and carving our initials into a marooned tree, learning to kayak and sitting real still so the bright orange and blue dragonflies would come glide right by us, teaming up with the boys to row one boat super fast and racing the other boat, and watching the younger boys try to catch crabs while we ate amazing food that A&E packed. ❤ Everything was so amazing.
I did eventually figure out how to steer the kayak, J caught a snake, no I’m not actually hitting Malachi on the head with my paddle it just looks like it, Maggie and I wore seaweed crowns, and I got the weirdest sunburn because my leggings were folded two different lengths. 😀
Man. I love these ppl so bad.
That was just Saturday, you guys. On the actual day-of, we partied with my sister and bro-in-law’s house and later at my bffs’ house, and all the sweet humans surprised me with dear thoughtful things, and man that cake was gooood, and my nephews’ drawings are still making me giggle, and there’s a stack of books needs to fit onto my shelf now and chocolate that is sitting there commanding me to write, and a super comfy and aesthetic bed/comforter&cute yellow throw pillow are all urging me to decorate my corner with the fairy lights etc my siblings gifted me, and I still scroll through the funny and great pictures from the lake trip, and i’m laughing about the running inside jokes with my cyrs, and my fam surprised me with watching a cool movie i’d been wanting to see, and when I was snungry i opened that “open-when” envelope from my sistas and found Fun Dip (anyone else remember this???) which i’d been craving for forever, and i lived in my writer tshirt this week and rocked the adorable green headband from my (adopted) lil sis, and rlly you guys this post is falling apart but i don’t care.
i have the best family and friends on the whole entire planet and because of them i’m not scared to do this growing up thing. not ready, yes, but just cuz I don’t want any of this to have to change. I want to keep everyone forever and ever. and go on exploration trips with them, and be able to tell all my tiny secrets to kate at night, and laugh about accidental pranks with my baby (not-so-little-anymore) sister, and groan over my dad’s and bro’s and bff’s dad’s dad-jokes, and scream dramatic songs not minding that we’re competing with maggie who is currently screaming about the sunset (a losing cause on our part), and make my older sister laugh too hard while she tries to put makeup on me as a sweet sisterly-time thing, and me and my bro mess with the barista so she’ll laugh, and all of us end up switching baseball caps around somehow, and goodnight “thanks for everything” hugs to my parents. Because when you love someone and they love you back and you’re both living life with the hope of a perfect eternity with the perfect King, it’s the most gorgeous thing to be found. ❤
Happy end of August, my readers. I really hope you had a good one. 🙂
P.S. the post title is a joke… my birthday buddy and i were talking about what special thing to do cuz GOLDEN birthday and my brain was so broken i kept saying we should get gold teeth. Ya i know, weird. That’s me! 😀