Birthday!

February 1st is a fabulous day for 2 reasons:  We can wave good riddance to January, and it’s my BIRTHDAY! Woo to 24!  Finally old enough to…get one more birthday candle! (Are there any 24 perks?)

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Bre snuck over last night to decorate my door.  She is awesome!

First up: a birthday run
Weather forecast: freezing rain and a winter weather advisory
What better way to start your birthday than by sliding along icy streets for an hour with running friends?
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Seven slow miles with no falls.  The plowed streets were a sheet of ice, but the crunchy bits at the sides of the streets had a little more traction.  There were multiple times (per mile) that I hit a slick spot and threw my arms out to catch the pending fall, but I (and all of us) stayed vertical the whole time!  With company and footing to focus on, the miles flew by!

At one particularly wintery section of the route, a stranger stopped his car and took a phone picture of our group running past.  Maybe he will upload it to Instagram with #hardcorerunners. …or #dumbdecisions

My parents drove up for the afternoon to go to lunch, hang out, and run a few errands.  I got a Sam’s Club membership as a birthday present!  Totally normal, right?

And a free rotisserie chicken for joining.  Birthday chicken!
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I have picked my and Ryan’s new date spot: Sam’s Club food court!  Coke Zero and soft pretzels for a double win.

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Later that evening, I went over to Bre’s with Andrea and Lauren.  My classfriends asked me how I wanted to celebrate my birthday, and I requested a game night pajama party because that sounds like the best way to celebrate anything.

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Lauren, me, Andrea, Bre

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We enjoyed nutella/greek yogurt fondue, cookies, and jello.  And Settlers of Catan.

I had a fabulous birthday and am thankful that I got to spend it with family and friends!

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Do you shop at Sam’s or Costco?
How do you like to spend your birthday?

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4 thoughts on “Birthday!

  1. GAWWW HAPPY (belated) BIRTHDAY!!! Looks like you had a great birthday! LOVE Costco- a dangerous store to love…I’ve realized that I like low-key birthdays. Nothing fancy, but just spending time with family and friends. I remember for my 21st we celebrated with a bar crawl and a lot of drinking. It was then that I realized I prefer something smaller and more intimate haha.

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