Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Twenty Five

Happy birthday to me! I had a Reece's Cup cupcake from Babycakes this afternoon. Also I bought five other cupcakes that do not contain peanuts so that I can share with my hub. But let me tell you, that is a freaking good cupcake.

Today marks 25 years of life and 1 year of working for Mountain States Health Alliance. One year ago today I was celebrating by sitting through orientation with people I had never met. And then I came home and unpacked our apartment that we had just moved into. And I didn't see Caleb because he was working night shift. This year is much better. We celebrated on Saturday night with friends and had a blast!

We went to Stir Fry and ate lots and lots of sushi and crab rangoon. So so so yummy.
I could eat sushi every day.
As we all know, Caleb hates smiling for pictures so this is as good as it got.

And a super lovely group photo. You are welcome, friends.

Yliana and Joe brought their sweet baby girl, who eats with chopsticks like a pro.

After Stir Fry, we decided to go to the Cowboy Cafe and Saloon. Which is exactly as awesome as it sounds. It's within walking distance from our apartment and in a year we haven't gone there. It was time. (Photos courtesy of Emily Robertson.)

There was country music, beer, small children, mullets, and more. Just like a good saloon should have. My hubby decided to really class up the joint by challenging everyone to arm wrestling matches.
Check out my guns.
I actually felt a little ridiculous because I knew every single word to every single song. Thank you, Kansas upbringing. One guy even did "Elvira," a song that my dad did a rousing rendition of at a talent show one time. We decided to close out the night with a duet of Gretchen Wilson's "Redneck Woman." If you can't beat 'em, join 'em.
Emily and I belting it.  Our husbands are now shaking their heads in embarrassment. 
It was a great night and I am so thankful for such good friends to celebrate with!

Caleb got me a Kinect for the Xbox and the game Dance Central, so we have been dancing it up in here. That game is a little addictive.  We stayed in on Sunday and alternated eating Zaxby's, watching Big Bang Theory, and dancing. Good weekend. I love my husband.

I was reading in Matthew this morning and came across this wonderful verse: "Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks, it will be opened." (Matthew 7:7-8). I love this reminder that all I need to do is look for him, and God will be right there. He will give me whatever I need and more. I am so blessed with a sweet husband, a wonderful job, and a supportive family. I don't know where I'll be on my birthday next year, but I can be sure that God will be there too!

Twenty five feels kinda old, btw. It's like I am fully committed to the 20's.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like such a fun birthday! I know what you mean with turning 25, it feels weird to be 25 an older. I still look in the mirror and see 18 year old me! :)