Monday, May 30, 2011

I'm 24!

This may be several days late, but that's only because I've been suddenly busy! That, however, is a story for another time. Because this post is strictly reserved for birthday related activities, events, and the like. So we're going to pretend like it's actually May 16th again. And I'm going to tell you all about how much fun I had, and all the things I did, and hopefully you are going to enjoy it!

Shall we proceed?


The morning of my birthday started off with a delicious breakfast (Thanks Mom!) involving scrambled eggs, tortillas, cheese, and onions. I didn't mean to eat it as quickly as I did, but it was so wonderful I couldn't help but devour it in a frenzy. I mean, can you really blame me?
Breakfast. I love you.
Okay, to backtrack a moment—Technically my morning began much earlier than my breakfast, when my Dad popped in my room on his way to work to wish me a Happy Birthday. But I promptly went back to sleep, so starting with breakfast seems only natural. But since Daddy had to work all day, and I was going to be gone all night, I had specifically requested that he wake me up before he left. I'm glad he did.

Now, where were we...

Ah yes. Then Mom surprised me with a present! I love surprise presents. I'm kind of hard to shop for because I impulsively buy things all the time. This makes it hard to anticipate what I will or won't buy for myself. But Mom definitely did awesome, and I wasn't expecting what she got me at all! But, of course, one must always open a birthday card before opening the present it goes with.

The card is absolutely precious! My Mom even went out of her way to make sure the Boston Terrier looked as much like my little Tucker as possible!

The present is gorgeous! Mom got me a beautiful bracelet with two star charms on it. For those of you who don't know, I adore stars. They've my favorite. Needless to say, she got a BIG hug. (Thanks Mom, I love my bracelet!)
My gift!
My adorable birthday card! Thanks Mom & Dad!
My bracelet! On my wrist! Love.
After several hugs and "Thank you!"s, I loaded up my car and prepared to drive to Frisco. My friend and I had impromptu-decided to get together and celebrate.

But of course before I left town, I had to stop by Starbucks and grab some coffee. I had my free birthday drink coupon, and everything. And a coupon for a free petite pastry, which...I just couldn't let that waste.
Me and my coupons. Exciting!
My birthday drink and pastries. So yummy.
My Mocha Coconut Frappuccino, ready to accompany me on my drive!
Now that I've got my morning coffee, I'm ready for the day!
After picking up my Frappuccino and savoring my Red Velvet Whoopie Pies, I was ready to tackle the drive up to Frisco! My destination? California Pizza Kitchen. Quite possibly my favorite place to get pizza. Well, my favorite chain, anyway. Their BBQ Chicken pizza is fan-freakin'-tastic. And it's also what I ordered for my birthday lunch. Excellent.
CPK. My lunch destination.
Myself and my delicious BBQ Chicken pizza. Heaven on a plate.
A close-up of my pizza. Because seriously, I love it so much!
After we ate, we walked around Stonebriar Mall to settle our bellies and shop around. And I made another trip to Starbucks (and finally bought my Dallas mug there!). I also spent some money at Bath & Body Works.

Then we decided to head back to her place and hang out. On the way, we stopped by Velvet Bake Shop. They make some seriously fantastic cupcakes. I decided to pick up a few...or four. Instead of a cake. Don't judge me, it was my birthday!
Velvet Bake Shop. Nestled amongst other little shops. Yum.
My cupcakes. Coconut, Chocolate, and Raspberry Chocolate.
And no, I didn't eat them all at once!
The rest of the day was spent kicked back on the sofa, nibbling cupcakes and sipping milk and watching T.V. It was quite pleasant. And most definitely an excellent birthday.

Now to start planning for Birthday #25...


Hamza Bin Ladin said...

Happy 24th.May to live up to 240.CHEERS.

Kess said...

Happy belated birthday Sarah! Looks like you had a fabulous time! :-)

Lauren Michelle said...

I turn 21 Thursday, and I am seriously ready for it. I've been counting down for months now. Almost all of my friends are older, so it stinks when we go out and I'm the only one who can't drink. Don't even get me started on my government rampage. You will have to pry me off my soapbox with hedge clippers or something equally as ridiculous. Anyway, happy late birthday! It looks like you had an awesome day. :)

Maggie said...

Glad you had awesome birthday!

The Reading Bear said...

Hooray for good birthdays! I love your bracelet, it is adorable. Definitely kudos to mommy for that. :) Those cupcakes look YUM! I am not a super big cupcake person, but those look pretty darn good.

Happy to see that #24 was a blast!

Samantha said...

Happy happy (belated) birthday! Sounds like you had an EXCELLENT time.

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Melody206 said...

Sarah a big Happy belated Birthday to you! Great pics. You have good taste - yummy things. I like California Pizza Kitchen too. Hope you had a safe drive to SF!! When do we get another blog post?

Herrad said...

Hi Sarah,
Your birthday sounds great.

Kaori said...

I'm so late commenting on this post but HAAAAPPY BIRTHDAAAAY!!! Looks like you had a super day. And I'm sure you'll tell us what you're planning for next years birthday in another post? hehe.

Sarah said...

@Hamza—Thank you!

@Kess—Thanks, I sure did!

@Lauren—Congrats on turning 21! It's a very good year indeed. :) I hope you had a great birthday!

@Maggie—Thanks so much!

@The Reading Bear—Thanks, I really love it, too! Mom did great. And the cupcakes were to die for!

@Samantha—Thank you!

@Melody—Thanks Melody! CPK is so yummy. I wish I was there again right now! Haha

@Herrad—Thanks! It was!

@Kaori—Late? Nah! I posted the blog way late, too! Haha Thank you!