soooo i had a birthday a couple weeks ago. did i tell you that i decided to turn 25? ok ok technically i turned 29. something about being born in 1983 makes it 29.
see, my cousin nicole had a big 30th birthday last august. and her younger sister, becky, who would be turning 28 the following month, told her, “you know, i think i’m just going to turn 30 this year with you. i mean, i’ve got 3 kids, i drive them to school, do homework with them, etc. my life is way more like that of a 30 year old soccer mom. it just makes sense. so i’m turning 30 with you this year.”
it made me think. my life is really more like that of a 25 year old, you know? only been married 2 years, no babies yet, my husband is beginning his career… in many ways it feels like my adult life is just starting – ha! not to mention, i definitely LOOK more like 25 than nearly 30 (thanks mom & dad!). when someone asks how old i am (not like it happens that often!), i find myself answering, “twenty niiiiiii-aahh wait a second. that doesn’t sound right. i think there’s a math error somewhere…” but “twenty-five” just seems to come out so naturally. it just makes sense. so i decided to turn 25 this year.
my best friend, raigan sent me this hilariously awesome and apropos card:
(i love how the ladies on the front look like Lucy & Ethel)
so for my “25th”, we went to disneyland. of course. it’s what we do.
i got my picture taken with several fun characters!
aurora (sleeping beauty):
& minnie mouse:
over by sleeping beauty’s castle we found snow white and the seven dwarfs:
this cute little guy:
and snow white’s wishing well:
we went on thunder mountain railroad:
my husband humored me by going on silly symphony swings. call me silly, but it’s one of my favorites. i feel like a little kid on that ride. and i grin like one the whole time!
we also went on zach’s favorite ride – toy story mania. only waited 20 minutes – normally it’s 2+ hours! gotta love disneyland mid-week and mid-day!
cute photo op in california adventure near the wine country trattoria:
and another one in the hollywood back lot:
we came back from disneyland in time to meet up with jonathan & nicole and patrick & natalie at the melting pot for a dinner of cheese and chocolate. talk about a blast! seems like every time the 6 of us hang out all we do is laugh till our sides hurt, create hilarious memories and develop inside jokes.
it was a great birthday! happy 25th to me!