Ah, birthdays. They are so huge and wonderful when you are little, and then as you grow up it's like they become insignificant for a while, then as you get even older you try to avoid them like the plague. Thankfully, I'm still in the "eh, birthdays" kind of mode.
Even so, I just had to write this post because I had a really wonderful birthday this year. It was low-key, and spent with some of the dearest people in my life. What could be more perfect than that?
The day started with a long walk with my Dad. My parents have some great trails near their house, and we love to walk them in the warmer months! We saw a lot of wildlife, including this bird below (ha, I already forgot the name!).
I also got to play around with some of the manual settings on my new camera! I love taking photos of nature. Two words: macro focus. My new best friend.
Later on that evening, we gathered at my parent's house again for dinner. My sweet momma is such an amazing cook! My little sis Morna is graduating from High School this year, my how time flies!
Here's most of the bunch, not really sure what everyone was looking at here...
I guess I really get excited about opening gifts... this was a super-cute tea cozy from my wonderful Grandma Bertie!
This is Grandma Bertie... How I love her!
The cake my mom made was a vanilla cake with homemade frosting and strawberry filling. It was so good, I almost ate the whole thing myself. But, I thought sharing would be a nice thing to do.
Later on that night we had a bonfire, and my Aunt and Uncle who are visiting from Alaska came over for a bit. All in all, it was a wonderful birthday. I couldn't have asked for a better one!