Life Lately

I had my twenty-fifth birthday the other day, and it was pretty perfect. We spent the first part of the day in Disney World, and then ended it with some shopping and Sprinkles cupcakes. I’ve had chocolate covered strawberries in lieu of a birthday cake for the last seven years, and this year was no different. We bought the ingredients and whipped up a few to keep that tradition alive. But, JENA, my sweet fairy of a sister, surprised me with a birthday cake which brought on the singing of “Happy Birthday to You”, thus completing my birthday.

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We are hitting up our favorite restaurants before we move back HOME TO BIRMINGHAM, so we made sure to work Bar Taco into our rounds. I want to always always always eat by candle light.


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Yesterday, we scouted out some antique stores and flea markets on the way to Disney World, and stumbled upon State Theatre, a theatre from 1939 that has been turned into an antique store.

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We stayed at Coronado Springs Resort last night, and I may have said before that I love heavy theming. If not, you need to know that I love heavy theming. My thirteenth(?) birthday party was luau themed with grass skirts and leis and Hawaiian art deco posters on the wall. My eleventh or twelfth birthday was lime green themed. The color, lime green, was the theme of my birthday party and I loved it. It was my favorite color, and I got so many bottles of bubble bath, “body splash”, probably a t-shirt or two from Limited Too, and a set of leopard print duffle bags with a matching toiletry case. I love heavily themed restaurants, parties, kitchens, beach houses, cabins, whole cities, etc.. There’s a coffee shop in Birmingham that is space themed, and it’s the coolest. They play movies like Star Wars and E.T., and I’ve even seen episodes of The Jetsons being played there. It’s the greatest. But, I digress… last night we went to Coronado Springs Resort, which is decorated like Spanish Colonial Mexico. The cacti, the brightly colored buildings and the Mayan pyramid in one of the swimming pools are just a couple of this place’s gems. We swam in the beautiful pool, sipped our fancy drinks, and had a phenomenal time. Later, we headed out for the evening so that we could watch the fireworks show at Magic Kingdom one last time, since they’ll be starting a new one in May!

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I’ll miss being able to go to Disney whenever I want. This morning we ordered Mickey Mouse waffles in bed, and then headed out for a day of heavily themed fun.


I love these cotton trees! I have no idea what they are, and the only place I’ve ever seen them is in Disney World by the Swiss Family Robinson’s tree house.


I love my life with this guy. I love talking about the future and the babies we will have years down the road. I love that he isn’t a planner, but he tries for me. I love that he listens to me and loves me so hard that it hurts him, and I love how much I love him. We are sickeningly cute together, and I LOVE it.


To whoever is reading this: I hope that you find someone who loves you the way that this guy loves me. If you aren’t the type to marry, I hope that you at least find them, and keep them forever. If you aren’t the type to keep someone forever, I hope that at the very least, you acknowledge their love for you, and let it teach you all sorts of things that you didn’t know you needed to learn.


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