In the past, I have usually been out of town for my birthday. But this year I stayed in St. Louis. It was a great fun-filled day. First I went to the water park at Six Flags. I’ll have to remember to go there in the morning because it was least crowded and we were really able to enjoy ourselves. On the way home we stopped at Culver’s for lunch and I got the flavor of the day, Bonfire S’more. Then I went home and decorated my cake. It was a strawberry cake with chocolate mousse inside. It was decorated like a circus. It had pink and blue stripes with circus frosted animal crackers. The top had M&Ms and sprinkles!
The next thing on my agenda was seeing Alice Through the Looking Glass with my friend. It was a great movie and I just love Alice in Wonderland! I recently bought an outfit to go along with it! For dinner I went to O Charley’s and then I came home and opened presents. I got several necklaces, including the Eiffel Tower, tons of items from bath and body works, an adult coloring book, a Paris shirt, new sheets, new pillow, and tons of other things. Last but not least, I had cake with cotton candy ice cream.
Over the weekend I celebrated my 23rd birthday in Colorado. I visited my boyfriend and his family and had so much fun. We went to Dave n’ Busters, went up the mountain, had a few dates, and ate yummy cake. Of course, my favorite part of the weekend was being able to spend time with my boyfriend, that was the greatest gift of all. He also got me a Pandora charm bracelet, which I have been wanting for a long time. We had my birthday dinner at Olive Garden in Fort Collins, CO and I opened it up and started crying. It was so cute and unexpected.
The night before my birthday we went to the Dave n’ Busters in Denver. I have only been to the one in Illinois. The Denver one is so much nicer, even classy. It must have been a lucky night for me, because on one machine, I won over 500 tickets. At the end of the night we ended up with 976 tickets. I got a cup with a crazy straw and a shot glass.
This Valentine’s Day weekend, St. Louis will be celebrating the 250th anniversary of its founding by French fur merchants Pierre Laclede and Auguste Chouteau. Festivities will include the “Burning Love” festival n Forest Park where a 25-foot statue of a heart will be lit on fire during a mass public engagement ceremony with 250 participating couples (all to the tune of an Elvis tribute artist). “Cakeway to West” will also begin that weekend, where several cake statues will be placed in significant St. Louis locations. A downloadable app will be available for those wishing to find the various points of interest. The Missouri History Museum will also be hosting multiple events.
2014 is a very big year for me. Some might be thinking I am graduating this year; not just yet I’m not. This year I will be turning 30. The big 3-0. A time where people will joke that I am approaching being “over the hill” because they think it’s funny. There is a part of me that is FREAKING OUT about beginning my third decade of life. So, I am using that fear to make 2014 the most fun year of my life thus far. In order to achieve this goal, I have started a list of things to do. While this is an ever-growing list (I do have a whole year after all) here are some of the things I would like to do: go ice skating at Steinberg, go to a winery, play bingo, take more pictures with my actual camera… and the list goes on. I am sure some of these things many people have already done and that’s why they are on my list. I feel like I am going to turn 30 and I haven’t done a lot of the things people my age have done. Life gets chaotic and messy while trying to work, go to school, take care of a family, and still find time to go out and enjoy myself. So this is the year that enjoying myself comes first; I’m ready to experience a year’s worth of fun and memories.