Birthday Weekend!

This whole month has been incredibly busy and stressful for me, which is why I haven’t been able to blog much.  The semester is ending and I still have so many projects, exams, and papers to do!  I am so ready for Christmas break…

Last weekend I celebrated my 21st birthday!!  I just hung out with my husband and mom all day and honestly it couldn’t have been any better.  I am an introvert so the ideal way for me to celebrate my birthday is by being around a few people I love.

The day started off great.  Matthew made me pancakes in bed (my all time favorite food).  wp-15113752826361795565008.jpg

And after that he gave me my gift.  He was so cocky about it, like he knew I would love it.  He even claimed that I would like it better than any of the other gifts I had already received for my birthday, and I LOVE all my other gifts so I was shocked.  But turns out he was right!!  He bought me a clock from the Antique Mall in Delaware, Ohio! It is the most beautiful thing I own!!  It is 100 years old and absolutely gorgeous!

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I have a huge clock obsession.  My dream is to one day own an antique grandfather clock.  I am just fascinated with how they work and the beautiful art that goes into them.  Just look at the magnificent wood work and the design on the glass! *Swoons*

I admired my clock and took several pictures of it for about 30 minutes.  Then we went to the BMV so that I could upgrade to a big girl drivers license! *Insert: “I’m a big kid now” jingle here*

Then we went to Kroger so that I could make my very first wine purchase.  I love wine.  My family is Italian so we always have wine for the holidays and my mom lets me drink some.  She let me try other alcoholic beverages and I do like them but I think wine is so much better.  It is the best.

I only drink for the flavor.  I have no desire to get drunk or to go to a bar and drink socially.  I just like to sit on my couch, curled up in a ball under a blanket, and slowly sip on my wine.  That is like the perfect evening for me.

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Me and my Carlo Rossi Sangria

We later went to the Antique Mall and spent like 2 hours in there and didn’t even get halfway through the store!  Oh I just love antiques!  My house will be littered with antiques some day.  It’ll be like a mash between farmhouse, elegance, and antiques.  Haha we will see how that ends up working out!

There were a few Abraham Lincoln objects in there.  For those of you who don’t know this about me: I am OBSESSED with Abraham Lincoln.  I actually have a whole shelf dedicated to him at home!  (I know…I’m a weirdo).  And at the store there was a huge bust of Abraham Lincoln!  I wanted it so bad!  But the shop had a leak and that area was closed off so I couldn’t check the price. 🙁

Matthew supports my Abe Lincoln obsession and actually finds things for me for my shelf dedicated to the honest man himself.  We bought a bust of Abraham Lincoln as a moving in gift for ourselves when we got the keys to our apartment.  Then we brought that bust on our honeymoon and created an Instagram account called AbeAllAround.

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We didn’t end up getting anything because we want to go back and check out the rest of the store first.  There were some beautiful pieces of furniture in there though that I will probably buy once we have a house.

Our last stop for the day was my mom’s house.  We hung out there for a bit, played wii, table tennis, and helped set up the Christmas tree.  It was a wonderful day and it couldn’t have been any better. 🙂

On Sunday, Matthew and I celebrated friendsgiving with our bible study group.  We all brought food and had a huge feast and lots of fun!  It was a wonderful weekend spent with so many great people and was a nice break from the stressful semester I’ve been having.

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  1. November 22, 2017 / 7:42 pm

    Happy 21st Birthday to you! Looks like it was magnificent, and the clock is stunning. Have a Happy Thanksgiving. 🙂

  2. November 23, 2017 / 7:27 am

    I am SO glad you had a great 21st birthday! I remember how excited I had been when I turned 21 and could buy a glass of wine! Wine is really all I drink as well. I think your right about the perfect time is to be able to curl up on the couch with a blanket and a nice glass of wine!!! I hope the rest of your week goes very well! Get some rest, have a good time and take care of yourself my dear!!! Much Love, Alyssa!!!

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