Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Celebrate good times.

I love my friends and family, FYI.

For whatever reason, I have very few photos from my Saturday birthday celebration with friends and my Sunday Easter and birthday celebration with family. I take this as a sign that we were enjoying ourselves just too much to bother with cameras. So here are two snapshots from Sunday.

One of these things is not like the others.
A delicious sacher torte with raspberry filling courtesy of my dearest boyfriend's family.

On Monday I had classes. But on Monday night, my friends from college threw me a party - a throwback to our childhood. We dressed up like our former selves and had fun.

Luckily for me, my best friend Michelle was in town for the event!

Princess and average girl.

I feel like I shouldn't admit this, but I will: I was over half an hour late to my OWN PARTY. Anyway, it was not a surprise party but the party-goers decided to "surprise" me nonetheless. I promise there were more than four people there, by the way.

Birthday hugs from some of my friends!

In an amazing display of brilliance, dedication, and thoughtfulness, my friend Melissa baked about fifty cupcakes. In keeping with the childhood theme, some were multi-colored, frosted in neon, and each had a crazy candle or a little cutout on top. Belle of "Beauty and the Beast" is my favorite princess, so, naturally, that center cupcake is mine. :]

Me, blowing out the candles upon my arrival!

Molly, complete with super hero-status cape and sipping punch through a crazy straw, and me with a delicious cupcake.

Me and

Ah, yes. The best friends. <3

Overall, an amazing birthday celebrated with people I love. I'm twenty, you guys! :]

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!

"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead." 1 Peter 3.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Birthday weekend.

I turn twenty years old on Monday. The birthday celebrations have already begun.

Yesterday, my friend Monique took me out for a birthday lunch at the Counter. We hit up Starbucks and Kara's Cupcakes all while catching up about most everything.

Last night, my friend Jenny came over to pick me up for dinner. Jenny is a future student at the Culinary Institute of America. So, she's kind of a big deal. To my happiness, she surprised me with a big batch of cupcakes. They're lemon with vanilla buttercream - and absolutely delicious. The best part about them was that about half of them were tailor-made to my interests. Observe.

Jenny used fondant to fashion items that represented things I love. This little DSLR camera is probably my favorite. :]
I'm gonna be twenty! In the background, another camera and some music notes.
Just a glimpse of some other cupcakes - a place-setting, some cupcakes, some snowflakes.
Hearts. Because... I'm lovable? :P

Tonight, a group of friends from high school and I are reuniting for a dinner date. Tomorrow is Easter! But it's also the time my family and I will celebrate my birthday. Friends from school have organized a get-together on Monday night, post-rehearsal. It's little kid themed. Who knows why? But I'm excited. :]

Thanks, everyone, for everything. I guess you could say I'm pretty lucky. So, let the celebration of ME continue! ;]

Friday, April 2, 2010

Chick-Fil-A is for lovers.

While we were down south, we happened upon a little place called Chick-Fil-A. While I'm sure the majority of the people reading this blog (I know you're there!) have probably had the pleasure of visiting one of these establishments at least once in their lives, they are practically nonexistent in Northern California. The closest one to the area where we live is about two hours away. Ridiculous.

Suffice it to say, it was our first time at Chick-Fil-A, under the guidance of our trusty friend Brittany. We laughed, we cried, we ate chicken, and we enjoyed ourselves while doing it. So much so, that we went back the next day as our swan song meal in La Mirada.

The goods.
We're excited because we love greasy chicken!
And we like each other, too.
Brittany, the pretty girl on the left, was one of Ethan's best friends in high school. :]
Now we share the love.
For chicken and waffle fries, as well.

Are we aware of the fact that Chick-Fil-A, like all fast food, is less than nutritious? Yes. Do we care? Not particularly. :]

We miss you, Chick-Fil-A! Thanks for the memories!