The day I turned 24 was an insanely magical day.
Here’s how it went.
I woke up early and was too excited! SO Randy being the sweetheart that he is, woke up and we opened presents! Randy was tooooo good to me, and got me 2 Taylor Swift albums on vinyl (which he actually gave me for ‘birthday eve’) a subscription to the Magnolia Journal (that I was DYING for) some darling clothes, and the most BEAUTIFUL Tiffany Necklace that I’m just in love with. Don’t worry, video to come!
After that, we were off to Kneaders for breakfast which was delightful. Randy also spoiled me with the big inflatable birthday number balloons I had been wanting, so we took some pictures with those. We listened to our records and relaxed (I didn’t have to go to work, HECK YES. Also I should mention my sweet work friends got me a birthday flan when we were at a company lunch the day before. How nice!)
After a bit Randy and I were off again, first on a run to Target and then to the mall to shop! Both were super fun. Then, off to the aquarium we went! The aquarium was SO AMAZING. We got to feed penguins! They were absolutely darling and we had the best time. They waddled right up to us, at least a dozen of them, and stood on our feet and checked us out with their beaks, ate fish out of our hands and ran around like crazies. It was seriously one of the coolest things we have done! Then we wandered the aquarium and saw a bunch of amazing animals and fish, touched the manta rays and star fish, saw the jaguars and a bunch of other things.
Then it was downtown to buy some birthday macaroons and have dinner at Eva, which was delicious as always. We got the Brussels sprouts (my favorite thing there in the world), steak bruschetta (which was also bombbb) shrimp and hominy, takashita fried chicken with amazing rice, and lamb meatballs. We finished the dinner with a cinnamon chocolate cake which was SUPER good. Everything at Eva is amazing, I highly recommend it!
We then went off to City Creek to wander and shop. We happened to walk into a store and they announced they were having a raffle and we could enter to win. I entered, and then before I knew it I had WON a $100 gift card!! It was SO cool!
I blew out macaroon candles and enjoyed the rest of the weekend (even though BYU lost, sadly.)
It was truly an extremely magical birthday, and I wouldn’t change a single thing about it. 23 was a hard year for me in a lot of ways, figuring out my career and my passions and where our future was headed. But I have a feeling 24 is going to be amazing. I can’t wait to see what adventures are ahead!