Birthdays have always been a big deal in my house. My mom always put a massive amount of effort into my party, staying up late the night before to cover the house in decorations based on whatever theme I had chosen for the year. It was like Christmas in August, waking up on my birthday morning. The years have passed, and though I’ve gotten much older, my mom has never stopped indulging in fun parties and decorations.
Birthday tiaras are always essential in our house.
I woke up on my birthday to unexpected visitors in the form of William and Libby who had stopped by on their way to North Carolina. It was such a surprise to see them both, but a nostalgic and fun way to start off the morning as we sat around the kitchen swapping stories about Montana and Ireland and Tate.
After they left we had some present opening before Amy, Sally, David, and Tucker all showed up for birthday brunch. The rest of the afternoon was spent around the table eating delicious food cooked by mom, telling stories, and devouring an ice cream cake.
These are my closest family, the people I miss the most when I’m out traveling the world, and it was an excellent way to spend a birthday afternoon.