Thursday, February 7, 2013

Cry me a river; throwback edition.

Happy Thursday! Goodness guys, over 300 followers?! I seriously love you all... I love having new friends. Cause thats what you all are to me... 300 new friends ;) please email me so we can get to know each other. I'm so thankful for this little spot of internet I can call my own!

... so I realize lately I've been posting about a lot from my past, but hey... I didn't have the guts back then to do this whole blog thing.. now I do. Moving on, shall we? :)

I be excited.

This post is all about my birthday from summer 2011. I turned 20 years old. My family and I went downtown to eat at Benihana for dinner, and made it a huge celebration. We always make birthdays a big deal around my family... whether its a big family night IN or OUT... we always have a blast. & this night was no exception. 

There is that stud I like to call my MAN!

Of course our better halves had to be there. When I say "OUR better halves", I mean mine and Caleb's... as in these two complete us. Got it? ;) k cool.

The night started out amazing... I mean, Erin not only got me the hottest nail polish on the block... but TWO floor center freaking stage seats to see our girl crush KATY PERRY!! I mean, how could this night get any better!??! That was already one of the coolest presents I'd ever gotten!

Then my mom & Caleb hand me a giant bag with some kind of book-bag inside and I couldn't have been more confused.

I believe I said something along the lines of "SHUT YOUR FACE!"

It was a camera. My Nikon. The baby I never could afford on my own. I got it. & I felt ready to take on the world (okay, I'm being dramatic.. but this night is a top night in my mind). I felt like I really could finally start focusing on photography as a TRUE hobby.

Here came the waterworks.. yeah, I cried.

I quickly wiped away the tears... and started to shoot!!

I really felt like my "dream" began that night. I've always known I wanted to do photography, whether as a hobby or a full time career. I'm still figuring all those details out, but regardless.. that was one of the sweetest gifts I'd ever received. Caleb and my family went in on it together and found a great deal apparently, enough so that they got me lights/equipment to go with. I was a giddy girl, to say the least.

How did I become so blessed?!

So, what was the best birthday present YOU ever received?!


  1. that is an awesome gift. and the ring?! that is so cute too!! I think mine would be the diamond bracelet Michael gave me (it had a special meaning- not just bc it was diamonds!!). Also, can you stop being so cute. it makes it hard for the rest of us.

  2. I love your reaction face! That is an awesome gift for sure. Also love the camera ring!

  3. Love that ring!!! And it's perfect you were wearing it when you got the camera :) I agree with Helene about the cute thing, too :)

  4. You are the cutest in the whole wide world. I love how much thought and planning went into getting you that camera! You have the sweetest boy ever :)

    Also? Add this to the list of are we the same favorite gift is my camera! And I have my reaction on camera, too!

  5. Love me a Nikon. What model and lenses to you have with it? Isn't it a lot of fun?

  6. Haha! I love this story!! My favorite gift has to be a necklace my husband got me for Christmas back when we were dating. He was in Europe... So far away!! And he had bought it before he left and had his m bring it out Christmas Day when we where talking in the phone. I was so shocked I started crying ;) the best gifts make us cry!!

  7. That looks like a great birthday! We do birthdays big, too! They're fun!

  8. oh my gosh what an awesome birthday present!!!! You are blessed:)

  9. I loved this night :) Although I'm a lil disappointed the KP concert PICTURES didn't make the cut?! Maybe next throwback, huh huh?!

  10. I don't know if it was intended, but I totally have JT's "Cry Me a River" stuck in my head!

  11. HOLY COW YOU'RE GOING TO LOVE YOUR NEW CAMERA!!!!!! I can't wait to see your new pics:)

  12. Umm...yep. That's a pretty great camera.

    My sisters saw Katy Perry live and said she was really great.

    I love the first picture of you. Your legs are killer!

  13. Fun! A camera is a great gift and that ring is cute. My best gift would probably be something I got as a child like an American Girl doll. :)

    I would love to have you link this up for my Throwback Thursdays link up.

  14. I love Benihanas!!! These are such cute pictures. Congratulations on going over 300 on your followers, that's a huge milestone!!!

    ~Maggie (Sweet Peas and Lucky Honey)

  15. That is awesome. I love birthdays, and it's the best when they give you something that you really really wanted. I got a camera for christmas last year and it's the best thing ever!

  16. adorable!! I'd die for a good pic! :) Trying to catch up on your life since i've been MIA! ;)

  17. Oh my gosh, so jealous! What a great birthday gift!!!! That will be so fun taking shots of all your memories as an engaged couple and newly weds! Love it! Hope you had a wonderful day :)


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