Thursday, August 11, 2016

My 25th rocked.

I can't quite put into words how wonderful my 25th birthday was on Tuesday. I also can't explain the overwhelming love I felt ALL. STINKIN. DAY.

I had a great day at work with lots of well wishes to keep my birthday tank full!

I beat Caleb home, so I cleaned up a bit and then changed into a more casual outfit for dinner. Once he got ready he let me open my presents - and holy cow - he nailed it. We never ever make wishlists or anything like that, but he got me exactly what I didn't even know I wanted.
This gorgeous purse, the flowers, and the most simple perfect pineapple necklace.
We left the house around 6:30 and had plans to eat IN at Donatos Pizza (its a silly thing with me, but Caleb never wants to eat in restaurants like that, and I always do, so to me this was super fun and special) then head to the movies. When we first walked in the restaurant, I was in the middle of watching the sweetest birthday video my friend Becky sent me, so I wasn't very aware of what was going on around me. Caleb kind of turned me to the side and wouldn't you know - 20 of our closest friends and family were there in the party room screaming SURPRISE!

I couldn't believe it.

The tears came and went quickly, and I just tried to hug everyone as fast as I could! Then we all dug in! Caleb pre ordered a ton of pizza, wings and snacks for everyone. We all had a blast. I kept looking around like, I'm so lucky, and also - how did I not see this coming?! I feel like I'm normally good at figuring things out, and I was totally clueless this time.




Oh hiiiii cute nephew. Baby T is the cutest.
We all hung out for a couple of hours and caught up on life, stuffing ourselves silly. It meant so much that so many people came. I know everyone has a million and a half things going on, and it really made me feel special to see everyone toss everything to the side for a night to celebrate my 25th year.

This guy, though. I can't even begin to tell you how special he's made me feel. Not only for my birthday, but the last 7 years. He's pursued my heart day in and day out constantly.

The surprise was unreal, the gifts were amazing, and the food was delicious; but I think my favorite part of it all was the letter Caleb wrote me. It's something that I'll treasure until the day I die. It was more than just a sweet paragraph in a card, and I honestly can't talk about it much without crying. That's all I'll say about that, but goodness, I love this man.

So if Tuesday was any indication of how my year of 25 will be...I'm pretty dang excited.

Thanks for all the well wishes, friends!

12 comments:

  1. Aw, glad you had such a wonderful day! It's always nice to be spoiled a little! ;) Love your purse and necklace so cute!

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  2. Well now I'm tearing up at my desk lol....Caleb is so sweet and thoughtful!! Such a good surprise party planner, too!!!! Go Caleb!! And you look adorable, love the outfit with your new gifts!! Too cute!

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  3. How awesome! I love that Caleb (and whoever else had a hand in it) surprised you like that! I want a surprise party so badly some day (but I have to look cute--like I'd have to be tricked into going somewhere where I'd put makeup on first--ha!) but you can't really ask for one or it doesn't really count... Hahaha.

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  4. Happy belated birthday! Glad it was a good one!

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  5. I think the best part about this bday is that it wasn't a huge one like people make 30, 40, and so on to be and you got a little gathering just because it was a regular birthday :)

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  6. Happy belated birthday, and how wonderful that Caleb was able to surprise you! (Plus you really scored on the gifts, too!)

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  7. Donatos Pizza is my favorite fast food pizza. Oh my gosh! Now I want some :)
    I love that you were surprised and it turned out to be something so very special, much more than you expected.

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  8. Well, that's super fun! You deserve such a sunny birthday :)

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  9. so wonderful! Good job husband! Yay for birthdays!

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  10. So glad you had such a fun birthday! That purse he got you is gorgeous!

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  11. I meeeeeeeean, does Caleb-Waleb know you or WHAT?! Those presents are so YOU! And I don't even officially know you, and I know that they are so you ;)

    Um, yes frame the letter. I always tell Freddie he doesn't have to ever spend money on crazy gifts---write me a heartfelt letter and that will be golden.

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  12. What an awesome birthday surprise, and husband!! Happy belated birthday, I'm glad it was so great!!

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