Last weekend was the start of my birthday festivities. On Friday, my family came into town to visit. It was so much fun to spend that time with them and show off my “new little town” to them. I mean, I really love Roswell. It has so many neat little things in it. I mean, there’s a Super Target. How much cooler do you get than that??!
Friday we went to a little place called Your Pie for lunch. It’s a neat little place where you get to create your own pizza. Then, we went and checked in to our hotel and spent some time at the mall before we ate dinner (and had desert at Cheesecake Factory)!
Saturday, we got up (nice and early) and went on an adventure to a small and not really known town called Doraville. It kind of made me think of Dora the Explorer, except it had more of a Korean presence than Hispanic. :) Daddy and Max just got their ham radio licenses and there is a Ham Radio Outlet in Doraville. Mom, Desi, and I kind of felt like we were in nerd world. After we finished shopping at nerd world, we went over to the mall in Buckhead and did a little window shopping. Then, we drove back to Roswell and grabbed some lunch at Chipotle (my favorite!) and hit up some thrift stores. It’s quite possible that I converted my youngest brother to a thrifter. He kind of liked the cheap Nike tennis shoe thing. Saturday night, we went to Chickfila for dinner and then we had some cupcakes that we picked up earlier that day to celebrate. Yay for cupcakes (even though I had to pretend to blow an invisible candle out)!
Sunday morning, my family got to join me at RPC for Sunday morning church!! I was so happy that they would get to experience worship with me and see how these Presbyterians do worship. I also got to introduce them to all of my girls and the people that I work with. It was really fun. For lunch, we went to a place called Roux on Canton Street. I had fried chicken and it was really yummy.
I was really kind of bummed about them leaving on Sunday, because my birthday was Monday. I was kind of disappointed about being “all alone” for my birthday. But, I have to say that twenty-two may have been my favorite birthday EVER! All of the people that I work with did so much to make my special day “special”! When I got to the office, I had a birthday balloon waiting for me at my desk.
My parents sent me some pretty pink and purple flowers, and Sally even got me some highlighters. I think she knows me too well. :)
For lunch, we went to Party Chic on Canton street. It’s a cute little girly place downtown. I had a yummy piece of quiche and a cupcake for desert. (Their cupcakes are the BEST. I had an Oreo one and it was SO GOOD). After lunch, we went bowling with a group of Middle School students. It was so much fun (even though I’m not really good at bowling) spending time with the students. Two of the girls even brought me cupcakes and a card. I’m telling you, these students already know me too well. :)
So, all in all, twenty-two didn’t turn out too shabby. I don’t really feel any different though. I mean, there’s nothing special about twenty-two. I just feel really OLD now (especially when the students that I work with were born when I was in 5th grade!). But all in all- I think this year is going to be a good one. :)