Those of you who follow me on Instagram may have already seen most of these pictures form my 17th birthday last Sunday. It was an amazing day to remember so here's a recap...
I woke up to lovely pink birthday balloons from my dad and enjoyed a delicious breakfast of Swedish pancakes (sorta a cross between a pancake and a crepe ;) from my dear mum. After giving my self a fancy shmancy birthday mani and getty extra gussied up, I grabbed some friends and hit up my favorite Goodwill for some fab thrifties! Seriously, all the cute little dishes were 50¢ =O.... lets just say I had a stack of about twenty-nine within the first minuet of walking in the store. Oh and the clothes? I can't even go there without feeling the sore arms all over again. It's an obsession really. Anyway...
I made sure to grab some coffee with my girl Jill before going out to dinner with my family at Kyoto's: a Japanese steakhouse. Ohhoho, this place is sooooooo down right amazing! It is literally dinner and a show. You sit around this table with a huge grill in the middle and get to watch as this amazing chef cooks your food right in front of you! Yeah. Uhuh. Amazing! He does all these crazy different tricks too. There's fire, there's smoke, there's flying eggs and rice bowls. Not to mention that the food was so stellar and in such abundance that...heehee..yeah that high-waisted skirt of mine might've gotten a little tighter by the time we walked out of the restaurant ;)
Uhhg! But then I CRIED. MY. EYES. OUT!!! watching Downton Abbey later that night x( Seriously, worst birthday episode eeeeevvvvvveer. There have only been a handful of times in my life when I have bawled harder than I did at that scene.... so tramatic. I'm still in depression.
So bleary eyed and heavy-hearted (it was kind of a joke trying to look happy in any pictures :P) I then went on to open presents and have dessert. My family was so sweet and loving with all their gifts. I love them and they are always so wonderful to make me feel special on my birthday.
I'll admit, I'm quite sad for "sweet sixteen" to be over. I mean it just felt like it made me an automatic princess to be that age... you know? But I look forward to seeing what the Lord has in store for me while I am 17. Here's to getting older, trying harder, loving deeper, and making new discoveries about myself and the world!