It was my birthday yesterday.
Since I am far away from everyone I love, I decided to throw a virtual party for myself.

It was so lovely.

All of my favorite people came.

Her, her, her, her, her, her, her, him, them, them them....
And all of my other friends too.

We ate dinner in the sunshine under the trees,

And had sparkling cupcakes, hot cocoa, and ice cream just the way I like it.

(strawberry shortcake and strawberry ice-cream)

Then we played Scrabble and I won.
(because it was my birthday you guys)
We played croquet.
And I even got my very own pink beach cruiser.

It was the best birthday I have ever had.

Being 20 was magical.

Being 21 will be even better.

I can feel it.


ashley lauren said...

Oh my gosh, this was the best birthday party ever! You deserved every minute of it! I am so happy I get to see you this weekend!

Congratulations on 21! I love you with all my heart. :)

emily said...

happy birthday. i loved 20 and 21. both such fun years. ok, now i sound old.

Belen said...

Haha, that's too cute. Happy 21st dearie. :) I'm waiting on my 21st in a few months too!

Kris said...

Happy B-day! Celebrate all week!

Sheryl said...

This post just made my day. I am going to have a virtual Christmas. I just decided today. Happy Birthday my love!

Carmella said...

haha, how great!

Happy Birthday!!

Michelle said...

Happy Belated Birthday!

Sounds like a perfect day... and I'm sure you will get to celebrate when you get home again right??

I need some sparklers on cupcakes when my b-day rolls around again.

Anyways, I hope your 21st year is the most magical and fantastical one yet!

oh and PS. yep I certainly am an English major... I feel like a lot of bloggers are too, must be something about us

Heather said...

Amen to what Ashley said! How about we have sparkling cupcakes for reals this weekend to celebrate your birthday!? Are you really getting a pink beach cruiser?! I have a better idea of a present you need...but i can't get if for you, only Kevin can. :) see you on saturday! xoxo

Erin said...

Happy Birthday, Mandy. Glad you found a way to have a marvellous party!

Lizzy said...

Of course you won scrabble! haha lets do this for real when you're here

Paula M. Nielson said...

Happy Birthday Miss Mandy! You better come see us when you get home! PS we are tentatively planning a trip to Mexico. Would you be around to help with the kids in February or March?????? Let me know!

Sheryl said...

thanks for your message and the encouragement. i have to dog sit during the break or i would be up in a heart beat! if you and kevin want to come to dc though...i'd LOVE THAT!

Sheryl said...

p.s. good luck on finals. i know you're brilliant!

Elaine said...

Sounds like the best party ever!! :) Happy belated!!!


Karen said...

happy birthday, almost-birthday-twin! Glad you had a great party! :)

Crystal Ball said...

Happy Birthday! This is so sweet. It definitely sounds like you had a beautiful birthday. You're very good at throwing them :).

Ann Marie said...

happy, happy birthday! what a lovely "party" you had!