Birthdays are funny how they work. Some are so memorable and some are ones you try to forget. This past birthday was by far, a favorite of mine. I spent a great day with my husband cruising around IKEA, the afternoon relaxing and sprucing up the house and dinner out with 16 of the closest people in my life.

We capped the night off with a few of the group coming back to our house intending to have a few drinks, chat a bit more and call it a great 23rd birthday-- little did most of us know, we were about to take it back old school style with a handful of rounds of Sardines. Heard of it?? It's kind of the best game ever and the one that's most nostalgic to me. Hide and seek reserved and we like to play it in the dark.

I was a giggly 13 year old for a good hour. And I kind of had the best hiding spots!

I went to bed with a huge smile on my face, appreciating the small things in life. Appreciating the way our group of friends (who are all mid-20's) can take time to be silly, playing games that practically make us pee our pants with so much laughter. How does it get better than that? I'm so fortunate, blessed, grateful and excited about the people and friendships God has placed in my life. I am the happiest I've been. Ever.

And to close it off, hubs ended my birthday saying to me "You're my bestie babe. Let's never change."


What a memorable birthday, yes?

My friends and family know me so well. All gifts were owls... only a few things are pictured above. And again, thank you Courtney for the outfit dilemma!