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I enjoy simple things: solitude, cheap sheet cake, and sunlight. I also believe that white is, in fact, a color. Bring me fresh flowers and we can be friends.

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March 2, 2011

Best Birthday in 24 Years

So, I usually hate birthdays.  Correction, I LOVE birthdays, just not mine. Having a birthday on New Year's Eve (the most overrated holiday of the year) just begs for disappointment. 

Here's a perfect example:
{St. John 2008 10:08pm}

December 2008. My 22nd birthday. Family vacation in St. John. This picture was taken around 10:08 PM. Some Trader Joe's balloons, kid friendly cupcakes, and halloween plates. That's my sister on the far right. She really knows how to have a rockin time.

Anyway, two years later, December 2010, I found myself here:


Yes, I cried. Not because I was sad, but because I was so HAPPY.  And also a little bit because all these people were staring at me and kept singing happy birthday in three different languages:


Definitely one of the happiest moments of my life. I spent the new year in Cap Cana with two of my best friends and my second family. We spent our days walking along deserted white beaches (every morning on our walk I had a second where I thought I was on survivor), filling up on mangu breakfasts, lobster lunches, and sneaking desserts out of Johnny's kitchen.  We drank our fair share of tequila and wine, napped in the afternoon sun, and played more scrabble than most play in a year. We went out to some local spots, had a Fischer vs Menda volleyball tournament, and spent nights surrounded by laughter and friends. I couldn't have asked for a better birthday present.

 {Fischer / Menda Volleyball Tourney}

 {Derek, Jamie, Sarah}





 {Best brother to Allison / Husband to be to me ever}

 {DJ D Rock}
 {Allison and I dancing with the vacationers}

 {passing time}
 {new years party at the beach club}


 {mid afternoon dance party}

 {sister act}

 {I could wake up to this for the rest of my life}

 { D Rock}
 {sarah <3 sick beats}

 {the hardest decision I had to make regularly was where to sit to read my books}