Friday, January 15, 2016

My Birthday Festivities

Hi, everyone!

As promised, this post I am going to write about what I did on my birthday. I had a lovely day amongst some of my friends and family!

In the morning, I ate breakfast and opened some presents. Here is what my lovely mom and dad bought me:

If you didn't know, I am a huge fan of German chocolate. I love the silkiness and lightness that is not typical of American chocolates. Thus, my mom bought me "Katzenzungen" and "Schokoerdbeeren." The first chocolate translates to "cat tongues" (oh, the humour) and the second is a chocolate filled with strawberry. The minis in the front are just plain milk chocolate. Delicious!

The other present that my parents gave me is a satchel from The Cambridge Satchel Company. They make gorgeous leather bags, and I highly recommend purchasing from them. I already had a mini bag from this company in a lavender color, but I needed something richer for winter. This was the perfect gift for me! 

The last thing that I received was a heated blanket. I am always cold, so it was very fitting to give me something to keep the chills at bay. 

After I opened my presents, my friends took me hiking! I love exercising, and hiking is one of my favorite ways to do it! We went on a trail near my friend's house. It was very cold, but definitely worth it!

After hiking, we had a tea party. My best friend made all of the pastries, sandwiches and tea. She even brought out her mom's beautiful china for us to use. It was all so lovely!

To finish off the day, I had to coach. When I got home, I had some strudel that my mom ordered all the way from Germany (apple strudel is my favorite pastry)!

All in all, it was a very relaxing and pleasant birthday, though I don't feel 20 at all! I have always wondered why birthdays aren't more of a celebration of the mother too. Thus, I am again dedicating this birthday and every birthday to my gorgeous mother.

Thank you for your kind wishes! I hope everyone is having a wonderful week. This weekend I am coaching in Lancaster, PA. It is a beautiful city located in what we call "Amish Country." More on that when I return. Cheers x


  1. Joyful birthday month wishes, sweet dear. Welcome to your 20s! They're an action packed, fascinating, terrific decade (I'm 31, so I can look back on mine and speak from experience :)). I hope that this first year and all that follow of yours is everything and more you hope it will be!

    Tons of hugs,
    ♥ Jessica

    1. Thank you so much! As usual, you are so kind! I've heard good things about this decade, so I am really looking forward to what is ahead!