When I started this blog in March, it was meant to become the partner blog to my chictopia and show my life aside from clothes. I posted pictures of prom dresses I wanted, random things that made me smile, pictures from my weekend adventures, gripes about how life was going, and just a general gateway into my actual "life". As of lately, it's been outfit, after outfit, after outfit. Which is fabulous and you have all made me the happiest girl in the world, but since I'm currently recovering from surgery and no where near in the state to take pictures let alone get out of bed, I figured I would answer some questions from awards and show pictures of my birthday!
(rock climbing on *real* rocks! My rock climbing attire below!)
my sister took these pictures on the hike. I skipped out to rock climb.
This week I was lucky enough to spend my 18th birthDAY with my grandma and dad:). At midnight, Niklaas called me and after gathering several of my friends, sang happy birthday to me. IT WAS THE CUTEST THING EVER! The funny thing about this birthday was that it was the least materialistic and big shabang that it ever has been. I didn't unwrap a single present! And, yet, throughout the entire day alone, I felt like there was absolutely nothing missing. I was so happy just to have the people that I do and enjoyed my birthday for what it was all week: a celebration! No fancy shmancy presents and only two cakes all week. Rather than seven. Ha! Growing up? I think so...:)
I may have purchased the same swimsuit as Niki Adams after I saw her pictures from Mexico...
(bath time!)My grandma and dad spent the day at the happiest place I've ever known; our family cabin in Wyoming. It overlooks the spectacular WindRiver mountains and is completely in the middle of nowhere on the prarie. There are cabins within walking distances and every year, we take long walks along the dirt roads or along the creek. Did you know that there are more antelope in Wyoming than there are people?? Well, there are. By almost double. Haha :). This means, of course, that the cabin is surrounded by thousands of antelope that we see daily. During our deluxe dinner of grilled cheese and french fries, antelope were literally sitting 10 yards away in the grass watching us eating at the picnic table.
The cabin (below)!
My great grandma was obsessed with birds, so the cabin has tons of hanging birdhouses EVERYWHERE! I love it. Bluejays a plenty!
This outhouse is the coolest thing ever. It's been there for more than fifty years!
SO! The day after my birthday, we drove the 15 hours home and I texted the whole way and watched lots of movies! And when I got home, the birthday week truly began...
I saw Niklaas almost the second I got home and immediately we ran off for an adventure photoshoot. We went to a gorgeous cemetary (see pictures here). Probably my FAVORITE event all week (but not solely because it was with him!) was going to SILVERWOOD!! Silverwood is an amusement park about 2 hours away from our town and up until last month, I was a rollercoaster virgin. Luckily for Niklaas, he could take my steel coaster virginity :P. Haha! We rode roller coasters all day long, walked hand in hand, and starved ourselves so that we could get frappochino's at the end of the day. It was perfect. I would spend every single day exactly like that with him for 14 hours if I could! At the end of silverwood, we drove home to attend a birthday party, and got lost on the backroads, which turned out to be somewhat of a perfect adventure. Driving the country roads, listening to corny adorable songs (Fly with me Jobros, Taylor Swift, and Selena) and the legit adorable songs (Josh Ritter, Meiko, Ingrid) completely lost without service. So fun.
P.S. Thank you so so so much for all the kind words about my surgery! This is me post surgery in bed and it was the least scary, easiest thing ever. Thanks for putting up with my baby behavior :) I'm doing very well!! It was fine!! I'll be back to normal shortly :)
P.P.S. If you read this post (or even scanned the pictures!), thank you!!Outfit post in TWO DAYS! And.... this one is really quite special. It's different from the rest. I hope you're excited because I seriously have been itching and dying to post these pictures! And I set it up just differently... New location, *special* lighting, very "period" piece like..you'll see!!