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Honeymoon Recap, Part 6: My 24th Birthday

7 Aug

On Sunday, July 22, I turned 24-years-old…and I just happened to be in Hawaii (which I did not take for granted — I’m sure that was a once in a lifetime thing!). I woke up to a birthday card on the comforter, courtesy of my new husband. I heard him rustling around before I got up, and sure enough, he was filling out my card :). He told me that I could choose what we did that day, so the first thing that we did was go to breakfast. We upgraded to the all you can eat breakfast buffet, and I ate plenty. I’m not normally a juice drinker, but that guava juice (the pink stuff) was so good!

After breakfast, we went to the gym for a run. He doesn’t enjoy working out as much as I do, but he enjoyed the treadmill TVs and didn’t complain at all :)! After a good run, we hung out by the pool for a while, before going to the spa! Jordan booked a couples’ massage, a new experience for both of us.

Before the massage, we each hung out in separate locker rooms. I sat in the hot tub and steam room for a little while, and then we were off to another room for our massages. Honestly, I wasn’t too thrilled with my masseuse. I was sore from my run and I wish that she would’ve used more pressure, but I’m guessing she was gentle since I told her that it was my first massage. That hour just flew by, and after filling up on some chocolate covered macadamia nuts and fruit-infused water (lunch of champions), we were back to hanging out at the pool before dinner.

That night, we went out for a sushi dinner and Haagen-Daz ice cream.

It was the perfect ending to my birthday! And it’s okay that I didn’t have a cake, I celebrated with my family the weekend after we got back from vacation, and got to make a wish then :).

I only have one honeymoon recap left, so if you’re getting sick of them, the end is near :). Have a great Tuesday!

How did you/will celebrate your birthday this year?


Over the weekend

11 Jul


– Ate dessert of the frozen variety, three days in a row.

Two days it was fro-yo, one day it was ice cream. But fro-yo doesn’t even count ;).

– Took Jordan to Broad Ripple (a cultural district in Indy) for a late birthday celebration.

– Ventured downtown with “the girls” from college, where we said goodbye to our friend, Meg, who is moving two time zones away next weekend.

– Visited the historic district in Indy with said friends (after consuming above mentioned fro-yo).

Benjamin Harrison‘s home

– Spent three hours laying by, and in, the pool, enjoying a perfectly cloudless sky.

– Got a little too much sun, despite using SPF 30 (see above).

– Remained technology free for much of the weekend.

– Enjoyed plenty of time with family and close friends, remembering that it’s the little things that make us the happiest,¬† face-to-face conversations (complete with belly laughs) will always be better than an impersonal¬† “LOL”, and sometimes it’s better to document fun times with memories, rather than a camera.

Life is good :). Happy Monday!

What did you do over the weekend?