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My 29th Birthday & Fireworks

July 5, 2012

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On Monday, I turned 29 and honestly it was probably one of the best birthdays I’ve ever had. I started off the day with my dad and step mom. My dad washed his truck (which we were using for the parade) and I washed and detailed my car. I’m pretty sure that my car looks brand new again LOL. I’ve never really detailed my car before so I was amazed how awesome it looked afterwards. Now you’re all probably thinking, “why did she wake up early to clean her car on her birthday?” Well, honestly, it was because I didn’t have anything else to do and I wanted to spend some time with my dad. Once I finished cleaning my car, I met up with my sister and nieces for some lunch at Subway. It’s a favorite lunch spot for us girls and we always have a good time there. I was kind of on a time crunch, so we couldn’t stay long. I had to head home to get flyers ready for the parade so that my sister-in-law could make copies. I had an evening planned with my dad and step mom for dinner and shopping so I needed to get home and great ready.

My dad, every year, always takes us kids out to eat for our birthday and normally I don’t branch out too much. I stick to what I know and like. But this year, I selected a place that I’ve never been to. It was called Fujiyama. It’s a Japanese steak house and bar. They cook your meal on the Hibachi grill in front of you. The show as amazing!!! It was definitely the best birthday dinner I’ve ever had.  There was a part in the dinner where the chef chopped up some tiny chunks of shrimp and threw them up in the air for you to catch in your mouth. My dad tried and made it on the 3rd try and I missed. It was so funny. We shopped for a little while and I got a new Kindle. I’ve been reading a lot more these days and I never know what to tell my dad what I want for my birthday. He always insists he buy a gift even though I don’t really need anything. It was nice that he and my step mom were offering to do that for me. I’d rather give the gifts… not receive them.
The last stop was a yogurt shop called Chill and it was seriously the coolest dessert place I’ve ever been to. You walk in, you grab a cup, you fill it up with the flavors you want and a million toppings to choose from. When you go to pay, you weigh your cup and it’s 45 cents an ounce. You can get as much as you want! Self serve and just the way I like it. 
I had a really great time on Monday and it was a day of firsts for me. Branching out and trying new things is something that everyone needs to do. There’s more to life than sticking in your “comfort zone”. 
If you’re still reading this, you’re amazing! I know this blog post is a little long but I just had such a great day and wanted to share it with you all. I’ll end this blog post with some pictures I took last night at my hometown’s fireworks display. I hope you all had a great 4th of July with your family and friends. 

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