I had my 25th birthday a couple weeks ago on February 16. 25 is a big one, you know? It marks the completion of your first quarter century of life and brings you into the second one. I wanted to do something super special for this day and spent weeks trying to think of cool things I could do to celebrate…but none of those ideas materialized into actual plans. It’s seriously difficult to plan something when you’re trying to make it the perfect day, but despite having no real plans the day turned out perfect anyway.
^this is a really rare picture of Ilhan smiling with teeth
Something about me: I LOVE being outside in the fresh air, so Ilhan and I got takeout sushi from our favorite place, packed some IPAs, and took our guinea pigs to a quiet park near my house. We sat there for hours, reading books (The Fellowship of the Ring and The Silmarillion), listening to the Pride & Prejudice soundtrack on repeat, and basking in the sun. We bought some harnesses for the guineas so we didn’t have to worry about them running off, which made a HUGE difference; usually we have to either be holding them or they sit in their travel cage, but this way we could lounge and read and they sat and grazed and everyone was happy. The best was walking them though…we would take them across the lawn and they’d literally gallop through the grass and Ilhan and I basically died of cuteness overload. On that note, sorry if this is too many guinea pig pictures but seriously look at them in their little vests how is anything so cute?!
After the sun set, it started getting really cold (by that I mean down to like 63 lol hi East Coast) so we had to leave, but my mom was making her amazing homemade pizza for dinner so packing up wasn’t that disappointing. In retrospect, it’s funny how I was really scrambling to pack the day with fun things in the days leading up to it…but just letting everything fall into place resulted in an ideal birthday after all♥
PS. THANK YOU MIHO for this absolutely amazing lipstick that I’m totally obsessed with!!!!!