My Own Silver Anniversary (heehee)

My Own Silver Anniversary (heehee)

Guyyyyyyys, I turned 25 on Friday. I’m a quarter of a century old! And oddly enough, it doesn’t give me an “ewww” feeling anymore. 25 is a very nice number. It has a very…grown-up ring to it.

I had an absolutely lovely birthday, too. My parents took me and my little sister Lillie out for a special day on the town. She turned 10 in January, so it was her “birthday date” as well.

First, we went to have my fingerprints done for my concealed carry permit. (*fist pump*) Then we went and picked up my repaired promise ring because…ahem…I…uh…I broke it. I got a little too enthusiastic on Inauguration Day and slammed my hand too many times on the table in British-Parliament-Style Applause, so…yeah, that’s my crazy Inauguration Day story.


Then we went out to eat. Cheesecake Bistro, guys. Lillie and I had been talking about this for weeks (because we get way too excited about food) so I, at least, already knew what I planned to order: crawfish ravioli, with Oreo cheesecake for dessert. It was magnifique. 


Then–BARNES & NOBLE!!!! I bought myself some new stationery, and also my own copy of Mrs. Kennedy and Me. It’s written by Clint Hill, Jacqueline Kennedy’s Secret Service bodyguard, and it’s so good. I skimmed through it at the B&N cafe whilst sipping sparkling grapefruit juice.


From there we went grocery shopping, which I personally find quite fun–and then we headed back to my grandparents’, where the rest of my siblings were enjoying a Home Improvement marathon. I caught the tail end of it and laughed my head off. Such a fun show.

And then my brother and sister-in-law came over for the evening, and ’twas time for presents!


Okay okay, I bought Mrs. Kennedy and Me with my own money BUT THE OTHER TWO WERE PRESENTS AND I AM STILL SO HAPPY I COULD JUST ABOUT BURST. I’m reading them both. Like…at the same time. I keep one downstairs and one upstairs, and read both as time allows.

I love Dick Winters so much, y’all.  I don’t have the time or space to elaborate further, but these books are only deepening my already-enormous respect for him.

Yeah, this GIF of Emma Stone sums me up pretty well right now.
And as for that soundtrack at the bottom of the picture, I’m enjoying it immensely. Three cheers for new writing music! πŸ˜€

Anybody else reading any good books lately? I’d love to know! 


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9 Replies to “My Own Silver Anniversary (heehee)”

  1. Concealed carry permit! *fist bump* Good for you!

    XD Yeah, if I had been wearing any kind of ring on inauguration day, it would probably have been history too

    So glad to hear you had a great birthday! I wish I could be 25 again. (Oh, wait…I’m 26. I feel older than that.) *shrug*

    Let’s see, books…well, I’m reading A Time to Die by Nadine Brandes, but you’ve probably already read it because everyone apparently has besides me. It’s a little embarrassing. Took me forever to discover her for some reason. The book is awesome so far.

    1. (*fist bumps you back*) Haha, thanks so much! I’ve already gone through the training, so the fingerprinting was the next step towards getting that permit confirmed. It was pretty cool. They don’t use ink on paper anymore; it’s more like putting your fingers on a copy machine.

      Heehee, glad I’m not the only one who got a little…overly-enthusiastic. The new president just needed to stop sayin’ so many good things! πŸ˜‰

      Hey, fellow Mid-Twenty! 25-26 is a good age.

      Consider yourself lucky: I’ve never heard of that book either. I always tend to be a few months/years/generations behind on books and movies/television, haha. By the time I got around to reading, say, The Book Thief or The Lunar Chronicles, everybody else had read them…but I don’t really mind because I’m not sensitive to spoilers, and if they’re all over the Internet…(*shrugs*)…I’m good πŸ™‚

      1. Grrr, I somehow didn’t have email notifications turned on and only saw your reply today. Sorry about that!

        I know what you mean about spoilers. I usually don’t have time to see movies in theaters or see TV episodes the day they air, so I usually find out how they end in advance as well. I’ve learned to enjoy stuff in spite of that. (Except Doctor Who. Can’t abide Doctor Who spoilers.) πŸ˜€

        A Time to Die is really incredible so far. It averts all the tiresome YA tropes and weaves in Christian themes believably at the same time. I can’t put it down.

  2. Happy belated Birthday, Maribeth! Sounds like a completely fantastic day – that crawfish ravioli sounds really good, although I’ve never actually tried crawfish.

    My 25th year was an awesome year and I pray that yours will be just as amazing and magical. πŸ™‚
    I’m turning 28 in a couple weeks and that, unfortunately, feels a bit old. πŸ˜‰

    1. I don’t enjoy eating crawfish when it’s in the shell–too much work and not enough reward! I don’t want to work that hard for my food, haha. But when it’s out of the shell and mixed in with the ravioli…YUM!!

      Thank you so much for the birthday wishes! Give Ivy a hug and a kiss for me 😊😊😊

    1. Thank you so much, Jamie!! Haha, yeah, my presents are pretty…ahem…INDICATIVE of my current interests, aren’t they? πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚

  3. Late congratulations on the birthday. 25 was about the time I pulled my head out of my fourth point of contact and started behaving myself. If you ask my wife, she will probably say otherwise though.

    I think it’s awesome that you made the decision to get your concealed carry permit. Taking responsibility for your own safety and that of your loved ones is highly admirable.

    Have a great year!

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