On July 29, 2020 I turned 21.... Woot, Woot!
This birthday was a little bit different due to the pandemic. I couldn't have a big birthday party with all my favorite people like I like to do, so I improvised. I decided to go shopping with my mom and friend, Keely. However, my mom started feeling bad the day before so she decided to stay home.
I woke up to texts, Facebook posts, and Instagram posts from my friends. Ady facetimed me and sang Happy Birthday to me. It wasn't the best rendition, but it's the thought that counts (lol, love you buddy!) I hopped out of bed and ran to the living room to yell "It's my birthday!" to which my mother replied, Happy Birthday Emily. I started getting ready for the day, while my mom steamed the dress I wanted to wear. When Keely arrived, I was ready to go to Little Rock. We hit the road and chatted the whole way there. My phone was buzzing the entire way and I couldn't wait to get to our destination and respond to everyone. If you know anything about me, you know I love to be the center of attention so my birthday is my favorite day.
My Geigo (Grandma) facetimed me via Kay and Greg and they sang Happy Birthday to me. It was so sweet. I told Geigo she was old now because the baby of the grand kids is 21 and she said "I know it" while she pointed her finger at the camera smiling. I asked her to smile so I could take a screenshot of us on my birthday. She didn't understand and instead started singing happy birthday again. It was too funny!
I couldn't stop thinking about Red Lobster's biscuits/rolls so that is where Keely and I ate. Keely told me that is secretly where she wanted to go but she didn't want to say anything because it was my birthday. We sat down and read the menu. Keely was upset it wasn't Monday and she couldn't get endless shrimp. We both decided to have the shrimp trio and it was delicious. I responded to text messages, Facebook posts, Instagram posts, Snapchats, etc. Every message brought a smile to my face.
Boy, did we shop till we dropped. Keely was impressed by my shopping skills. I tried everything on (if the store permitted) and she had never seen anything like it. My mom always told me, "You never know till you try it on." Some of my favorite pieces in my closet are things I didn't even like when I saw them on the rack.
Because of the pandemic, we did wear masks. Also, there were huge sales going on everywhere. I bought some cute J.Crew skirts, originally $70 for $20 or less each. We scored big at J.Crew, H&M, Old Navy, Francesca's, and more. In true Emily fashion, I bought a cute map of the U.S. from the Target dollar section that shows every state and capital. I am determined to learn the capital of every state. I also bought a Kendra Scott ring which if you don't know, allow me to enlighten you, Kendra Scott gives 50% off one item during your birthday month. So check it out.
We ended our excursion eating Mexican food (my favorite) at El Porton. Then we loaded up and headed back home where I ended my birthday with my parents and boyfriend, Sam.
I am so thankful for every person who wished me a happy birthday. It truly means so much to me. Like I said on my Insta/Facebook post, Life is about people and my life is filled with the best. I sincerely mean that. I'm overwhelmed with gratitude and thankfulness when I think about the friendships that God has given me. I am blessed.
I'm 21 so keep the Dr. Peppers coming, lol.
Also, huge shout out to my adopted grandparents, The Humphreys. They never fail to send me a birthday card with money that matches my age. I am so appreciative that you treat me like one of your own.