Sunday, May 13, 2012

Quarter of a Century

Welp, I truly have been MIA on Blogger for some time. I'm sorry, but I'm not. Honestly, I have been beyond busy it's not even funny. But it was one of the greatest weeks of my life. Maybe that's why I wasn't writing so much; so busy being happy to even sit still! I'll sum it up with pictures and here we go:

{First Instagram - it helps sum up everything} Try to keep up readers! :)
The weather has been so nice in Utah lately - I'm very happy about it and have been outside lots and lots.  
I got into Graduate School at Westminster College :)
All my hard work finally paid off, and I start June 11th. I cannot wait. The campus is charming and beautiful. 
I've been SO into baking lately. These are Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. 
It was my "Birthday Week" and this was celebrating with my family, Will, and Steve (cousin's boyfriend) and having a BBQ at the park!! It kicked off the entire celebration just right. 
Yesterday was my birthday, and my boyfriend brought me balloons (pink my fav) and got me the best gift!
This "blurry" picture, somewhat sums up the celebration with friends on Friday, and my birthday dinner last night at Aristo's Restaurant (Greek food amazing). 
Best gift!!! I got the new iPad! It's my baby :)
Finally, Mother's Day! What a wonderful day with the family at brunch, then saw Dark Shadows with my mom (hilarious). 
So from that you have:
  • Good weather
  • Grad School
  • My 25th Birthday
  • Baking
  • Celebrating
  • Mother's Day
I have so many pictures, so I'll probably just post a few. But I must say, this birthday might've been the greatest so far. I needed it. I've been SO happy lately...and I think I deserve it. Life has been hard the last few years, and I've been trying to find the silver lining anywhere - finally found it. Getting into Grad School, and spending my 25th birthday with family, boyfriend, and all my friends...well lets just say I feel so blessed. More than I can describe really. 

Birthday Family BBQ at Sugar House Park

Celebrating Birthday with Friends:
Lucky 13, Bees Game, and Sugar House Pub
My Birthday:
My mom and I went and looked at the Humane Society for a kitten, or smaller cat (my bigger cat wouldn't do well with another big cat). Couldn't really find one, but another adoption service is opening up so stay tuned. I want a girl and to name her Nala :)
Birthday gift from my mom: beautiful card, perfume, body stuff, and the cutest recipe book!!! 
Me with the balloons that Will brought me "UP!" picture. 
I'm a lucky girl :)
Aristo's for my birthday dinner!!
Delicious Rice Pudding with Cinnamon and trick candles ;) Thanks to my cute step momma. 
I didn't understand why they were lighting back up ;)
What I've wanted for SO long!!! 
Beautiful bracelet Will got me and a lovely bookmark! It has such a wonderful message, I just had to share.
I've really tried to do that, especially this week. And it's turned out so amazingly.
So as you can see, I'm so blessed and so grateful for this past week. It truly is my Silver Lining and the happiest I've really been in 3 years. I have wonderful friends, boyfriend, and a family that would do anything. Mother's Day was so special as well, and I loved spending time with my wonderful mother.

I hope you all had a great week too!! I'll start posting more as well. Here's to a great upcoming week as well! xoxo.


  1. Congrats on getting in to school and Happy Belated Birthday! That BBQ looks yummy!

  2. Congratulations on graduate school! I love all of your dresses too, I am definitely a dress girl they're more comfortable to me than anything else. & when they're fashionable like your picks, it makes everything better!

  3. So fun!! Happy Birthday Jess!! All your outfits are so cute and looks like you were so spoiled which you deserve! I'm happy you're happy! Love ya!