Roadtrip Recap and other life-changing events, like turning 23

Sunday, February 26, 2012

I was born today (well 23 years ago). You're welcome world.

We're back in San Antonio. Ten hours in the car isn't exactly the best way to spend your birthday, but at least Grahm was with me this time. I read the Hunger Games out loud to him for most of the way. (I'm super amazing at character voices, btw.)

So thankful for this wonderful Oklahoma trip and all the people I got to see. Really a great reminder for the wonderful friends and family we have.


Papa, a lover of dumb blonde jokes.


Nana, the wisest  and most compassionate woman I know.


The cousin's adorable babies, Titus and Nora. 


Lunch with sister in Norman.


Strawberry milk green tea with boba from one of my favorite places.


Seeing baby brother, his pretty girlfriend Shelby, and sister. We love each other, but didn't love this Mexican restauarent. A $4.50 split charge? Holllly molley.


The sibs. Kinda crazy how we all have the same genes. We look nothing alike.


Sushi with the best friends.


Sorry I'm not sorry that I match the curtains.


Apparently you get free stuff when you're the birthday girl. Get in my mouth, chocolate goodness.



Love this boy, even if he missed the memo to act like a walrus.

I'm twenty-three today. I'm thinking it's gonna be a good year because that was Michael Jordan's number and let's face it, he was the shizz.

Now if you'll excuse me... I'm off to get rid of the car stench that's enveloped my armpits.

26 comments:

Elizabeth Conwell said...

4.50 split charge..must be Iguana Grill. We found out you can order a side item as your meal to not have to pay that. I still don't like the food that much though. Looks like you had a great weekend!! Your hair looks really good too..by the way!

Madeline Grace said...

Happy Birthday, Dollface! A 10 hour car ride might not be the best way to spend it but it looks like your road trip was so much fun! :)

& a 4.50 split charge? Bloody hell, that is highway robbery!

-Madeline Grace
Just Let the Sparrows Fly

TaraR said...

Looks like you had a wonderful weekend! Happy belated Birthday :)

Lindsey said...

The Hunger Games is an amazing book! Looks like you had fun. Happy birthday.

That Brunette One said...

Looks like a fun loving weekend!
Happy Bday pretty lady! X

lori said...

happy birthday1!!!

i love that you read the hunger games with character voices for your man. you should post a vlog of that ;)

and im jealous of your drink. i love bobas! i need to find a place here that has them...

Jeanna said...

ooo Happy Birthday! P.S You look hot in yellow to answer a previous question of yours! ;) ha

Kristen Danielle said...

Happy Birthday!! Love the pictures!

And you're right... you and your brother and sister look nothing alike! weird!

xoxo

Chelsea L said...

Yay! Happy 23rd Birthday!! Now we're the same age :) Well...for a month and a half. Looks like you had a great birthday weekend. I love that you read The Hunger Games out loud...I wish Matt would let me read to him out loud.

Lauren said...

Happy birthday lady!!
Awesome pictures :)
xo

Miranda said...

Happy Birthday Girly! love your two yellow shirts! my fave color!

simply megan. said...

Happy Happy Birthdayyyy!!! Looks like you had an amazing time. A few years ago I was stuck in the car on my birthday coming home from Florida...not so fun...but the trip was worth it :))

Basil. said...

You forgot to add a picture of me near the top, with the caption "Mckenzie, the most amazing, gracious, fantastic and humble person I know."

I'll let it slide this time.

stephanie said...

happy birthday! looks like a great time!!

Rena said...

Happy Birthday! I love bobba!

Kaitlyn said...

Happy birthday, Jena! Looks like a fun trip!

Jenna said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I have a feeling that this year is going to be THE year for you :) Glad you were able to be with family and friends for your big day, there's nothing better than a trip back home!

xxx
Jenna

Nagehan said...

Omg!! Happiest birthdays to you! :) How exciting. 23 is a good age and it only gets better. Just keep using your spf!

Liz Brown said...

Happy birthday! We're the same age now! :) I love reading out loud on car trips ... I try doing voices but sometimes I don't think he appreciates it fully ... and Hunger Games would be the perfect read-aloud, IMHO.

And, you guys are a beautiful couple.

Erin said...

Looks like you had a great birthday-- Happy Belated! ;) I LOVE getting all the freebies on your birthday!

Jamie said...

Looks like you had a great birthday!

marie said...

You are the cutest thing ever, Happy Birthday. I have 8 siblings and none of us look alike. And that split charge is not ok. Just use a bread plate next time and split it yourself.

Carlie said...

Happy 23rd Birthday Jena! I hope you have a special day!
I remember the first time I had that boba tea, and couldn't get over the fact there were little balls of slime at the bottom of my drink that I'd sometimes suck up. I like it more now though =).

Sandra said...

Happy Birthday! Love your Jordan reference!

Sarah @ 90 Percent Blonde... said...

Looks like you had a great time! Happy (belated) birthday!

Lauren said...

Happy belated birthday! looks like a fabulous roadtrip!