Thursday, April 5, 2012


Guys, if you didn't know, last week was the lucky week which housed the anniversary of the day of my birth.

And Tim cooked up a special little day trip to Sedona to celebrate!

It was a pretty great day, let's be honest.

First I woke up to this:

[I think we'll all be happier if you can just ignore my shirt-button-malfunction.]

The balloon is a tribute to the fact that we just might be infatuated with the show Once Upon a Time.  [And because I'm a princess, of course.]

The drive up to Sedona felt like sweet freedom.  As we drove, we talked and giggled and held hands and incessantly remarked on the beautiful scenery.  Once we got there, we talked and giggled and held hands and incessantly remarked on the beautiful scenery.

We went into one-too-many gift shops and particularly enjoyed the ones that sold rocks which professed to change things like "energies" and "auras."

Then we went for a hike which ended up lasting about 20 minutes.  [It was a little too hot for what we were wearing.]

But it was long enough to explore the creek.

[Sidenote: Tim's brother Billy commented on this picture on Facebook, "My name is Timmy.  I like facial hair and long walks by the river."  Still giggling about this.]

Tim was ecstatic about this specialty beef jerky store.  He even got to try some alligator meat.  [I told him I'd pass, thankyouverymuch.]

And we finished out the day by eating at the Javelina Cantina.

I made sure to take as many pictures as possible of the javelina art for my mom.  [She used to think they were so interesting...until they dug up and ate all of her bulbs in our front yard.  Now she hates them.  But I pretend she loves them.  And take pictures of them for her.  I'm such a good daughter.]

It was an amazing birthday.

Certainly the best 23rd birthday I've ever had.  [Or will ever have.]

Moral of the story?  If you haven't had the chance, go to Sedona.  On your birthday, if you wish. [Just make sure to not take my sweet husband with you.  Only I get to do that.]


Alexis Kaye said...

Sedona is so great! That's where we spent our wedding night and the next night! It's so gorgeous!!! What a good birthday :)

p.s. I'm a lot a bit jealous about your comment on my blog...I think it was yesterday...I believe it began something like...."WHEN I WAS IN SCHOOL," and the fires of jealousy started to burn. bad. ;)

Fran said...

Aww this looks like such a fun day! :)

Gentri said...

OH I need to go there! How gorgeous!! HAPPY HAPPY LATE BDAY!!! :D

The Muse said...

II've never been there... but I'd go anywhere for specialty beef jerky! Sounds awesome :)

Kylie said...

We love Sedona *and* Javelina Cantina. So good :) Oh, and happy belated birthday!

Karm said...

Looks like loads of fun!
best place to visit in Arizona (:

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