Well, it's official. I am another year older! My birthday was this past weekend, and I know it's selfish to say, but my birthday is probably my favorite holiday of the year. It falls during the middle of my favorite month and, well, I get to eat cake and ice cream, and what's better than that?
This year we chose to visit family in central Washington for my birthday. It was nice to not have to be at home so I didn't end up spending the whole day doing chores or something else lame. Instead, we all went to a farm where we picked some apples, checked out the pumpkins, went for a hay ride, watched a pumpkin cannon do it's thing, and had some treats. Much better than chores!
My big gift this year was a new cell phone. I wanted to put off getting one for a while as there wasn't a lot of room in the budget for one right this very second, but my previous phone was fading fast. Luckily T-Mobile has a new deal where you can pay off the phone monthly with no interest, so that's what we signed up for, easy peasy!
I got this new beauty (it's the Samsung Galaxy S4):
Oh it is so, so, SO nice, you guys! It makes my old phone look like I using a piece of driftwood. I had always thought I would transition to an iphone now that T-Mobile has them, but it turns out, I'm an android girl through and through. My ONLY complaint about not getting an iphone is that it's so much harder to find cute phone cases when you don't have an iphone! I went to Target today and they literally had an entire aisle of iphone cases, and like 4 of every other brand. Combined.
The other big thing I did this weekend was not exercise. It was intentional, I meant to . . . I just didn't. I am starting to see the immediate effects of not having a tangible training goal. Why does it matter if I miss, oh, three days of workouts? It doesn't! Aaaaaand, cue slippery slope . . . I went to the gym today and felt okay. It is definitely hitting me how lonely it is to work out at the gym by yourself. I hate it. Joining a crossfit gym is likely going to happen sooner rather than later.
Without further ado, here are some fun photos I took with my delicious, sexy, amazing new phone. I was too lazy to edit these, so they are SOOC, er, P.
This guy owned the farm we were at and built the pumpkin cannons behind him.
He was explaining how they worked. And yes, they were super cool!
The girls looking at pumpkins. We only brought home tiny ones since
we didn't have room in the car for giant ones!
The girls eating some popcorn before heading home.
My birthday cake! Yum, yum.