My 5 Best Birthdays

This week’s Friday Five (hosted by Mar, Courtney and Cynthia) theme is actually “5 Things I Did This Summer” but my summer was actually kind of boring, so I decided I’d write a post on the five best birthdays I’ve had! As an adult, I’ve made it a point to have some pretty epic birthday celebrations. Some people I know don’t do anything for their birthdays (and I know that when you have kids you stop focusing so much on yourself), but I think it’s important to celebrate yourself!

1) My first family cruise!

Granted, this wasn’t just for my birthday, but we did go two weeks before my birthday, so it counts 😉 This was an amazing trip- we ziplined in Jamaica, had wonderful jerk chicken, saw dolphins in the Cayman Islands and shopped in Mexico! I can’t think of a better family vacation! I enjoyed it so much that I took a…

My first cruise ship!
My first cruise ship!

2) Second birthday cruise!

This was actually for my birthday. We left the day after my birthday for a three day trip to the Bahamas. I didn’t like the beaches down here as much as I liked the Cayman Islands, but we had a blast parasailing and hanging out on deck!

It's a tradition- if I go to Senor Frogs I have to high five the frog!
It’s a tradition- if I go to Senor Frogs I have to high five the frog!

3) Orlando trip (s)

I’ve been to Orlando a lot and we usually go around my birthday. Of course when Harry Potter world opened up at Universal I bought season passes so I could go drink butterbeer whenever I wanted! This past year we went again and had a great time- even though we weren’t able to ride half the rides due to rain!

I have an obsession with owls!
I have an obsession with owls!

4) Riding in the Disney parade

Though this does classify as an Orlando trip, for my 23rd birthday I went to Disney with my best friend (who shares the same birthday as me). We got to ride in the parade at Animal Kingdom and of course I danced with Rafiki! Asante sana squash banana…

Yes, we had been drinking.
Yes, we had been drinking.

5) A totally relaxing spa weekend for my 25th

I wanted to do something special for my 25th birthday, so my friends and I took a weekend and went to a hotel with a spa! We all went out for dinner for my birthday and then got massages and hung out by the pool the next day. It was very relaxing! (Sorry the pictures are blurry here- my camera was messed up!)

The girls and I
The girls and I

I just turned 29 this past weekend and I can’t wait to see what the next decade has in store for my birthdays! (It’s also really weird to talk about the “next decade”).

Have you had fun birthdays? Ever taken a cruise or girls weekend trips? Does it feel weird to talk about your age?

 

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8 thoughts on “My 5 Best Birthdays”

    1. More reasons to take a destination trip! Florida is usually pretty awesome in December 🙂

    1. Thanks! It was totally a random college roommate placement in Freshmen year. We got lucky 🙂

  1. My best bday was my 29th, too. I ran the Ft. Lauderdale half and got to see lots of friends, who came to celebrate and cheer for me. It was awesome. I’m actually really looking forward to being 30. Is that strange?
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    1. I don’t think it’s strange. I’m kind of looking forward to it too. I think for me it’s because the last few years (since I started running) have been the best years ever, and I’m looking forward to all the crazy fun things I will achieve in my thirties!

    1. Disney runs + drinks in Epcot? A great way to celebrate! I might do that for one of my upcoming ones, thanks for the idea 😉

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