21? 🥳 Twenty-FUN!

I will always claim myself as a 90's baby. Even though I only lived through half of the year in 1999, I never really associated myself with the 2000s babies. Partly because I think being a 90s baby means you're "cooler," and partly because my parents raised me in a very traditional sense, and I am a huge fan of older music, movies, etc.

While many in South Dakota recognize this date (6/05) as a day to celebrate their pride and the wonderful life in the state, June 5th, in my family commemorates the day I was born. Isaac joked that I was born to live in S.D. because we share this special date.

This year marks a special year. The year that I become a "full" adult. Finally, I can vote. I can smoke (not that I ever will), and now, I can drink and gamble! Here's to the year of twenty-fun. Lookout world.

After working, I came home to a surprise. One of my good friends (and bridesmaids... who's leaving for the summer) was able to come up and spend a few hours with Isaac and I to celebrate. We went up to Skyline and took some photos of me opening my first bottle of champagne, and tried to take some photos with balloons, but boy was it a bit windy...

Instead we came home, put up the camera for a minute, and went downtown for supper. We checked in at Que Pasa, but they had a 30 minute wait, so we decided to go hit up a bar before supper. Strolling into Paddy O'Neills, I wasn't really sure what to expect. I had told Isaac that I wanted to do tequila shots a few weeks back, and he remembered. When the bartender asked what we were having, Isaac stepped up and said "We have a 21st birthday, and she wants to do shots." A woman at the bar overheard and cheered for the occasion. If you know me, you know I am not particularly fond of attention, so my cheeks immediately burned from embarrassment.

Not only did she cheer, she offered to buy my first shot! Lucky thing Thérèse was there otherwise, I might have chickened out. It was just like the movies though. Lick the salt, take the shot, shove a lime in your mouth. Honestly it was kind of fun. I didn't start feeling anything until about 10 minutes later, the same time that we were seated for our meal.

We enjoyed a nice evening out, with ice cream at the Silver Lining Creamery and came back home.

Pulling into the driveway, I wanted to finish taking the photos I was hoping for, so I ran in and grabbed the supplies. Isaac and Thérèse were nice enough to help out with the photos, and although they didn't quite turn out exactly as I planned, I really love the memories!

To wrap up the night, Ben (Isaac's older brother) arrived around 8:30 p.m. and after getting him settled in for the week, we went outside and enjoyed a nice fire in the backyard.

Anyways, I hope you enjoyed the blast from the past with the old photos and some of the fun photos from yesterday! I was super cute, not sure what happened. 🤷‍♀️😅


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