Monday, April 18, 2011

my 24th birthday

i turned 24 on sunday and spent the whole weekend with family. my sister came home from college and my brother took time out of his high school prom weekend to spend with me. and when i blew out the candles, every milestone in my life was by my side. from my first steps to my first kiss, these people have seen it all. and i am so deeply in love with each of them.

 
robert, the sneaky little angel he is, has been setting aside money from his paycheck since christmas to buy me a new laptop. the best part about it was the wrapping. after i fell asleep one night, he cut out words from magazines to spell out an odd, yet endearing message. it read:

"just inside, we've raised the bar. contact us every tuesday for the view on how this is the shocking present."


bless his heart. i love that guy. that message makes no sense, but i guess when all you've got to work with is entertainment weekly and us weekly magazines, you are a bit limited.

another fabulous part of the weekend was the cake that mama got. a girl at my old high school makes cakes, and she created one based around my and pablo's Best Friends Club:

so life is beautiful. and next year's birthday might bring a quarter-life crisis. but joining hands with my loved ones yesterday, around a cake flaming with candles, i knew that whatever this year brings, i'll be more than okay.

33 comments:

b. lee said...

how creative is ur man's wrapping!!?? so cute!!! & u look adorable ~ everything from ur bright smile to baby-doll blouse ~ ~ ~

HAPPY 24th :D

Daydream Living said...

HAPPY belated BIRTHDAY Courtney!
Lovely day you had and that cake looks yummy.
Robert is truly sweet for taking his time to cut out words. Enjoy being 24!
Maureen x

Candice said...

Aww this is so sweet! Happy Birthday to you! :) Many blessings in the year ahead :)

Jennifer Rod said...

Happy Birthday!! I'm so glad you spent your 24th with lovely people in your love. It's so important to have that. I love the cake! :)

Laura Darling said...

Happy Birthday!! It's so great that your family could be with you on your special day, and I LOVE the message on your gift! Too funny!

kate said...

happy birthday dear! this was incredibly adorable and sweet :)

sarah nicole said...

Happy birthday, Courtney! I am so glad that it was a great one. You deserve it!

And don't worry about 25. Or 26, or 27. They just get better and better. : )


xo,

Sarah

Romance In A Glance said...

Happy Birthday! Hope it was great!

Kristen said...

Happy Birthdayyy! That cake is too cute!

the southern hostess said...

Happy Birthday, lady! Sounds like it was a good one!

heart like mine said...

lovely :) you are beautiful.

happy belated birthday!

kimbirdy said...

aw, a very merry birthday to you!! i love that adorable cake. so fun!

City Dreamer said...

what an exciting birthday!! happy bday to you! We celebrated my little brother's bday yesterday, also. he's just 20 though :) super amazing cake!!

Hannah said...

This post melts my heart! You have the sweetest words and sweetest people in your life! The wrapping makes me giggle and how thoughtful is that?! Happy happy birthday sweet girl :)
xxox

NikkNaks said...

Cute cake!!! Happy birthday :)
Nikki

Christi said...

How great -- all of it! Happy, happy birthday, Courtney!!!

Ana* said...

Happy Birthday :)
Yayy you're 24! did you know that's the coolest factorial age. 4!= 4x3x2x1: 24

I'm so nerdy, Jesus!

Kristina said...

First and foremost, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!! Second, what a sweetheart Robert is, and OH MY GOODNESS I am IN.LOVE. with your cake! It's unbelievably darling!!

Emily said...

well Happy Birthday! Looks like you had a good one. precious cake too!

M. said...

oh so happy. Happy late birthday love!

xoxo

Thisisme. said...

Happy Birthday! 24! SO YOUNG!!! I loved that birthday cake and what a lovely present to get from your Robert. Wonderful that all your loved ones could be with you on your birthday.

Amber Blue Bird said...

Happy Happy Birthday! That cake is too cute and what an awesome bday gift. Glad you had a nice bday, you deserve it. Cheers

melissa said...

Awwww, Happy Birthday friend! Looks like you had a great time celebrating and that cake is TOO adorable!! xox

Consider The Lilies said...

aw that note from your hubby is ADORABLE, even though it doesn't make sense :)

becca said...

happy birthday

A "cheery" disposition said...

Happy birthday! Loving the birthday present with the cutouts... super idea!

Simple Summit said...

Happy Birthday :) Your husband is sweet to do that for you! :)

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!

Brandi {not your average ordinary} said...

Happy Birthday, my dear! And what a cute cake you had!

Cara-Mia said...

Happy belated birthday! It sounds like it was truly wonderful. :)

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

Well hello gorgeous! I'm super late but nonetheless I still wanted to greet you a belated happy birthday! sending you virtual hugs. =)

Tiq said...

I know I'm super late but Happy Belated Birthday to you!!

Stay hawt !! :)

Lynn {hearted girl} said...

well i couldn't come along on my catch-up night and not wish you a (very) belated Happy Birthday!!!! your BFF Pablo tribute cake is just perfect, how incredible your momma is for thinking of that for you. i'm happy to know the whole fams gathered to share the day together.

Robert did it again with the laptop gift & cool wrapping, he is such a sweetheart! ♥

pea ess: you have no idea how your email made me feel, i'll be writing you back tomorrow b/c Sean's just called for dinner but i had to catch up here 1st. love love love and huge hug-it's sent your way! xo

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