Saturday I turned the big 21!
You know how on your birthday everyone asks, “do you feel older?”…well no I really don’t, but kinda yes I do. Part of me is is like “how in the world am I 21?! I still feel like a child!”, but then theres a part of me that thinks back to this time last year. Last year at the beach was when I finally came to my realization that I must be experiencing depression. Shortly afterwards God brought me through it and now I look back on a whole year of life after coming out of that and see the growth and the joy and the beauty I got to experience. It will definitely change your perspective on things! But I just praise God for this last year of my life!! He came through and redeemed so much. It’s so cool being able to look back and see how He works things for our good and ultimately His glory.
SO…just wanted to share a few pictures from my birthday weekend 🙂
JL and I stayed in Lynchburg at least a whole extra week this year than we did last year and I am so glad we did. Last year we had to get on back to Louisiana for our sisters’ graduations, which I am so glad we did of course!! But we had to take finals early and then fly out the same day we took finals…which resulted in us leaving our house looking like a tornado went through it. This year we had a good 5 days after I finished my last final to stick around and take our time packing and cleaning, and I am SO excited that we will be going back to a cleannnn house.
John Luke and I left Lynchburg early Wednesday morning to meet my family at the beach and a good little 14 hours later, and a stop for dinner, we made it!
We had the best time on the beach and in the waves for those next few days. Teagon came to Hilton Head with us over spring break, but we had a freak cool front come through and it was pretty much freezing all week, so this was Teagon’s first “real” time to the beach. It was SO fun to watch him experience it. I got a real workout though having to lift him over the waves. I must have picked him up at least a hundred times during those days haha.
On Saturday after a day full of being on the beach, we packed up our things and headed over to John Luke’s side of the family’s house for birthday dinner. It was so sweet having everyone together for dinner. We celebrated Reed and John Reed’s birthdays as well! And that was just the start of our beach trip! Having an absolute blast right now soaking in family time.
Thankful for a sweet family, the beach, and turning 21 🙂
Black one-piece swimsuit: EleSwims
Black and white striped swim top: AlbionFit
Pink frond swim bottoms: AlbionFit
Red and Maroon swimsuit is Madewell but I got it at a J.Crew sale and can’t find it anywhere else
Red vintage-looking shirt: Free People (red sold out) ON SALE