Monday, August 8, 2016


I'm usually not a Monday hater but this one was particularly hard after such a great weekend. My birthday is coming up this week so my family joined us Sunday afternoon for an early celebration. 

We started the festivities at a local escape room - The Lock. I've been wanting to check out an escape room for a long time and it did not disappoint. For those unfamiliar with the concept, escape rooms are an adventure game where players are locked in a room and have to use elements of the room as clues to get out. We played a multi-room scenario where we had to escape jail cells and then the overall jail. It was such a blast! We got out with 25 seconds (of our hour time limit) to spare. We probably would have had more time if we didn't spend 10 minutes trying to communicate with the staff that our walkie talkie was dead, which as it turns out was just turned off. There were so many funny moments but I can't say much more without giving away hints. I loved how the entire family worked together. It was an experience we won't forget. 

Afterwards we headed back to my house for cake and presents. 

My mom set the cutest table. 

And then Nathanial surprised us all with confetti cannons. Ever since I ran the Route 66 Half Marathon (with confetti) I've been obsessed with confetti. We'll be finding confetti pieces for a while but it was well worth it! 

He even got a giant cannon for me to shoot off. Confetti rained over me and it was fabulous. 

As usual, my family spoiled me with all kinds of awesome gifts. They also have a knack for finding truly unique things. This year, they found an awesome LED lighted hat perfect for early morning running and soap with a hidden jewelry piece inside. 

If the celebration was any indication, this is going to be the best year yet. I'm a lucky girl.