Birthday Celebration – Essex Steam Train

For my birthday this year Eddie created a Harry Potter day for us to enjoy.
He took me on a Steam Train Ride where we rode through the fall foliage and then hopped on a river boat and road around looking at all the beautiful CT scenery. Since arriving in Connecticut I’ve heard more than a handful of times that the steam train was a fall must; so I was so happy that Eddie surprised me with it. It really did feel like were were in a scene from Harry Potter on our way to Hogwarts for a new semester to start.

I also almost caused us to miss the train because I was taking my sweet time getting ready – I didn’t understand the time schedule apparently 😉 haha.
When we got home that night Eddie made us some Butterbeer (SO GOOD but sooooo sweet) and we binge watched a few Harry Potter movies. In the beginning of our relationship (well the first time before he dumped me!) we watched Harry Potter on repeat together…we may have made out during it a few times to. #honesty

This was also my first birthday being away from family & friends and it felt super, super weird.
Thankfully the day before my birthday I took some engagement pictures for my brother and his fiancé!!! On my actual birthday  Eddie & I were able to attend Orlando & Emilys engagement party in CT with her family and it was so nice to spend time with everyone in celebration of love!

I also received some sweet birthday cards and some presents that blew me out of the water:

+ Dyson V8 Animal Cord-Free Vacuum – The husband got me this and he said he felt like a total tool getting me a vacuum for my birthday; but y’all this gift is SO GOOD. With hardwood floors and cat litter and tobi crawling all over the couches and he is long-haired so I went through so many lint rollers. I made him open the box, put it together (so easy) and charge it so I could use it THAT night #YouKnowYoureAnAdultWhen…

+ Harry Potter Glasses Ring (Alex & Ani) – My brother helped feed my HP love with this ring (in gold); to say I love it would be an understatement! I love wearing all my HP!

+ Time Teepee Necklace – My sweet friend Maria got me this necklace (she had no idea I had been eyeing it for a while either!). We are definitely a tribe! After being roomies for about 7 years you kind of start looking at each other as sisters instead of simply “friend”.

+ Mermaid Hair Don’t Care Tea Towel & Anchor Bracelet – My aunt/uncle/cousins got me a handful of super sweet gifts and the cutest mermaid card ever!

It was so nice to text texts and phone calls throughout my special day.
Birthdays change as you get older and especially when you move way from your hometown; but it’s learning to be thankful in all the little things along the way.