Being the crafty little thing that she is, I knew that my sister wouldn't just ask me to be her Maid of Honor. And being the thrifty little thing that she is, I knew she wouldn't spend a ton of money on a fancy card.
Insert this little box.
In case you are wondering, those are our faces on someone else's pictures.
There was a Ring Pop in there, but I accidentally ate it before I took the pictures.
Another weekend for the books! And a birthday weekend at that! Spending the weekend with my family made turning 26 okay!
Kelly and I drove up to Indy on Friday. We kept it pretty close to the belt on Friday because my brother and Whitney weren't feeling so great. I wanted them to be ready to roll on Saturday, so we just went out to dinner, and my sister and her fiancée came over afterwards. I got to see her ring! AND she asked me to be her maid of honor. More on that on a different day.
Saturday we went downtown to hopon the brew bus. It's a bus that takes you to four local breweries. You spend 30 minutes sampling/purchasing beer at each one then you get back on the bus and go to the next one! It's pretty amazing. I did it over the summer with my friend Emily, and I would do it again and again and again. Thankfully, this time there wasn't a man wearing cones on his ears.
Waiting for the bus...
On our way to the first brewery!
Our first stop was Flat 12 Bierworks.
Last time I was here they had a refreshing Cucumber Kolsch. They didn't have that this time since it's not quite summer yet, so I got the One Sky Pale Ale, and I was happy with my choice!
We had plenty of samples!
The next place we went to was Bier Brewery.
We didn't really take too many pictures here, but they had a killer mac and cheese truck. We had Beer Buffalo Mac and Cheese and some concoction with bacon, sour cream and chives on top. It was the perfect thing to hold us over until dinner!
The next place we went to was Indy City Brewery. The atmosphere at this place is really cool. It's in an old garage/ warehouse, and they leaver the big doors open so it's kind of open air/ outside. Unfortunately we didn't take any pictures here.
We ended the tour at Fountain Square Brewery. They have a beer called Hop for Teacher so of course Lauren and I had to take a picture by the sign.
Then we tried to take a picture of us hopping by the sign, but we just couldn't get it. Ha
After we got off the bus we headed to Agave Bar and Grill in Carmel for dinner. Nothing like chips and salsa after you been drinking all day! YUM
Also nothing like a giant margarita after you've been drinking all day...
We said our goodbyes on Sunday morning and headed back to Evansville.
We decided to have a fire in the fire pit and dinner on the patio to round out the weekend.
Oh did I mention that Dierks was with us the whole weekend? He was such a good pup!
While sitting outside by the fire, we decided to bring out the laptop to watch some episodes of The Office.
Last night it dawned on me that today I am 26...closer to 30 than to 20. I don't really like that so much. I like my twenties! I don't want them to go away! But age is just a number right? A number that I'm growing less and less fond of.
I am so excited to celebrate my birthday today! (And the whole weekend for that matter) Kelly and I are taking half days today so that we can drive up to Indy and spend the weekend with my brother and sister. We will actually get there before it's dark!
Oh and they are having a pitch-in breakfast for me at school! Really it's for the parent volunteers, but hardly any of them actually come so the teachers always get to eat the leftovers. So that means it's for my birthday right?
Tomorrow we have tickets for the Indy Brew Bus. It's a little bus that drives you around from brewery to brewery in Indy. I did it once over the summer with my friend Emily, but I am so excited to go with my sibs!
Have a great weekend!
P.S. This is my mantra today.
Not only do they not count, but they are also negative calories. And the same goes for birthday eve cake. And cheesecake. And brownies. And sugar cookies. Not that I ate all that yesterday or anything.
There's is no better way to spend your birthday eve than to create a fictional birthday wishlist of things from Pinterest that you would like to own, but let's face it, that will probably never happen. Most likely because there is about a 75% chance that all of these pins are broken links and lead to nothing. That seems to be the case every time I try to buy something....But if you feel like you want to get me a present, feel free to browse my You could buy me that board...Just sayin'. I won't even be mad that if it doesn't arrive on my actual birthday.
I'm not really sure if there is anything better than getting presents. It's my favorite birthday activity...Maybe even more than eating cake. And everyone knows I really like cake.