Yesterday was Dakota’s 24th birthday!! It was really nice to have the whole day off work so we could hang out. We started the day off by sleeping in and then we got ready, open presents, and went to one of our favorite places ever – Texas Roadhouse! Afterwards we went to the Sprint store to activate Dakota’s new phone. I don’t think I have ever seen him so excited before. He really loved getting a smart phone. Then we went to the Dickens Festival! I love going to this festival every year 🙂 All of the different booths and entertainment and Christmas stuff is just super fun! We saw some friends there too which was a nice surprise. We bought a couple things and walked around and had a lot of fun. Next we went home and watched The Italian Job until it was time for Dakota’s work Christmas party. The Christmas party was packed but was very entertaining! Dakota even won a fruit cake!! I know, not really a prize but I thought it was funny. We left the party early and met up with our group of friends. From there we went bowling (where Dakota won!) and then went to Dairy Queen for some ice cream 🙂

All in all it was a really fun day and I loved spending time with my handsome man. This was my third birthday with Dakota and every year gets better. I remember last year we drove down to Vegas to go to the Cheesecake Factory and got home soo late and I felt bad because Dakota had work at 7 the next morning! This year was full of memories and it even snowed! I am so grateful for Dakota and can’t wait to celebrate each year as we grow old together 🙂

-Chandler