My 27th birthday was the perfect day, even though it was a gray, overcast Tuesday.
Alana and I both took the day off of work to celebrate my birthday (because we’re young. Because we can. Because, why not?) and that morning she drove us both to Spa World. We’ve already been there twice, but I could never get tired of that place. We’ve only ever been there on a Saturday, before now, and the huge lack of a crowd was completely perfect. I soaked and sat in different kinds of hot tubs, and the wade pool, for hours. I kept floating around to different jets with different levels of pressure and stationing my feet, hands, or shoulders in front of them to provide some release. Alana treated me to a thirty minute shiatsu massage, and it was fantastic! The massage therapist walked on my back for about ten minutes of it and I was in complete heaven.
Alana and I wandered out to the Poultice Rooms and we tried a few that we’ve never tried before, such as the red clay ball room, which was utterly fantastic. I took a headstand in the middle of the room. We found a quiet, cozy corner, and we sat and talked. We talked for a while about things we’ve never talked about.
We’ve talked about wanting a family in the future for a while now. We’ve talked about having kids after getting married next Fall. But the type of talk we have about it these days is different. I don’t know if it’s because the wedding is less than a year away now, or if it’s just starting to be that time. Probably a little bit of both. But now we’re starting to talk past simply wanting a family. We are discussing parenting methods that we’re interested in. We’re voicing worries, and fears, that neither one of us have voiced before now. We talked about what we both want out of life, and we talked about how we don’t want starting a family to limit that. (As well as ways to stop any limiting from happening.)
We’re even discussing when we think we’d like to start trying. And maybe we’ve discussed this before, but it’s just a bit different now. A bit more serious. It’s just blowing my mind that we’re talking about these things, even though I know it’s perfectly normal. Expected, even. We’ve just been together that long. It’s just getting to that time. We aren’t 23 and 25 anymore.
We had some time to kill between leaving Spa World and heading to dinner, so we stopped at Jared’s to browse wedding bands. And even though I hadn’t yet fallen in love with any wedding band that I’ve shopped for anywhere, I finally found what I think I’m looking for.
The band I fell in love with is both rose gold and white gold, which was something I was having a huge dilemma about. I’ve been trying to decide if I wanted to go with a rose or a white gold band, but this one is both! It’s gorgeous, and it’s different, and it’s definitely not something every woman has on her finger. We are going to buy two to wrap my engagement ring in. The really exciting part is that both rings are extremely under the budget that we had set aside for my bands!
For dinner Alana took me to The Melting Pot which is my very favorite restaurant. The fondue is just amazing. It’s very expensive, and you’ve gotta cook your meal yourself essentially, but it’s so worth it.
Alana gave me this beautiful necklace as a birthday present. The stones are lab created opal and pink sapphire, and I just adore it. Between this, Spa World, and The Melting Pot, my birthday was the best one I’ve celebrated with her yet! Finding my wedding bands and the unexpected baby talk was just the icing on top of the cake.
Another year to be alive. Another year to have adventures. Twenty-seven is the year that I’m going to become a wife! It’s going to be full of (probably stressful) wedding planning and learning more about myself than I have yet. I’m excited for it. I’m ready for it!
Until next time, my loves.