There were lots of birthday wishes from amazing people all day, including Jackson (it was his birthday, too!), and a note from Analiese with this picture at the bottom:
My beloved daddy also thought of a genius way to embarrass me. He has a weightlifting class at the same time all us eighth grade girls have P.E. He had his whole class sing Happy Birthday to me from upstairs! He did make my cake -and icing!- though, so that pretty much made up for it. ;)
I love our family tradition of birthday dinners. Most of my siblings like to switch it up, but I have the same thing every year. We had chicken alfredo fettuccine, and even though I know were all full after that, it was time to bring out the dessert. Dad always makes a chocolate mayonnaise cake (it was one of his best!), and chocolate icing to go on top, and we also had "bear mountain" ice cream. It was all soooo good.
It was an amazing year as a 13-year-old, and I thank God for it. I know He will bless this year, too, and help me to further His Kingdom!