I’m now officially 27. My birthday was Sunday, and I celebrated with a quiet weekend at home with my parents. It was just what the doctor ordered after the chaotic two weeks my family has experienced.

27th Birthday ecard

My birthday weekend commenced with some time at the pool thanks to a Summer Friday at work. I’m in desperate need of some sunshine as I have not laid out since my last birthday. Yeah, you can say I’m a little pale right now. But having the community pool and a new book to myself was the perfect way to kick-off the weekend.

my birthday weekend has officially begun! ? soaking up some much need sun! ☀️

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When trying to decide what I wanted to do to celebrate my birthday, I decided to look to my bucket list. I recently decided to add a new item to my list – to hike/climb as many of the states’ highest points as possible. And with the weather being pretty mild this weekend for Georgia in summer (low 90s), it was the perfect opportunity. So, on Saturday morning we headed north to Brasstown Bald, Georgia’s highest point.

Southern Exhilaration at the Highest Point in Georgia

After tackling the mountain, we drove over to Blairsville, Georgia to find some lunch. We stumbled across this adorable little spot, Pappy’s Riverside Restaurant and Fudge Shop, along the Nottley River. The food was good, the fudge was perfect, and the little shops had some fun trinkets.

Then before I knew it, it was Sunday and MY BIRTHDAY! My birthday day was pretty low-key. We started with brunch at J. Christopher, followed by some quick necessary errands, then a movie – The Man from U.N.C.L.E. – topped off with a delicious Mexican dinner complete with sombrero wearing and sopaipilla eating! The night concluded catching up on episodes of Bachelor in Paradise.

Birthday Dinner

All in all, it was a pretty fantastic birthday weekend! Thanks to everyone who wished me a Happy Birthday, I certainly felt the love this weekend!