On Tuesday I celebrated my 28th birthday, but, let’s be real, I celebrated all week!

My birthday celebration started last weekend with a full three days with The Tall Man. I drove over to Raleigh to celebrate, and my man spoiled me! The party started on Saturday with a trip down to the North Carolina Zoo. The primary reason for this trip was to see elephants! (I have a slight obsession with elephants.)

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Our weekend continued with an amazing birthday dinner at Vivace. Y’all. The Tall Man outdid himself in selecting this restaurant. The food was absolutely delicious. We left completely stuffed and satisfied. If you are in Raleigh, make a visit.

On my actual birthday, I headed out to dinner with the parental unit at Roux on Canton and then headed home for presents. I received a brand new camera, Canon 70D!

??? // loving my new camera! fantastic birthday present from my parents! #canon

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All in all, it was a pretty great birthday! I’m looking forward to what is in store for year 28.