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2.03.2013

sixteen.

 
It feels great to be sixteen; I don't think I've totally grasped the idea yet. It's odd to look in the mirror and call myself sixteen, but when I think about it, it brings a small smile to my face. This is the beginning of new things, of new adventures, and new places.
 
My best friend, Maggie, came up late Friday night. When she walked in, I was still wearing my bright red lipstick that was left over from our Friday performance. We turned on the wii and played mariokart; it just never gets old. It was nice to have just me and her.
 
On Saturday, we left early for a stop at Maggie's orthodontist, and I tried my first caramel macchiato at starbucks (it was amazing). We drove to downtown Dallas and walked to Buffalo Exchange, a really awesome resale shop. Maggie followed my mom and Alex, and I snapped pictures and admired the people, the old buildings, and the windows of the shops. Next door, was Society Bakery, where we went to get our delicious birthday cupcakes. After, we went to the Northpark mall, which gets even more giant and overwhelming every time, and attempted to buy things. When the sun slipped away, my mom and the others went to the Cheesecake Factory and Maggie and I lagged behind, so we ended up crossing the freeway, (yes, the freeway) with bags and purses in our hands. After eating an extremelydelicious meal, we arrived back home, ate cupcakes and watched Pitch Perfect- a good ending to our shop-filled day.
 
So here I am, finally sixteen years old. I have been waiting for this year for quite a while, and it's finally here. And although I feel like writing a speech, or something really inspiring, I'll still be the same person. Being sixteen will bring on new challenges and even greater things, but when it all comes down to it, I'll still be me.
 
love, ryan
 
P.S. I'M GETTING MY BRACES OFF THURSDAY EVERYONE.

14 comments:

  1. Happy birthday!! :) And congrats on getting your braces off soon! It feels SO nice to finally get them off :)

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  2. happy sweet sixteen, gracie!!! doesn't feel awesome. ;) the photographs are lovely by the way. *wink* xoxo | grace

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    1. Thanks! And yes, it's feels quite awesome :)

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  3. Yay! sixteen. must feel amazing! :)

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  4. i should pitch-slap you 16 times because you're 16. this is our new tradition. yes.
    happiest to you, darling! <3<3

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  5. I just tried Starbucks myself! Coffee hasn't always been my favorite.. but it's okay now that I tried the java chip frap! Happy sixteenth love!

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    1. You JUST tried Starbucks?! Man, you've been missing out..
      And I've just warmed up to coffee also.

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    2. I just don't find it better than water.. Buuuuut when we meet up. IT WILL HAPPEN FYI.. we can go for coffee. (:

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  6. happy happy sweet sixteenth! looks like you've had a lot of fun celebrating it :) x

    -Jianine

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  7. ahhh! braces off! im so excited for you because getting your braces off is the best thing in the whole world! + happy sixteenth birthday! i hope you had an extra special day! :)

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  8. I know I'm super, duper late but ... HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

    Congrats on getting your braces off... I'm about to get mine put in ...

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