Derek’s 33rd

This photo is not from D’s birthday celebration. I failed on capturing those memories. But I did capture his moment of fame after he took the first place prize at my Aunt & Uncle’s Annual Pumpkin Carving Party. Check out that awesome Frankenpumpkin (and the boy holding it is pretty great too :)).

Yesterday was Derek’s 33rd birthday. And for the second year in a row, the celebration was cramped by a major storm. But I tried to make the day special as best I could. I ended up working from home so at least we were able to spend most of the day together.

I made him his all-time favorite meal, veggie pot pie, followed by pumpkin pie for dessert. We never lost power, so when he took study breaks, we caught up on some of our favorite shows. I wanted to give him a fish as his present, but I wasn’t able to get a pet store so we’ll have to go together this weekend.

It was a low-key celebration. But I think that’s what Derek wanted anyways–he spend most of the day grading papers and reading history books because he’s such a dedicated student (even on his birthday).

Here’s to hoping that the weather is more cooperative on his next birthday so we can party like the rockstars we really are.

Happy Birthday boyfriend! You’re my favorite person to wait out a storm with. I love you this much.

p.s. In the grand scheme of things, the hurricane didn’t treat us so bad. Our ceiling started to leak last night but that’s nothing compared to the damage in other places. All my friends and family on the east coast were, thankfully, unharmed. My heart goes to out to those who were not as lucky.

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