I’m now 21. How did that happen? Where did the time go?? When I started this blog I was just a teenager! I think I’ve definitely matured in the past year-I’ve figured out what I want to do with my life which is absolutely amazing and crazy.

This has been an amazing weekend filled with ruminants, friends, and family and I could not ask for anything more.

My birthday was May 3, but this weekend was awesome with a little bit of everything.

It was 90 degrees on Friday, and as soon as I was out of class on Friday, I decided I needed to get off campus so I took a trip down south for some retail therapy. It got some awesome spring clothes-when did Old Navy start having such cute things?? There was a big sale there! Plus some much needed new workout pants/leggings that I’m in love with.

Friday evening involved quite the adventure with one of my BFFs. We were trying to go to Whole Foods, and I tried to take a different route but we ended up driving through crazy windy hills for 45 minutes on accident. Amazing views though!

Saturday morning I left super early to drive to UC Davis with some other pre-vet students for a beef cattle wet lab, which was awesome. I LOVE cows-I really want to get some food animal vet experience! We learned how to move the cows through a chute, how to give them physicals, and how to herd them.

Saturday night and bleeding into Sunday morning, I had a birthday party. It was seriously exactly what I wanted and more. Nights like these remind me why I love my school so much. I have some awesome friends, some of which I haven’t seen since fall quarter since they were abroad!

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Cupcakes of course!

My party also featured some green juice-my goal was to get everyone to try it, and nearly everyone loved it!


I was so excited to make a playlist too-I’ve gotten so much spin music lately that was perfect!


Having so many people I love in one place is just such an amazing thing.


The night ended in the best way possible too-frog catching! The dry lake around campus has had a ton of baby frogs everywhere, and I wanted to see some! Look at this little guy.

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The morning was leisurely-I woke up starving and had breakfast before going for a casual 3.5 mile run through campus.

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I met up with my family at Lyfe Kitchen for an early dinner since I had a meeting later.

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Guacamole and roasted artichokes to start.


Gluten free chicken and avocado burger for dinner.

And then cupcakes!

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They’re flourless chocolate! The icing had dairy so I mostly avoided it but figured a bit wouldn’t kill me.

That being said, they were pretty deeply chocolate and I have zero caffeine tolerance right now so I was kind of dying afterwards…But so delicious!


Overall, it was an incredible day and weekend, and I’m so grateful for all the people in my life!


2 comments on “21

  1. Elsie Goycoolea

    Happy Birthday!! It looks like you had an awesome weekend! Your friends know you well with those cupcakes! 😉

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