photos of myself are awkward to post and i always feel i should apologize for it. but you know what? i woke up this morning and i was 25 and it was snowing and it's never done that on my birthday before. and after my dear friend elizabeth showered me with coffee and breakfast and sweet wishes, we walked and she took hold of my camera and just let me play. so now i have a record of this particularly happy time in my life and it'll be special to me forever.