#2,442 Early Surprises.

Today was the prep day before our 3rd reveal of this block tomorrow morning, and I am absolutely DOG TIRED. I couldn’t go to sleep tonight without first giving thanks for the incredibly thoughtful early birthday presents I was given today, though. One, a beautiful linen tunic handmade by Ben’s sweet mama and delivered by Ben’s daddy this morning on his way passing through town:

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You’ll see real photos of this when I have on pants and dry hair sometime this fall. I just got so excited when Ben gave it to me, I had to try it on RIGHT THEN.

And then, as we were wrapping filming for the day, our showrunner, Angie, totally surprised me by giving me a gold and turquoise ring just like the one she wears because I’ve been fawning over it since we first met over a year ago. I could’ve cried over both these beautiful gifts and the women who gave them to me. I’m so thankful to have these ladies in my life.

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Today was the last time I’ll ever be 30 years old again. Tomorrow, I’m 31. I don’t know how time is moving so fast, and it scares me a little bit, but every day life has gotten sweeter than the day before so I’ll just hang on and keep going.