One thing I missed the most while being in NYC was my family. I missed a couple birthday celebrations yet somehow my family always came together for my birthday :) I love to celebrate birthdays and this year it was my dads big 5-0 ! I'm seriously the biggest daddy's girl, my dad still thinks I'm 6 I swear! I see him now almost every other day and unsure if I ever decided to move again what he would do. We have always been a very loving, tight knit family but we have definitely have grown closer since I've moved here. Mom and I planned a surprised birthday dinner last night with our small group of AZ friends that are like family! It was so hard to keep a secret but glad dad was surprised!!