Dear Friend,

It’s that time of year again, you know… summer. I know summer is already half over (HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE!?!?!?!) but the end of July also means that my birthday is coming up. This year, I’ll be 21. I feel like people are supposed to celebrate their 21st birthday because it’s the last time  your new age brings with it new freedoms, but let’s be honest, going out and getting drunk just isn’t my type of party. Nevertheless, I want to celebrate like I’ve never celebrated before, and just have a bunch of fun with my friends (another reason the bar scene wouldn’t work… I’m the oldest), so I found myself in a conundrum. Until, I realized that I knew EXACTLY what I wanted to do. So I’m going to the beach… I’ve told Lydia she needs to make sure she’s not working, and I’ve invited some friends to tag along… after all, one day at the beach with my friends is probably the best thing I can imagine doing right now… So mark your calendars, pack your coolers, and grab that swim suit, ’cause we’re going to the beach!

Lots of Love,

Mandi Jo