Amanda Read, 20th BirthdayYesterday I turned twenty.  Well, I can now say that the first decade of my life was spent spread across the globe, and the second decade of my life was spent in Alabama.  The next decade is yet to be told.

I had a great birthday.  My twelve-year old sister Abigail did my birthday photo shoot for me.  For each birthday I like to get one decent photograph taken to last me the rest of the year.  It’s sort of a funny tradition that will probably become irrelevant as my face ceases to change very much (haha).

My mom and sisters made chocolate cake and whoopie pies (a desert that should be featured on the Farm Girls blog soon).  We certainly had our fill of deserts, after a dinner of roast and rice, etc.  We played the games “You’ve Been Sentenced” and “Scattergories” late into the night.

By far my biggest surprise was my family’s gift to me – Sarah Palin’s book, Going Rogue.  As much as I’ve been interested in reading it, I didn’t expect it.  I’m not “big into” getting presents anyway (unless I can think of something I really need).  But a surprise is still exciting!

Sarah Palin's book, Going Rogue