After our little visit with the children, we went to mass. I tried to keep a straight face but Kip kept whispering and muttering things in my ear that would make me laugh. Thank God for fans. Mass finally ended and we headed back to the manor. A big birthday party ensued, all of my exclusive friends attending. My mother and father were also there. I got many enjoyable gifts for my birthday and for Christmas.
The party lasted well into the morning hours. Everyone eventually went home. Kip, Rae, Amaya, and Fata stayed overnight. Edward was actually lenient and didn't say a word when Kip retired to my chambers with me.
I also have the worst hangover ever.
My birthday was so fun! Kip was the first to arrive [with Rae which was a total surprise] and I took him to the annual Christmas concert the orphanage holds. I know I'm the only one out of all the nobles who attend that enjoys themselves. I'm not stupid; I know what they say behind my back. After that, I stayed for a bit to talk with the children. They gave me a birthday present which was so nice. It was a simple charm bracelet that featured a charm hand-picked by every child. It's heavy from so many charms but it's still beatuiful. I also returned the present with their Christmas presents.