Possibly my favorite part of Animal Crossing: New Horizons so far has been the fact that I was able to stage a wedding for Roald and Aurora, complete with proper attire, decorations and a wedding cake!
Today is my 3rd 39th birthday, and the fourth family birthday we’ve celebrated since the pandemic began. It was, as the other three have been, a slightly different celebration from what we’re used to, but still fun!
I started the day with a birthday greeting from Roald in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. Since I still haven’t gotten Roald to move to my island in New Horizons, this was very exciting, because I love it when Roald wishes me a happy birthday!
My animal neighbors in New Horizons did have a party for me at Antonio’s house, and there was cake and presents, and even a piñata. As far as birthday celebrations in the time of COVID-19 go, this was really fun!
After church in the living room (again), I got to open my presents. And one of those presents was extra exciting, because it means I can invite Roald to my New Horizons island!!!
My other gifts were wonderful, too:
Since we couldn’t go anywhere, and I because I love Christmas so much, I even wore a Christmas print skirt from Pinup Girl Clothing:
The day was spend watching some of my favorite movies (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and A League of Their Own) and TV shows (I Love Lucy, Everybody Loves Raymond, Rick Steves’ Europe, Downtown Abbey, The Golden Girls, and M*A*S*H), and baking cookies, as we always do on Sunday afternoons now.
For dinner we had one of my very favorites…Reuben casserole.
And a tiramisu layer cake for dessert, topped with 39 candles in the shape of a question mark!
We didn’t get to leave the house like we did last year for my birthday, but we had a really fun day!
Today was like Christmas in March, because today was the long-awaited day when Animal Crossing: New Horizons finally came out, and I was ready for it!
I’ve had a great time playing this game all day. My island started out with two villagers, Rocket and Antonio, and while the two of them aren’t my personal favorites, I’m looking forward to seeing who else will move in (I hope Roald shows up sooner rather than later!). I’ve also really enjoyed all of the new elements to the game, and I can’t wait to see what I unlock next!
Don’t think the irony of this timing is lost on me. While I’ve been looking forward to my “Christmas in March” for months, suddenly, everyone is jumping on the bandwagon. Our local radio station is playing a week of Christmas music, I hear the Hallmark channel is showing Christmas movies, and Anheuser-Busch has even turned the Christmas lights back on at their brewery in St. Louis. What can I say? We all “need a little Christmas” right now…mine just came in the form of Animal Crossing!