Sunday, June 16, 2013

Celebrating 30

These are my girls. 
And it was an absolute pleasure to go out with them to celebrate my {belated} 30th birthday. It was a perfect evening of eating, chatting and laughing! I truly spent the best years of my 20s with these girls and I can't think of a better way to usher in this next decade than with them by my side!
And now I must (over) share about them because they are so FABULOUS!

Left to right...
Jennilee: this girl is the reason I survived (thrived in?!) PA school. Seriously she more than carried me through 2 of the most challenging years of my life. And on top of that she provided the best study snacks...candy, popcorn, chips, salsa, apples and caramel. Spending all of my free time studying was so much better when it was spent on her couch.  Last but not least she is a wonderful, loving, patient mom...if I was only half as good at this whole mom thing as she is I would be...well a much better mom:) She is AMAZING, trust me. 

Next is me. Moving right along...

Jessie & Erica: these girls were my first "mommy" friends. We met at story time at the library when our oldest were just babies and after I fabricated a playdate that did not exist a friendship was born! We have navigated so so much of motherhood together. We have watched our babies grow into toddlers to preschoolers and now school agers! We gave birth to our second children within months of each other and learned all about mothering 2 kids together. We have laughed together and we have cried together. I am the mother I am today because of the love and support from these amazing mommies. 

Last but certainly not least, Andrea: this girl is an inspiration to me. For starters she is the mom of 2 boys! That right there puts her on a pedestal in my world. And her sense of humor is the BEST! She is also the most supportive, understanding wife. She has weathered the storm of her husband's residency years with grace and seemingly unending energy. I may need to take a lesson or two from her in the near future. 


  1. Special friends are the best! So glad you got to spend time with them. :)

    1. Me too. And when I get back home WE need to spend some time together:)

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    1. Thank you! And I am glad to still be considered "girls".

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    1. Thank you. Having great subjects makes it easy to write:)

  4. Ok, I have tears in my eyes. You are such an amazing friend. I seriously don't know what I would do without you and your friendship. We have seriously been through SO much together. And I am so glad we could celebrate your birthday with you! LOVE YOU!

    1. Either you really loved this post or you really love do I know? You made an account so you could comment!

      I meant every word - plus many more! You girls were one of the best things that happened to me:) I can't imagine my life or my kids' lives without you and your family!