Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Good Friends & Turning 23...

THURSDAY: Well, the festivities started one week prior to my birthday. One of my best friends, Kristin, came into town. She flew in due to the fact that her parents moved from Memphis (a small town in the panhandle) to Plano. It was kind of bittersweet knowing that they were closing on their house and they won't have any further ties to this area. But, she flew in on Thursday and I met her and her parents in McLean at the steakhouse. It was great to see her and catch up in person. She got me the cutest Running Diva shirt (that I've already worn) and the cutest mug that says "diva" that I received a few days later in the mail.

SATURDAY: My mom, grandmother and I went to Amarillo for a girls' day. Since I would be gone the following weekend, we went and had lunch and shopped. It was a great day with two of my favorite people.

MONDAY: We cooked out at my cousin, Tristan's house, and I got to spend some quality time w/ Mr. Brendan David.

THURSDAY: The day of my birthday I received flowers from my parents and a cute decorative candle holder from one of the girls I work with. That night my mom came up and brought dinner (now that I work at Abraham Trading, they provide our lunch every day, but that also means eating out every single day) and my favorite-a chocolate chip cheesecake.

Me and my handsome hubby.

FRIDAY: Marty & I took off at noon and left for OKC. We met up with my best guy friend from college, Jacob, and his wife, Amy, and my best friend, Becky, at this place on Lake Hefner called Red Rock. It was beautiful and the food was great.

Me & Becky.

Here's the 'Chocolate Something' that we split between the five of us. It was HUGE and delicious!

One of my other dear friends, Whitney, wasn't able to make it to dinner with us so we met her at Target and got to see her briefly.

Saturday morning we got around and headed East towards Springdale, AR. We got checked into our hotel and headed to Bentonville to see Todd & Erin. Their house was adorable! Erin, I should have had the boys take our picture!

Rachel's wedding was at 6:30 p.m. at the Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks. It was beautiful, but it was HOT.
Me and my crazy friend, Allison.

Amy has the pictures of us with the BEAUTIFUL bride on her camera so I'll have to get them from her later.

Afterwards, Todd & Erin met us at Marketplace and we got to visit a little longer.

Jacob & Amy were staying in the same hotel as us so we all got to hang out afterwards. I think Todd & Erin left sometime after 12 a.m., I crashed around 1:15 a.m. and Jacob & Amy went back to their room around 2:15 a.m.

All in all it was a GREAT birthday week full of visiting friends that we don't get to see as often as we would like. Thank you all for making my birthday and my week wonderful! I love you dearly!


Kristin and Smith said...

I'm so glad you got your mug! It just had your name written all over it, literally!!!

Kristin and Smith said...

i didn't come because i stayed to keep amelia. we are thinking about coming in july. any plans?