Sunday, February 28, 2010

A 24th birthday.....the girls version

Wowser, I have the most AMAZING friends! I have really gotten to bring in my 24th birthday in style, thanks to a variety of amazing ladies whom I am lucky enough to call my friends!

Let's move the train back to Thursday night to talk about my birthday - come with me if you would like (but be warned, there is a whole lot of awesome in these stories!!!!)

On Thursday I left work and went up to Carmel to meet my dear friend Amber. Amber is a super-cool friend of mine, and we have a very interesting start to our friendship. In November of 2008, I decided I couldn't live without hightlights in my hair. Considering that we are on a budget, I decided I would try the beauty school. Little did I know that it was my lucky day! I got to the beauty school and just happened to be placed with the ever amazing Amber! Over the next number of months, we just got to know each other while she was doing my hair. When she graduated from beauty school, the little gem said she would continue doing my hair, and at each other's houses so that we could do it "on the cheap." Now, don't get me wrong, we have done other things, not just hair together. We had some adventures at Conner Prairie and when we get together for hair, we always make a day of it. Also, I sold the poor girl on Twilight, so even though I am SO OVER Twilight, it is sort of one of our "things" - so we enjoy Twilight! I went up to her place on Thursday and she even got me some hair products as a birthday gift! We enjoyed Qdoba for dinner and had a lot of laughs. We even had to watch some of Twilight on Blu-Ray - and yes, I will admit - Edward is on a whole different level on Blu Ray! Suffice it to say that I left with great hair about 7 hours later!

Friday my friend Amanda came to my house for girls night to watch Gone with the Wind. I made some dinner and she offered to bring dessert. Now, don't mistunderstand me - I was not trying to underestimate Amanda, but when she said "bring dessert" I had expectations of a $5 cake from Kroger. Not that there would have been anything wrong with that, at all. BUT NO! She shows up with a 4 layer chococolate cake from a REAL, delicious bakery in Fishers and "Cake bites" (yum, they looked like truffles, but have moist, dense cake in the middle!) I nearly died at that amazing cake. You can just ask her. Once I saw the cake I didn't really want anything to do with the dinner I had made (note to Amanda and any other friends for that matter - DO NOT show me dessert before I eat dinner :) We watched Gone with the Wind - btw - that movie is like 4 hours long, but totally good, although a bit depressing. Poor Amanda didn't get home until about midnight - she lives about 30 or 45 minutes away. Amanda made my Friday night, that much is a given.

Saturday we must discuss in two parts. The day began with my traditional breakfast out for my birthday with my dear, sweet hubby-bug. Long, long ago in a land far from here, my Bapa used to take me out for breakfast every year on my birthday. My sweet Nate has carried on the tradition past when my Bapa could do it, and so - we had breakfast out. I came back home and Nate went off to the city to get some hard-core study done for his exams this week. A little while later my dear Marty called me and sang me 2! birthday songs. Then we chatted for a while. After talking for about 25 minutes, dear Marty and I got off the phone. About 2 minutes later my doorbell rings.....It was Marty and Micah with hugs and a present! Can you even believe that. That rotten stinker didn't even tell me that she was going to come over - what a hoot! Micah was a really big helper with Hansy and fed him. They played a little bit and Marty gave me my present. There is a very long story involved in this one, but Marty gave me a waffle iron, waffle mix, and syrup - as well as a handmade card from her and Micah!!!!!!! I was amazed! Nate is going to be making me a lot of waffles with that waffle iron!!!!

Meanwhile, my dear friend Rachel had called and invited me to hang out with her and my other friend Megan (both med-school wives). With Nate studying, it seemed like a great way to spend my birthday! I went up to her place and took Hans with me (Hans is pretty much in love with their dog, Gigi!) We took the pups on a walk (about a mile - I was impressed with Hans! - He was showing off for Gigi!) Then, all three of us girls drove up to Carmel and went to a place called Ted Montanas. They have the BEST buffalo burgers on the face of the earth. Yumm!!!! The girls even treated me to dinner, what great friends! I had some of Amanda's tasty cake left over, so I took it to share with the girls!

What a birthday it has been!!!! I feel so loved! I never in my entire life have had this many close friends, and I am SO GRATEFUL for each and every one of you. I got lots of cards and love on facebook as well.

I haven't even had my birthday with sweet Nate yet - that is for tonight, but as usual I am clueless because my clues have been cryptic. Hopefully tomorrow I can update on that!!!

Love and thank you to everyone who has helped make my birthday so memorable. I can easily say I can't remember a birthday like this one! If it is any indication of what the upcoming year holds, I am pretty pumped up!

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