Saturday, May 21, 2011

My 27th Birthday

Today I turned 27...

I used to be somewhat intimidated by getting older and older each year.  I dreaded turning 30.  Well, not anymore!  I'm so thankful to be alive, and every year that I am closer to 30 feels like an accomplishment.  I want to fully enjoy and appreciate every single year that I am given.  So many people die too young, and I know that I am blessed to be here on my 27th birthday!

Today I was given the best surprise by my co-workers at my old school.  They all coordinated to wear pink today (in my honor!) and took pictures with a Happy Birthday banner.  How lucky am I to have such a great group of teachers and staff supporting me?!

I bet most people don't have co-workers as AMAZING as that!!!  It brought tears to my eyes to see the faces of my old friends recognizing me in such a spirited way.  Even S, who moved to Kansas City last year, wore a pink shirt for me today and took a picture at her home.  They all posted the pictures onto facebook.  It's so rare to find such a sweet, caring group of people at work!  I love and miss you all!

Tonight, I got to have dinner at Seasons 52 with my husband, son, and best friends.  We enjoyed our dinner and Ryan behaved extremely well for such a little guy.  I got some thoughtful gifts from E, K, and J (my other best friend who currently lives in Ohio for med school).  They all got me button down shirts, because after my surgery I won't be able to lift my arms up to put on regular shirts for a while.  The shirts are adorable, and they all got me different styles.  At least I'll get to look cute while recovering this summer!  Of course, I had my camera out the whole night, as usual...

At the restaurant tonight...

I received so many cards and gifts today that I am overwhelmed!  I feel so loved... thank you to everyone!  I want to especially thank Barry for making sure that my birthday was perfect and that I enjoyed every minute of my day.  I'm looking forward to having some more fun this weekend!  We may as well celebrate as much as possible, right?


  1. Yay, I'm glad you had such a good birthday! Your co-workers are so thoughtful. What a wonderful surprise! We had a great time last night!!! <3

  2. Those pics are awesome! I'm so sad that I haven't been able to partake in anyone's birthday for 3 years now! =(

  3. Thanks! I can't wait to see both of you this weekend!!!!!!


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