I had some BUSY days at work in January and the beginning of February, but I had some fun to help me through it all! Our trip to TX in January was an awesome getaway, but I also had some fun in KS!
Erin's baby shower was in January! It was BEAUTIFUL, and she looked AMAZING! Erin was my first friend in elementary school! I remember some of our first days in kindergarten, and I have some of my best memories as we went through junior high and high school together. She will be one of my lifelong friends and will make a SUPER mommy. I am excited to watch her little boy grow up: )
The end of January brought 12+ of my college friends to Lawrence/Kansas City for Inbetweenie 2011! Krista's birthday is 1/31, the Inbetweenie 2/1 (yes...I capitalized it!), and my birthday is 2/2.
Krista and I have been celebrating our birthdays together since our freshmen year of college. The only one we haven't spent together since then was for our 23rd birthday! We spent 19, 20, 21, and 22 in Rolla, MO (during college), and we've spent 24, 25, 26, 27, and 28 in Lawrence/Kansas City (because Krista is the BEST and flies all the way here...year after year!). That is a lot of birthdays...and even more memories!
Love you guys - thank you SO much for coming!
Little Sis and Middle Sis
Katie, Sarah, and Becky
Sarah and Steph
Leslie and Amy
Natalie (my running partner/friend) and Me
Me and Krista
The Chungs (Kara and Steve)
Nick, David, and Sam
Claire and Nick
Krista, Leslie, and Amy
I have to say that my 28th birthday was NOT my favorite birthday! I love, love, LOVE birthdays, and I have been spoiled the last few years by having my mom at work with me! It was nice to have someone to celebrate with me, and I admittedly miss all of the "Happy birthday, Miss Wilkinson/Mrs. Adams!" shout outs and handmade cards I received throughout the day from my kiddos!
This year I was STUCK at home because of another winter storm, and I was too busy with work stuff to relax! I did get to work in my pajamas all day, so I can't complain too much!
SERIOUS backyard snow drifts!!
Callie gave me the cutest card!
She even remember to write "ruff ruff ruff,"
which means I love you if you aren't familiar with dog language!
I was a little sad because we had to reschedule my birthday party with my family, BUT the snow allowed me to celebrate my birthday a little bit longer: ) We celebrated on Friday night with some yummy soups (cheese tortilla and beef/vegetable).
Unfortunately, I only have these (kinda ugly) pictures from the night (that I stole from Claire's facebook page). Maybe (hopefully!) Mom has other ones (that she will post to our family Shutterfly page soon...wink, wink!)!
While birthdays are not all about gifts, I did receive some little gems I would like to share...
L Tervis Tumbler
So much fun: ) Thank you for all the birthday wishes! I sure hope next February isn't as busy at work...and isn't as snowy.