Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

For my 30th birthday, I wanted to celebrate with some of my closest girlfriends, and of course, my Mom. I wanted to toast them all and, really, celebrate them... for the difference they have all made in my life. I had a magical evening sharing great food at PF Changs, yummy drinks at Henri's, and a night of dancing at Aura... All in beautiful downtown Portland! Sheri, my closest girlfriend from college, arranged the whole night and everyone there made it so very special. I am so blessed to have such amazing women to share my life with. You are all treasured.
My beautiful Mom, sister-in-law Nikai (and Baby Blueberry, too)
and Sheri
My beautiful, strong, courageous, funny, life loving mother... Mom... you are a gift to me.

Nikai... You are precious. I am so blessed to call you my sister.

My sisters-in-law, Tammie (Matt's sister) and Jenn, (Matt's brothers wife). I love you girls... I am so happy God made you my family.

Colleen, I adore you, and you said, we have shared the last 18 years together. What a gift you both are. I look forward to many more years of friendship.

My sweet Sheri... I treasure you. College roommates, my maid of honor, you are a jewel. Thank you for all you did to make this night so special

All of us at dinner... it was such a great night!!!


Grammy said...

It was a special night! I was BLESSED to share it with my sweet Chrissy and to see all the beautiful women your friends have turned out to be was a true pleasure to share. We are so fortunate in life to have each other and every day is to be treasured. I Look forward to sharing the next 30 years with you my precious daughter.

Neuropoet said...

Everyone looks so lovely. :) It would have been so wonderful to go - but a picture of me wouldn't really have fit in as well. I'm still shocked that we're thirty :) - when did that happen? Seems like yesterday we were climbing trees together and singing on the swings on the playground... :)

Newmommykai said...

I had so much fun! Thanks for inviting me to be part of the party! Nuthin like a bunch of prego ladies to make the party a wild one huh?!? Hee Hee!

You are such an amazing person and a really inspirational 30.. I do hope to emulate you this coming December... of course I will be doing this with post baby fat and leaking boobs... but hey, nothing is ever achieved by setting the bar low right? :) love you!!

Jennie said...

That was a great night. Love you "sis"