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Monday, April 13, 2009


I am officially 30 years old...today actually. My little sister threw a GREAT party for me on Friday night before I left to come back to Phoenix. It was really fun! It meant so much to me to have so many people I love come to my party to support me! My friend Jennifer Gough spent a lot of time with me and came to my party- we had a good time. I had many people come that I have not seen in over 6 months. Everyone made me feel so loved and special. Thank You Everyone! My Edward cutout was a success also - he got his picture with most of the guests (female anyway). I didn't get a lot of pictures because I was busy talking....surprised? But I will post a couple of them.

We drove all day Saturday and Sunday & I am back in Bryan's arms in WARM, SUNNY Phoenix! It is really nice to see the sun again and get my daily overdose of vitamin D. He of course is gone to work, but is planning on taking me out to "Macaroni Grill" when he gets home. But he will have to leave again tonight for school...so I will put all my new scrapbook stuff I got for my B-Day to good use!


Somer Love said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!

The BIG 3-0


Amy said...


Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hanging out with the Riley's said...

Cute! I miss you already. Wishing you were here to scrap book with!!!

Nancy said...


Happy, happy Birthday! 30 is awesome, we can appreciate how great each Birthday is. It sounds like you had a great visit home, but I know how much you missed Bryan, so I am sure you are glad to be back with him.

I hope this year continues to bring you good health and happiness. I am really excited to read your book! Congratualtions. that is a big accomplishment!

All my love and friendship! Nancy

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