Thursday, February 12, 2015

Letter to the birthday girl

So, I had some random post ready for today and then Megan surprised me with a guest post so of course that was way better. So, happy birthday to me and thank you to Megan for thinking of me and writing such a sweet post (and I swear I didn't ask her to.. but even if I did, it's my birthday alright?!).


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If you are a dedicated reader, chances are you have already read many of the blog posts that Kristen has made about our friendship. Well, I would love to share one from my perspective. <3

To Kristen,

When I look back at the beginning of our friendship I am in a happy place. I cannot imagine spending my early 20’s with ANYONE ELSE. I am so thankful to share those memories with you.

So, let’s start with a game…. It’s called “Remember when….”  [insert maniacal laugh]

Remember the first time we met in a job interview – and it was basically a shit show cause I had no idea what the eff I was doing so we talked about my accent and a Justin Timberlake concert we both attended the night before? Classic. You were so funny and sweet and I was like “finally! Someone I can bond with!!” (side note: I had no friends that I felt a true friendship with…I was so lonely before I met Kristen and decided I wanted to go back home. I had only been living there about 3 months).


Remember when you invited me to your 21st birthday party and I was like “oh my god she likes me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” oh yeah that was just in my head… :)


Remember when we got all dolled up in all the make up and the shortest dresses and went to the best bars in Sydney? Yeah. That was EVERY SINGLE WEEKEND. (side note: I ended up getting a visa approval and decided to stay in Australia! To be extremely honest, I don’t think I would have stayed if I hadn't met Kristen… I was dating this silly guy that didn't appreciate me and he wasn't worth staying for… but she totally was!!)


Remember when you left for it felt like forever to travel the USA ALONE??! Took real guts. I was so proud of you but also missed you terribly and was secretly jealous of the girls you hung out with on your trip :P We even had an epic going away party for you. Because. Any excuse to have a kick ass party.


Ahhh memory lane… I could play that game for about 20 blog posts…. But those are just a few of the early memories I have with you.  You have been (and still are) such an influential person in my life. You have taught me that you don’t always have to say “yes.” You have taught me to be a stronger person… helped me find my voice to stand up for myself. And for this I am forever grateful. Though we did not meet until later on in life, I feel like you have helped mold me into the woman I am today. 

side note from Kristen: this is one of my favourite photos of us because it is so random and hilarious.

We've laughed, cried, laughed until we've cried…. Nursed each other through hangovers, supported each other through break ups, make ups, and weddings :) You helped me through a mountain of homesickness by just being there for me.


I love how our friendship has evolved as we have gotten older (older…. Ew) we have matured into late twenty-somethings together. I tell my Jack all the time that when KC and he dies, me and you will move in together and get a bunch of cats. It will be great.


But- maybe we should just celebrate your 28th shall we?

Happy Birthday darling. I hope you are spoiled to no end as you should be. I’ll always be here for you.

Megsy.


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Cue ugly crying. I have some pretty amazing best friends. Love you Megs! Here's to being friends the rest of our lives and becoming crazy cat ladies when our husbands are dead.

Happy birthday to me! 28 is good so far - I started the day with cupcakes, as you do. By the way guys!!! Megan started her own instagram (yay!) so pretty please follow her, please and thank you. Outfits, makeup, random stuff and cats. What more could you want? No really, please follow her.

50 comments:

  1. Ok. Seriously. That could be the sweetest little gift any girlfriend could give. My best friend and I often say we're going to be like the Golden Girls. I love memories with those very special girlfriends that could be replaced by no one else. Happy birthday beautiful!

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  2. This is so sweet! You two have a beautiful friendship! I hope you have a great day today Kristen, happy birthday!!

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

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  3. This letter is so sweet - it really is so meaningful to have a special friend like that (also, M and I totally have that same plan to become old lady roommates together, haha). HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! Hope it's a wonderful day!

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  4. AWWWW!! That was so sweet!! Loved taking a trip down memory lane with you two! Happy birthday Kristen!!!! I hope its just as amazing as you are!!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  5. happy birthday sweet, gorgeous girl!!!!! you are wonderful and may this be your best year yet!

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  6. Ohh, so sweet! Happiest of birthday wishes to you! And it's so wonderful that you have such a dear friend . . . cherish her always and take good care of the friendship. Birthday hugs!!

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  7. I seriously had to fight back tears through this whole post. This is incredibly sweet and y'alls friendship is just precious! Kristen, I hope you have the happiest birthday! Treat yo self, today!

    And the picture that is your favorite is awesome! Natural pictures like that just capture personalities, in my opinion!

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  8. aww this is so cute. happy birthday lady!! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  9. Oh this is so sweet!! Hope you have a wonderful birthday doll!! Best wishes!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  10. i'm a true believer that friends are actually our soul mates! this is testament to that - what an amazing letter from your bestie!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

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  11. Ohh how sweet!! What a wonderful birthday gift! It's priceless to have a friendship like this! Happy Birthday beautiful, glad you started your day with cupcakes!! :D

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  12. HAPPY BIRTHDAY KRISTEN!! Loved this sweet post from Megan! There is nothing like a girlfriend who is like a sister, you two are so lucky to have each other. :) Enjoy your special day!!
    ~Gina

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  13. Happy birthday, Kristen! You and your friends are clearly the queens of sweet posts that get people all misty-eyed. Have an awesome day with your awesome loved ones!

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  14. So sweet! Happiest of happy birthdays, Kristen! Hope you have a great day!

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  15. So nice! I love the friendship you have, I would die without my best friends and I want everyone else to know that security, comfort, and love. I'm glad you do!

    The photo of you guys just chatting not looking at the camera is the best.

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  16. This is so sweet! Happy Happy Birthday to a beautiful person inside and out! I hope you have a wonderful day!

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  17. This is one of the best Birthday posts I've seen! The candid photo of you guys is one of my favorites. More people should just snap random pics of their friends and family like this. Off to follow Megan and hoping you're enjoying your cupcakes. Happy 28th Birthday sweet girl!

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  18. This was SO sweet! You two are so blessed to have each other. Happy Birthday pretty lady!

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  19. So so sweet. Happy birthday, Kristen! Hope your day is as lovely as you are! :)

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  20. This is so so sweet! Happy birthday pretty girl!

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  21. Awww, this is one of the sweetest posts out there. You two are way too cute and I'm so happy y'all have such an awesome friendship!

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  22. Aw this is such a cute post! I should do one for my bestie, but she'll have to wait until September! I love that random photo of you two too!

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  23. Happy Birthday! It's so great to have people like this on our lives!

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  24. aww how sweet is this?? love it! happy happy birthday!

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  25. So sweet!!! I hope that you have the most amazing birthday ever! You deserve it :) Happy Birthday, friend!!

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  26. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! This was the SWEETEST post! You have such an awesome friend!. Hope you have an incredible day!

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  27. Such a sweet post, and glad you have a friend like her to count on!! Wishing you the happiest birthday ever!

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  28. You guys are adorable and this post was so sweet! Happy Birthday Love!

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  29. Your bestie is awesome, so sweet! Happy birthday!!

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  30. Ahhh - I am so jealous of such a sweet friendship! You are blessed!
    Happy birthday lady! May this next year be the best one you've ever had!!!

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  31. Awhh this is the sweetest thing ever! It's pretty special to have such a great girlfriend and so many memories together. Happy Birthday!!

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  32. What a super sweet birthday letter from an awesome friend!! Y'all really look like sisters!!
    Happy Birthday!!!

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  33. Such a sweet post! Happy Birthday, you young'un! Live it up in your 20's! :)

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  34. This is so cute. How lucky you two are such great friends! I totally miss that about having super close girl friends. Happy birthday again! :) XO -Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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  35. Aw, I loved this! You guys have such a beautiful friendship :) Happy birthday again, Kristen. I hope it's been magical <3

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  36. How sweet is this?? Happy Birthday, Kristen! I hope 28 is the best year yet!

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  37. This is so sweet! What a great and special friendship you guys have.

    Happy birthday!!!

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  38. How fun to have such an incredible friend! I loved looking at all of these photos!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  39. Happy birthday!! What a sweet, sweet letter- you can easily tell how great of friends you guys are!

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  40. This was so sweet! You two are adorable!

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  41. Happy Birthday Kris ... there are clearly so many onions around because my eyes are watering. Seriously though, this was absolutely beautiful and I hope you had the best day. Your bestie is the greatest. :)

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  42. Happy birthday! You are incredibly lucky to have such a sweet and wonderful friend. Those are few and far between!!!

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  43. Happy birthday! You are incredibly lucky to have such a sweet and wonderful friend. Those are few and far between!!!

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  44. This is so sweet! I love the friendship you two share. It really is a beautiful thing when you come across someone that makes your life that amazing!

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  45. Aww .. such a sweet letter! You're both very lucky girls. :) Happy Belated Birthday!!! I hope it was everything you wanted. :)

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  46. Aww, this was such a sweet letter. :) Happy belated birthday!! Hope it was amazing!!! XO

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  47. This was absolutely ADORABLE! You two are such a cute little couple! ;P :)

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  48. Awww, this is the sweetest! You're so lucky to have such an amazing friend!

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  49. Awww~ How sweet! I know I'm REALLY late, but HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! I hope 28 is an amazing year for you!!!

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