thank you, thank you // birthday recap

Thank you, thank you, thank you, family and friends - near and far - for making my birthday amazing. 

To those of you that were far away: you made the distance between us disappear for the day. Wrapping me in your cards, calls, texts, gifts, love from afar.  I am so grateful for you and wish we could spend every day together. Seriously, you're incredible. I wish I had a picture collage of all of you so you know that you made me feel so important on 9.5.

To those of you in Atlanta: Oh my. You made me feel like a birthday king! Thank you for taking the time to celebrate with me. 

I am so grateful that all of you are in my life.

And grateful for the amazing, amazing birthday party Melissa threw. It made me feel so loved to have so many dear friends there on that magical night.

For 27 cupcakes with 27 candles that I only sort of could blow out. 

And for having family here to help me celebrate. It felt like a dream.

For the wishiest wish-making lantern I ever did see. Up, up and away my wish went!

And for a tasty dinner in Chattanooga Friday night. 

And a sweet lake weekend with friends. 

And for Oka B., such a cool company, gifting me b'day shoes. (PS Use this link to get $15 off!)

What a day! You all made me feel so loved and excited for the year ahead. 

Thank you, thank you! I love you all.