Monday, May 11, 2009


Hey everyone!
As most of you know last Friday I celebrated my 24th birthday. Since my birthday week ended (in my family we celebrate all week long), I have been a little sad and yet very thankful. This was the first year in 5 years that I have not celebrated my birthday with John. I have to admit there were many points in the week that I was a bit down, but so many people made it an amazing week.
First I'm so thankful for John. I think he must have had an idea that the week would be a little difficult. He sent me an extremely sweet gift and we talked each day. I'm so ready for him to be home and to never have to celebrate without him again. Note: John will get sometime in the last few days of May. He will be done with school on the 28th of May and will be hitting the road pretty quickly after the school year ends. I can't wait!
Second I am so thankful for all of my family and friends! So many people took the time to celebrate with me. Wednesday, some of the ladies from my wine club and I met for a few glasses of wine (always fun)! Thursday, my cousin Heidi, who is attending cosmetology school, got me in to have a little spa time. If you ask me, there's no better way to start your birthday off! After that I met up with Mom's family for dinner at one of my favorite restaraunts, then several of my friends and I hit the town in Sioux Falls. I had such a nice time and it was great that they took time out of the middle of their busy weeks to spend some time with me. Friday, several family members celebrated in Brookings with me. I can't express how blessed I feel to have such wonderful people around me, that care so much. Thank you to all of you!
Now that my birthday is over I'm starting to really countdown the days until John arrives. It will be great to have him home!

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