Sunday, 11 January 2009


Well, we are all getting to be that age! The big 3-0! Ellen's sweet husband Daniel planned a surprise birthday weekend for her in Birmingham, and as you can see from the pic below, it worked! She was so shocked. She screamed at the top of her lungs when she walked in and saw all of us. It was priceless. We had such a blast! Friday night, we went out for sushi (don't worry...nothing raw for us pregnant girls.) Me, Jenn and Ellen stayed up late talking that night, and I think Ellen was still a bit in shock to have us all there! Then we got up the next morning, and talked for a few more hours. Went out, did some shopping, had lunch, and got our nails done! Saturday night, Daniel got a yummy Greek dinner for us and birthday cake. Yes...we talked and ate all weekend, and it was a blast. I realized how blessed I am to still have these girls in my life. I cherish you all, and am so glad to have you as my friends!

Ellen: How much have we been through? So much! You have been by my side through it all, and I don't know how I'd have made it through life thus far without your love and friendship!

Jenn: It cracks me up how much we have in common. Don't you think we could sit and talk for like weeks straight and never run out of things to say? Thank you for still loving me despite how crazy I know you think I am for my 'medical beliefs!'

Annie: You crack me up! You say what you think, and I love that about you. How is it that when I say what I think, people don't take it as well as when you do? You are such a beautiful person inside and out, and I love being around you!

Illy: You are the most sincere person I know. I don't think you could be any sweeter if you tried. I love that you have embraced motherhood. I knew you would be a great mom! Keep cherishing every moment with that baby girl.

I love my friends! Thanks for a great weekend girls. Can't wait for the next one!

Surprise Ellen!
Jenn, Ellen, Me and Annie

Annie (little belly...shut up saying you are huge), Me (huge belly...I am huge), Ginger (Ellen's big sis), Ellen (BIG 3-0!), Allison (Ellen's little sis), Jenn and Illy (seriously, you can't even tell they both just gave birth a few months ago...they look great!)


annieck said...

LOVE the post! This was such a great weekend!!! I had such a great time. Every time I get to hang out with you girls, I am always reminded of how blessed I am. Too, I am reminded of how important it is that we keep in touch. I am so bad about that!
I vow to be better this year!

As for the non-huge belly...whatev! I'm not even halfway there, and my belly is out there. You, my friend, look like I do at six months. You are super chic and super cool. You're the pregnant mom everyone wants to look like. Speaking of, can't say enough about the bangs...LOVE 'em!

I had such a blast! Of course you know I'm going to have to steal your pics for my blog. Darn dead camera! :)

Had SO much fun! Can't wait to meet baby S!!! Love you!

Anonymous said...

you girls are beautiful!!!! i wish i was the big 3-0. on the 26th i'll be 32....WHAT?!?!?! jeez!

Reagan said...

Holly - you are the sweetest! And there is just something about the arrangment of us in that last picture that really makes it! Love you!