8/28/08

Wednesday

My words aren't coming to me tonight. Two reasons. I can't express how much fun I've had with these great friends of mine and how thankful I am to be closer to them. The preparation and follow through of said fun time has left me worn out! I borrowed these pics from Elsie's flickr feed but more are on their way.


The day only got better. What was only supposed to be dinner with friends turned out to be a pirate-themed surprise birthday party! I pride myself on sensing when people are plotting something behind my back but I was TOTALLY in the dark until we got to Elsie's loft entrance. The 'Happy Birthday, Rachel' sign was my first signal. Then Brett whipped out a pirate hat for Sebastian and put on my red and gray striped head band and when I opened the door, I was greeted by pirate balloons, sushi, anchor topped cupcakes, and friends dressed the part. There were even Sharpie tattoos involved. Sebastian watched Peter Pan on Elsie's T.V. and joined in on the Sharpie fun. We wrapped it up early to take the little one home but it made me feel pretty special. I have the best friends, ever. EVER!

Also, I spent some birthday money on a pretty new chair that I'd been admiring from a LONG distance in a local store. More pics soon but here is the website image.

We went in and chatted with the store owner for awhile before asking about their pricing and it turned out to be a little less than I'd seen online. AND, since we wanted the same color as the floor model, they sold it to us with a sweet little discount. It fit nicely in the back seat of our car and now has a pretty little spot in our living room. Its not quite the bubblegum pink as seen in this picture but it is sugary sweet.

I'm really into my new hair cut now that I've seen it curly and straight. Its been a really happy week and I'm going to hold onto it no matter what.

Thanks for all of your hair feedback!

~Rachel

23 comments:

Alicia said...

No way, I totally didn't recognize you in the first pic...but then it came to me in the second..LOVE your new hair! Gosh, and your friends really are the best! Happy Birthday!!

Amy T Schubert said...

you're super cute

Anonymous said...

You and Elsie look like twins with your new hair do. I love it though.

emily said...

great pictures and happy birthday!

Charin said...

Awww!! Elsie's the best at planning surprises! Happy Birthday! :)
Love that cute chair :)

TheresaK said...

Love your new hair!! I especially love it in the 2nd pic!!!!
I really Love that pink chair too!!!!!

elliebelle said...

Happy Birthday! What fun to have a pirate themed party. The chair is great too!

julio n carla said...

AWESOME pics with obviously the BEST of friends! catchin' up on your blog... love the hair, sweet chair, and happy birthday!! sounds like a great time! can't wait to see more pics!

alittlebitofscrap said...

Happy Birthday! Virgos Rule! :)

Maria InĂªs said...

LOVE those pics!! So cute! <3

kyanea said...

wow that sounds like tons of fun!!!happy birthday!!!
love your new haircut!!! and the chair!!!

dainjb said...

aww sounds like an awesome birthday! i am loving that chair so much! what a fun color!

OpaqueSkies said...

birthday, Happy!

hollysarah said...

holy cow that sounds like an amazing birthday bash!! Your friends certainly love ya, what a blessing to live close. Pirate theme... man, that's so wicked. Looking forward to more pics! :)
Happy happy birthday milady!!

Melonie said...

OH I'm loving your new chair!! Looks like you had a super birthday too.

katie said...

happy birthday rachel! you really are lucky to have such good friends close by, it is a real treasure in adulthood. your pirate party sounds like such fun.

jen renee said...

hope you had a HAPPY BIRTHDAY (and it sounds like you totally did...)

and EEEk - I have that same rocking chair in L's room (but it's white!)

I adore the pink.

Tina Amato said...

Happy Birthday!

Mandi said...

Oh! That chair! Well, I could never hate you, specially since you're a birthday girl.... but I dang sure am jealous. :)
What a perfect birthday!!!

Stefan, Sarah and Lukka said...

Do you and those librarians get any cuter? Seriously, I love reading Elsie and your blog! I also generally know what you're talking about--I live in Nebraska!

Happy Birthday! Hope you enjoy it!
Sarah

Elsie Flannigan said...

the chair is a BEAUTY!

Michelle said...

So glad you love your hair. What a fun chair and I adore the photos. Wish I did that type of photo shoot with friends. The pirate party sounds fabulous too!

polinka said...

happy birthday Rachel!