grrfeisty: lucky

Saturday, January 22, 2011


i wanted to take one photograph an hour on my birthday [like i did on daniel's birthday a couple years ago], but i ended up being a bit more overwhelmed than expected! so here are a few photographs of my day :)
 daniel woke me up to a super amazing french toast breakfast :) i ate it while replying to some super sweet birthday wishes.
when i arrived at work, a couple co-workers [one just HAPPENS to be my BFF!] were decorating my office. :) i played the creep-oh and photographed them unknowingly ;)
the streamers are still up. they're too pretty :)

 i tutored some students...which is always refreshing now that i'm not in the classroom much.
then there were a couple meetings...
look where i get to go soon! yay!
and received the bestest surprise when people started showing up to our PLC [planned learning community] meeting with loads of food and drinks.
maybe i'm just slow or naive...or something!...but i didn't think about a beautifully decorated room coming with a party. my co-workers are awesome! and they are great friends and i am so lucky :)

the glorious day ended with my parents taking daniel and i out to eat. :)
they are swell. one of my presents was guitar hero 5...and i'm obsessed again. haha
guitar hero 3 was all i played my first year teaching...the cycle continues!

thank you SO much to everyone that sent me a birthday message [ or told me in person ;) ].
i really really appreciate it. there are so many amazing people in my life and i am incredibly lucky.

<3 i think i can stop having birthdays now. no more aging please :)

p.s. last year around this time....


  1. Looks like you had an awesome birthday! Aw, how sweet of your man to make you french toast! :)


  2. :D it was great! and very unexpected ;)

  3. How fun! Teacher buddies are the best. Happy Birthday! :)

  4. happy birthday!!!

    a conference in indy? at lease you're coming at a decent time of the year! have you been to indy before?

  5. tara- maaaaaybe ;)

    trina- thank you! and so true :D

    erin- thank you! i have never been to indy and will contact you soon...haha ;)

  6. Glad to see you had a fun day! :) Cute pics!

  7. what a great surprise! you should decorate your office like this every day :)
    love the first picture of you :D glad you had such a wonderful birthday

  8. thanks, trisha! it was great! :D some of the decor is still's too pretty!

  9. what a sweet day. :) Glad you enjoyed!!! LOVE THAT MOUTH!