Friday, April 10, 2009

Thanks Ladies!

Yesterday I sat down for my first meal of the day at 2 pm. No snacking, no nibbling, nothing. I was so incredibly full from all the delicious food made for me the day before that I couldn't eat a thing.

It was delightful.

My friends hosted a birthday lunch for me and it was AWE.SOME. Megan and Lindsay worked their tails off in the kitchen and made a fantastic feast of homemade wontons, Dan Dan Noodles, and Garlic Pea Pod Chicken. Tiffani rounded out the meal with one of the best homemade carrot cakes I've ever tasted. I happily sat on the couch and felt the love of my dear friends who went above and beyond to make my day special. They blew me away.

In addition to the amazing food, Sonya wrote me a list of "34 Reasons Why She Loves Karen" and it cracked me up. The perfect combination of sentimental and hilarious. I will always cherish that. And my dear husband, who had taken the day off knowing that the best gift of all for me was his time, happily sat among 11 women and loved every minute.

I honestly don't know what I've done to deserve such amazing friends, but I will bask in your warmth and love as long as you'll have me. I am so touched by each of you, your example and influence, and often feel part of a secret club where I can go and fill myself so I can go about my life. I adore each of you and thank you so much. Thirty-four is off to an amazing start!


tharker said...

I'm so glad you had such a great birthday. And I'm so happy that I was able to help in some small way to make it good for you. (even though your little Squish ate all your frosting ;)

Love you!

lindsay>boo said...

Happy, Happy Birthday! I'm glad you had such a wonderful day. You deserved it! I, too, am happy I was able to help out with the fabulous lunch and that you liked it. Megan is truly the party planner extraordinaire!

Kelly said...

Sounds like a perfect day!

Jan the crazy lady said...

Sounds so fun. You have good friends because you are a good friend Karen.

What great day.

Happy Easter.

Annette Rose said...

Glad you had a GRRREEAAAT day! Its because you are so awesome! Last night was super fun. I love hanging out with ya. You crack me up.

Amy said...

Sounds wonderful! You DO have amazing friends!