Last night was such a great night. Two of my closest friends, Alana and Erin, celebrated their birthdays. The night began in downtown Phoenix, at the First Friday Art Walk, continued at a couple of bars- including Lost Leaf, my favorite...and ended at Hanny's, for a late night birthday dinner. The older I get, the more I appreciate birthdays. I'm not one to get sad about them at all- I think it's so awesome to have "made it" another year, and the whole idea of the celebration is fantastic! YES! Let's celebrate you and your life, and this past year, and let's toast to the next year. Birthdays are my favorite days, and this is even more so when they are the birthdays of people I love.
I've been friends with Erin since our freshman year in college, when we lived in the same dorm, and we both ended up rushing Pi Phi. We've been close ever since, spending birthdays and holiday parties, nights out, girl's trips and vacations across the country together. She's a really special person to me, so her birthday is a special day to me too, since I'm so happy she was born...as weird as it sounds! haha. And my sweet Alana- I met her my sophomore year of college and immediately fell in friend love with her. We've been the same kind of close ever since- spending those same girl's nights, trips, etc. Alana is one of my all-time favorite people, and to know her is to love her forever. Our group of girl friends has been close for a long time, and once you get to the point where you've all been friends for close to a decade, it's really just a big family. We're all so incredibly different, and it's so neat that over the years we've remained so close. Weddings, babies, up and downs...we've all been there for one another.
Last night was no different! It was super fun, and a night to remember for sure. Here are some photos from the evening-
downtown Art Walk
the birthday girls and me
my cute little besties and me
the gorgeous sisters
Erin, Kyle and Jeff (this was one of the few photos I took with my D60- you can totally tell the picture quality!)
Erin and me
same shirt, kinda...
Alana, Em and me- these ladies are the best.
Pi Phis ;)
Shirls and Sarah
Leah and Alana
Shirley and Nate, aren't they the cutest couple?!
walking downtown to Hanny's
birthday table one!
birthday table two! (still missing a couple of people)
Happy birthday Alana!
The Barnas...good people :)
Kati! I love this photo so much.
annnd, one of the lovely birthday girls! So pretty.
I hope all of you had a wonderful Friday night, whatever you did! I slept in super late this morning, and now I'm off for a day at the salon with Rhonda. Have a great day. :)