guess what today is?!

Today is Kristen's birthday! (and Britney Spears) We used to think it was way cooler that Britney shared Kristen's bday than we do now. 
I am going to stick with the same idea that Kristen did on my birthday and tell you guys a few things that you may or may not know about her.
If you only know Kristen from this blog let me just start by saying that yes she really is that nice, beautiful and fun. She is honestly the most thoughtful, sincere, caring and encouraging person I know. She never puts herself first and does everything with a positive outlook and smile on her face. Even after a night of being up all night with kids. Her love for God and others shines through and will brighten your day just by being around Kristen. She is the best friend you could ever ask for. She's the real deal.
-Kristen doesn't like to do things by the book. She is a rule breaker, a rebel if you will. She is not one to read a set of instructions and yet still everything she does, makes or bakes comes out fabulous. I have tried to be more like her in this way but it just never works out for me.
-Kristen didn't own an iron until she needed it for something with crafts.
-She is a big clothes hanger. She hangs most of her and her kids clothes rather than putting them in drawers. Light pink is a big part of her wardrobe, its her color.
-I have never met someone who can eat spicier food than Kristen. She is in a league of her own. She goes through a jar of jalapenos weekly.
Picnik collage
Picnik collage
-This girl knows how to have fun. She loves theme parties, karaoke and dance parties. She throws the best birthday parties too. They are always so creative and unique.
-You would find a lot of Garth Brooks and Celine Dion on Kristen's playlist. She loves music. One of her favorite things in life is driving around listening to music and singing at the top of her lungs.
-Kristen and I really bonded in middle school as we did off season for every sport together. We have never really been gifted in anything involving athletics. We took soccer up one summer and we were so bad that the coach didn't even care to give us a try. He never even got our names right! He called us Karen and Anita all season! For real. It was hilarious.
-Kristen is so fun and spontaneous when it comes to her hair. We have both been pulling our hair through a cap since middle school. Every slumber party we had would always involve something with dying/bleaching hair and I would always end up peeing in my pants from laughing so hard. Kristen looks fantastic as a blonde or as a brunette. I love that she switches it up, I wish I was brave with my hair like her. We even did a perm in a box on her hair while she was prego with the twins. It didn't turn out like we thought and she ended up having to chop it all off.
Picnik collage
-Kristen and I were at ACU together for the first two years of college. We gained the freshman 15+ at a rapid rate and then went on so many crash diets. It was an up and down battle for both of us for a while:) 
Picnik collage
-Kristen was freshman prom queen in high school and was voted best smile senior year. She loved high school and some of her best friends are friends from high school. 
-She loves tie-dye, crocheting (duh), sewing, crafting, diet coke, candy, billy banks tae-boe, newies, baking, staying up late, shopping online, and she always comes up with the best ideas.(circle scarf)
-She has the most amazing family ever and her kids are just precious! 
I love you so much Kristen and I hope that you have a wonderful birthday. I am so sad that we can't be together today to celebrate. Happy 29th!


Leslie said...

I knew you would have such a special post this morning Allison. Kristen - Hope you have a great birthday. Even though I don't see you anymore, I think of your positive attitude and it continues to inspire me. And I want to see perm and post perm pics. That is awesomeness!!!!

kristen said...

LOVE you so much Al! Thanks so much for my post!! It made my day!! I love all the pics and am so thankful to have a friend like you in my life. Love you so so much!!

Lifethrualinds said...

Happy Birthday Bing! Great post Al. Hope you have a fabulous day! You know you're my inspiration! Love you!

Stephanie said...

Such a sweet post!

Beth said...

Happy birthday! I didn't realize you had a December birthday too. :) Hope your day is super special!

Cassie said...

Happy Birthday, Friend! And I agree that you have an amazing outlook on life and friends and, of course, family.

Oh, and I remember you shoe polishing a lot of cars back in the day...I think it was your love language :)

Honey said...

Happy Birthday, sweet Kristen. I love you.

Brittany Strebeck said...

such a great post :) it made me miss you so much, kristen!! happy happy birthday!

Erynn said...

agreed. I still think of you Kristen when I'm baking cookies. I remember freshman year you just plopping them on a baking sheet in no real order or size and they turned out perfect. So I follow that trend and forget the spoon to measure perfectly and just plop cookie dough down.

love keeping up with both of you on the blog.

jojo said...

Happy Birthday Kristen!! You are a treasure to us all! It is so fun to look back on all the sweet memories!! I still have the note you left me after a sleep over, thanking me for taking you wrapping houses!! I hope you have a wonderful day!! Love you!

Carrie said...

Aw Kristen we miss you and your family so much! When Molly is sad, sometimes I think it's because she misses Jeff. :) I hope that you have a fantastic birthday!!

Morgan Bender said...

Happy Birthday Kristen!! I hope your day is uber special! I loved Allison's post. They brought back lots of fun memories. Oh Do or Die, Ko Jo Kai! I wish I had a way to send you a sonic diet coke and swedish fish! Love you!

Morgan Bender said...

PS have I mentioned I love the snowflakes! The logo header is wonderful, very smart yet whimsical looking.

Morgan Bender said...

PS have I mentioned I love the snowflakes! The logo header is wonderful, very smart yet whimsical looking.

Lauren said...

Happy Birthday Kristen! Everything said today is so true. it makes me miss you even more...if that's possible! love you!

Blair Wheeler said...

Happy Birthday!!!! Wish I was there to celebrate with you today, although I'm happy we got to play earlier this week. I'll go listen to our newly-made CD and drive around in honor of your day!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! I love your family and totally wish we could spend time with you guys. Maybe some day far away from now we'll all live in the same town. :)

Anonymous said...

Oh - this is Jason Carroll :)

lins said...

happy birthday to my wonderful cousin!! like half of england is envious of my scarf! andrew's grandma called my "wee wooly scarf" and that made me happy. miss you/love you so much! hope your birthday was wonderful! and allison, good birthday post. kristen is the best and i'm glad you expressed it so well.

cheers from the uk!

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