oh happy day!

Today is a big day guys!
Kristen is turning 30 years old and I wish her the best of all birthdays yet!
Kristen really is the best friend you can possibly ever ask for. She is the most loyal, kind hearted, compassionate, patient, and fun loving person I know. The second you meet Kristen you can't help but fall in love with her and she will instantly make you laugh with her random and funny comments that come out from nervousness. I call her for anything and everything and my day feels weird if I haven't talked to her on the phone for more than 3 times that day. Without even trying she will always make you feel extra special and brighten your day. She is a true joy to be around and I can't even begin to explain how much she means to me or where I would be with out her. She has taught me so much.
Here is a 30 for 30 list of things I have learned from Kristen…
1. how to not let a little mess get in the way of having fun
2. how to have an impromptu dance party
3. that an event isn't really an event without matching shirts
4. how to communicate better
5. how to white wash a fire place
6. how to manage multiple kids
7. the front braid
8. good tv shows (modern family, project runway, the new girl)
9. showing kindness to everyone around you
10. how to make a meal out of random things in your fridge
11. that mocha splash really can last longer than 48 hours and still looks fantastic a whole year later!
12. that it's ok to wear something one day, sleep in it and wear it again the next day. (I'm actually not sure who taught who this, but we are both really good at it)
13. that jalapenos or soy sauce can spice up any meal
14. how to make the best tortilla soup and chocolate chip cookies
15. to enjoy the moment
16. the true greatness of pistachios
17. generosity
18. finding the joy in simplicity
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19. all the cool things like pinterest, twitter, instagram
20. how to be a good mom and wife during med school and residency
21. how to live (survive) in lubbock texas during the first years of med school with a newborn
22. the closeness of family
23. to never give up
24. that it's ok to throw the instructions aside and wing it
25. entertaining others
26. the front tuck
27. how to crochet
28. that almost anything can be a DIY project
29. how to think about things out of the box
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30. true friendship
I love you so much Kristen and I can't wait to celebrate with you soon!!! Happy happy birthday!!!


kristen said...

i love the 30 things!! That is the best idea!!! i love it!! pistachios is one of my favorites!! and the front tuck! hahahahh! i love it all!! thank you so much al!! love you!

Camila said...

Oh happy day Kristen! A friend just taught me about the joy of pistachios in salad. Worth a try if you haven't done it yet. It's my latest obsession.

Hayley and Aaron said...

Happy happy birthday Kristen! You are such an inspiration always! We missed seeing you at Thanksgiving, hopefully we'll see you guys before next year now that we are back in Texas! Hope your birthday is spectacular!

jojo said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Kristen! Hope your day is everything you wish for! Love the 30 things on this post!! Such an example of everything you do!! Love you!

lins said...

this is the most precious and 100% accurate post ever!! you said it so well, allison! i love you, kristen! happy happy birthday to you!!

Beth said...

Happiest birthday Kristen!!!

Ashley said...

Happy Birthday Kristen!!!
LOVE the picture of you guys and the DCC haha! That is awesome! :)

Leslie said...

Love this! So sweet! I obviously don't know her that well but she does make people feel so good and her funny (nervous) comments are THE BEST!! Happy 30th Kristen!!!

Lifethrualinds said...

Happy,Happy Birthday Bing! I love you so, so much! Al, this was perfect! I love everything you said...all so true.

Misty said...

Happy Birthday Kristen!!!

jennifer said...

happy 30th kris!! you are definitely the hottest 30 year old i know! and this is the perfect 30th bday post... love you girls!

ms.composure said...

aw such a gr8 list!! loving this post!!


Beth said...

So I'm basically stalking on yalls blog :) but just saw this post and had to mention that one of the Dallas cowboy cheerleaders in your photo recently married a great childhood friend of mine! We went to their wedding last month in the Bahamas...www.bethandcompany.blogspot.com/2011/11/bahama-mama/HTML . It is so fun to see her on here with y'all! Small world :)

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