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Best Birthday Present

Today is one of my best friend's birthday.  Happy 26th Birthday, Jess!
Last year, I was at my parents' a couple weeks before her bday so we actually got to spend some time together.  And I think I gave her my favorite gift I've ever given anyone.  (I know... I know... it shouldn't be about me, but I think she liked it a lot too.)

I went to Michael's bought wood squares, paint, paint brushes, and sawtooth hangers.  For our hang out time we set-up camp outside my parents' house laid out the supplies and painted our masterpieces.  

So my gift to her was the supplies because she made the painting herself.  

Why did I like it so much?  I'm all about quality time and I love doing things with people.
Also... I don't want to forget...
I didn't have a post to wish Karen a happy 29th birthday last Sunday.
The night before they sang to her at dinner on the cruise.
And set-up a pretty little display in our room.
We started off her actual bday with champagne.  (Full disclosure, she started everyday of the cruise off with champagne.)

Then we had a good-bye Germany beer at the Nuremberg airport.

29's going to be great!


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