I may be one of the smallest in our group of friends, but yet I am the oldest! Born in January, I get the honor of turning older before everyone else (lucky them!). Thankfully, I don’t have to wait too long for people to join my club; Walker’s birthday is in March, Ally’s is in May and then Mama Kris’s is in July! This is all our BIG 3-0 year so it is quite exciting as we start our next decade together!
I say it is exciting, but at the same time, come on now… thirty is OLD! The twenties, even late twenties seemed so much easier. Now it feels like more and more pressure to get our life on the right track, pick your career, start a family, and grow up. Our group is unique though, because no matter how old we turn, we’re still young at heart and enjoy a good time; we may be 30 or soon to be 30, yet when we’re all together it’s as though we’re still in our twenties haha. I really can’t wait til we’re old senior citizens still hanging out together, drinking our coffee, slowly doing laps around the mall and reminiscing about our 30th year.
On Saturday July 12, 2014, we celebrated Mama Kris’s dirty thirty on a pirate ship! Yes, a pirate ship! The request was to dress in “sexy pirate attire”, and this is how we came…
Kris said her pirate crew all suffered head injuries haha! It was a really great time as we drank, played games, danced, and shot (water) canons into the night!
One party was just not enough – we continued on Sunday for the ultimate weekend close: Bubbly Sunday BBQ in the humble abode of Mama Kris’s boyfriend’s house. Most of her closest friends and family joined the celebration and it was a great end to her 30th weekend. She then went on a week long trip to California for some wine tasting and Jiu Jitsu training (so jealous!)
Each year I always look forward to Kris’s birthday BBQ because her pops makes the best potato salad and soup! I just can’t get enough of it!
There are still 3 more birthdays left in our group to celebrate this year: Leo, Annie and Jenl! Correction, 4 more to celebrate since we didn’t do anything for Ally… yet! There’s no escaping (Ally); it’s our one excuse to party! ;) No doubt, those will be just as epic as Mama Kris’s pirate ship!
I *LOVE* these girlies!
Cheers to another 30 years as BFF’s~