Thursday, January 21, 2010

Surprise!

Last night, my girls surprised me with an early birthday party! They knew how bummed I was that I wouldn't get to celebrate my (Feb 16th) birthday with them again this year, and how I was semi depressed about spending it in VA at training.

So, imagine my surprise when I walked into {what I thought was a normal} girls' night, only to see this:


We had a great time {as always,} eating, chatting, and laughing. Amazing how there are always great stories to be shared and good conversation to be enjoyed!

The girls' got me some really special gifts! They knew that from here on out, Ian and I are limited to our 2 suitcases + a carry on each, so they tried to keep the gifts small and portable.

Katie and Jessica got me this adorable heart shaped bowl with two chick flicks and lots of candy and popcorn!

Courtney had this amazing calender made with pictures of us all throughout the years! It folds flat for travel but folds out to stand up on a desk or table top!

So cute!
Jessica also made me these great scripture cards {because I want to start memorizing more,} and put them in a tiny photo album! She's so creative!

Jaci got me a travel set (with a luggage tag, which I desperately needed more of!) and a middle easterny scarf. Love it!

Not pictured is a mirror that Katie got for me last weekend that I could put in our shipping crate, so its already on its way to the port!

Thank You, God, for such amazingly wonderful friends.


19 comments:

Christine said...

aww that is super sweet! Such thoughtful friends...I'm sure they were sad that they couldn't spend your birthday with you either!!

Emily said...

What sweet friends you have! God has blessed you with great riches by placing them in your life!

Kelley said...

what a wonderful surprise! It's so nice to be showered with love and you really deserve it!

Elizabeth said...

Brittnay!! You have some awesome friends!! How fun for you to walk into that!! I love it!!!! :-) The gifts are great too!!

Lauren said...

Awww..what sweet friends you have! So glad you were able to celebrate with your girls!

Jorden and Kristin said...

aww how sweet of them! I love the scripture book. That's such a good idea. I need to do something like that for myself!

SMiLE ~ JESUS LOVES YOU said...

Thank God for amazing friends!! That's so sweet of them to do that. I'm finally able to get back into reading other people's blogs and I'm glad I found yours. :) Hope you have a happy birthday in Febuary. Blessings from Jesus!

Following Forward said...

you have awesome friends!!! I love the scripture cards- Jess is so creative! Did you know she and I go waaaaay back? :)

Heather said...

What a sweet group of friends, and what an awesome surprise!! You are so blessed girl, looks like a great time!

Mrs. A said...

what super sweet friends you have it's moments like these that we all remember how loved we are and umm I'm stealing the scripture book idea for a gift to someone. How thoughtful.

KJ said...

Aww- that is SO sweet! Girlfriends are the best and once of the Lord's sweetest blessings! I love that they did that for you- and those gifts were so thoughtful! You are for sure loved! I'm your newest follower- can't wait to read more!

Callie Nicole said...

That's so sweet! It looks like you got alot of great stuff!
Sorry I've been slacking on commenting - crazy week!

Brittany said...

:) I hope you had a great time with your friends! Happy EARLY Birthday!

katie beth said...

how cool! You have some amazing friends! Those are great gift ideas too.

...::Mrs. Southern Bride::... said...

That is so special!! :) Fun pictures!

My bday is the 15h of Feb!!!

Tori said...

Wow! Those are all fabulous gifts!! i love the scripture photo album--I think I may use that idea as a gift (and for myself!) sometime!

I hope you have a fantastic weekend and happy birthday early =)

Beth said...

How sweet of them!

I've used the flash just over the last couple of days. It's really hard to get night shots in my house -- it's so dim! The flash is my dad's 30 year old flash for his film SLR but it works okay if you give it enough time to recharge.

Rebecca Louise. said...

Your lucky and you deserve it:)

Katie said...

SO sweet of your friends! I love it!