7.22.2008

Shocked My Pink Socks Off

Except I wasn't wearing any in the first place. I was wearing my pink Crocs, but you get the idea.

My Girlfriends and I had planned a weekend getaway to celebrate our birthdays all together. Instead of celebrating as they came up throughout the year, we decided to PARTY in one fell swoop would be the best (not that we won't come up with other reasons to celebrate). Time to be together to chat, laugh, be girly, shop, and of course--eat would be our present to each other.

{Dinner Friday evening at The Cheesecake Factory}

We all agreed NOT to exchange presents. No presents--got it?

These little stinkers pulled off a doozie of a surprise. We had just finished our meal and were contemplating our cheesecake choices for dessert. Picture the serious concentration.

All of a sudden a man came to our table bearing a pink polka dotted gift bag with hot pink tissue peeking out. I heard the words, "I have something for Holly Shaw."

Huh?

I think I stared at him for a good beat or two before accepting the package.

The little stinkers floored me by celebrating my 40th birthday four months early! I had no inkling of their surreptitious trips to the bathroom and whispered plans.

In the bag were 7 hot pink t-shirts with a flamingo and Romans 12:11 printed on them. Oh, yeah...a huge 40 printed on the back.


There was also a coupon for their participation in the race of my choice (each wearing her hot pink shirt of course) sometime in the future. How cool is that?!? {Squeal}

They also included a medal with pink polka dotted ribbon and Marathon Bird printed on the back. So cute!


As if all of this wasn't enough, the sneaky, yet creative, little stinkers had made me a scrapbook album! Oh my goodness! There were pages describing me with each letter of H-O-L-L-Y and they each made a page for me along with a sweet letter tucked away on their page. It is beautiful and oh-so-very thoughtful. I have been looking at it every day and just giggling to myself. Thank you girls!


I am so thankful and blessed by these wonderful girlfriends (little stinkers)! You totally surprised me--and I totally LOVED it. Thanks girls!

18 comments:

  1. Your girlfriends sound like the best! WHat a wonderful thing to surprise you with.
    And that they'd all run with you means they REALLY love you.
    Happy early bday!

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  2. Wow!!! what great friends- amazing... I am so impressed by their sneakiness.... and thoughtfulness!

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  3. those are incredible friends. and yes, i agree- if they will run with you, they really love you. :) happy early birthday!

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  4. That is the best gift. You are blessed to have such amazing friends.

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  5. what a great surprise!! i love when my friends are stinkers. in a *good* way!!

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  6. (GREAT verse, by the way...)

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  7. Best girls ever! Super sweet, I am sure you are well deserving of it all :-)

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  8. Holly - what a wonderful group of friends you have! It's so great to see this the T's were so neat! So glad you had such a great time!

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  9. Holly, I am crying, that is so sweet! I have a COUPLE of precious stinkers in my life but that many? no way.....
    you are truly blessed!

    (happy early 40th, too!)

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  10. What nice friends you have! That is so great about running together with your shirts. I need to get a running group together here to give each other support. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  11. whooo hooo for great friends!! And your friends sound GREAT!

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  12. Y'all at just too cute (love all the pink). I especially think the scrapbook pages are a great idea and such a wonderful and memorable gift.

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  13. Oh! They are so creative! Go Team Flamingo!

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  14. I commented on Kim's blog how much fun it looked like you guys had. Miss you girls! :)

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  15. Oh my gosh, I LOVE it!! What a great weekend and what wonderful, creative gifts. Aren't great girlfriends the best?!?

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  16. Oh WOW what GREAT friends you have!!

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  17. That is very cute, and totally fun. I can't wait to see the pictures of all of you running in your cute shirts! Glad you had a great weekend with such amazing girlfriend!

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  18. looks like a really great time with great friends!...and happy birthday 4 mths early!

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