Wednesday, May 21, 2008

BEST BIRTHDAY EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hello everyone!
I am turning 25 in two days, and as of today, this has been the BEST BEST BEST BIRTHDAY EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My sister Shannon is one of my greatest friends. For 4 years we have talked on the phone for at least an hour almost every week. I can't even begin to describe how I felt today, as I received the sweetest, most considerate, creatively thought out gift I have ever received.
However, if you will look at the following pictures, you will see how much love she put into my birthday box.
Thank you Shannon!

First, check out the wrapping job on the gifts she sent me!!! Look how much time she took just to wrap my great presents! I waited until she got home from work so I could open them while on the phone with her, and I almost didn't make it past the wrapping paper!!! It took some persuading from her to get me to desecrate these precious packages by ripping into them!!!

Then, Shannon wanted me to open them in a specific order. So, see those little cards up there in the presents? This is how they appeared. I opened them randomly, but I had to keep going until I found number one, then number two, etc.....
Aren't they adorable?
The photo at right was the one that
went with my IPOD!
I had one more gift to go, but I almost didn't make it, first my heart stopped, then I screamed for a couple minutes,

and poor Shannon lost her hearing : (

She also gave me my favorite movie ever, Stranger than Fiction, a cd full of songs for my new ipod, a beautiful new bracelet, and a bracelet I had coveted since high school! I could not believe how much thought went into this birthday gift. I was so touched!!!!!!!!! I love my sisters so much, and I feel so blessed to have them in my life. I cherish each one so much. Shannon, thank you, thank you, thank you for making this the sweetest, funnest birthday ever, I love you. Ok, I am sorry this blog is so mushy!!!Shannon and Melanie

Shannon, Jessica, Melanie, Elise
(Kathryn was still in heaven)


Liz & Charlie said...

Happy 25th Birthday Melanie!! I'm so glad you are having such a wonderful birthday, I hope the sopapillas are just as amazing as you've imagined they would be! Love ya!