Tuesday, December 21, 2010

28 and Feeling GREAT!

Hahah sorry I "came up" with that catchy slogan last night in anticipation for my 28th birthday which is today! So cheesy but it makes me laugh. Especially since my friends and I have this thing with saying the word GREAT in a really obnoxious way... (inside joke.. I know .. not fair) I am having a perfect birthday so far but will post about it later, because today I wanted to share photos from my 14th annual Girls Holiday Dinner. And yes, now that you know my age you can do the math and realize that my girlfriends and I have held this party since we were 14 years old, or our Freshman year in High school.

I hate to get all sentimental and cheesy, but then again those who know me in real life know me as the sentimental cheesy friend, so I just wanted to say that my girlfriends are the greatest gift I could have this birthday. I love the toast that our hostess Missy gave at this years dinner, she toasted to "the success story that is our friendship" and I couldn't agree more.

This years crew.. we were sadly missing a few friends who were out of town ;(

While the group has grown over the years adding in college friends here and there, family members and work friends the bond betweeen us all is truly a suceess story in friendship. I love all of the amazing women in my life and this post is a toast to all of them whether they were at this years dinner or not! This includes all of you blogging friends! I have been so blessed this year to meet and get "to know" so many more amzing women through blogging and I am just feeling so full with friendship and love as I enter into my 28th birthday.

Our Hostess with the Mostesest!
Missy and her husband Mike were the first of the group to buy a home in the suburbs, so we thought it only appropriate that she host! In an effort to keep things easier we opted out of our usual pot luck and decided instead to have dinner catered. Much easier and everyone was able to just relax and enjoy their dinner!

Loved her table setting

I'm totally stealing this look, so simple, yet so festive!

Christmas music, roaring fire, tree decorated and glowing...

We enjoyed a few appetizers and drinks in the living room, catching up before dinner...

Love these ladies!

Beautiful Brunettes

The first preggo of the group!

Of course everyone wanted a shot with the baby bump!

Friends since middle school... love her.


We also almost always celebrate my birthday at this dinner as well, since it falls at a funny time right around xmas it just makes sense to incorporate it into the evening... Missy's husband Mikey was on cake patrol and look what he picked out!

Beautiful Belle! What a perfect cake!!

We spent the evening laughing, reminiscing, catching up and playing taboo!! It was another successful Holiday Dinner and I am so proud to call all of these women friends for life.

Serious competition happening here...

Hope you all can take the time to appreciate all of the friendships you have this holiday season! Off to enjoy the rest of my relaxing birthday!

XOXO- Miss V


  1. Happy Birthday girl!!! Looks like a wonderful party. I would have never, ever thought that you were 28, you look like you just turned 20!!! :)

  2. Happy birthday beautiful girl!! Great photos... your friend's home is GORGEOUS!

    Hope you have a very Merry Chrismas!!! :) :)

  3. Aw Happy Birthday V! That's such a sweet tradition to have I love it! Happy Happy Birthday!

  4. I just found your blog...so glad I did. Looks like it was a fabulous night and it's beyond amazing that you have been doing this for 14 years! So cool! AND, Happy Birthday!

  5. How much fun! I love this post! You have some great girl friends!

  6. Happy Birthday!! Looks like a very fun night! Love those decorations and table setting. Great night!!

  7. Looks like a fun night! Taboo is always fun :) Happy Birthday girlie! :)


  8. Awh this looks like such a good time! I loved all the decorations at your friends house! They were so classy!

  9. Looks all cozy, beautiful and like lots of fun!! Thanks for sharing. Love the pictures!! :)

  10. How fun! Happy Birthday to you!! ;)