No. 34

Last month I turned 34 years old. I spent the weekend in Fort Myers Beach with my sisters from another mister.  It’s so much easier to face the Dirty 30 birthdays when I am surrounded by a group of my best friends in a tropical destination.   

I couldn’t have asked for a better birthday weekend.

Standing from left to right: Kelly, Steph, Dusty, Marcia, Kent, Allison, Me
Down below: Emily and Aly

Since meeting them all online many years ago it’s become an annual tradition for us to get together on my birthday weekend in September.  I like to think it’s because I’m THAT special, but usually it just happens to work out to be the best weekend when everyone can travel freely without husbands and children.  You can read more about our past GTGs in ColumbusDallas, Birmingham, Minneapolis, a few times in Atlanta and Ft Myers.

We all still talk online everyday, but it’s so much different to be together in person. In person they can actually see when they make me laugh so hard I pee in my pants. I never laugh as much as I do when I’m with these girls.  They make me so happy. We have a blast wherever we go. 

As usual, there was lots of this…


and some of this…


and plenty of sunshine all weekend.


Dusty was our hostess with the mostess all weekend. She was also the life of the party, just like always.  You can count on this chick to spread sunshine everywhere she walks.   I’d like to send out a HUGE thank you to her wonderful inlaws for letting us stay in their beautiful condo in paradise. I don’t know if we can ever thank them enough for giving us the chance to return year after year to a place where so many great memories are made.  
Ft Myers 2011 GTG 1

Now that we’re living in Back To The Future days with Skype we were able to talk to my travel buddy Natalie who wasn’t able to make it this trip. Natalie is pregnant with number two (!!!) so hopefully we will get her back next year. We also Skyped with Mandy really late one night after too many cocktails. Her poor husband had to suffer through all the squeals and laughter. I wondered if he might have their internet cut off the next day. Thankfully that didn’t happen. I was also able to see Garrett and J on my birthday. Garrett loved seeing me inside the computer. Skyping with a 3 year old is awesome. skype2 I appreciate every precious minute I get to spend face to face with these beautiful ladies.  If you don’t have friends who live inside the internet, I highly recommend you get you some.  They are the best.


The weekend was perfect, and I can’t wait to get back down there next year for the No. 35. 


Yep, it’s much easier to get older in paradise.


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  1. Allison aka Half of VAMH says:

    If you don’t have friends who live inside the internet, I highly recommend you get you some.


    Love you and can’t wait for next year!

  2. mandie lane says:

    I LOVE it! Fun to see all those pretty faces, too – blast from the past. 🙂 Glad you had such a fun time.

  3. Good friends are the best – happy birthday to you, looks like you celebrated it right!

  4. Well that looks like ALL KINDS of fun! Clearly I need to get on the internet friendship circle bandwagon!!! :op

  5. ❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀@ A Lapin Life says:

    Oh wow! Now that’s a paradise kind of birthday. What a blast!



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