We ate dinner at this new Italian place. It has a nice upscale atmosphere, but with a reasonably priced menu. They also have HUGE portions, which is always a plus. We sat and ate and talked for almost two hours. It was fabulous! After dinner, we had an awesome photo op session in the foyer of the restaurant. Not only did we get some great, "normal" pictures, but we also had an awesome time taking pictures with the fake mustaches we bought out of their gumball machine! It was fantastic!
The birthday girl, Randi with Faith
Jannea and Kyle
Dad and Faith
Randi and "Steve"
Jannea and I...I love her!
Me, Randi, our dad, and Faith
Jannea, Me, Randi, Faith, and Angie
We "mustache" you a question?
Dad and Randi
After dinner, we hit the bowling alley. I am a TERRIBLE bowler, but that night I almost broke 100! Highest. scoring. night. EVER! It was awesome! We split up into two teams and bowled two games! We played music on the jukebox, we enjoyed a few spirits, and we laughed...ALOT. It was such a good night..like definitely one for the books. Here are a few of my favorite pictures from bowling:
Me and Randi
The sisters: Me, Randi, and Faith
We're sexy and we know it...
Me with "Steve"-the most interesting man in the world.
Me and the hubs
Baby sister <3
Randy, Me, Jannea, and Kyle
bowling it up!
"Steve Party Fowler"-Ladies Man
It really was an amazing night, and I was so glad we were all able to get together and celebrate my wonderful sister!
Randi is my life line-one of the people who tethers my heart to this planet. She is my best friend. She is always 100% honest with me about EVERYTHING. She calls it like she sees it. She doesn't take any crap. And she is funny...really, honest to God, funny. Nobody makes me laugh like she does. She is my personal fashion police. Yep, it really is a miracle I can even dress myself in the mornings. She is my sounding board, my "I'm-going-to-send-you-pictures-of-45-different-pairs-of-shoes-which-ones-do-you-like" person, my Tuesday lunch date, my driver's seat duet partner, and my personal cheerleader. I can always count on her to tell me when I'm being stupid, but she is also the first person to grab my hand and tell me everything is going to be alright. She is gorgeous-inside and out. She has taught me the most about coming back swinging no matter how many times you've been knocked down. She is strong-really, really strong. And she is brave-so very brave. She has taught me so much in the last year, but probably the most important thing I have learned from her is how to embrace people. To just accept people for who they are. Because everybody has scars and flaws that make them who they are, and you never know, you may find an amazing friend in the most unlikely of places. She brings out the best in me, and sometimes the worst. She reminds me to never take life too seriously, and that yes, sometimes Target is exactly the therapy you were needing.
Randi, I hope 25 be the beginning of so many amazing things for you. Thank you for being an amazing example to me of someone who is truly making something beautiful out of their ashes. Thank you for loving me, supporting me, encouraging me, and being the absolute best friend THIS girl could ask for. God knows I would of been lost without you. I love you.
Happy 25th Birthday.