My Beach Birthday

A dream that started a year ago.
To gather my closest friends to celebrate my 40th birthday. {22 came!}

A dream to rent a house, on a beach and invite my sisters – friends who have inspired, challenged, laughed, cried, endured, loved & supported me through the years.

A time to relax and enjoy each other’s company.

A time to dig our toes into the sand. A time to let the salt water soak into our hair. A time to ride the waves. A time to search for seashells.

{Greta’s photo}

A time to let the sun kiss our skin. A time to eat plenty of dark chocolate.

A time to rest like an adult and play like a child.

{Kara’s photo}
A time for some of you to reconnect with each other.

A time for some of you to meet for the first time.

It was a dream come true.

Actually it was better than a dream come true. The friendships that started as a result of our time together and the spiritual connection of spending time together and the conversations and the laughter and the tears – above and beyond anything I could have dreamed.

This dream could not have happened without Greg and all of the spouses and families and co-workers who covered our responsibilities for our time away. THANK YOU!

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For more images of our week together, go here & here.

Here are a few posts written by friends that were there: Courtney: 1 & 2, Maria, Reeve & Nester.

Comments

  1. I stumbled on your blog by way of the Allume Social site. What a fun post to read about your 40th. I love girlfriend weekends. I did a girls over night a few months ago for my 30th. It was epic. Your weekend looked pretty epic too. :) Happy Birthday!

  2. My heart is bursting reading and seeing photos of this dream come true. Love you CT!

  3. GWEN MAHAFFEY says:

    WOW! IF I HAD ONLY KNOWN•••
    ABOUT YOUR DREAM 40th BEACH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION ON APRIL 10,1972 AT 12:30pm THE DELIVERY WOULD HAVE BEEN A PIECE Of CAKE (chocolate), AND WE COULD HAVE LIT THE CANDLES (40) THEN AND THERE! AUNT ABBY WAS THERE, BUT WE WOULD HAVE
    MISSED ALL YOUR OTHER SPECIAL GIRL FRIENDS (greg also) ALONG THE WAY. THANKS SO MUCH FOR SHARING ANOTHER ABSOLUTE DELIGHTFUL MEMORY MAKING OCCASSION WITH YOU! THIS TIME AT NORTH TOPSAIL BEACH BIRTHDAY WITH MOM 2012 :)