TGIF: Celebrating with Friends

Happy Friday, everyone! After what felt like a looong, hectic week, I'm loving nothing more than putting my feet up for a bit and catching up on some ol' blogging. There's still a few things I wanna write about -- including, part 2 and 3 of our Florida trip! (You can read part 1 here). I promise, it will all come together!! On today's post, I'll be sharing the remaining part of my birthday celebrations.

Last week was my 28th birthday, and last weekend I finally got to celebrate with some friends. I kept things fairly on the DL last year with my birthday, but for some reason this year, I felt like going all out! I invited everyone and anyone I could think of to come out for a night out (I even made a Facebook event for it!) Like always, first I had people over for a pre-drink and some socializing. I got some snacks out and extra drinks to set-up.

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From here, it was all about the socializing with friends as they came in one-by-one, and getting some pictures in. Here, with my gal-pals, Michelle and Christina.

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And taking some yummy birthday tequila shots! Lol, with Michelle, Julia (making the funny face in the middle) and Kristy.

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We were getting to ready to head to the bar at this point in the night, but first: a group picture was called to order! We were all gathering in the hallway.

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Brian said to me afterwards that at this point on, I was all smiles; I didn't stop! Nothing makes me happier.

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Getting some before candid photos in there!

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Take 1!

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And Take 2!

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We finally made it to the bar! Which was just a good old fashioned Irish pub at St. George station. This place even had Jenga! (as well as Cards Against Humanity).

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The rest of my friends met us at the bar. Here I am with Tiffany and Daniel. Tiffany and I grew up together in school, and Daniel I met through mutual friends at university. Tiffany and Daniel met while in university together, and we discovered we all knew each other later on. Small world!

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With some of my old work friends, Julius and Kristy. Oh, those days back in the grocery store... 

With Ross, Arica, and Jason.

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Ross was another mutual friend from university.

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And Arica was in my program at university.

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Even still, I didn't get birthday pictures with all the people I wanted to.

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Nothing makes me happier than having friends together under one roof; my 28th birthday felt more like my 30th birthday with the awesome turn-out! I can't thank everyone enough! Right now, I'm kind of wishing it was last weekend so I can do it all over again.

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Wishing everyone a nice weekend!!