Monday, March 3, 2008

Lordy Lordy, Look Who's 40!

Happy Birthday, Dear Kristen!
Photo op in front of the sign, Bono Baseball style.
The gals ready to eat!
Doesn't this look good? There was a TON of food!

Did you know that Kristen Newton just turned 40?!? Who would've guessed it?
For Kristen's 40th birthday (in February--sorry this blog is late) Sarah and Stacey planned a "favorite things" birthday outing to celebrate this special occasion. After sending out a mass fake email polling us about all of our favorite things (you know--disguised as one of those surveys you always get forwarded) Sarah and Stacey were able to put together a fun night of favorites for Kristen.
We showed up at Kristen's door with a basket of some of the favorites (purple balloons, Mountain Dew, Edwin McCain CD, Take 5 candy bar, Cheetos, etc.) and took her to dinner at Xanki (favorite restaurant). After that we walked to Dunkin Donuts for her favorite beverage (their coffee) and all bought a donut. Then we took her on her favorite date--a Barnes and Noble visit to read magazines! But we did more talking than reading, much to the chagrin of the other patrons there. Sarah and Stacey then presented Kristen with a scrapbook they had made filled with beautiful premade pages for Kristen to scrapbook the birthday events of the night. Wasn't that a cool idea?
I'm sure our Maryland family/friends have either heard of or met Kristen--Bennett and I have know her and her husband Korey since we were in Premarital counseling class back in 1999! Catherine and Stewart were in that class with us, too. That was a long time ago! Kristen is the best. She is, as many of you know, so kind, so caring...and at the same time so witty and hysterical. And if someone is out there praying for you and your family, it's Kristen.
We're glad she was born. Happy Birthday, Kristen. God bless your year 40!


KR said...

God has blessed me with the best friends in the world!! Seriously, you guys ROCK. I was totally blown away. This will no doubt be the best of all my 40th birthdays. And I AM praying for you! Phil. 1:3 I thank my God every time I remember you!

Kristen :)

The Barrick Times said...

Aww, fun! I remember visiting one of your bible studies in Raleigh (pre-kids!) and meeting all of them! Cute jacket, too, Jen!

kimsmith said...

Hi, this is Kristen's sister, Kim, and I want to say that you gals must be the greatest friends a girl could have! I loved your sneaky "favorite things" survey and the way you kidnapped Kristen for a fantastic (kid free!) evening out! I know she'll never forget your creativity and kindness toward her! She really is a wonderful person and I'm so glad she has you all (y'all)!