Thursday, April 09, 2009

You've Got a Friend

Those words from one of my all-time very favorite singers couldn't be more true. I have the BEST friends in the world! Tomorrow is my 30th birthday, but we don't have school. The tradition is to take anyone who's having a birthday out to lunch and give them a group gift. So, I honestly wasn't even thinking about it today. In fact, I brought my normal frozen meal and yogurt for lunch, just like every other day! So, today my dear friends took me to lunch and gave me cards, and showered me with love! It was so sweet! Below are the little treats I was given during lunch! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them!

We have a little kitchen in the science lab at the end of our hall, and we have converted it into a true kitchen. We have a fridge, microwave, and coffee maker. So, every morning, I brew a pot of coffee and have a bowl of oatmeal. We visit over a cup 'o joe and talk about our plans for the day. So, one of the things they got me was the SO CUTE coffee mug!

Here is a very cute key chain with my initial on it!

I burn a candle EVERY day, ALL day in my classroom (I teach high school, the end of the day, those boys are very STINKY)!

I have a calendar at work and every day there is a new saying, anecdote, scripture, or piece of advice about girlfriends. Here is the one for April 10th:

"I thank my God every time I remember you." Philippians 1:3

And that is so true! I do thank God for such great girlfriends!


  1. ok, so I snuck on blogs during my hiatus!! SHHHHHH!!

    Did you read my facebook status today? Nothing better than drinking a good cup of coffee out of a cute cup! That coffee's gotta taste even better out of the cutest cup i've ever seen!!!! you lucky girl. You're friends have some great taste!!:)

  2. Very cute gifts! You're a blessed girl!

  3. How much fun...there's nothing like a surprise!!! Great friends are such a blessing. Your gifts are too cute!

  4. I just love the way our great technology allows you to take pictures and post them in reverse of the actual object ;) Have a most wonderful day!
    love ya,

  5. Hi, It's Claudia Marion from Wheeler. I was searching Amanda K's blog for more followers and found you. Did you have a bday. Mine's tomorrow, April 10th!!! 58 years young, waiting for the rain to fall, praying hard! Tip of the day: see "7 Pounds" with Will Smith if you haven't - it's TERRIFIC & I find that VERY HARD to say with the movies nowadays. Bye, Claudia, the Silver Fox

  6. I went back & read the beginning of your blog - so we share a bday, cool beans!!! Claudia

  7. Happy Birthday, Charla! Sending lots of birthday love your way!!!

  8. I am so excited for you....there is nothing better than a good friend....HAPPY BIRTHDAY...steph


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