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Friday, July 31, 2009

happy birthday to my bloggy friend kristi

today is my first ever bloggy friend kristi's birthday. alas, i can't remember how old she is, but i DO know that she's an entire pre-teen younger than me, which makes her 30-something.

kristi and i 'met' when i submitted a layout to the one little word challenge blog, then made a complete dork of myself by commenting that they didn't include my layout in their slide show. if i'd bothered to read properly, i would have seen that the slide was just of their favourites!

kristi, ever the sweetie, left ME a comment saying she'd done exactly the same thing. who knows if that's true or not - it was a sweet thing to say, and we were fast and firm virtual friends from that day on (mid-2007 i'm thinking).

i finally relented to her nagging in feb 08 and started a blog, and in october 08 i was lucky enough to meet her in person. she even put me up for 2 nights before our KC weekend. not many people would welcome a total stranger from the other side of the world into their home, but she did!

kristi has a wicked sense of humour, as can be seen in this birthday post to her friend kendra.

all i can say now, kristi, as it's YOUR birthday (and you had to know this was coming).....


(just as well you're extremely photogenic, is all i can say!)

kristi is fun and not at all afraid to look a little dorky from time to time
did i say a little???
like me, she loves to play dress-up
and she's not at all creepy
HEY! where's MY pic???
after emailing and blogging for over a year and half, we finally met!
i soon learned that kristi is a 'hands-on' friend
she's in complete control of her superfast car, and has excellent parking skillsand her table manners are second-to-none
she CAN be shy...
well, SOMEtimes...

she also welcomed me into her home like an old friend and i have such great memories of my time with her and ALL my KC gals.
i look forward to seeing you again soon
happy birthday my friend!

this is the album i made kristi for her birthday, which she's received and loves! (glad ya like it!)

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mandyb said...

happy birthday kristi...hope you have a great day and are spoilt rotten.... ps I got to see your album while sue was making it.... glad you loved it....

Robyn said...

Great post. Love all the photos. Happy Birthday Kristi.

Pam said...

LOL! I love seeing some of those KC photos again, it makes me miss you all tho!

Happy Birthday Kristi, I posted a photoless post on my blog! ;)

Emily said...

Sounds like y'all are partners in crime! She seems like an awesome chick.

Sharlene Meyer said...

Album looks great Sue!

Chris said...

(Well, I'm breathing a little heavier from the hands on pictures -- but that's just because I'm a guy :p)

What a terrific tribute to a great friend! I'll bet I could get along famously with you. I'l bet everyone does!

Kristi Smith said...

lol Sue, love the post, even the "payback is bitch" photos! lol

I do love, love, love my album!!! Thank you so much and I will get some photos of it up on my blog soon!!!

3 more hours and I will turn 28!!! Okay, add 10 years!

Thanks so much, Sue! Hopefully someday I can come visit you! I think it would be a blast!


Izzy 'N Emmy said...

Such a fabulous birthday post! And what a great friendship to have made!

Flores Hayes said...

Happy Birthday!!! I love your pics!!! so funny and energetic!
Flor (

Maggie May said...

Great Birthday post!
You had such fun and the exuberance spills out to everyone!

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

She looks like a riot!
Happy birthday to her!

auntiegwen said...

Aw you are a good friend

August 12th, just in case you feel the need :) thanks x

Happy Birthday Kristi

donnapiranha said...

Happy Birthday Kristi and SUE I canNOT believe you put the boob grabbing photos up there! Weenie!

Clueless_Mama said...

That is so sweet. I would love to meet a friend like that through blogging. Very cute post. SITS

Tammy Howard said...

What a fun tribute!!!

kaye said...

friends are priceless. (love your chip board book, so artsy)

Kat said...

She seems like an absolute hoot! What a fun girl. :)
Happy Birthday to your dear friend.

Elaine A. said...

She certainly looks like a super fun chick! Happy Birthday to your friend!

Working Mum said...

She sure looks like fun. Apart from the breast fondling thing... what's going on there?

the mama bird diaries said...

Cute photos!

Anonymous said...

Haha! She looks hilarious!

Susan aka "Crunchy" said...

You are such a hoot! What funny pictures!! I watched your video on your side bar. You are SO cute!! Love that accent. ;)

Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog! :)

I love YOUR mini album that you made. It's just fabulous!!

Tania @ Larger Family Life said...

She looks like fun! Happy Birthday Kristi!

Tania (via SITS)

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

That looks like so much fun! Can I come over and stay at your place? Do I have to grab your boobs, though? A simple hug would suffice for me.

Two Pretty Little Skirts said...

omg I love those photos!
Friends like that are a great find.
Thanks for stoppin by the other day. Hope you had a great weekend!