Thursday, February 24, 2011

My Fab Bday!

My birthday was nothing less than fabulous! First, a ton of my friends and sorority sisters chipped in and got me an IPAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Im addicted! Thanks to Chloe, Adrian, Smith, Steph, Cassie Carraway,Meghan O'dwyer,Cody Watts, Meredith Olsen, Michelle Thomas,Jessica Haley, Sarah Perkins, Julia Drews, Meagan Steele, Maddie Schlafly, Rhouse, Haley Zoeller, Kim Mays, Lana, Lauren White, Carla Toro, Beth Davis, Kalli Black, Randall, Laura Cherry, Kim K, Meagan Baird, Cherie, Megan Difilipo, Rebekah Stevens, Kristina Werner, Katie Brock,Collins, Rachel Primus. and a special thanks to Casey Schott for organizing it! I love you guys all SO much! Just so y'all know I cried like a big baby when I opened it!

Friday night  some of my close girlfriends and I went to Horseradish Grill. Such a quaint, cute place on Chastain park. Again, I need to work on getting a boyfriend so he can take me places like that more often! Then I shockingly went out for just a few minutes. However, it seemed like all of Atlanta was on drugs so I came home and slumber partied with Colleen and J Rog! Saturday a huge group of all my favorite people went to the Ivy in Buckhead. We had dinner and cheesecake, thanks to Candace, and then hung out there the rest of the night. I'm used to being the crazy, fun friend so it's really hard for me to accept that staying awake till midnight is as crazy as my life is these days! But I had a ton of fun! I am so glad J Rog and Newman got to come down. They are two of my best friends, and I just miss them so much!

I also got showered with gifts! As you guys might have figured out, I am quite the shopping addict, and a got tons of giftcards I'm already dreaming about spending! I'm going on a trip to Minneapolis in April for a Twins game and to see the show Jersey Boys, my dad came and spent the day with me and maybe spoiled me a little too much, but that's OK, my roomie decorated our apt,  and I got all sorts of other stuff! Again, I can't even begin to express how lucky I am to have such amazing people in my life who love me so much. Even if I am a little nuts!

A HUGGGGE shout out to Atlanta Cycling for helping me get a bike! If any of you guys want to get a new bike to join me on my biking adventures, because an adventure is definitely what it is, this is the place to go. They are so nice and helpful! I got a hybrid bike, and went on my first ride Monday. I'm not going to lie, it was harder than I thought. I only almost crashed once, but it was almost into traffic, right in Buckhead. I had to laugh at myself. It was a lot of fun though, and kind me gave  a sense of my independence back. I went to Target all by myself! It was glorious!

I only have 19 treatments left!!! Then I have the month of April off. Starting in May I will do Chemo just the first five days of every month, for I'm not sure how long...At least a year. I'm feeling extra good this week, though! Maybe I'm still on a birthday high.

A huge congrats to Mandy and John, two of my friends from college, on their recent in engagement!

A mutual friend was nice enough to share his story with me, and I found it quite amazing and inspiring. I hope you will as well.

Don't forget the last day to order "Walk for Marissa" tshirts is next week! They are super cute, and I will be wearing mine at the Brain Tumor Walk in May! Here's the link to order:

If you want to pay my money order, feel free to drop it off at my apartment! I love visitors as I get pretty bored throughout the week!

Thanks to everyone who made my birthday special! Here's pictures of all the festivities from Thursday night dinner with my parents to Saturday!


The Rents
All the girls at the Ivy


Horseradish Grill

1 comment:

  1. Marissa! So good to see you for clean up time at La's shower. Come over sometime and Katie and I will fix you a half dozen bowls of soup in Athens!

    Oh and bring your bike and we'll run beside you for a good race!