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Thursday, April 03, 2008


Once again I am very thankful for the people in my life. I have spent the last few days celebrating my birthday. Yesterday I went to Seattle with friends. (go here to see a detailed description from Cheryl). I was lucky to be able to spend the day with my good friend Cheryl and my cousin/bff Lorinda. We had a ton-o-fun

eating cupcakes....hanging out...
and the grand finale...going to see author extraordinaire Jodi Picoult. Her new book Change of Heart is fantastic. Go here to read what we (Cheryl & I) thought of the book and to discuss with us .

The reading/book signing was at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park which is in Katrina's neck of the woods :)...So Katrina met us there and we had a quick visit (quick family catch-ups and lots of book talk! love it!). I don't get to see her often, so I was glad she came! Thanks Katrina! (hugs to the kids)
Lorinda, Cheryl, Katrina, Jerrie and Jodi!

Tonight we went to dinner with my mom, dad, Alex & DeAnne. We ate at the Nuthouse (how fitting) and enjoyed one another's company. We came home for cupcakes (yum) and I received some wonderful new bath towels! Just what I wanted! There are pictures, but I am too tired/lazy to load them right now, so maybe tomorrow!

Thanks to all that wished me a happy day...in person, via mail, email...or just in their thoughts. I feel blessed to know so many wonderful people who I can call friends! The best birthday present of all is the love and friendship from my friends and family. Thanks again!


  1. Yes, we definitely had a great day & I'm SO glad we went. It was a fun & fabulous day with lots of surprises (Erotic bakery anyone) and TONS of laughs!!! I hope your actual birthday was great and everything you wanted it to be!

    Lots of love!!! ♥♥♥

  2. Hey...Happy Birthday Gal! Sounds like you've been having a lovely time celebrating.
    Ohhhh...I love birthdays, and hey say now...those cupcakes look wicked good.

  3. Jerrie,
    It is an honor to be included each year in your birthday celebrations! you truly are my bff and the best cousin I could ask for! I had so much fun and I can't wait until next year! Love you so much!!!

  4. Happy Birthday, Jerrie! It looks like you had a great ladies outing to commemorate the event...how fun!!

    Cheryl's Mom

  5. Glad you had such a blast with such wonderful women for your birthday! Hope your celebrations continue to be so great!

  6. So glad you had a fun day! Cupcakes rock...


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