All summer Long my best friend Laurie and I have been saying we need to get together with our girls who have been good friends forever as well... but you know how it goes. Laurie has to travel lots for her job, all our girls have summer jobs, we have family vacations, the list goes on, well we are finally getting together right before the Lexi, Stephie and ALyssa all head off to college for the fall semester. As you can tell by the photo we are minus Stephie who was in California, so of course as tradition dictates we had to do a photo with "flat Stephie" to be sure she was in at least one group shot!( We are going to see her next week in person!) Our happy group met up at Z tejas in Tempe, for a wonder couple hours of dinner , and laughter as well as serious debate over the current results of "So You Think You Can Dance", we are all VERY serious fans. We also had fun exchanging birthday gifts since all the girls birthday's as well as mine fall in the summer months. As usual Laurie gave me the perfect birthday gift! I just have to share since many of the people who read my blog are scrapbookers I think you may be interested! Laurie gave me a 10+ Journal, it is the coolest thing! It is a journal that allows you to write a small amount of journaling each day of the year and on each page it has space for ten years of entries so when your journal is done you will have 10 years of journaling snippets for every day of the year... so cool. Here are a couple pictures. I am excited to start using it. She also gave me one other really cute little goodie it is a little necklace with a camera on it... how fun it is this? Laurie and I have a history of loving anything that is "trial sized" this little necklace is so darn cute, i know i will be wearing it soon. We got Lexi and Stephie some adorable necklaces from the Dogeared Jewels company, can't show which one since steph hasn't got her's yet check out their website.... I want to buy everything! The Stamas Family spoiled Alyssa with jewelry and clothing from Urban Outfitters which made her very happy... I think she will be wearing her new goodies by the end of the day! The only thing missing in the evening was a photo of Laurie and I, don't know how we managed to not take one of us!!