I went through a million old photos last night and found this gem from my 25th birthday party at OMSI (and the one where we almost caught @ruthief on fire for her bday😂) During this challenging reaction and flare up, I'm honestly just missin' my nerdy, weird, too smart, beautiful fam! They have made me the person I am today and have held my hand every single step of the way, including after all of the crappy Rheumatology appointments, during my flare ups, during my allergic reactions, and during the first time I got drunk after getting off chemo👵🏼😬I am so grateful or these four ladies! Can't wait to be REUNITED with Ruthie for the wedding!! #thefam#chooseyourfam#seeesters#omsi#birthdayparty#love#sqaudgoals#newdogmommas#puppymommies
Leaves in my hair, don't even care. Play date tomorrow with this little dude! We're so excited for Smiley to meet [the other] JT and Paul! We're also very excited for this dude's daddy to move up to Camas! He's worked so hard and we couldn't be more proud of him! Seems like just a year ago we were all having a balloon fight, celebrating James being hired at the same firm as me! Now James will be 8 minutes from campus & I won't have to nap in my car anymore when I'm low on spoons😍#weekendherewecome#notterribletwos#joandsmiley#funsies#daddysboy#proudgirlfriend#yayfornaps
Allison, Amanda, Ashley, Alicia. These girls are my family💝They went out of their way and planned an entire day of birthday fun! Ash flew up to surprise me for my birthday. The next day we went to Byways for breakfast, met with the florist for the wedding, and then met up at CHEESE AND CRACK! It. Was. Bomb AF. My favorite was the blue cheese and Brie brûlée🤤 Then we "ran into" some rugby guys while Dane was "picking out a chair" and I learned that it wasn't a coincidence when I saw the gun range sign!! My face lit up! This is exactly what I had wanted for my birthday, but didn't think it was possible! Leave it to them to make things happen-- even if you roll up to the gun range in two Mercedes'😭We had so much fun with the guys and I am excited to go shooting again. The best part of it all was that the whole fam was together. I love these girls so much. Words will never be able to express how grateful I am for each of them💝My birthday was wayyyy better than I could have ever imagined! #soblessed#gpeepsismissing#fam#girlfriends#pewpew#birthdaygirl#27#theonlyJ#canttakethecountryoutofthegirl#gunsandgirls#abitpretentious
Last Birthday Surprise: A REMICADE REACTION🎉🙋🏻 Unfortunately, Saturday night was pretty rough for me after all the birthday festivities. My joints were swollen, my body was covered in hives (including my face), my ears' eczema was flaring, and I had severe itching spells all over my body! My Rheumatologist was paged and told me that the reaction was definitely a delayed allergic reaction to the Remicade infusion, which I had had three days prior😔 My rheumy said that if it doesn't subside in 3 days using Zyrtec or Benadryl to go in to see her. Unfortunately, this means I'll have to try a new treatment for my Rheumatoid and Psoriatic Arthritis. The itching is actually painful and the swelling is very uncomfortable. I stayed home today and slept for 10 hours...TEN! I'm hoping that will help my body recover. Thank you for all the positive vibes for my birthday!!! You all are so amazing and I'll write back soon for all your DMs! #remicade#autoimmunedisease#rheumatoidarthritis#psoriasis#eczema#allergies#biologic#hives#itchy#spoonie#arthritiswarrior#birthday#27#blogphotos#birthdaysurprise#immunosuppressed#immunesystem#surprise#health#nofiltersnecessary
26 went out with a bang to kick off the start of being 27! The fam had a very well planned out, super busy day to celebrate my birthday! This was the best part of the day-- the range! I had SO MUCH FUN & heck, I didn't do too bad 😳 Thank you Lee, Ash, Ayo, Al, and Dane for making my day INCREDIBLY special! You are the greatest friends a girl could ask for!
After a crazy-fun birthDAY with "the fam", I came home to my boys, who made me a beautiful chocolate-chocolate cake, a lovely handmade card and letter, and dinner! To top it off, Mason said "Grandma" and "I love grandma" 3 times tonight and it was so exciting! He also started learning math and can do 1+1, 2+2, and is working on 4+4. We had so much fun dancing around while doing math. Thank you for such a fun night you silly boys! 👪😍💝🎂 More photos to come from today with my fam, but for now, check out my story! #tiredbirthdaygirl#27#woohoo#birthday#staytuned
Yeeeeeee! It's my birthday! Happy dance🎉☝️🎉 27 will be filled with lots of bloggin', Cameron boy lovin', bible studyin', and biologic takin'! Let's do this! You all are such wonderful people and I am humbled that you are following my journey! Thank you & I have loved all of your birthday DMs this week! God is so good and I'm so blessed to have such wonderful support!!! #birthDAY
Had an ice cream sundae and two glasses of wine for dinner because I'm back to eating the occasional dairy product and I'm not on chemo which means I can drink! 🎉 Also, it's my BIRTHDAY WEEK which means I can have ALL THE THINGS! I loved going out with these two ladies....my face hurt from laughing so so so much! They make me happy and I'm so blessed to have such beautiful, strong, artistic, and highly intelligent women in my life☺️I'm also thankful that they blatantly judged me. #truefriends#ladiesnight#goingoutonaschoolnight#artmajors#trio#friends