Friday, July 25, 2008

My perfect memories.

Wow....I'm pretty sure this is close to the longest I've gone without doing a post! But I DO have wonderful excuses why which I'll post about here!
The past two weeks have been birthday central with tons of birthday parties between me and some friends, my sister, me...my sister and my family, me and my cousin, and me and my other cousin, cousins and friends!! HA! So pretty much a total of 5 birthday celebrations and a bunch of little ones mixed into that! I feel HIGHLY loved!
I started off my birthday with watching the sunrise which is my absolute favorite thing to do ever....then going back to sleep, hanging out with the family and then meeting up with my best friend for smoothies and bike shopping! That night my friend Beth threw me a little party with a couple of my close friends at Kona Grill which OF COURSE has Sushi!! I don't remember having that much fun in a looong time! :) A little bit later my whole family went out for Olivia and my birthday's to Macaroni grill where the waitress sang to us "Happy Birthday"...in Italian! It was so impressive! I want to learn!;)....AND I got Tiramisu in a Martini glass..what could get better than that!
A couple days later on the 17th my sister Oli turned the big 5! I can't believe it...but she is such a big girl now it's crazy! We celebrated by hanging out with our cousins, eating funfetti cupcakes, and going to the fair! My cousin Lauren and I are known to do INSANE things when we get together and this time when we passed by the fake tattoo stand at the fair we just couldn't resist! Then that night we headed out to see The Dark Knight....which of course was the last post;) My beautiful cousin Jessie came in town for a visit from Kansas City! I love her so much and even though she is the oldest of the Barlow Cousin Clan...which is really not that old;)....but acts like a teenager so we had SOO much fun together! Going downtown Chicago, eating Thai food, sleeping on the beach, and buying wedding magazines to each pick out our favorite things! Such a girly day! I love her so so much!
On Saturday I went on a crazy shopping spree for MYSELF buying furniture for my second office which is waaay upstairs in our attic...everything is WHITE and it was hard finding just the right things but I finally found it after going to every furniture store under the sun! West Elm is AMAZING! I love it! I'll maybe post pics of that sometime soon:)
Lastly this past Wednesday my cousin Lauren and I had our joint birthday party together at the Ravinia in Chicago! It is a huge outdoor amphitheater that has a huge lawn behind it and you bring blankets and picnic stuff....sit under the stars and listen to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra perform! It is HEAVEN!
The girls went allll out too with Brie cheese, fruit, meats, sparkling Lemonade, and of course my favorite Funfetti Cupcakes! This was pretty much the most perfect birthday EVER!
Thank you alll for everything! I LOVE YOU!
Here is a slideshow with my new favorite song by Family Force 5! Amazing! Check it out!


PS. Please no screencapping:)

16 comments:

emma jean said...
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emma jean said...

The tattoo shots are very funny. :) Is Jen really your cousin?? Happy birthday, Olivia! You are sooo cute!! :)

Sarah Barlow said...

HAHA! I wish Jen were our cousin!.....but she's actually just our adopted cousin:) She's so fun!

Rachel said...

You and your friends and cousins always look like rock star super models... wait, that's ‘cause you are! I love looking at your fun photos. :-)

Samantha said...

I looks like you had a fun week. Love the pic's. I remeber Laurn talking about her tattoo a podcast she did..LOL.. too funny!

Samantha

emma jean said...

Haha, I see!! :) Yeah, I think the girls would have told me by now if they/you were related to her! ;) You know how you said she's the oldest of the Barlow Family Clan? Well, I thought she was only 19!!

emma jean said...

P.S. Do you know a way to get that little garbage can symbol off my comments?? It just comes up automatically! Ugh!! Lol! ;)

Cait said...

Man, you've been having fun lady! I talked to Kristen yesterday and we might have to come crash your partying sometime... ;)

emma jean said...

I now figured out that the symbol only shows up on certain computers.. so if you can't help me, that's okay!! ;)

Dawn B said...

You are soo lucky to have such a large and fun family! Thanks so much for checking out my blog....you were the very first one! Man, I should have given a prize or something for the first "commenter"! When you can, give me a shout every so often. I hope to take some more photos up soon. You are one of the very inspiring photographers that I love to follow! Have a great week!!!

Enoch Photography said...

these are fantastic Sarah... the one of you all driving in the car --- that's such a cool shot and angle.

Jen said...

Your photos are beautiful! You have a gift of capturing life as it happens. Also, looks like you had an amazingly fun birthday! Happy 21!

nina said...

wow, sounds like you had a really fun b-day party, and day!! well, happy (late) birthday sarah!!

Shannon ~ said...

I just have to say, Funfetti is my favorite too!!! I've decided at least one layer of my wedding cake is going to be Funfetti... perhaps even in my wedding colors, we'll see :)

I love your site/blog, your photography is beautiful! I happened to check it out because Lauren mentioned it on a podcast (the one when you are all in Starbucks) You guys all seem like such fun people! :)

Shannon said...

PS - I just saw your birthday post a few posts down.... and realized we're a day apart - my 21st birthday was July 13! haha too funny! Yay for July birthdays :)

Elyssa said...

Sarah i love love love the pic of alyssa laughing (: it's so cute