Thursday, June 11, 2015


If you google the word "rich" you will be served with images of stacks of money, yachts, nice houses, fancy cars, beautiful clothes....Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Chanel logos. 

But let me tell you friends that those visual images of what "rich" is, are all incorrect. 

Because this.....this is what rich is. 
My beautiful Atlanta Crew (+Kayla!)

Rich is friends who battled Atlanta traffic on a work night to come eat seared tuna and oysters with me.

Rich is friends who leave their babies for the day, drive 2 hours and then drive another 2 hours at the end of the day to celebrate my birthday.

Rich are friends who send me the most incredible bouquets of flowers when I know there are so many other things that money could go towards.
From Whitney, Erica and Katie!

Rich are friends who remember your birthday and send the most beautiful rings all the way from South Africa.
Sweet Caley! I adore this girl and her beautiful family!  

Rich is a sister that spends hours putting together the most thougtful and crafty yet obnoxious and time-consuming birthday gift that takes you hours to figure out.
If there was a way to individually-wrap pieces of toilet paper, this one would do it!  

Rich are friends that send you the most "you" beach hat that ever existed because they know you're going away on a trip soon.
My Sweet Friend Jess. This little nugget of cuteness turned 2 months on my birthday. Ironically we both celebrated with bottles.

Rich is my friend Katie sending money solely for the purpose of buying the "fancy" chocolate milk, which must be served in a wine glass. She is my chocolate milk partner for life.
Black and white photos = dead giveaway for no makeup. Cheers! 

Rich are clients that somehow figure out your birthday and all send you birthday messages.

Rich is a mom that mails you cupcakes because she knows what an underlying sweet tooth you have and that cake is like a must on birthdays.
RESILIENCE. | via Tumblr
Every year on my birthday I can be found eating mini cupcakes for breakfast. I mean what is life without tradition....and 5 extra birthday pounds? 

Rich is friends that bring you "21st birthday balloons" because they know you and that you would kill them if they showed up in a restaurant with a "30" balloon. It is my most favorite balloon to date.

Apart from all the gifts and "things," I was so overwhelmed with people's thoughtfulness and generosity and time. "29 Again" might not be my favorite age but, man, last week I realized that I am so incredibly rich in friends and family and love. 

XO, A 


P!nky said...

LOVE this post and your definition of RICH! Such wonderful things in your life :)!

totally borrowing this for a post one day!

Brittany said...

Aww I love this. You are so right all those things you listed are the real riches in life.

Katie said...

:) Love this and you and chocolate milk and birthdays.

Caley-Jade Rosenberg said...

You are the sweetest - and so deserving of all these gifts! A true testament to the special lady that you are!
RICH is getting to know you through this crazy blogging world.

choose to be happy blog said...

so sweet! had so much fun celebrating you! cheers to 30!!