Sara is a big deal. And today will be a grand celebration.
So those of you who don't know her very well can now get the chance through this birthday post.
Why? Because she is well worth it.
And you sure are missing out.
TOP TEN OF SARA RAE:
1. Sara is the definition of life. She loves life. She lives it well and lives it long meaning- she never goes to bed because she doesn't want to waste time, nor miss out.
2. And in order to keep her battery pack going, Sara lives off of Red Bull. Red Bull of course gives her wings, which makes her an angel. (cheesy line, but I had to.)
Yes, I know these are shakes but you get the idea. She might as well be a sponsor for Red Bull.
3. Sara is a clapper. She loves to clap her hands. If she thinks something is hysterical, she claps. If she's happy she claps. If she is excited or giddy, she claps she claps. And it's not just any clap: it's the clap of a beaming little five year old, meaning... Sara isn't hard to please. She sees the good in everything.
4. Sara has a load of close friends. She is loyal to them. She doesn't ever leave anyone hanging. And she treats them all with equal love and respect. She never singles one out. It's not in her blood to do so. That makes her a good friend because you feel important and worth every second when you are near her.
5. Sara is the perfect height to lean on. With that said, you can always rely on her to build you up, give you advice and remind you that those who hurt you aren't worth it and that you deserve more than you give yourself credit for. That's why we always run and call Sar for advice.
She's our "Dear Dalila."
That's why we lean on her.
6. Sara is a champion. She wins at everything. Game boards, soccer... you name it she won't give in.
7. Saras heart belongs in Peru. She went to Peru hoping to help and gain a friendship with the people and came home leaving her heart with the kiddies. Her companionship and love will make her a great Aunt.
8. Sara is a foxy lady. And she doesn't try hard at all. She naturally looks beautiful all of the time. She is classy and smart.
Did I mention heart breaker?
9. Sara is FUN. She is always up for a good time and makes life a little less stressful. She makes you kill over laughing at simple things that you would normally not laugh about. She is goofy, easy going, free spirited and does her own thing.
10. If you know Sara then you are set to go in life. Because once you get to know her, you start living a little better. Sara darling we all love you to death, thank you for all that you do for all of your friends. You are such a blessing to us all.
I really think I would have had the time of my life if I lived in the fifties.
When I was little I read most of my moms "Nancy Drew" books and was fascinated by every single one of them. Nancy is one of the reasons I have such a fetish for suspense and mystery.
I loved everything about Nancy: from the old vintage book covers to her friends and creepy nights. My mom and I love to go in antiques stores in Georgia when I am home and they always have a section of paperback vintage books. Nancy is ALWAYS known to be there.
And if only I could prance on the beach like miss Grace Kelly.
And wear dresses and wear our hair like hers...
with men who are always so prim and proper.
and wear shades such as these...
Not to mention Alfred Hitchcock and his amazing suspense movies.
My Dad and I watch them all of the time together and they never get old.
I am telling you: I was made for the fifties.
1950's: great time. I sure wish I could have been a part of it.
For my twentieth birthday my cousin Ashley and friend Sara threw me a get-together with my closest friends here in happy valley.
Ash and Sara were so cute and creative in decorating the party.
They bought 30 goldfish for decoration.
They framed pictures of me and my best friends.
Especially those boys of mine who couldn't be with me to celebrate.
Everything was so thoughtful, personal, and touching.
I had such a fun night.
I say it all of the time and I'll say it again...
I have the greatest friends ALL OVER the world.
1. on-the-dot. at exactly 12:00 am May 7th, Em and Sara bought me a breakfast burrito. Shoved a candle in it and sang happy birthday to me. Just the three of us.
it was amazing. and so were their voices.
em: get a blog.
2. Ash and I with the table display. She knows I love color, therefore everything was colorful BAM. And the goldfish... there were thirty of them. I like to say that gives me 30 years of good luck. Although it makes me a little nervous that they all died except for eleven who are know swimming in duck pond.
3. Pictures of my boys. This was probably my favorite decoration of the night.
4. Friends. A girl needs some great girlfriends. I've got a great bunch. Never thought I'd say that too for the fact that I've only had guys as friends.
Thank you missions.
5. More friends and my birthday cupcakes baked by the one and only:
She's a gem and her baking skills blew everyone out of the water. Even Miss Martha Stewart.
6. Some of my boys in Provo now. They are wild and out of control. My dancing Machines. With that said, they did give me a birthday dance. At times I couldn't even handle it I was dying laughing.
Do you remember the Wallgreens commercials where they made life look like a wonderland. Where everything was perfect and dandy and the town was straight out of the 50's? Everything was picture perfect. It's true.
Recently Invisible Children have made their latest documentary "The Rescue." Coming to the end of the longest running war in Africa, Invisible Children insists on saving 90% of the LRA, the Lords Resistant Army, lead by the leader Joseph Kony.
90% of the LRA are abducted soldiers.
90% of the LRA are under 18 years of age.
90% of the LRA are pleaded to be rescued.
On April 25th, thousands of participants gathered in 100 cities across the world to symbolically abduct themselves to free the abducted.
And wait to be rescued.
But here's the facts that we had to move by:
Our culture is determined by three forces.
It's a fact: Money makes the world go' round.
The media decides what stories in the world are worth telling.
And Moguls compete for the attention of the media.
which makes them both money.
And this cycle repeats itself over and over again.
Defining and redefining our priorities.
The truth is: THEY NEED US.
And when the masses take action,
THEY HAVE TO LISTEN.
... and history is rewritten.
A slave is freed.
A vote is counted.
A wall is torn down.
And a revolution begins.
A revolution for life, love, justice, and freedom.
On April 25th, we abducted ourselves to be rescued.
Rescued by the cultural forces:
We meet at our abduction site.
(Salt Lake City, Utah)
And walked to an LRA Camp (The Gallavin Center)
And waited, like the abducted children are waiting.
And this is what we did:
We contacted Moguls: The gatekeepers of culture, to come rescue us.
We made sure the media came to rescue us.
The story deserves mainstream coverage.
So we had to get it covered.
And we didn't go home until they both arrived.
We had one month to be rescued.
It took Salt Lake City 4 1/2 hours to be rescued.
With an audience of 1,000, we were rescued at 7:30 pm by Senator Robert Bennett.
pictures of the rescue
Los Angeles, California
New Orleans, Louisiana
these pictures are just bits and pieces of the history we've created in 100 cities worldwide.