Saturday, August 10, 2013

A New 'Do And My "Choose Your Own Adventure" Birthday

The Surprise
Yesterday I promised a surprise, so here it is...  Since I'm going to lose all my hair in a few weeks, I decided to dye it a fun color!  I called my amazing stylist Teddi, and she helped me pick out something fun an different.  On Thursday I had it colored and I absolutely love it!!  What do you think?!

The Party
Since today's my birthday, my super amazing husband threw me a party last night.  At the beginning of the evening, he gave me a little booklet:

I named my cancer Karl, so the book was a "choose your own adventure" story about killing my cancer, Karl.  Here's an example:

So the whole night, I read through the book and got to choose what we did next.  Our first stop was dinner at Moe & Johnny's (a bar/restaurant where we had our first "date" and that we love to go to).  When we got there, a big group of my friends were there - seriously, like 25 people!  Best. Friends. Ever.

The rest of the night we went to different bars and had an awesome night.  Here are a few pictures of our adventures:

My good friends Brian and Mandy

Some of the greatest gals I know - Holly, Erin, and Brett Michaels

This group of people makes me so happy. 
My friends Neil and Ryan (who came all the way from Northern Indiana!)

Obligatory birthday shot with Lee and Ryan.

And my FAVORITE picture of the night with the love of my life, Josh.
Thank you to all who came out to celebrate.  It was such a fun way to end the long week of tests I had and a perfect way to kick off my 30s!  Thankfully I felt pretty good all night.  I got a little sore right at the end of the night at my bone marrow biopsy site and am feeling it this morning, but overall I felt great!



  1. Glad you had a great Birthday and that you have Josh for a husband. He takes great care of my baby and he's creative too! I couldn't have found a better match for you. By the way, the hair is growing on me! Happy Birthday!
    Love ya babe,

  2. That sounds like an awesome birthday! Wish Jenny and I could have been there :( PS I like the new hair color :)

  3. Hope you had a fabulous party! Happy Birthday sweetie. PS. I love the red hair!!!!!!!
    Aunt Dawn and Uncle Howie

  4. I LOVE your new hair color and your birthday looked like so much fun!! Amy Redshaw

  5. Melissa, I know your Dad. You are lovely and you have a great sense of humor. You will beat this; I know you will. In the meantime, I'll be praying for you! I have two friends who got this about 35 years ago....and they're healthy and happy! God Bless You!