This is my beautiful neighbor, Sara Gae. Its her birthday today. She just turned 30.Anyway, we have lived across the street from each other for 13 -1 years. The two of us have been dreaming big dreams together while watching our kiddos play in our front yards and in the street during the summertime. We literally sit on our front porches and trade ideas and ask each other’s opinions on things, ideas about life, etc. I can not even begin to tell you how thankful I am for her. She has been there for me in so many instances. For example, like chocolate chips when I’m baking chocochip cookies, milk, but one instance I remember in particular….After the birth of my twins, my mom came to stay with me for well, a long time. When she left, I was standing in the middle of the street waving goodbye, completely in tears (thinking how am I going to do this?) and who was there, Sara Gae. She gave me a huge hug and I think I probably cried on her shoulder for probably 5 minutes. I will never forget it.
Fast foward 8 years. Sara Gae has always had this incredible gift of making all things, beautiful. No really, she does. God has truly blessed her with this gift. She particularly has this gift with flowers and with decorating. The ideas that come out of her head completely blow my mind. She always, always has fresh flowers in her home because they make her happy. Well, a few years ago, the Norman Living featured her home in their magazine. Well, she did all the styling for the shoot, and the response was a hit. So the publisher asked her to become a part of their team. And so, she did. Every month, in the new Oklahoma magazine, called Slice, she has a feature about “Setting the Table”. She styles different table settings for the season and writes a piece about it. I got to take her profile pic for the magazine, so that was exciting for me. So, please, if you haven’t already picked up your copy, pick it up, her ideas are fabulous. I did not take the pictures in the magazine. Those pictures are done by the amazingly talented, Keith Rinearson. I love you sweet friend. Your friendship, truly has been such a blessing to me. Happy 30th.