Let's talk about Friends.
Can you believe Rachel is having Ross's baby?!
Oh wait that old news? Shoot...
Okay let's talk about REAL FRIENDS.
I for one, cherish friends and friendship cherish DEEPLY.
I love my friends -- ALL of them.
My real-life friends, my blog friends (SF BLOG CREW HOLLA) & JS LADIES - You know what's up.
And hey, what about you lovely blog ladies that I've contacted with over the interwebs.
This little place is such a nice to place to meet people you've never met and stay connected with people who otherwise might be untouchable.
Anyone who has touched my life and connected with me on some level I will always consider a friend furthermore I tend to think friendship doesn't have a timer on it.
Whether I met you when I was five, at an event. or for a moment at a show -- I remember those connections.
ALL OF THEM.
But there is something about relationships that you've had for YEARS.
Those ones are close to my heart.
I'm a talking about the people who were there with me through elementary school, middle school, and high school.
They were the ones that literally saw me transform from Amber Lane the slightly dorky, teachers pet into the Honda Civic driving, music blaring, camera having on the neck, boundary pushing, rule breaking, party animal instigator, teenager-on-the-lose Amber.
And somehow after losing MYSELF I've come full circle back to being totally completely, well, SLAMBER.
SLAMBER with a side of #GAW.
I am thirty and all now...
oh about that..
Thirty has been one heck of a celebration and I got to celebrate with those friends and family that saw me through multiple life transitions.
And I think we can all agree this has been my best transition thus far and I was so glad to share and show my new life with my best friends. .
It was literally a birthday dream come true to have them all there to celebrate with me!!!
My sister, Cassandra, Mollie, Val, Sara, Nicole and I all went out to Supper Club.
I was a bit of a Birthday Brat and might have spoiled the fun but it was kinda fun I hope!
My friends were amazing and supportive none-the-less.
I managed to dance my brattiness away -- a bit.
I was a #BirthdayBitch for sure.
On my Actual Thirtieth Birthday my Sister took me out to lunch at Pink Taco.
Margs, Dos Equios and chips & salsa?
My kind of Birthday lunch for sure.
She also brought a cake & candles over for me to blow OUT!
You know I wishing & dreaming away when I blew those candles away.
This lady lives for dreams & wishes come true.
and I'm coming after YOU: DREAMS & WISHES.
In fact, my wishes immediatly began to come true when I attended the Young Hollywood Awards Red carpet, Pre Party and Ceremony as a correspondent for The Chic Spy.
It was an amazing tonight, but unfortunately this Secret Agent underestimated her phone battery on her 30th and was unable to document most of it.
Big Fail for this Sartorial Sleuth.
However, I am very impressed with some of the new talent and direction that some of the young risk takers are taking and it was nice to witness them being honored.
And I was STAR STRUCK to be there, perhaps I should chill on star struckness now that I live & WORK here.
Big THANK YOU to The CHIC SPY.
the next day my best friends Vanessa and Jen surprised me and we all went to Disneyland together.
It was jen's FIRST time there & I was SO happy to be with there for her first time there!!
We've talked about going together for years and it was so fun to actually DO IT!! #JUSTDOIT
The new Star Tours ride was RAD!!
I mean how can you not love the Happiest Place on Earth?!
Doesn't every girl dream of being the happiest Princess on earth?
Prince Charming and a castle included, duh.
I spent the rest of my weekend celebrating with my Mother, Sister & her Boyfriend Dustin, Sara, Jen, Vanessa, Owen & his sister Shannon, and Cassandra.
It was QUITE the weekend and i felt so blessed to have so much love surround me!!
We're one hell of an old school crew!
My pretty Mommy!!
I need posing lessons from her, my Paris Hilton elbow pose is getting old...
My mom can work it!
The fam: V, Brother, Sister and Mom.
Thank you to everyone that sent me birthday wishes, celebrated with me and showed me some LOVE. I was showered with it and I am SO THANKFUL for it ALL.
I'm a lover who loves LOVE -- giving AND receiving it-- and I was more then grateful to receive some LOVE excess in the form of friends and family this weekend.
Thank you all again.
Dad and Rena: I can't wait for you to meet 30 year old Amber -- she's *KINDA* rad ;)