Thursday, February 24, 2011

Happy Birthday Laura!!

*Warning - this is a long post*
Written by Kelly a part-time contributor on Laura's blog

Today is Laura's Birthday. I don't know if you've heard, it's a BIG ONE. Laura's turning the BIG 4-0 today. If you see her today, please be sure to wish her a Happy Birthday. Some of her Bestest Friends will not see her today, so they wanted to make her feel special. You know, on her 40th Birthday!

Here are a few pictures of Laura growing up.

This is a classic taken by our Mom. Someone's head was always cut off. This was taken at Disney World. A long, long time ago.

I like to call this photo the "Farrah Facett"

I took this one from our parents house. date: late 80's

A rare photo of Laura and our brother, Tom together.

The Sisters. From an early age we always lined up according to birth-order. As you can see we still do it.

The first one to comment was Laura's friend Jen Franklin……
Happy Birthday to my friend Laura. In the most simplistic terms, you're the Yin to my Yang, you're the Blanche to my Dorothy, the Beagle to my BT, the cabbage to my curry, need I say more? Actually yes, I do need to say more. You are also my daily call, my shoulder to lean/cry on, my friend to laugh with....usually uncontrollably, and the girl that I call my best friend. You are truly beautiful inside and out. I hope you enjoy the photo below of me doing my best Poopa impersonation, I know "he" would like it! Happy Birthday you old fart!

Next up – Kelly Lessard:
I met Laura 8 years ago at work (Loomis). We became instant friends. Along with our friend Paula, the three of us had lunch together everyday. When we weren't laughing our heads off we were coming up with inventions and ideas to become millionaires. Those ideas obviously did not pan out but through those lunches and laughs I gained something some millionaires never find - a forever friend. Laura is one of the wittiest, funniest, people I know. She is clever and creative. Most of all she has a kind heart and is a very loyal friend. I am extremely lucky to have her friendship.
Happy 40th Birthday my Forever Friend!
Much love, Kelly Lessard

Hi Aunty Laura

Happy 40th birthday i love you so much and i will never forget all the fun times we have had at our "girls night out". Whenever i hear the songs hey mickey and total eclipse of the heart i think of you and only have the fondest memories. I hope you have an amazing birthday

One of my favorite pictures of the Bubbaloo when she was little. She's all growed up now :(

Some pictures from some of Laura's oldest and dearest frinds. Some of them have been friends since elementary school.

Here are a couple of pictures from her Birthday Dinner with "The Vault". This group of friends all met through work. I think only one person is still at the firm, but these ladies have become great friends. I wish I had a group photo. (hint, hint - next time you guys get together)

Some of Laura's newest friends.

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Melanie and Laura

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Robin and Laura at the Toy Story 3 Disney on Ice Social Media Event

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Kim took this one of Laura at the Sea World Media Event in Boston

Auntie Laura and B.

Happy Birthday to the Bestest Sister and my Best Friend in the whole wide world. I hope you have a great birthday and an amazing year. I could go on and on, but we'd both end up in tears and the purpose of this post is to make you laugh and feel loved. Are you feeling the love?

Happy Birthday!

Love, Doggie


  1. First off, HAPPY BIRTHDAY Loopy!!! I hope you have an amazing day! You certainly deserve it. Oh, and I am super excited that I get to see you twice next week!!

    Secondly, Kelly: This post is amazing & you did an awesome job. Loopy is going to LOVE it, although she may not be too happy about that Farrah Faucet hair-do pic being displayed for the whole world to see. She is lucky to have a sister like you!

  2. Thanks for this post! It made me laugh and cry. Man I miss my Farrah hair.

  3. Happy Birthday Laura! I'm so lucky to have had you in my life all these years..What would I do with out you..We've shared some really crazy times together. ( No I will no share) Where the heck is that red sweatshirt anyways?lol..Well enjoy your wonderful day! The Whittemore Family loves you to pieces..xoxoxoxoxoxoxxo

  4. Kell - what can be said that hasn't already, you are an amazing sista! Thanks for sharing the memories with all of us!

    Laura - have a Fantasticly 40th Birthday!


  5. Happy Birthday Laura (a day late). Welcome to the 40+ club. I'm glad to hear that your day went great and that you didn't go out and buy a red corvette. I almost did on mine last year. Seriously. :) May you have at least another 40 happy and healthy years ahead of you!