S: Happy 30th Birthday Lindsey
BC: I think I’ll take a moment, celebrate my age The ending of an era and the turning of a page Now it’s time to focus in on where I go from here Lord have mercy on my next thirty years Hey my next thirty years I’m gonna have some fun Try to forget about all the crazy things I’ve done Maybe now I’ve conquered all my adolescent fears And I’ll do it better in my next thirty years My next thirty years I’m gonna settle all the scores Cry a little less, laugh a little more Find a world of happiness without the hate and fear Figure out just what I’m doing here In my next thirty years Oh my next thirty years, I’m gonna watch my weight Eat a few more salads and not stay up so late Drink a little lemonade and not so many beers Maybe I’ll remember my next thirty years My next thirty years will be the best years of my life Raise a little family and hang out with my wife Spend precious moments with the ones that I hold dear Make up for lost time here ,In my next thirty years In my next thirty years
FC: Happy 30th Birthday Lindsey June 1, 2012
1: Lindsey, Some friends walk into your life when you least expect them to. You were one of those friends for me. From the very beginning we have been stuck together like glue! :) It's hard to believe that we formed such a strong friendship in such a short period of time. My life is better because I met you and I can't imagine it ever being without you! As you said to me on my 21st birthday, "No matter what the future holds, or wherever it may take us, I know we will ALWAYS be friends!" Happy 30th Birthday! I love you forever! Barb
2: The Early Years
5: Disclaimer: Please excuse any poor spelling, grammar, or rhetoric on my part, as it is rather difficult to concentrate with all this noise. At the moment, mother is screaming at brother, "Why can't you help write the letter? It's not like you have to get up for work in the morning!" Although this is mildly entertaining, I tend to lose my train of thought when I am forced to yell out "BURN!" every time mother unknowingly dishes out a crack at brother's unemployment. End Disclaimer. Dear lone and lovely sister, As you are reading this for the first time, you are quite probably under the influence, but most definitely over the hill. And I know you'll miss your twenties, but don't worry, you won't miss them as much as you'll miss not needing a magnifying glass and hearing aids to teach your students how to read. Love you, MUAH! -Matt
12: Dear Anonymous Old Person, Bert is still peeing... Love, Dan
21: Lake Street & Mill Road Introducing Trey & Josh Nights out on the town & hanging at home Dancing to "Save Tonight" Standing up in each others weddings Earning money at Children's World Years as roomies Melnette & Dancegrl3 Education majors Las Vegas, Bahamas, & Cancun ISU San Antonio visits Seventh Heaven, Watterson, & Stewart Addison
29: DJ Boku, Well, here we are, 30 years old, wow, how the time has gone by!! We have been through so much together through the years . I feel so very lucky to have you as my best friend! I think of all the places we have been together; Wisconsin Dells, the cruise, Cancun, Daytona Beach, Georgia, Myrtle Beach, Texas.. and I think of how the best part of going to all those places was the fact that we went there together. The Attic in Myrtle Beach (“Lenny Adam!!!”), “Funship” on the cruise (“Now he’s a fun ship!!”), and floating in your parents’ pool all day, we really do have some great memories that I will never forget! I know we don’t get to see each other very often, but I cherish our conversations on the phone and the time we do spend together. I feel like no matter how long it has been since we have talked, we never miss a beat and can still talk for hours! I appreciate you always listening to me and helping me get through issues in my life. You always know exactly the right things to say . You are such a caring and supportive friend. You will always be my best friend and like a sister to me. From the words of Donna Lewis, “I love you always, forever, near and far closer together!!” Love, DJ Dew
30: The Game Crew
31: Lindsey, Happy 30th birthday! I can't believe I've known you about 10 years now. It seems like just yesterday we were sitting at the desks in the classroom at Metcalf deciding to pick up and move to Texas without knowing each other! We've had some great times throughout the years but there are a few memories that stick out the most. From hanging out in my apartment at ISU looking for lost jewelry, to driving across the country (twice!), to two-stepping (or at least attempting to) at Cowboys, to partying in big brown boots (sorry I couldn't resist!). You've been such a great friend over the years and I can only hope I'm around for the next 30 to see what kinds of exciting things life brings your way. Enjoy your birthday...and don't worry, I won't make you take any bull blasters : ) Kelly
32: There's my girl!
34: Dear Lindsey, It was so scary moving to a new state and having to meet new people. But then I got to know you and I was so grateful to have found such a good friend. I know that I can always count on you. Hope your birthday is as special as you are! Love you much!! Erin
37: Trey with Wife #1 and Wife #2.
40: To my dearest darling Ralph-- Congrats & welcome to the "Dirty Thirties" club! Can you believe it's been 12 crazy years since The Crew was formed that lovely Fall of '00?? You've been a great friend throughout everything, & I wish you nothing but the best! Cheers to the next 30!!! Can't wait to share even more memories with ya...heart you always! Love, Tear
46: Crews Family Fun
52: The Buenger Clan
55: Dear Lindsey, Linz, McQ, Baby Guwu, Our Beautiful Daughter, Geri Junior, Chubby Cheeks, Ida, Chaya, Congrats on your 30th Birthday. We have some reflections from the years to share with you. We are so proud of your accomplishments in your first 30 years, we can't wait to see the next 30 plus. We remember the day of your birth before it actually happened. I was in big time labor and Dad sent Brenda into the bathroom with me to time the contractions because he thought I would give birth in the shower. Then he was very nice on the way driving to the hospital and he said "Just think next year at this time our baby will be swimming in a little pool in the back yard. I said that's nice, drive faster." Well, very, very soon after we got to the hospital, you came into this world and changed our lives forever for the better. As soon as we saw you we were madly in love with you, your sweetness, your beautiful chubby cheeks, and just you in every way possible. Dad remembers fondly you combing his hair, when he had hair to comb. He thought you were going to be a beautician. I remember you writing on my face at Easter while I was sleeping. We remember all your many accomplishments in everything you tried. We remember your back was even smiling when you made Poms, you were so happy. We remember all your dance recitals, even the one Dad was in with you. We remember all your Cabbage Patch dolls and Barbies, and most of their names. We remember all the wonderful times with your friends and family, We remember taking blue kleenex with in the car and using it on the way home when we dropped you off at college. We remember jumping up and down in the driveway the first time you came home to visit from college. We remember your beautiful wedding to your wonderful Prince Charming, Trey. In fact, we pretty much remember all the wonderful things about you, which isn't too bad considering our age. Seriously we are so very proud of you and all your wonderful traits, your kindness, your generosity, your creativity, you intelligence, your sweetness, and we are so proud, blessed, and honored to be your parents and sharing your life. We love you forever and ever and ever. Love, Dad and Mom PS Just think, you are only one year to halfway to our age. To the next 30 years and beyond. Muah Muah Muah
62: Lindsey, When you know, you know, I believe someone once said. Or maybe I said it and thought it had a good ring to it. Who said it does not really matter, but it relates directly to my relationship with you and how our relationship began. From the moment we met, I knew we were a perfect match. I might not remember what I had last night for dinner but I will always remember my first couple of encounters with you. Your stunning looks caught my eye from across the room no doubt. We would frequent the same establishments (bars) as some mutual friends, and my eyes always seemed to wander in your direction. I don't think you knew who I was but I knew who you were. Of course, I was too nervous to approach you, much less hold a conversation with you. I thought to myself, "What would she want to do with me?" Some sort of excuse needed to come up in order to make my presence known and fortunately that happened one day. A great friend of mine Nick Burnett, was taking you and Julie to a company Christmas party in my hometown of Alice. Nick asked if he could borrow my car so the ride would be a little more comfortable. Not thinking, I said, "Sure, no problem." Then I started thinking twice about the situation. "This was my chance," I told myself. I told Nick a few minutes later, "I think I will just drive ya'll down there. I am always up for a road trip." So the adventure began. We head south for the 140 mile trip to my hometown. Nerves were slightly a factor but I finally settled down. You still claim it was the first time you had heard my voice even though I had been around you a handful of times. You are probably right about that though. That weekend was memorable to say the least. I did not see much of yo on Friday night, but when I did, you were as beautiful as ever. I recall you looking up at the stars in amazement that night. You were excited about how big and bright they were. Growing up in small town in the middle of nowhere, those stars were big and bright above me every night. Except for the couple of times a year when it rains. Of course, you grew up in the suburbs of Chicago where the stars don't shine as bright to the naked eye due to the surrounding buildings lights. The thought of not seeing the stars had never crossed my mind. The smile on your face as you looked up put a smile on mine. At that point, I realized Lindsey, you might be from the city, but you appreciate the simple things in life. That is a great quality to possess and one that I strongly believe in. That being said, we all know you also do not mind having a nice piece of jewelry or a fancy purse. However, it should be known a night looking at the stars will make you just as happy, if not more. The next day we ventured to Corpus Christi where we rented a couple of hotel rooms on the Bayfront. Just to clarify, boys in one room, girls in another. No need to get any ideas here. We had a big day lined up. We were heading to famous Water Street Oyster Bar where you tried your first raw oysters. You were skeptical, as many first timer would be, when you saw the oysters. You mentioned you liked sushi, which is raw. I said raw oysters were probably similar. You tried slimy oysters and enjoyed them and I eventually tried sushi and learned to enjoy that. For those that don't know, raw oysters are not very pleasant to look at. Disgusting could be used to describe them. I took notice when you gave those a try. That showed me you were willing to go out on a limb, take a chance on something, no matter what the outcome might be. "Maybe she would give me a try?" I thought to myself.
63: That night we landed in a couple bars in downtown Corpus. We gave it a try on the dance floor much to the disappointment of other two steppers. We were borderline thrown off the dance floor but that was ok. It was fun and that was all that mattered. Closing time came around, and we wandered through the streets of the city. Our group walked to the docks to look around at the beach and boats. I came up with a bright idea to jump into the Corpus Christi Bay. I have had better ideas in my lifetime but that seemed like a good one at the time. It was a chilly December night and jumping in that water could enter the Top Ten of things not to do when trying to make a good impression. Thankfully Lindsey, you are more logical than I and convinced me it was not a good idea. After a brief debate, I opted to stay dry and passed on the swimming adventure. You were taking care of me that night, and have not stopped looking after me since. Not sure what I would do without you. We started to walk back to the hotel, and I grabbed your hand with mine. Finally I had enough courage to do something a 7th grader would do at a school dance. As we walked down the road, staring up at the sky, I could not have been happier. Walking down the street hand in hand might not seem like much to most, but the emotion I felt was growing by the second. I started to reflect on the great qualities I had seen in you over the past 36 hours, during that walk. You appreciated the simple things in life and were adventurous to try new things, even if they were not appealing to the eye. And of course, you were wise beyond your years. Who else would have stopped me from jumping into an ocean after a long day of socializing? YOU WERE A KEEPER, as a fisherman might say. That night I knew I was going to marry you, or at least give it my best shot. Sure we were different but maybe that is what would make us a perfect pair. You were from the city and I was country boy. I like mustaches and mullets, you are not much of a fan. Your looks are amazing, while I might be considered average, on a good day. I will never forget that weekend, and often reflect on it. We went back to Corpus Christi a few years later and ate at Water Street Oyster Bar. I eventually proposed to you at the same hotel we had stayed at years before. You said yes, and here we are now. That is where it started, and who knows where we will go from here. I can't wait for the future adventures that we will encounter together. All I can say is that I have never been happier and want to wish you a Happy Birthday! Love, Trey