S: Happy 30th Birthday, Chrisanthi! November 3, 2011
FC: Happy 30th Birthday, Chrisanthi! November 3, 2011
1: And so it began...
4: From the baby that was not meant to be, | to the joyful child you were,
5: to the amazing beautiful young woman you are, | I will be eternally grateful. Love, Mom
6: from Ballerina...
7: ...to Soccer Star
8: ...to horseback rider
9: All Grown Up!
10: with family at my side
14: The Three Amigos
15: And still horsing around!
16: Chrisanthi, I remember the day Mom & Dad brought you home from the hospital. All I could think about was how lucky and proud I was to have a baby sister, I was also very happy not to be the youngest anymore. 30 years later and that feeling of pride has not changed. The only thing that's changed is you've helped me add admiration, respect, love, strength, and compassion to a growing list of feelings I have for you as my sister. You've grown up to become a very special and unique woman. I cherish you every day, and I know that I couldn't be who I am without you in my life. I love you more than you know...Michael
17: Teddy page | Dear Chrisanthi, You are loving, glowing, smart, caring, loyal, strong, independent, and selfless. You are a winner, a competitor, a fighter. You are giving and beautiful; and always honest . You are the best person I know; you are my baby sister. I love you, Teddy
18: Yai Yai
19: & Pappou
21: AUNTS, UNCLES &... | Dear Chrisanthi, To know you is to love you! We have always been very proud and impressed with you and how you embrace life with gusto and determination. You are truly unique and we are certain that you will continue to make us all proud of you. Happy Birthday! May your future be bright and your life long. May you always find happiness, have good health and good fortune. We love you, aunt Angie and uncle Charlie xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo
24: Happy Birthday to a simply amazing woman. We are so fortunate to have such an incredible person in our lives! We love you so much and wish you a lifetime of health, wealth, love and happiness! Big hugs and kisses - Phil, Dorie, Kyra & Lucas | Chrisanthi: Funny, my earliest memory of you is actually the earliest memory I have of any of the cousins. I was standing in my kitchen watching my mom on the phone - one of those wall phones with the 20 feet of spiral cord that ended up in a hundred knots so we didn't have to stand right next to the phone while using it- with your mom. She was about to go to the hospital to give birth to you. I was so excited that there was going to be a new baby in the family- I remember exactly how I felt listening to her on the phone and trying to figure out what was being said on the other end of the line. I couldn't wait to meet you and play with you. Guess you were special to me early on. It is hard to believe that 30 years have gone by. I don't have space to go into all of my memories over the years, but you have grown from that adorable baby who I loved to hold, play with, and pretend I could actually take care of; into a strong, smart, and beautiful woman, inside and out, who I am proud to have as a friend and lucky to have as family. I am thrilled to be sharing the celebration of your 30 years! Love you! Christie
25: To an amazing cousin who will run to your rescue when you're literally pulling your hair out! We love you!!
26: Happy Birthday! We love you Love, Sandy, Rich and Charlie | Chrisanthi, I remember not long after you were born, your mom brought you to my old house on Pugh Road. I was 4, and I can remember you being in a little stroller and we took you for a walk down my street. Back then, Pugh Rd had a section that was all broken and cracked and uneven, and I was so worried that the ride would be too bumpy for you. Hey, look, you lived through it! Kind of funny, now, when we look at the bumps in the road that life brings us. That road was nothing compared to what you already have, and what you will continue to make it through in life. You have turned from that little adorable baby, into a beautiful, strong, and admirable woman. Be proud of yourself. I am proud to have you as a cousin and friend. I love you!!! And Sophie, Bill and Baby 2 love you also.
27: Hey Chrisanthi, I am sorry I cannot attend your party but I want to wish you a very Happy Birthday. I will be thinking of you. Love, Cousin Michael | Dear Chrisanthi, We are so proud of you, as we watched you grow into the wonderful young woman you have become. We wish you a very Happy Birthday darling, Have a great year filled with happy times and all the best always! Love, Uncle George and Aunt Helen | Dear Chrisanthi, It's your day! Wishing you a birthday as fabulous as you are! You are a special girl with a ready smile, positive attitude, and great energy...we are lucky to call you our cousin. May all the coming years bring you health, happiness, love, and all that you wish for. You deserve it. All our love, Stacey, Michael, Christina, Isabella
28: On your birthday, remember -- the best things in life are free. Everything else can be charged. Happy 30th Birthday my dear friend Chrisanthi! May all your wishes come true. Lots of love - Eugenia | Happy 30th Birthday! Love, Will and Kendra | Dearest Friend, What to say in a scrapbook shared by friends and family that you wouldn't kill me for in the morning? Oh, the stories we could tell! Long days and nights spent laughing over unseen movies, handcuffs and certainly my devil horns. However, as much as we laugh, it's the support for each other that I truly cherish. I love that 3 years ago we fell right back to where we were 15 years ago. We have grown and changed but our friendship is exactly where we left it, sharing laughter and love and of course, boys on the side. You wrote me the other day appreciating me, thanking me and saying how grateful you are. However, I would have just sent it right back to you. You are truly an amazing friend, woman, person, sister, daughter...did I say friend? Your smile lights up a room and your heart of gold warms all that you know. Cheers on your 30th birthday and here's to many more years of this crazy friendship of ours. All my love, Kiva
29: Dear Chrisanthi, I am so happy and honored to celebrate the 30th anniversary of your BIRTH!! May our Lord grant you many more blessed years! My most recent vivid memory is that of you at my brother George's wedding in May. Standing up on the solea at the front of the church, my eyes were drawn to you shining your bright smile at me. I felt so loved by you! I believe this is one your gifts from God, that you make others' feel His loving comfort and embrace. You have such purity of heart and make everyone around you experience the Spirit of peace within you. You have always treated me like a sister, and I have admired your ability to make the most of any shared time. Thank you so much for being the best godsister in the world!!! My love to you, and please forgive my lack of an adventurous nature -- you're always up for doing something and I rarely rise to the occasion!! Looking forward to sharing our bond through adulthood!! Love, Virginia | Wishing you a very happy birthday. May your 30’s be filled with love, happiness and prosperity Love, John & Lisa Mavroukas
32: TO OUR GODDAUGHTER It's always hard too put into words how Nouna & Nouno feel at a time like this. Having watched you grow from a little Girl into a Beautiful Woman. As always,what we wish for you is much Happiness, Good Health and a Prosperous Life. Thank You for allowing us to be part of your Life and inviting us to share in your celebrations. Chrisanthi, You, your Mother, Teddy and Michael will always be Family. Have a Great Birthday, WE LOVE YOU. NOUNA & NOUNO
33: Chrisanthi, Coming from someone whose been on her share of blind dates, I can tell you they rarely work out. So, who would have thought that our "Greek kids blind date" would have went so fantastically. I still remember the first day you came over... we were in the 2nd grade and we sat around and made homemade popcorn and watched tv. We were totally fast friends. From that first day, to our adventures in Greece, to gossiping about boys in middle school, to GOYA basketball, to being mischievous through our teenage years, you've been such a great friend. I'm so glad Terri set us up on that blind date in the fall of 1988. I can't believe it has been 23 years. Happy 30th, my dear and welcome to the "Old Girls' Club." I love you and I miss you, so get your butt on a plane to California for a visit ASAP. Kisses, hugs and a very happy birthday. xo, Tracy
37: Crisanthi, I feel lucky to have had the pleasure of being close with your family over the last several years. You have always been there for me through good times and bad, and I can't express how much that means! Thank you for being an inspiration to so many, especially to my sister and I. Hope you have a wonderful 30th birthday! Wishing you all the best... love always, Josh Lieberman | Hey Chrisanthi, Happy 30th!! Wishing you all the best. Great times ahead!! xoxo -BJ and Drew P.S. For what it's worth, 30's are the new 20's
38: Happy Birthday, Chrisanthi! Love, Jillian
39: Its only been a year , but I have to say like a sister you've become along the way It was at Christmas I realized you had such a big heart But now there are so many moments -- I don't know where to start With a forever smile on your face and your arms always open wide It's your family and friends who are lucky you're at their side We've had Aruba, Knicks games and holidays galore! Boy drama, break-ups, and tears, for sure. But what I have found through it all, it's your strength I admire and your lust for life and optimism-- never does tire. So on this special day, I wish you happiness and health and a lifetime of love, good fortune and wealth. Happy birthday, pretty lady- I'm so happy to share this day with you. I look forward to many more good times and adventures, just us two.
40: Happy bday Chrisanthi! You are so happy and make everyone feel good around you. You are such a wonderful and strong woman, and you inspire us all. Happy bday. Josh Shames | Chrisanthi- It's been 15 years since I first met you as "Michael's little sister back home"! Over the years I have seen you grow up and go through so many challenging AND great times. I really admire your positive attitude and your cheerful demeanor and seeing you at the office with such a responsible role makes me so happy! Lindsay and I are so happy to be celebrating your 30th with you!!!! With Love, Michael & Lindsay. PS-I'll always be excited to bring you a fresh-cut Xmas tree :)
41: Happy Birthday to the best “Sexy Cat” ever! I feel lucky to know someone with such a big heart and incredible sense of humor. I look forward to many more nights of dancing and being awesome. Love, Rocky | To my Dearest Chrisanthi, (future wife kind) Wishing you all the happiness that one could have on their 30th, and many many more to follow! Cant wait to put my arms around you! Best wishes from your Bigger, Darker, Younger prettier brother on your special day. Love you! Cammy | Dear Sweet Chrisanthi, Happy Birthday!!! You are as beautiful as ever- please get all the rich fatsos and narcs out of your system and return to me at once! Love Always, MAC