Wednesday my director informed me he was promoting me to Affiliate Director. This is HUGE to me. Since I started here in August 2011, I knew from the first month that this was the perfect job for me. I love the environment, I love my co-workers, and more importantly, I love what I do. I love seeing how Project Lead the Way can make a teenager excited. Give them insight on what to do with their life at an early age. I feel that this job also has a meaning, which is important to me. It has opened my eyes to different jobs and career paths that I wasn't really aware of. I am now the South Carolina PLTW Affiliate Director for the Biomedical Sciences.
I celebrated my birthday with my family Wednesday night. Gifts, cake, and bingo! Thought it was over...
Only to find out my mom and best friend, with Ted's help, had planned a surprise party for me! I thought we were meeting my mom for dinner Saturday night. Little did I know that 40 people were filling a room to help celebrate my birthday! Pretty exciting. I came in the wrong door (I'm too bossy and told Ted wrong door, someone is having a party in there! :) Once my kids all made it to the front of the group, my eyes filled with tears. I couldn't believe they pulled it off. As I looked around the room, I was overwhelmed with the joy and love. I couldn't believe it. I made my way around the room and thanked each person for coming.
Sometimes, I pinch myself. I don't get why sometimes I am so blessed? It truly rains blessing on me. And, here I am, proudly 30 being surprised by so many people that I love and cherish! Taking the time from their schedule to celebrate with me.
I appreciate each one of your for attending my "surprise" party! Family and friends, friend of mine, friend of my husband, or even a friend of my mom, thank you! You are all friends to me. Some I have known for 20+ years and some only maybe just a few but it was overwhelming to realize how many people can care and love for me!
This year, I wanted to celebrate my mom on my birthday. I wanted to make her smile, I wanted to give her something. She is always so selfless when it comes to me and my family. And let's be honest, without her there would be no me. I sent her flowers on my birthday...if only I knew what she was planning! Thank you mom for being my best role model. Thank you for always loving me and supporting me. I cherish our relationship and love you very much. This is your year as well! Enjoy it.
I look forward to this year and what this chapter has to hold for my life. I plan on embracing this chapter. It's my chapter. God has written it but I will fulfill it!
Thank you dear family and friends for making a difference in my life! Thank you for making me smile! To 30...
Krystal and Vicki
Every party needs a cake!
My College group! Joey, Jesse, Lauren and Xan
My 2nd mom, Donna
Vicki, my best friend.
A true celebration!