happy birthday Danielle!!!
danielle did an awesome blog series - 30 posts - 1 a day til she turned 30. i encourage you to check out the series.
danielle - you are awesome. i am honored to be a part of some of the moments that have shaped your life. thanks for being my mentor :) there is a connection there that can never be erased.
also - thank you for introducing me to ikea. :) it is because of you and our first trip long ago [when on the way home it was dark and you were driving the church van and we thought it would be funny to turn off the headlights in the dark, tiny, wooded road we were on...only to end up drifting into a ditch...], that my room is filled with awesome ikea-ness.