Happy Birthday, Sara and Justin!

By grace.g.yang ยท August 11, 2009
Under: My Life


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Sara and Justin during my Chinese New Year celebration

Sara just moved back to Chicago and is about to start her new awesome job, but I really miss her (and everyone at the office misses her, too!). Sara and I met through our office – I brought in brownies one day and we became best friends after I shared the recipe with her. Here are some pictures that I really love!

She was one of the first females on the original tech team:


On her last day of work, David and I created the Sears (now Willis) Tower out of Rice Krispie treats, toothpicks, and sheer determinations (I also made some millionaire’s shortbread because Sara loves those):


We became fast friends because we both love to bake and go on adventures – like when I rented a car and we drove upstate to go apple picking (well, more like to take pictures and eat apple cider donuts):

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Sara is also incredibly generous – one of her last meals in NYC was at Rao’s, the restaurant where you can’t get in unless you know someone that has a standing reservation, and she invited ME! Here we are with the owner:


Happy birthday, Sara! I hope you’re enjoying your time in Chicago!

Justin, another awesome friend of mine, is also celebrating his birthday today. Sadly, he is also out of town (in Atlanta) but will be back in New York this weekend. Justin and I bonded over our love of frozen yogurt. We used to talk about it for hours!

Justin codes on the side and helped me with the redesign of gracenotesnyc. He supports all of my crazy ideas, like my Grace Faces and the Grace Coins, which he helped me make! Here we are at one of my crazy tours, the fro-yolympics:

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And another food tour, this time in Flushing:


AND, while he couldn’t make it to my cupcake tour, he was nice enough to pick up cupcakes from ALL OVER MANHATTAN and deliver them for the party.

Justin is an awesome friend and I’m so glad to have him in my life.

Happy birthday, guys! I miss you in NYC and can’t wait to celebrate with both of you sometime soon!

Reader Comments

Thanks Grace!

Written By Justin on August 12th, 2009 @ 5:50 am

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