i found the perfect birthday present on one of our favorite blogs: rockstar diaries. it is one of the most beautiful things i've had my ear listen to in awhile.
*** the mp3 of this will soon be available! check out jon schmidt's website.
additionally, in the spirit of rockstar diaries here are 10 things about violet that make orange terribly happy:
1. how you make spaces "home" (for example your double-wide cube)
2. your love of the manicure
3. the amazing devotion you have to family and friends
4. the funny, goofy sounds you can make to add spice to any story
5. the random acts of kindness you do Every Day!
6. your big smile
7. your ability to make any situation fun
8. the fantastic "lauren conrad" braid you rock (especially when you make friends in a bar bathroom because of it)
9. the colorful assortment of pens you have at your desk
10. your child-like heart/spirit of "let's do anything!"