Growing up, my 3 best friends all happened to be my cousins. Sadly, all 3 of them moved away to various states: WA, MN, and NC, but time to time they come to visit! The nearest one is Lyuda in Charlotte, NC. However, she decided to have her big 3-0 birthday party here in VA. After all, her parents and most siblings are here. It was really exciting to get to celebrate with her and her precious family.