Happy Birthday Nikki!

Dear Nichole / Nikki / NikNik:
What can I say, best friend? We’re going on fifteen years as hetero life partners and I’m so, so grateful that we’ve grown ever closer together.

When I first met you all those years ago, I didn’t realize what was missing in my life – a true soul sister. You’ve filled that space in my heart and then some. Plus, through you I got a two-fer deal in the form of your sister Katie. ;)

Ellingsen Photography Nikki's Birthday Best Friends

You truly bring light into the lives of everyone you meet. I don’t know if there’s ever been a person with a bad thing to say about you! Your devotion to, and support of, your friends is above and beyond anything we deserve. But I’ll gladly take it and do my best to repay you, even though I know I’ll never catch up! :)

Ellingsen Photography Nikki's Birthday Best Friends

You are absolutely stunning, inside and out, and I wouldn’t have anyone else be my BFF. I also wouldn’t be the woman I am today without you.

Ellingsen Photography Nikki's Birthday Best Friends

(The two photos above are by Nancy Orozco.)

You make me laugh like no one else can, and you get all my jokes and silly movie references that leave most people scratching their heads. I can’t WAIT for you to be godmother to my children and for our families to consider each other like blood relatives. (“Ready kids? You’re all going to Auntie Nikki’s house for the weekend!”)

Ellingsen Photography Nikki's Birthday Best Friends

I love you SO MUCH. And I can’t wait until we’re finally roomies!!

xo

(And for those of you keeping track, yes, I really DO have two besties who were born within a day of each other.) :)