i’ve started writing this about a thousand times, trying to choose words that aren’t too sappy or too silly in order to honor you guys on this extremely special day. but it’s hard. how do you explain in a small amount of space, or with a certain amount of pictures and colors, how important someone is to you and to so many people? i’m sure that you five are aware, of just how much you have changed the lives of many. but i very much hope you never forget. because it is incredible how much people you’ve never met can alter things, or at least just make your life at little bit better. you are all such amazingly beautiful people, all so unique with your different personalities, and yes you all drive me to want to tear my hair out or laugh until i’m crying a lot of the time, but that simply makes you even more charming. 4 years is a long time, and it has been a very wonderful and successful time for all of you and i’m so proud of you for that, i’m so proud of your achievements. i hope you all know that you must continue to be awesome for as many more years as possible, i won’t tolerate anything less. thank you. thank you for being a part of my life. thank you guys for being the incredible individuals, as well as the wonderful group that you are. and thank you for making mine, and so many other people’s lives just a little bit brighter. and finally i repeat from my post from last year: i will stare at you starry-eyed until the cows come home, you wonderful jerks.