Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Big 3 - 0....

Two Mondays ago was my Birthday. I was going to skip posting because I kicked and screamed through the whole thing, on the inside anyways.  The actual day was pretty awesome.  We watched a parade, took our kids to a car show and let them ride a few rides at the carnival (all of which I forgot my camera for and kicked myself all day for). My Mom and Jeff came over and sat on the back porch and visited with us for awhile. Ben took us over to Cafe Rio for dinner, and then put the kids to bed and snuggled me on the couch while we watched a movie.  Pretty great as Birthdays go really.  I got a bunch of texts from my friends giving me sweet birthday wishes, I really am a lucky girl.  And I get it, 30 isn't that old.  But seriously, when did that happen?  It's not like I didn't do a whole lot while in my 20's.  Probably most of the best things about my life are all due to choices and experiences I made and had in my 20's.  I think what bothers me is that it was a sharp painful reminder of how fast life is speeding by.  I remember when I couldn't wait to be old enough to drive.  And it took f o r e v e r to finally turn 16 and have a drivers licence.  Now I have been driving almost half my life?!?! What?? That is just crazy.  When I look back at my life it has been one amazing ride, and I wouldn't change much.  I am truly grateful for all the experiences that have made me who I am today.  I just want all that and not to be 30 :)  At least I have the most awesome guy to hold my hand through all of it.  He wrote in my card that he still thinks I am sexy, even though this is the card he got me.  He sure knows how to lighten the mood, or not...


On Sunday we partied with the DeHart bunch.  It's always a good time, and you always come away feeling super special.  They put some time and thought into gifts and especially cards.  They all spend time writing you a really nice note that makes you feel so good.  Sometimes when I have a bad day I go find and old Birthday card and read it, it almost always makes me feel better.  My in-laws got me some new dishes, I am a sucker for dishes, I would have hundreds of sets if I could afford them.  Aren't they cute?


Oh my, this picture is horrible, it's from my phone, I'm too lazy to get them all out and take a good picture of them, but trust me they are super cute, and now I want more and more......  I got lots of good stuff for my Birthday and I felt very special, thank you everyone for all the Birthday love. 

Ty started preschool the day after my Birthday.  That's the post where I say how awesome it is to be back to a routine.  That sure lasted long.  Ty and Ally both got sick on Saturday afternoon and had super high fevers until Monday night, and they still have sore throats.  It's just been lovely.  Ben and I attempted a diet this week, yeah right, two sick kids + no sugar or carbs = grownup meltdowns.  So now my kids are finally feeling better and Ben is super sick.  I hate weeks like this.  Oh well, such is life.  Maybe 31 will go better? ha ha, cry, tear, kick scream.....  

2 comments:

Lara said...

Oh my goodness! I forgot to wish you a happy birthday! I am glad you had a good day!

Marion said...

Happy birthday :) I remember when I turned 31 and was so confused because I thought I'd be 30 for longer ;)
Ps - I love dishes too ;) I have WAY too many sets ;) ..oh wait! Is that even possible?

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