As you know I turned the big 3-0 a week ago. It was a very uneventful day. Nothing out of the ordinary, except I was in HAITI and I spent the day with my best friend and two very special children that I fall more in love with every time I'm around them! I had cake that night and enjoyed a superb LOST party at the Livesay's house. 🙂
This birthday has seemed to drag on forever. It has been fabulous. Aaron threw me the best surprise party EVER. While in Haiti my BFF of way-too-many-years-to-count, Amy, handed me a stack of cards that she had collected from friends and family. I got lots of well wishes from people that love me while I was in Haiti. That was very cool!
The day after we arrived home my parents had a party for me with the boys and we had cake and opened presents that they got me. They got me the movie FOOTLOOSE and a …… SEWING MACHINE. YES!!!!! I have wanted one forever and now I own one. It is still in the car in the box, but eventually I will get it out and make all kinds of fun stuff!!!
Aaron says that he ordered me a gift from the boys and didn't pick it up from the post office in time and they sent it back. Hopefully I'll get it soon!!! I have a guess as to what it is, but I'm not telling. I told him that after my awesome party I didn't need anything else, but if he insists you know I'll gladly accept!!!
This birthday has gone on forever and I'm so blessed to have a great husband, children, parents, friends & family who have showered me with gifts, love, and encouragement these past few weeks.
Yesterday I got my hair cut. I love getting hair cuts because I feel pampered and relaxed. It is ME time and time away from my kids. I'm a better mom for getting away sometimes from them. Anyhow as I was getting my hair fixed my lady asked if I wanted her to fix it up for me. Sure thing! You're asking if you could “play” with my hair some more. No need to ask me … playing with my hair is for sure my biggest love language! So as she was fixing me up someone came over to admire my hair and the curls she was doing and she asked me if I was going to PROM! WHAT??? First of all it was a Tuesday night … second of all …. UM I AM THIRTY, HAVE FOUR KIDS A MORTGAGE AND DRIVE A MINI VAN. She made my day!!!
Today I had a doctor's appointment and for the first time actually wrote out my new age. It made me stop and think and realize that yes I am in my thirties. I have left the twenties and entered a new stage of life. I personally think my thirties will be much more productive and fun than my twenties. I like to always think that …. the BEST is yet to come!! Wait … is that a Joel Osteen quote? I hope not.
i’m so happy you got a sewing machine. i love mine, a friend of mine got it for me as she and i made everett’s baby bedding. do you remember sue robins? she is ty’s mom, anyway from the very beginning her and i have sewn together. she has taught me so much. i love it. i haven’t been able to make as much as i wanted, but time will come and i’ll be able to sew much more. you remember your diaper/wipes holder thing. ever since you showed me that, i’ve wanted to make one and i want to try and make some of those luvie’s that rachel’s sister emily makes. the list is long, but it is truly fun and relaxing to sew. i hope you enjoy. curtains are also a fun thing to sew, easy and also cheaper to make than buy. it’s also cool sewing because you can pick out your own fabric, and make your curtains. and no-one will have it, but funny story…sue and i made everett’s baby bedding. well i thought i was original, i went to the fabric store and picked out everything i wanted, made the bedding and loved it. than i’m at kirkland’s with jenn and jeanie…well what do you know there’s a throw pillow the exact material of her bedding. i was so bummed, but nonetheless it was still a great time with sue and i love looking at her bedding, knowing my hands and my friends hands made that…along with my awesome sewing machine. love you girl and happy birthday.
30 is good…especially when someone thinks that you look young enough to go to prom.
You have four kids! Ahhhh! I couldn’t just read over that line without stopping. 🙂
I want four kids! I have three years to catch up with you.
so glad your bday was special … you deserve it … Amy was so sweet to email all of us, but i just couldn’t get it all together to get her the card … we have to get together again before you move … i am so glad we will be able to keep in touch via blog … your heart and post always challenge me to be a better person … plus you owe me a story for my book !!!!
You are so old.
going to PROM!!!! that’s awesome!!!
glad that you’ve had a fun time celebrating your birthday. my birthday was on monday and i decided to claim this entire week as “my week”…but now i’m starting to think i want to claim the rest of the month too. we’ll see what my family thinks of this.
hope you post pics of your new creations from your sewing machine. and i can’t wait to find out what the mystery gift is.
I am totally looking forward to my thirties! Happy Belated! It sounds like you had a good one 🙂
How exciting that you received a sewing machine. Funny, my post for today is about my broken sewing machine! I only know the basics but they are so handy. Loved the prom story. You do look young in your pictures. That’s a good thing:)
thirties are the new twenties!! HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!!