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Thursday, July 30, 2009

30, Flirty, and Thriving

I hit the big 3-0 on Monday. I guess being 30 is old, but since I still feel like I'm 22 I wouldn't know.

I had a fabulous birthday. My family came over on Sunday for dinner and presents. My mom made a huge blanket for me, and a book of pictures of my growing-up years. Some of the pictures are a bit unfortunate, but I blame it on the awkward years combined with the 80s. You must admit that decade was hard on almost all of us.

Then Monday we went to the kids' swim lessons, went bowling, and my mom watched the kids while Pete and I went out for dinner at yummy Olive Garden.

I also got a mother's ring for my birthday:

Pretty, huh?

It was a wonderful birthday, and I'm glad I got to spend it with my amazing children and awesome family members. I'm so blessed/spoiled.

And, of course, I took too many pictures to post one after the other, so here's a slide show of the goings-on, so you can feel like you were there with me.


Momza said...

Awwww! Happy Birthday Sis!!
30 is great!

Becky said...

Girl you look as young and as beautiful as the day I met you!! Love you so much! I am so happy you had a great celebrate Natalie weekend!
Lovechunks :)

Super Mom said...

I'm glad you had a great birthday! Fun family activities and a dinner out with the hubby- can it get any better? Your new ring is absolutely gorgeous! What a great idea. Again, happy happy birthday. 30 looks fantastic on you!

CHELZERS said...

I can't wait until I'm thirty and can finally use that line...haha. cracks me up. Love that movie. Sounds like a great day! hugs!

Arin said...

Happy late birthday! I'm sorry I missed it. Let's do lunch sometime next week.

Karlenn said...

You look really radiant in those pics from the party. Seriously. So happy. And I love your hair in the flip you did on your birthday. Lovely, dahling. I'm so glad you took pics at your party, because I forgot my camera and was sad about it. I did some photo-stealing. :)

Mindy H. said...

Happy, happy birthday! It looks like you had a great day. Spending time with family is the best. Oh, and that ring is beautiful! Congrats.

Janae said...

Happy birthday!! Pete did good on the ring...did you know you were getting it?

Kristine said...

I totally thought about you but I have had kids puking all week here :( So happy belated birthday! I'm glad you had a wonderful time! And I love your mother's ring :) I want one someday :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Belated B-day!! You definitely do NOt look 30!! I'm glad you had a great celebration with your family! That ring is really pretty! I love the colors!