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Thursday, April 30, 2009


Yep, that's how I'm gonna sum up turning 30 - unbelievable, amazing, incredible.
No more crazy, wild 20's - where your trying to figure out what you want to do and who you want to be. I know what I want, and I know who I am - finally after all these years.
I'm really looking forward to the next chapter, I'm taking the advice of a wise soul and not focusing on all the things I wanted to have done by now, but instead looking at how far I've come and how much I have done up till this point.

Turning 30 was pretty great, and I'm not even done celebrating! Tuesday morning greeting me with a kiss from the h, and a text from my SIL. The H was driving me to the train station and at 7:00, my cell goes off. Now I'm thinking who on earth is texting me this early?? None of my friends are up then (bastards) could only be my SIL Dannielle. Open the message to a picture of Ian & him singing happy birthday to his Aunt Bebe. Yes folks, instant tears, because really - I am that sentimental.

When I got into work, the girls had gotten me balloons and flowers, which we're gorgeous.

My boss got me these balloons, the black one has a picture of the grim reaper and says "I'm just here for the cake" - HA!

Pink Roses absolutely beautiful

Yellow roses, which happen to be my all time favorite and don't mind that apple there. It's only been there for a couple weeks. Maybe tomorrow I should throw it.

I have no idea what these flowers are called, but they were BEAUTIFUL in person! And they smelled amazing.

Later on that afternoon the girls threw me a party! Complete with - are you ready? Chocolate PB cake and red velvet cake!!! YUMMO!

I was super embarassed, as you can see in every picture I look like I'm praying "please god let this end soon!"

I really wasn't expecting a party at work, the girls definitely out did themselves!! I was able to sneak out a little early, the H had asked me earlier "is there any way you can leave early" and I was like, well it is my birthday! So my boss told me to get outta there and I headed home.

We had a quiet night at home (we both actually feel asleep by 9:00 - such romantics we are!).

The H surprised me with the complete series of The OC (I can't even begin to tell you of my love for Seth Cohen!)

and a new MP3 player, as my Zune is a POS. I cannot wait to upload all my tunes on that baby!!!

My stepdaughter surprised me with a "coupon book" - so, so creative!!! Coupons for free bathroom, kitchen, house cleaning, free pedicure, eye brow pluck (yes, I'm 30 and I can't pluck my own eyebrows - don't judge!!). It really was so thoughtful!

Last night, I headed to my SIL's - to help out a little, and of course see the little guy. After I was there for a little while Dannielle said "Ian got you something, but do you want to open it now or Saturday", now I'm not one for decision making so I asked her what she thought I should do & she said well, I have a card for you - "why don't you take the card now & we'll do your gift Saturday at dinner". Sounded like a plan! I was dying to read the card, but I waited until I got home. She had already warned me that "I might cry", I mean - hello this is the girl that cries over greeting cards and babies, of course I was going to cry. And boy was she right!!

I'm not gonna tell you word for word what she said, because some things I'll keep to myself, BUT what I will tell you is that aside from me bawling like a baby in the car, I read some of the most amazing things anyone has ever said to me - in my entire life. If there is anything that I've learned in these 30 years that I've been on this earth is that family, family is the most important thing in the world. It's the reason why I get up in the morning, it's the reason why the world goes round & I am so, so lucky to say - I have the most amazing family. I am so thankful, on so many levels. So 30, 40, 50 - hell even 60. I can handle, as long as their by my side I think I'll be just fine!


Crazy Mama said...

I love you. Wise old soul. Ya think? Humph, I'm not sure if I should be offended that you called me old. I'm only 4 years older than you!!

Life is how we perceive it. We can perceive it to be beautiful and we can perceive it to be dreadful. And either way, it will be.

I've learned that when your brain is "broken", that statement above gets lost somewhere. And lets face it, we've all been broken. But how true, right?

I'm glad you have confidance about this new phase of your life. These may be the best years, who knows...

brookem said...

woo!!! happy birthday lady! sounds like such a great day and look at all those FLOWERS and gifts! you're one lucky lady and it's obvious you have a lot of people who love you!!

kimmyk said...

wow. looks like a great birthday to me. sorry i missed it earlier....

i remember it was um...12 years ago. what??? how'd that happen!

Semicharmed said...

Danyun - I love you too! AND I didn't say you were old - Wise, but not old.....I would never (well, maybe when you turn 40but we have some time for that!). Your so right, it's kind like that book "the secret" I guess we get what we put out there, I'm putting beautiful vibes out hopefully I'll be getting some in return. Couldn't agree more, everyone's broken at some point - we've all been there. Yes! I am hoping.

Brookem - Thank you! Such a great day! I have great people around me and really? that's all a girl can ask for!

kimmyk - thank sweetie! such a great day! that's ok, you've been incognito! hope things are going ok. HA! That's ok, they say 40's are the new 30's right??