Monday, September 29, 2008

it's not that bad...


I'll admit.  I had my hesitations about 30.  It just seemed so old to me. 
 
I kinda wanted to hold on to those 20's for as long as I could.  There is something great about that decade.  It's like the bridge between adolescence and adulthood.  It's where all the magic happened.  Freedom.  Fun.  New, exciting adventures.  
Everybody keeps saying that 30 is the new 20?  But really, should I buy that?  That's like saying stretch marks are the new sexy.  but whatever. 
At any rate, I've "tried on" 30 for 3 days now and it doesn't feel that bad.  I think this new decade will hold a lot of goodness for me and I'm looking forward to it. 
 
And my b-day couldn't have been better.  Thanks friends and my sweetie for easing me into this transition.  Here's the highlight reel...


1.  A day in the OC with my ladies at a fantastic creperie.  Loved it.

2.  A night out on the town with my other ladies.  Let's just say undisclosable (I don't think that's a word?) amounts of sweet rolls and honey butter were consumed.  
 
3.  A night at Disneyland sans kids.  Just picture my husband and I like these folks....dumbo ears, pins...the whole nine yards.  (me...three pounds skinnier than this woman!) 


We went with big plans to paint the town red, but 30 got the best of me and I was tuckered out by 10pm.  
  
4.  A Saturday morning hike with our kids and some friends.  We got to witness Jack scoop up some fresh wildlife feces on the trail.  Delightful!


5.  I got to do  what I love.  Take a peek here. 
 
6.  Went to my favorite girl's club, called Relief Society, and heard one of the best talks EVER.  Left with a resolve to be a better person.

7.  Hung up this awesome banner for myself.  Made by Heidi...put in your orders NOW!


8.  Enjoyed a homemade dinner delivered to my doorstep by a friend. 
 
I'd say I'm a pretty lucky 30-year old!

11 comments:

shawna said...

A big happy birthday! You'll find that 30 is no big deal...( maybe a little more tired, but more relaxed too!) Glad you had a happy time ...over and over and over! Was it a full birthday week? Or just a long weekend?

The Rugg Family said...

Happy birthday ali, sounds like you had a great time. I like your posting that was cool. Join the thirty club I am half through it and do not feel old yet. Have a great day. chat soon.

Newmans said...

Happy B-day! Wow 30 is a big one, but sounds like you had a great weekend! Hope I can ease into 30 as well as you did!

Lindi said...

Happy Happy Birthday!!! 30 isn't bad!!! Until the parties are over and you realize that yes, you really are 30, then it sucks!! Until that hits E N J O Y!! And then call me & we can grip together!! Love you

Olive-us said...

Happy Birthday, Ali!
Welcome to the club!

summer said...

WHAT???? Did I talk to you on the phone for over a half hour today and not know I was talking to a Birthday girl? Happy b-day my friend!!! Glad you had a good day! Welcome to the 30's!!! And I can't handle your organization skills!!! I will pay you to come help me...

Oler Family said...

Happy Birthday Ali! I can hardly believe that we are 30!! Where has the time gone? I'm glad that you had such a wonderful birthday! Love the birthday banner!

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday! I love the banner--how fun!

heidi said...

I'm glad your bday was filled with what you love. I also enjoyed our night out with a thousand rolls and a pound of butter.

Steve & Kim said...

Happy Birthday Ali, the 30s have been pretty good to me. I think you are going to like it. Enjoy!

Lori said...

Happy Birthday Ali! I'll give you my beauty secret for looking so young.....

PHOTOSHOP.