Saturday, January 25, 2014

"Thirty, Flirty and Thriving"

Last weekend, I turned 30. I can't say that turning 30 thrills me, but it sure beats the alternative.....and although I don't like getting older, I sure do love any excuse to celebrate- and celebrate I did!

Birthday weeks should be spent giggling over cocktails with girlfriends, eating delicious meals where all calories don't count, seeing a tony-award winning broadway musical while enjoying your smuggled-in candy from a European candy store visited earlier, enjoying more desserts in 4 days than you have eaten in a month, with lots and lots of wine, walking through the beautiful streets of one of America's classic cities, shopping in New York (even if only for gloves and a scarf), with a love note from your sweet husband (that only included one 30 joke in the whole letter!), opening cards and gifts from family and friends, enjoying a date night out with an adorable country boy, viewing a movie"of your choice" (no compromising with the hubby) in your favorite theater with the huge recliner chairs, and catching up on phone calls with those you love who are away.

Oh, and if you are a Mississippi girl with a January or February birthday then your birthday should include king cake!!

I spent the 3 day weekend in between DC and New York and got to celebrate with friends from college, law school, Mississippi and DC.  I can't lie- the thought of turning 30 has caused me to be a little mopey the past week (in addition to turning 30, this past month has just been tough), but this weekend has cheered me up a lot.  It's hard not to be happy when you realize how many sweet people God has placed in your life for 30 years! Plus, I loved my late 20s better than my early 20s so I think the early 30s might have even more blessings!


  1. Sounds like the perfect way to ring in the big 3-0! Happy Birthday!