So, on the 30th of this month (yesterday), I turned 30 years old....didn't think about the whole 30/30 thing until I started chatting with this random stranger at Spindini (where Rob and I went for birthday dinner)...and she also was there with her husband celebrating her birthday, which was also 08/30....and she reminded me that is was cool to turn 30 on the 30th.......cool? I'm not so sure! I have had mixed emotions about the whole 30 thing....somethings in life are easier and better than when I was, say, 18 or so......but somethings are harder! For example, I don't have to do school work anymore...i rememeber people saying, "oh, when you finish college then you get a job and real responsibility"....well, I don't know whether it is because I love my job or what, but I would much rather work than go to school! Then there comes the kid thing, clearly I didn't have Lane and Bo at 18, so that is definitely something that is harder now! At first thought about turning 30, I was pretty bummed, but I think my girls night out in July with my friends kind of got me over that....I have figures out that there are man things that you are never to old to do.....enjoy the company of friends or have girl talk, go to dinner with your husband, kiss your babies, go to family dinners, sit in the presence of God or sing your favorite hmyns, read your favorite book or watch your favorite tv show, enjoy a good meal......but I am also learning there are some things I may never be able to do again......the splits, enjoy a typical college weekend free of responsibility, go shopping alone, have 20 year old skin, sleep past 8:00.....so, you get my point....so, 30 is here, but I am going chose to focus on the good and just take those other things as memories of the past! Here are some pictures from my birthday...Rob's sweet brother, David, gave us a night at the Westin Hotel in Memphis and came out and spent the night with the kids...he is one awesome brother-in-law, in case there are any of my friends out there with a 25-30 year old single gal you'd like to match make with him!! So, we went to dinner, used their work out room, and slept late (7:30!), then drove to Little Rock to get my new(used) van! The bottom pictures is the "party" at my parents....Lane was so sweet, she decorated Ellie's house in lots of pink hearts for my "I love you" party; she and Ellie (and Bo) made a homemade bananna cake that was incredible. And daddy cooked (per my request) steak and crab legs!
A self taken shot in our hotel room...forgot to mention that Rob got me a North Face jacket...I don't think I have ever owned an article of clothing that expensive...but he said I was worth it!! The best part was he got it 40% off, he knows I don't like gift that cost full price, I am strange like that!!