Monday, April 14, 2014

My 30th Birthday

The big 30

You may have read my Farewell to my 20's Blog a few weeks ago so you know that I wasn't exactly thrilled about leaving behind my 20's but looking back I couldn't be more happy with the last decade of my life. Now although turning 30 was bitter-sweet for me I must say that I had the most incredibly perfect 30th birthday!

The day began with my oldest daughter Josselyn coming in my room to tell me "Happy Birthday" and to escort me downstairs for a special breakfast. My sweet hubby had made an early morning Starbucks run and had nutella banana crepes for me from my favorite breakfast spot. 

John then told me to go get ready becasue at 11:00am my mom and sister were coming over to take me shopping and out to lunch. We went to Neiman Marcus becasue my mom said she wanted to get me a few MacKenzie Child's items for my kitchen. As we were shopping my sister said she was hungry so we headed to La Meriposa the delicious restaurant inside Neiman's. As We walked in I was completely shocked to see all of my girlfriends standing there yelling "SURPRISE". I was completely speechless! Not only were all of my friends there but the whole area looked so lovely. There were the most beautiful pink flower arrangements on the tables and a gorgeous pink cake and cookies. My sweet friend Lauren had made all of the arrangements for us to enjoy the most delicious "high tea". It was such a fun afternoon and I felt so blessed and thankful as I looked at the table of incredible women that God has placed in my life. Friendship truly is one of the greatest treasures in my life and I am so honored to get to live life with so many beautiful women that continually sharpen me and challenge me to be a better friend, wife & mom. Thank you Lauren for orchestrating that wonderful birthday tea, you are such a gem in my life.

After the tea we went home to another surprise. My 2 year old is not the average 2 year old. For 2 days she talked and talked about this party she was having for me! She told me I was going to have a colorful Elmo party with balloons, and party horns and cake. We all laughed everytime she talked about this party becasue it was all in her imagination there was no Elmo party in John's plan. Josselyn called YaYa (my mom) the night before my birthday to thank her for the new princess gown YaYa gave her. Before they hung up Josse said, "YaYa would you like to come to my mama's Elmo Birthday party tomorrow? There will be lots of balloons and cake" hahaha Right then and there John and my mom new they had to help Josselyn turn her little imaginary birthday party for mommy into a reality. Needless to say when I walked in the door from the tea with my friends Josselyn and John yelled "SURPRISE" and I had another surprise party (Elmo themed of course). Josse is definitely a chip off the old block and a future party planner like her Mama & YaYa!

After my perfect Elmo party John took me to get a couples massage which was just what we both needed! I don't think either of us have had a full nights sleep in oh... about.... 2.5 years lol I guess that is as expected with a 11 month old and 2 year old. And I for one always have a baby girl in my arms whether it is Josse or Jewel ;) So the massage was definitely relaxing! 

After that we came home and got all dolled up to go out to dinner. One of John's favorite restaurants is called Del Frisco's. He goes there frequently for work dinners and I have some how never been! I love sea food and John has been telling me for years that I would love the sea food tower there and lobster so we decided to celebrate there with just the 2 of us. 

John planned the whole day out and it really was perfect. I was blessed to spend time my incredible husband, precious girls, amazing mom & sister and the very best friends a girl could ask for. I guess turning 30 isn't so bad after all...

Cheers to the next 30 years! 

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