Friday, July 31, 2015

Thirty: My Golden Birthday:

{30 on the 30th}

Wow, I am really 30...

As I sit here and type this as a now 30 year old (so much older and wiser than two days ago) and reflect back on this past decade I can't help but think how truly lucky and blessed I am. I have had ups and downs, good times and bad, but my 20's were good to me... I Graduated from College, Received my Bachelor's Degree, Partied... a lot, Met Steven, Got Engaged, Got Married, Dealt with my very first Deployment, Dealt with many Underways/Days Apart from the love of my life, Developed a Disease (well two), Was given a Diagnosis that I never thought I would, Had a major surgery, Have dealt with being sick every day of my life for the past 5 years, Moved 4 times, Lived in 4 different homes, and most importantly had 2 beautiful healthy children. Everything that happened in my 20's has led me to where I am today and has set me up for even better years to come! I am not sad or depressed to be 30... I am rather excited for everything this decade will bring to me and my family!

To celebrate entering into this new era we planned a trip to Cancun with some of my very best friends to celebrate both mine and my best friend Christie's 30th birthdays (her birthday is two weeks earlier than mine). So last week we packed our bags, kissed our babies (thanks again Nana and Papa), boarded the plane and were on our way to Mexico!

We stayed at the same resort Steven and I went to last June for Our Babymoon and though there seemed to be a couple of changes with the resort this time, it was still just as amazing and even better because I could enjoy a few adult beverages this go around! ;)



 






Happy 30th Birthday to us! Love you C-Ris! 

All in all, it was the perfect vacation. We missed our babies like crazy by day 2 but we took full advantage of the down time, the sleeping in (not that we actually did... welcome to parenthood), the relaxing, and the time with our friends! Thank you everyone who could be a part of our birthday trip and for making it a truly special celebration!
We love you all!

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The celebration continued yesterday on my actual birthday, where I spent the morning at Ponte Vedra Inn & Spa (one of my absolute favorite places here at home) with my mom and Christie! We relaxed as we were pampered and it was the perfect way to ring in my 30's! Thank you SO much again honey, you truly spoil me and I don't know what I did to deserve it all! The rest of the day I was unfortunately very sick (as I am most days) so we spent time at home with the babies doing nothing! Though that is all I wanted to do for my birthday I was hoping I would have at least been feeling well. We had cake with the kids (which Charli had been asking for ALL. DAY. LONG.) and she was so excited to sing to me again and so she could show me how I was supposed to blow out the candles! Thankfully I was feeling good enough that we didn't have to cancel our plans and could still meet some friends out for my birthday dinner that night (thank you again mom and dad for offering to keep the kiddos)! I truly had a very special day all thanks to my husband, family, and friends!

Thank you to everyone who made my day extra special by sending the sweetest birthday messages! Each one was appreciated more than you know! 

So here is goodbye, to a part of my life I did the most growing, became a wife, and became a mother... And hello to everything that lies ahead! I have a good feeling about you 30, so bring it on!



1 comment:

  1. I couldn't love this more (except for the being sick part!). So happy you got to enjoy a trip, you just look beautiful! And happy 30, I turn 32 in a couple weeks & I have looooved my 30s so far! I know you will, too!

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