Saturday, June 11, 2011

Another Decade

A couple years ago, when I was so very young... like, 28 or something... I looked ahead at the big 3-0 and thought, what's the big deal? I didn't understand why anyone had a hard time with this age. It's not old. However, in the weeks approaching my birthday, I did find myself looking forward to June 10th with some emotion. It's the end of my 20s. The beginning of the end of young-looking skin, great metabolism, and perky boobs (although that's more the fault of my two hungry babies). I am now called "Ma'am" instead of "Miss." But you know what? I am looking forward to this decade as a time of confidence, comfort, and family. 30 is my year! Here's how I celebrated this momentous occasion.

Uncle Davey came over for a couple hours in the morning to sit with the boys...

So I could do this...

And this...

And this...

Then my man flew home from his business trip to sit with the boys so I could go out for sushi with my ladies.

When I got home, I spent some quality time with the basher boy...

Then I spent some quality time with myself.

Then with my family.

My friend Amy and her 3 beauties came over with a beautiful little one-person cake and candle, and a handmade card, written by my two piano students. They knew I had already celebrated with a surprise party that my man threw for me last week, so they decided I needed to have something to stick a candle in to make a wish on my actual birthday. I also had visits from my beautiful mother in-law and my lovely cousin/best friend Brooke.

We tried to make the basher laugh. He managed a tiny giggle. (His first laugh was elicited by his grandpa on his 61st birthday, earlier in the week.)

My man and the punk and I enjoyed some $5 pizza for dinner.

After the kids went to bed, I practiced my violin for a few minutes in preparation for a string quartet gig the next day.

Then I took a moment to make a wish and blow out my candle.


30 years old? Bring it!

5 comments:

Heather B said...

Wow, sounds like a GREAT 30th birthday! Mine didn't go so well. So I'm glad yours did.

Sally said...

Happy Birthday Meili! You are beautiful.

amy gretchen said...

I'm glad you documented your day. At least now when someone asks what you did for your 30 you'll remember. I'm glad that we got to be apart of it.

Presidential Players said...

Sounds great! My 30th was a major bummer so I'm glad yours was a good one!

And yes, our thirties are going to be awesome!

suzanne cabrera said...

Happy belated birthday! I can so relate to all your sentiments...especially the skin part :) Hope you're enjoying some quality time with the boys today!

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