Sunday, September 19, 2010

The Big 30!

Well, 30 has come and gone and much to my surprise; I am still alive. I will be honest with you, I have dreaded turning 30 all summer long. I have not looked forward to it one real reason, just did not want to leave my twenties. I am very blessed though, I have wonderful family and friends that made sure that I celebrated my 3oth birthday, whether I thought I wanted to or not!

My husband has never been too good at surprising me, but he sure pulled off a good surprise for my Birthday. I had been pouting for quite sometime about the fast approaching milestone and had told him that I did not want to do anything. Maybe go out to dinner with a few friends somewhere in town...which means Mexican or our new Japanese Steak house. I was incredibly lazy on Saturday, the day of my birthday, and I just thought Hunter was taking William out the house for a bit to let me rest. Afterall, if I haven't mentioned it, I am almost 3 months pregnant with #2. So, I thought Hunter was being sweet and letting me and #2 rest on Mommy's birthday. Lynsey (who was most definately in the know) and I took quick trip to Opp and met Suzanne and Katie to go "junkin." I came home and called my parents' house (where William and Hunter were supposed to be swimming) and got what should have been my first clue of the day. My mom answered the phone and when I inquired about what she was doing, she calmly told me she was "planting mums to get her front porch ready for Homecoming." Uhhh, I have been around for a long time...30 years.... and my mama does not plant mums 3 WEEKS ahead of time!! However, I guess my pregnant, tired self just skipped right over that little nugget of info and decided I would stay put and watch HGTV on the couch for a bit. Later, I got dressed and ready to go to dinner, but Hunter said, "your mom said to bring WHG some pjs before we eat." Uhmm, okay, well we are going to be late.

Well, 5 mins later we round the corner to parents house and the vehicles lining the street start to make little things throughout the day make more sense. "Surprise honey!!!"

My parents back yard was full of family and friends ready to celebrate my 30th birthday! Hayley came from Auburn, Leigh, Dale and Elizabeth made a very fast trip from Auburn, Hannah and the boys came from Birmingham and Kayla was in town from Orange Beach. They had all been planning for weeks. We visited, ate and were merry for hours on end and it was wonderful! William had a blast and was still going late into the night!!!
I have gotten to visit with these two for the past four weekends in a row (it always fun to see KK's smiling face no matter how brief our visit) and I am going to be lost this weekend....good thing next week is an Auburn home game!!

My sweet husband, Mama, Daddy, Kat, Meme and Chuck and I am sure countless others had been working all day to get ready and it was wonderful! I had so much fun and it was the perfect way to jump start my 30's!!

Thank you so very much to everyone that came and helped Hunter and William surprise me on my birthday!!

The next day, the Winston, William and Sam had a blast swimming in Nanny's pool. They are such good buddies and I adore watching them play together!!


Nancy, Jeremy, and Jack said...

Happy belated 30th (it just gets better:)) and congratulations!

Tara said...

Sounds like a good way to ring in the 30's to me, my friend! Welcome to the club! :) Loved all the pictures!! Can't wait to see you and #2 in a few weeks in B'ham!!!