Thursday, January 19, 2012


In my family, we have a tendency to celebrate birthdays (and all other fun, exciting milestones) for at least a week.  Jamie doesn't feel quite the same way about his own day, but he is always so good to recognize that it's just what we do. :)  That being said, he did a pretty amazing job at making sure 30 was one birthday I'll never forget. 

it's been on my wish list for so many years...the Nespresso Citiz
amazing, husband...really, amazing!

SURPRISE!  husband and i made a lunch date, and when i showed up, it wasn't
husband at all!  it was some of my favorite people at one of my favorite lunch spots!
[sidenote: Unfortunately, I'm almost impossible to surprise.  But he pulled it off!] 

Scout forgot to give me a gift on my actual bday, so Thursday morning
he found and tore apart our new phone book!  and i got to pick up all the little pieces! 

We were back and forth on how to celebrate 3-0 (mind you, I'm 7 months pregnant,
and not much for a blowout event right now :), but he threw together a pretty
great get-together with some of our closest friends.  It was a blast, and the perfect
way to ring in 30.  Big thanks to some of the women who helped him pull off this spread! 

 so much yummy food!

 we also got to use the fire pit that J's mom got him for Christmas!
it was cold outside, but this was perfect (and that's the only pic I got of it).

 4 of my absolute favorite people came to celebrate, too!
I love it when my sister comes to visit, for so many reasons, but in part 
because she will sweep through my house and help me change things
around, rearrange, and just revamp.  30 minutes before the party, she did
just that!  she's so talented!

 party planner extraordinaire, with his really pregnant wife.  
thank you, Jamie, for making this such
a great birthday.  i know you're glad it's over. :)

and just because i love him so, check out scout hanging out in the
middle of all that was going on.  he had such a big night (the twins wore
him out pretty good beforehand).  he just sat and took it all in until
he couldn't keep his eyes open any longer!

Thanks to everyone for making it such a great birthday!  I know I've said it over and over, but I am confident that 30 is going to be our best year yet!  Grateful to be surrounded by such amazing friends and family.