Friday, March 20, 2009

Celebrating 30 Years

30 years. Really, it's not a lot at all. But I am thrilled to say that that is how many years I have been blessed to journey on this Earth. Today, I felt so treasured. One of the best days... Ever. Simply because I was surrounded by people who love me. Ones that I love, and treasure, and value more than anything. And it was a day for me to remember. Where I came from. What I have. And to offer my thanksgiving to the Lord, Who is the One that has gifted me with my breath, and my beautiful family. I sit at the end of the day on my 30th birthday, thankful for all that has been, all that I have, and all that is to come...

Etta, Emily and I enjoying our girl time in the hot tub!
Emily and Baby Etta whisked me away this morning to enjoy a delectable feast, (prepared by the Master Chef, Emily) of mango-tango-black bean salsa, YUM, and an Amazing chicken salad, and Mimosas! YUMMY! Em had everything set up with her mother and father in law to have us come to their place to enjoy their HOT TUB! Steve and Cathy had everything set up and ready for us girls! Emily's sister-in-law, Molly, has been home visiting and joined us for our morning Girl Time! Molly, you are SO MUCH FUN! Thank you for sharing it with us! Emily,you are a gift to me. I am so thankful for your friendship!
After I came home, I pulled out a recipe for this cake that I have been holding on to for weeks! It is a Moist Lemon Cake, with Lemon Frosting and Blueberries! It was YUMMY!!!

Yes, I am lighting my own candles, so Matt could get pictures... Matt was incredible... He let me sleep in, and then decorated the house, just like I do for all my boys. The Boys were so excited to throw me a party! The Little Boys woke me up in the morning singing "Happy Mommy To You, Happy Mommy To You!" It was the BEST!
Getting ready to make our wishes... I can't think of anything... my wishes are all there in the room with me...

Daddy was the BEST! He took the boys to the store to get all our party supplies, including the silly straws, and party blowers!

JonahWhat a day... What a gift!


Neuropoet said...

I'm so glad you had such a wonderful birthday - thank you for sharing the pictures with us!

Birthday Blessings to you my dear friend,

Emily, Bob and Etta said...

You are a wonderful gift to all of us. Thanks for letting us share. I think that we should do it again for my birthday! =)

Newmommykai said...

Looks like a fantastic birthday... sorry we missed that part of the party! However, you look like you had enough love in that room to make up for it! So, Happy Mommy to you!!

See you soon,

Nikai, Kevin, and Blueberry