Monday, October 21, 2013

My 30th Birthday

My husband, with the help of my best friends, pulled off the ultimate surprise.
Apparently it has (had) been in the works for months, there were secret text messages being sent, a private facebook group and plenty of whispers when I wasn't looking.
I was so surprised.
Turns out this turning 30 bullshit is actually a gift that just keeps on giving. It has been a non stop celebration since Thursday and isn't over yet.
First of all, thank you for all the love on Thursday. The calls, texts, emails, facebook messages, facebook wall posts, instagram wishes, and face to face love. I sure felt a lot of love. Maizey had crawled into bed with me sometime during the night and when she woke up in the morning she remembered first thing. She rolled into me and whispered Happy Birthday Mama with a little shy smile on her face. I welled up and gave her giant hug. What a fantastic way to start my day. I got to spend the day with my family, I got to go for a long run, I got to have sushi for dinner with my family and friends, I got a home made birthday cake, I got flowers brought home, hand delivered and sent from a friend that is on vacation in Australia right now.  It was a very, very good day.
I had big plans to do nothing all weekend. I didn't feel the need to celebrate much thanks to the little trip I booked for next week. You know, the trip I booked because there was absolutely nothing else going on for the my birthday. Ya, that one.

I don't even know where to start. Maybe with the knock on our front door while I was eating dinner with Ang and Chelsea and the kids on Friday night. I was so super shocked at who was crouched down, hiding beneath the window on my front porch that there was a tiny bit of screeching and laughing and omg what are you doing here??'s.
Wait. There's video evidence! 

I found out that everyone was involved in this surprise visit. We stayed up way too late catching up and laughing and drinking. I thought that was the main event, that my two high school best friends had come to spend the weekend of my birthday with me.
I clearly had no idea.....
Looking back now, I missed a lot of signs. I mean, I walked right past Brians parents car on my way into the bowling alley and didn't even notice. I looked at Angs truck and didn't notice. I saw Alicias car and thought it was a bit early for her to be having sushi for dinner. The thought that she would be at the bowling alley to surprise me never even crossed my mind. For the second time in less than 24 hours I was super shocked. I just thought my friends thought of something we could do with the kids that would be fun for every one.
It seems like everyone was in on this party and I am so grateful. Brian had everything lined up - people, food, babysitter. There was another home made cake and kids bowling and friends laughing. It was so fun. Then the kids went home and the real bowling started.

 Literally only three blog appropriate photos from the entire night. wow. 

You know, the kind with serious trash talk, guys vs girls, MVP's (Obviously, that was me. It's not a big deal. I'm not bragging or anything.), bottomless ceasers. I just have to say, the only thing better than bowling, is doing it with your best friends. The night continued long after the bowling. I remember shooters, a few, not that many. And shooters always lead to my best dance moves obviously. I think Cartwright would agree with that.


We danced and drank and watched the onesie party with amusement and slight jealousy. (don't know what a onesie party is? Just picture grown men and women wearing onesie pyjamas. at the bar. sounds fun, right?!). We partied. Ohhhh, we partied. We ate pizza at 2am and it was so delicious. Oddly enough, the next morning I didn't bounce back like I did when I was 20. Weird.


I had the absolute best weekend. I normally like to think of myself as pretty intuitive, I pay attention to what is going on around me, I notice small comments. Seriously, I knew nothing about this which makes it even more awesome.
Thank you. Everyone, thank you. It is so cool to be on the receiving end of something so thoughtful, so well planned, so totally fitting, and so fun. I could not have asked for a better welcome into the 30's. I think I'm going to like it here.
Next up; Craig Ferguson with my girls. 

1 comment:

  1. Strange for you to be outsmarted or outfoxed or could be because the party planners have been thirty for awhile so that their thirtysmartness got you Good!!!!! Totally great way to celebrate your birthday and you are deserving of a big wingding hoopla shooter dancing party!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! San Fran will be the icing on the cake. This is a birthday worthy of going on and on and on........