Wednesday, May 12, 2010

1st Anniversary of my 29th Birthday

My 20's farewell tour has officially come to an end and as of today I'm a proud member of the Dirty Thirty club or more specifically it's my 30th BIRTHDAY!!!

Good news is I didn't find any grey hairs this morning (never mind the fact that I color my hair), I haven't broken a hip yet (though I banged the hell out of my leg getting into the car this morning) and I haven't been admitted to a nursing home (though I probably should be admitted to the nut house but that's another story).

Turning 30 really hasn't been that big of a deal to me. It could be the fact that most of my friends are already part of the club or maybe the fact that planning this wedding has kept me so pre-occupied that I've barely remembered I even had a birthday coming (and anyone that knows me KNOWS that's unusual).

I guess there is a part of me that is a bit sad that my 20's are over and now I have to be all grown up and shit but to be honest most of my 20's (mainly the ages of 23-28) weren't all that great anyway. I did a lot of growing and learning but I feel like my life is finally starting to settle a bit which is comforting.

This decade is going to kick ass and be full of so many wonderful events like getting married and hopefully having kids, moving to a bigger place and traveling that it's hard not to be excited about my new age bracket.

As for birthday plans, we'll I'm throwing a pretty kick ass party in 10 days so I think for tonight it's okay to take it easy a bit. Oh and Kristian did offer to buy me McDonald's and even spring for extra Hot Mustard sauce. He spoils me!


Deals, Steals and Heels said...

happy birthday!!!!

Bicoastal Bride said...

A very happy birthday to you! :) Like you said, the next decade is going to be fabulous!

By the way, let me know if you have any suggestions about a good place to go in the Alexandria area for wedding gown alterations. I was planning to have them done at Alfred Angelo, but since they can’t fit me in until a week before I leave for the wedding, I’m trying to see whether there’s anyone else good available. I'm keeping my fingers crossed things work out in the end!

Summer {Bisfor...} said...

baby girl! happy dirty thirty! this year will be grand for you! i know it.

i adore you and i am so glad we are friends. enjoy your day sweet thing! indulge!

sending XX and OO!

d.a.r. said...

happy happy birthday!!!

Kristen said...

Happy Birthday!

Larysse Tavares said...

Happy Birthday darling!


Wish you all the happiness and blessings!

This will be "the decade" of your life :)
Have a wonderful DAY!

bananas. said...


Flirty, thirty and oh so fabulous, that's what you are! Enjoy your day dahling cause you only turn 30 once. Oh and don't forget 30's are the new 20's. Woop woop!

Chocolate Lover said...

Have a happy happy birthday lady! Enjoy!

KLaw said...

Harpy birthday!!!! This will be an amazing decade for you!

carrie1 said...

Welcome to the club! =)


Christin said...

Happy Happy Birthday!!!

Jen said...

Happy birthday, Shannon! My BFF is stressing over turning 30 next year, but for me, I'm coming to terms with it. Everyone I know already in the club says it's wonderful, so I'm kinda looking forward to it.

Hope you enjoy your day... before your other special day!

Annie said...

I hope you had a wonderful day!! :)

amber said...

First anniversary of your 29th birthday, good one :D My fiance's brother gave me a card 2 years ago that said, "Happy 29th + 1." Loved that.

Alicia said...

yay! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! i hope that you had an awesome day!!! i have a feeling that 30 is going to be an amazing year for you!!

Mrs T said...

Happy belated birthday. Now you're old like me! Ha.

Hoping the 30's is the best decade ever for both of us.