Wednesday, January 30, 2013

A perfect day.

Last Friday I turned 29...(insert big gulp). As I enter the last year of my 20's I have thought about all that has happened the past 9 years. SO MUCH. 
I'm not sure how you can cram any more life changes into a decade as I assume most do in their 20's. I graduated college, married my love (we met when I was 19), we have purchased two homes, traveled all over, changed jobs twice, and oh yeah...had a child. Everything that has happened over the past 10 years has flown by in the blink of an eye. I wonder how my 30's can even top my 20's.
Hopefully my 30's will bring more children, more travel, and more time with my sweetie. I hope to further my career and still strive to have a healthy work/life balance. Who knows what life will bring, but right now I have no complaints. Anyway, I'm not 30 quite yet, so I'll make the most of year 29.
My actual birthday was made so special by Dan and Charlotte. Dan loves making a big deal out of my birthday and each year he still manages to surprise me. The day started with Dan and I taking off work to spend the day together, just him and I. It's rare that we are both home during the day just the two of us. We had breakfast as a family and then took Charlotte to school for part of the day. He told me that we could do anything I want, so what did we do? Cleaned out the garage. Super crazy, I know. It didn't take long and we have a clean and organized garage now. I should have taken before and after pictures, but I didn't so I will leave that to your imagination. Next we went to lunch and did a little shopping before picking up Charlotte. It was such a fun day and I felt like the Queen Bee.
Dan (and Charlotte of course) surprised me with a gorgeous necklace and bracelet and a beautiful jewelry box. This box is so special because when we were in Italy last August I had spotted the jewelry box and fell in love with it but didn't purchase it. Dan knew how much I loved it and tracked down the shop in Italy and ordered it for me. I was shocked and so touched at all the effort he went through. I loved the gifts of course but I really loved a day with my family.  
The weekend was relaxing and involved a lot of sleeping for both Dan and Charlotte. I guess they were both catching up. The weekend also included us staying in our pajamas for a lot of the day and me not wearing makeup. Talk about a peaceful weekend!
 I tried to get a birthday picture with Charlotte but she won't sit still these days so this was the best one we got. She was happy, I promise.

1 comment:

  1. Happy birthday! I think the 20s are pretty darn exciting! The 30s...well, there's still quite a few left so the jury is out!