Wednesday, September 28, 2011

It's Official!

Today, I officially turn 30 (Happy Birthday to me). :}  It's funny, when I was younger, 30 sounded so old.  I was sure it would be the end of everything fun, because of course, you can only have fun when you're young, right? 

Now, 30 doesn't seem very old at all.  :)  The weird thing is, mentally, I still feel like I'm in the 21-23 age category.  I've heard older family members talking about the fact that as you age, you still feel young, and now I know what they mean.  It still startles me to have to go to the third age bracket in surveys. :}

Anyway, I'm actually okay with being 3 decades old.  In fact, I'm excited to see what the Lord has in store for me in the years to come. :)

So, some of you may be wondering what I'm doing for my birthday, especially since it's such a big milestone.  Well, last weekend, we had a family party.  My mom's birthday is the 21st, and my sister-in-law's birthday (my brother's wife) is the 24th, so we always have a 3-way birthday in September to celebrate.  That was really fun.  Today, my hubby will most likely be working late, so I don't know that there will be much of an official celebration.  But on Friday and Saturday, hubby is watching all 3 of the girls, and I'm having an old fashioned slumber party with some of my friends at my aunt's house.  We're going to eat ricotta cheesecake (I'll let you know if it's any good after the weekend), make personal pizzas, watch movies, play bingo, and just have a great time together.  No kids are going to be there, so we'll get to act like kids ourselves...and actually have some uninterrupted, adult conversation.  Yay!! :D

I was thinking about taking a trip for my birthday, but it was going to be too expensive.  Plus, I'm going to my church's Ladies Retreat next month, so I'll have a special trip then.  I think this will be really fun. And really, a slumber party fits with my "Never Grow Up" mentality anyway. ;)   My mom and aunt will be hosting the party, and there should be about 7 guests that are able to come, besides me.  :)   I'll be sure to let you guys know how it turns out. :)

Well, I'm off to fix breakfast for the girls and get them to school.  Later today I'll do an update on Kaitlin's hair.  It dried a little poofier than I'd hoped, but it's still way better than it was! :)  Talk to you all soon!

18 comments:

Claire said...

Happy birthday!!! :) My sister's birthday was a few days ago, so I'm still in the celebrating mood. ;) Have a great 30th! :D

beast'sbelle said...

Thanks, Claire! :)

Bama said...

Happy Birthday! 30 IS still young! LOL! I'll turn the big 5-0 next year and it doesn't bother me a bit. 50 is the new 30, you know? LOL!
Than makes you a baby! :o)
I hope your special day is extra nice for you.

Elliebob said...

Happy birthday!!! I wish I could sing to you. :)

eclectic collector said...

Happy Birthday to my sweet daughter! I thank God for the last 30 years and look forward to many more.
Mom

Hunter and Kendall said...

I put a Happy birthday post on my blog for you! I love it if you could see it!

Hunter

Huntershabits11.blogspot.com

:)

Carly said...

Happy Birthday to U!!! Happy Brithday to U!!! Happy Birthday Dear Beast'sBelle!!!!!!! happy Birthday to You!!!


Carly

beast'sbelle said...

Thank you so much for all of the lovely comments, everyone! :) I feel very loved. My mom even left a comment! Thanks, Mom...I love you too. :)

Hunter, I'm honored. :) I'll be sure to check out your blog post.

Ashlyn said...

Happy Birthday! Oh the old fashioned sleepover sounds amazing! If you have time, take some pictures! Let us know how it turns out. I hope this year the Lord brings prosperity and new experiences. Love,
Ashlyn

p.s You have really been a mentor for me in my teen years, thank you so much :)

beast'sbelle said...

Thank you for commenting, Ashlyn. :) I'll be sure to post some pics of the party. :)

I was so blessed by your P.S. You almost made me tear up! :} It's been my desire to use this blog not only for dolls and reviews, but as a ministry and a testimony to others. I'm so thankful that I've been an encouragement to you. Have a wonderful day, and God bless. :)

Shawna said...

Happy Birthday! I will be turning 30 in December. I'm actually taking a trip with the family. It's going to be a great way to bring in the next 10 years.

beast'sbelle said...

Thanks, Shawna. :) Hope you have a great 30th in December. A family trip sounds like a wonderful way to celebrate. :)

Hunter and Kendall said...

Hi Beast'sBelle! I had to comment AGAIN about you telling me where to find a Gotz Tess doll. I have found some old dolls in my closet that I don't favor really so I'm selling all six of them on ebay! There not really "upper priced" dolls so the money I get for all of them will be used to look for a Gotz Tess doll. (I will try and be patient ;) hehe)

beast'sbelle said...

Glad I could help. :) I hope your sales go well, and that you find your Tess soon. :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a great slumber party!
God Bless!
Elaine

beast'sbelle said...

Thanks, Elaine. :)

Casey said...

You are an amazing lady and a blessing to so many, myself included. Happy birthday, H!

beast'sbelle said...

Thanks, Casey! :) Miss you!