Sunday, February 5, 2012

My 30th birthday

I’m not going to lie…I cried about turning 30.  It has always seemed so “old” to me, and no matter how many time people told me that 30 wasn’t old, I just wasn’t convinced.  So, it was only fitting that I throw myself a carnival themed birthday party.  I needed lollipops and cotton candy to help ease me into the next decade.  And you know what?  It worked!

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I had so much fun planning this party.  Someday I’ll get paid to throw someone an amazing party, I just know it.  Soooo, the last week of my 20’s was spent at party stores and blowing up balloons, instead of sky diving and skinny dipping…but I wouldn’t have it any other way. 

Heather was flying in on the big day, and I had it all planned out to the minute.  Shopping and Café Rio, party set up, and PARTY!  Who knew I’d get a few surprises on my meticulously planned day. 

The first surprise actually happened the night before when I got pampered by my awesome friends.  Pretty toes and a new hairdo. So fun.iPhone pictures 239SLR 037

The next surprise was a flower delivery just for me from my awesome hubby.  This is the first time I’ve have flowers delivered, and I felt pretty darn special.

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Then came the whopper of surprises.  All along I knew Heather was coming to Boise for my birthday…she didn’t really have a choice.  It was my 30th after all.  And it was the fact that she’d be there that  I knew would make my day amazing.  But I had no idea (although I did hope) that Heidi would be able to come as well.  Excuse my high pitched voice in the video.  I guess that’s what I sound like when I’m extremely happy and surprised.

 

So the sisterhood was complete.  I could go to bed happy.  But NO!  There was a carnival to be had.  And, so I never forget, I must document each game

Tattoo Parlor, face painting, Kissing booth, Fortune teller, Fishing game, Soda Ring Toss, Balloon Darts, Rootbeer Pong, a Sucker Pull, Raffle, Bullseye game with Nerf Guns, and lots and lots of treats.  Long story short, the party was a success.

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The night ended with me reading so many letters from people I love all put together by Heather in a scrapbook with pictures.  Letters from family and friends, people I haven’t talked to in years and years.  It is a gift that I will always treasure.  Thank you Heather for putting together, and thank you to everyone who wrote such kind words.  It means so much to me.

The next day the sisters went running together, we played Agricola, we had fro yo, played mini gold, went to Tucano’s, and topped off the night with an amazing movie, and races up the theater stairs.  My sisters are awesome.  Sunday we got to sing together in church, play more games and then sadly it was time for them to leave.  What a FUN weekend.  That’s really the only word for it.  Sheer fun.  I’m already looking forward to 40. 

And I just have to post this last picture because I think it’s hilarious.  I love cookies, I’ve always known it, but I guess everyone else does too.  This is my stack of baked goodness that I got for my birthday.  I won’t embarrass myself by telling you how much of  this is now gone.

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6 comments:

Kari and the Boys said...

Looks like a birthday to remember! Happy 30th!

Scott and Stacia said...

Happy 30th Birthday!! Sounds like it was wonderful!

Kelsey said...

Wish so much that I could have been there! I might have shed some tear over it. Let's do our 40th somewhere exotic together!

Stace said...

Omg! That is one awesome party. You need to come down to ut and plan mike and mines - 40th this year!

Heidi said...

Happy is right. Thanks for risking your life for another equally happy and cookie filled weekend.

THE REBER FAMILY said...

What I fun PARTY!!! I can't believe we are all turning 30!! What?!! Arent we 13? How about you come down in July and plan my party. =) love you.