Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Another Day Older......

I turned 30 yesterday.

I haven't been looking forward to this birthday, but it wasn't so bad.
I don't feel any different. But, I haven't actually had to answer the question
"How old are you?" with the dreaded answer, "Thirty".
That might be weird for the first few times.

My husband brought me this beautiful bouquet on Friday night, to kick off my birthday weekend.

I also got a package in the mail from my dear friend, Tracy (whom I wish would start a blog, hint, hint!)

When I opened the box, there were 30 individually wrapped gifts inside. One for each year of my life.

I had such a wonderful time sitting down and opening each and every thoughtful gift.

We drove up to Decatur for the weekend, to visit my family. We went out to eat on Sunday night with my mom. Of course, we got the obligitory free birthday dessert, but without the embarrasing staff birthday song! (THANK YOU!)

Once we got back to my mom's house, after dinner, Keith gave me my birthday present!

Oh, wait, I posted the wrong picture there.... :)
Here is my birthday present-

A new camera! And, that is the color- a pretty, pale pink. Keith said it isn't "girly pink", so he'll still be able to use the camera.

We came home yesterday and just spent the afternoon hanging out at home. Keith made me birthday brownies last night and sang Happy Birthday to me while I blew out my candles.
All my wishes have already come true.

I'm a very fortunate 30 year old.


Lani ~ The Wooden Porch said...

Happy Birthday!

Lilypad Mom said...

Happy Birthday! It sounds like you had a wonderful weekend.

Greta said...

Look what a full life you've gotten in just 30 years! Happy Birthday!

I'm pretty sure you will LOVE that camera!

frogette80 said...

uh dang, I thought we would be sportin' around town in a new convertable with the babies in the back :)

Louise said...

Sounds like the perfect birthday!
How thoughtful the 30 gifts...love that idea!

Great camera love the girlie pink!!

Enjoy your 30's!
I love them being 31 and all I have a lot of experience being in my 30's...LOL!!

Anonymous said...

Happy 30th Corie, wish I could've been there to celebrate with you, I would've made you my famous "Ellingson Cake!".....next time. Love you lots, me (and I'm so glad you enjoyed you thirty "fun" gifts, I know I had fun finding them.............me

Erin said...

Happy birthday, Corie! Sounds like you were able to celebrate in style : ) GREAT camera! So cute.

Beth said...

30 is the most awesome year you will experience! Wait til you have 5 years to 50 and you'll remember how great 30 was!

LOL! Hope you had a great birthday!

Anonymous said...

Ohhh Corie, I'm so so sorry I'm so so late in wishing you a Happy Birthday... I really did think of you on your birthday but you know me....The thought is here...and .... the thought is gone. THAT"S the joy of being 50!!

I miss you terribly..

Alexis Jacobs said...

Happy belated birthday! :-) Emily just got the same camera. She loves it!