Monday, October 25, 2010

Happy Birthday to me!!!


I woke up Friday morning and didn't really feel different...my back didn't hurt, my knees seemed fine...I somehow turned 30 and survived!!! I have to say 30 feels pretty good. The chance to start fresh in a new decade feels oddly liberating. I feel like I have a whole life ahead of me and I see it all so much more clearly. To be honest I don't know if it's really because I turned 30 or what happened...but I honestly just feel so...happy. This was quite possibly the best birthday yet for me and it was such a simple one..spent with family and friends the way I wanted it to be. My life just seems to be falling together and I somehow have extreme confidence that this year will be one of my best!!!
Of course I took pics to showcase the events of my birthday...but please forgive me, i got wrapped up in the moments and didn't take very many. The day began with me actually waking up early and jogging 3 miles(i'm training for the Disney half marathon...and besides my first day officially being 30 i figured i should start of responsible and healthy, right?) So, anyway...jogged then headed over to meet up with my mom, sister, aunt Mickey and cousin Kelly for some girl time which included pedicures:
Cocktails...of course! it was 5 o'clock somewhere, right?
We shopped around for a little while, then headed to the Short North where I got to try Jeni's ice cream for the first time...and I am officially in LOVE with this stuff. We had fun exploring shops we wouldn't usually get to look around and then headed back to Zanesville to meet up with more family and friends for dinner at Muddy Misers...a great little restaurant that I happen to also LOVE! This is a picture of one of my closest friends Codi that i am so happy came out and joined us for the night!

And the cake...I have to give my cousin Kelly so much credit for making this thing. I had seen on a website this rainbow cake and fell in love (yes i love rainbows, get over it) It was six layers each a different color of the rainbow and just looking at made you smile. Anyway Kelly knew how much i loved it and tried to recreate it...which sort of happened until she found it in her car like this...it had fallen over. BUT...it is the thought that counts and i was so thankful she put so much effort in and despite the looks it was DELICIOUS!!!!! (ps..check out the box she put it in...impressive)
My birthday weekend continued on to Saturday where we celebrated my dad's birthday and attended my cousin's wedding. If you have read my blog before you know I LOVE weddings, so having a family wedding to go to on my birthday weekend was a present in disguise for me. It was such a lovely wedding filled with so much love and happiness. Congrats Adam and Kali!

Over all, it was a great weekend and birthday made possible by all of my wonderful friends and family. I can't say enough about how lucky I am to have such amazing people in my life and I feel very motivated and happy to make this 30th year of my life one of the best yet!!!

1 comment:

  1. Abby,

    I saw your post on FB this morning about your friend who passed...so young. I am terribly sorry to hear this! It never gets easy - whether you've seen the person in recent times or not, it hurts the same way. My thoughts are with you!

    On a lighter note, while on your blog, I remembered the whole point of you starting this > you were (did..) turning 30 > congrats on it feeling great! I was so hoping it DID!! I tell ya, 32 was one of my best years. With that said, keep looking forward to more great/special occasions in your life. Like you, I feel lucky to have such wonderful people in my life and I treasure them always. I know you do, as it shows in your FB posts, blog/s and pictures. You have a *nice* life Abby, and I'm particularly happy for you -good people need to spread their love to others...it makes the world a better place!!

    Take care & I will continue to visit periodically -see the assemblage of great events you concur!

    -Heather

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