Thursday, November 12, 2015

This is 30

While my birthday month continues on (I love to really stretch out the celebrating), the big festivities are over.  The big surprise was being able to celebrate with my best friend from Delaware!  Ali flew in for the weekend and jumped right into the chaos that is life with two young kids.  We snuck in cocktails where we could & went to bed early...these are things that thirty is made of!
My actual birthday was Saturday, where I was woken up to flowers, cards, & gifts from all my favorite people!  Liam was so excited for me to open my card from which included some adorable scribbles and a few answered questions.  My favorite... What I like best about Mommy: "Snuggles!"  And all weekend long I was treated to "birthday snuggles".  Conor made a fabulous eggs benedict brunch, complete with some bubbly rose!


Naps were had.  Egg nog lattes sipped.  And we took a brief drive into the mountains.  Nothing was open at Snowbird (womp womp), but we did get to see some beautiful snowy mountains on a bluebird day.  The recent snowfall has left me in such a great mood and ridiculously excited for the upcoming holidays!

More naps were had.  Tacos & margaritas pounded.  And then the big 3-0 event... drinks out a bar with just my closest girlfriends!!!  This was the one thing I really wanted to do.  I love my husband & my kids, but it is almost never that I am without at least one of them.  It was the perfect celebration!  We went to Bar X, which has been on my list of places to check out forever.  The bar is reminiscent of a speakeasy and known for their cocktails.  It's also owned by Ty  Burrell, so that's a little bit cool!  I sipped on an Old Fashioned & then later a Moscow Mule.  I chatted withOUT interruption and enjoyed myself to the fullest!  And then I even came home to a baby that had already been put to sleep.  Talk about the perfect night!
Sunday we made another trip to the mountains, this time to Park City.  They have a free trolley on Main Street, which had one little boy all sorts of excited.  He loves Daniel Tiger and has been wanting to ride a trolley forever!  He was completely mesmerized when it even dinged.  Because of his big trolley love, we're getting him this trolley as a Christmas gift.  One of his friends has it, and it's pretty adorable.  It dings, but not too loudly or obnoxiously.  He is going to be so pumped!

Overall, it was a wonderful weekend.  So special to see old friends and be loved & celebrated by my family!  Conor turns 30 in February, so we still have that event to look forward to.  We are planning a trip as a big celebration to us both.  Currently, we are deciding between Jackson Hole (we are only a 5 hour drive away) this Winter or the Oregon Coast this summer.  I can't wait for a little family vacation!


Cheers to the next decade.... because when I turn 40, 
I will have a thirteen year old!  A teenager!!!

16 comments :

  1. So glad you had a fabulous birthday!! Naps, tacos, margarita's, friends -- some of the best things in life! Cheers to a wonderful year ahead!

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  2. Sounds like the perfect birthday weekend!! Happy 30th!! XO

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  3. Oh that last tidbit just hits you in the gut. Way to end on a crazy note!! Happy Birthday though =) Sounds like the perfect combo of snuggles and drinks.

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    1. It was a birthday gift, so I have no idea. Sorry!

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  5. Some of the tastiest eggs Benedict that have ever touched my lips!! Miss you all already!

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  6. happy birthday! glad you had such a great weekend celebrating!

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  7. Happy Birthday! What a great weekend of celebrating! Noah has that trolley too... It's super cute! He would love to ride on a real one!

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  8. Happiest of birthdays to you!!!! Sounds like an amazing weekend!

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  9. Sounds like a great weekend! Happy belated birthday! Hope 30 is fabulous!

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  10. What a great weekend..!! And how fun to have a special trip to look forward to with your (younger) man..!! ;)

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  11. You are so young!!! :) Glad that you had an amazing birthday! 30 is fun!

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  12. What an AMAZING birthday!!! How fun that your friend flew in and that you got to go out for a night with girlfriends! Sounds perfect!

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  13. Sounds like the perfect celebration! My how celebrating has taken a new meaning the older we get, right? So fun that your bestie could come help you celebrate & you got some time 'off'. :)

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  14. This sound and looks like the perfect birthday weekend! I hope this year is full of joy and many great memories! Xo, Stephanie

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  15. a 13 year old!! WOAH. haha. sounds like 30 is pretty great ;) cheers to the next decade!

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