Sunday, June 5, 2011

A big birthday!

Yesterday, I turned 30 and had a really special birthday.  Part of the best part of the whole day was a surprise visit from my dear friend, Sarah, who flew in from Iowa.  She arrived with a sign in hand and whisked me away for what she called the "day of Edie."  Our day started with a massage followed by lunch, shopping, and then a champagne picnic at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna.  As always happens with the best of friends, the day was full of laughs and even included a close call with a few hissing ducks at the garden!  It was a perfect girls day and probably the longest break I have gotten from both of the little guys since Georgie was born in September. 

Sarah brought me home just in time to get ready for a party thrown by my family that night.  What a fun time and such a treat to have so many friends come for the party!

Nicole and Emily

Beautiful flowers from my husband!

Mike and Kate

Stephen and me
Mom and Erika
Even Aunt Jeanette came for the celebration!

Ashley, me, and John


My husband really knows how to throw a party--with a little help from my Mom and sister!

Despite being a guest we put her to work!
While I was sad to say goodbye to my twenties, they were full of  lots of memories: college, good times, hard but important lessons, marriage, and two babies. I can confidently say that I am so happy with where I am in my life.  I have the support of my family, a loving husband, and the best two little guys I could have ever imagined.  I am lucky to spend most of my time with S and G but also get to be professional and independent.  I have a very lucky and blessed life.  Thank you to all who are so dear to me for making me feel so special on my birthday this year.  What a way to start my 30s!!!

1 comment:

  1. Happy (belated) 30th birthday!! It looks like you had a wonderful day!! x