Saturday, June 28, 2008

Bye Bye Twenties...Hello (Yikes) Thirties?

Well I have approximately 2 hours left of my sweet twenties.  I'm really okay with saying good-bye to them I just can't believe I'm 30.  That use to seem so old;  and I don't feel that old.  Oh well, it is what it is and I am going to have a fabulous birthday celebrating all the wonderful highlights of my 20's.  Here are a few:
20-I got my braces off.  I graduated from Dixie College.  I was living in sunny St. George.  I met one of my best friends.
21-I began BYU.  I met another one of my best friends.  
22- I met my husband.  

(this is my 22nd birthday)
23- I graduated from BYU.  I married my husband.

24-We were called to serve in the bishopric of a singles ward at BYU.  I absolutely loved this experience.

25- I gave birth to my little Janey Bug.

26-Brett graduated from BYU.

27- I gave birth to Tobe.

28-I said good-bye to my dear grandpa Ralph. (not really a highlight but a significant event in my life)

29-We visited Washington DC.

We bought our first home:)

and I gave birth to Alyson.

So here's to the 30's.  I hope they are as wonderful, yet a little less eventful as the 20's.  I'm ready to sit back, enjoy where I'm at, and LIVE.  

17 comments:

UT Halls said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY MANDA, DEAR!!! Yes, you were a bit busy the last ten years. I am sure your thirties will be just as fun and eventful - maybe not as many kids in such a short amount of time - but full of great happenings. You are a great mom, wife, and friend, and a wonderful daughter and sister. Here's to 30 more years of good times. I hope you and Brett have fun celebrating! I love you! Happy Birthday!

Becca said...

Yay! Happy Birthday!!! Yes, it's the middle of the night and I can't sleep--in the midst of not sleeping I remembered it was your birthday!!! Hope you have a great day and a great year~here's to a great friend!!!

btw--were we really only 20 when we met? how funny that we thought we had our lives figured out then. love ya!!!

amy said...

I hope you get completely spoiled today, you deserve it! (Are you listening Brett?) Happy Birthday!!!

Becky, yep said...

Happy birthday...I love all your just delivered pictures!
You're going to love your thirties! Life only gets sweeter!

Debbie said...

Happy Birthday Amanda. I remember turning 30. I think 30s are the best!

the clements family said...

Happy Birthday Amanda! Hope it is a great day for you! See you soon.

The Gatherum Family said...

Happy Happy Birthday! You are going to love being 30, I'm only 6 months into it but so far it's been great :) Hope you have a fantastic day! I loved looking at all of your pictures...

Josh said...

Happy Birthday Sis! Have fun tonight. We'll keep Tobe out of "tr-uble" for ya. See you later.

Kami said...

You made it!! Welcome to the coolest club around. Happy Birthday, Amanda! Thanks for being such a great friend all these years. I hope you have a great birthday week end and get spoiled rotten.

Jenna said...

Happy Birthday...again. Cute post too! I hope you have a wonderful day with your hubby. I can't believe it has been 9 years since we met. Time flies...by the way, thirties aren't that bad. I am sure you will really enjoy the next decade. And just think, when you are 40 we will have teenagers. So scary. Have a great 30th birthday!

estanworth said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Shauna said...

Happy Birthday Amanda! I loved reading that post, it is amazing how fast time flies!

Kelli said...

hahaha! Welcome to the club! I hope you had a great b'day today! It's weird to think that I've knew you before you even entered your twenties!!! Wow! I loved all your pictures...what a cute way to walk down memory lane. I am planning to call & sing to you tomorrow since I figured you'd be getting all kinds of calls today and are probably doing some fun stuff. I just want you to know that even though I'm far away, I think of you often and I am grateful for our friendship. Happy Birthday! Love ya! :)

Liz said...

Happy Birthday!!!! I hope that you get everything that you want!

Logan and Ashley said...

Ugh, I am the worst sister in law ever! I am mailing you a card on Monday and I hope so much that it was a great day! I loved having you here last weekend! Your family is wonderful. We miss you already!

Brooke said...

Happy Birthday Amanda! Hope you had a great day!

Kristine said...

Happy Birthday, Manda! Hope it was such a good day! Missed you swimming! Give me a call. Cute post, your wedding dress was almost the same as mine...I never even noticed that day, it was such a blur! It was so beautiful, you both look so great.