Monday, May 07, 2007

On Turning 30 . . .


Birthday gift from Townie

Eating at Chilli's for birthday

I had a wonderful 30th birthday weekend with my college roommates. We went to my friend Jennifer's lakehouse to scrapbook and catch up! Spending time with these girls really helped me get over how depressed I was over turning 30. It was great to relive all the college memories and help me feel young again! I will post some pics that Jennifer took and you check out "Jennifer O.'s" blog(link on the right) for more pics.

What I've accomplished in my 20's . . . (I am stealing this idea from my friend, Lynley)

I started out my 20's living with my awesome roommates in Abilene at ACU. Not too long after turning 20 I started dating Nathan. Little did I know he would be my future husband! I turned 21 (spent it with the same girls I spent my 30th with!). I graduated with a degree in Human Communication. I went back for my teaching certificate. I student taught in ABilene. I got married in June 2000. We wemt to Cancun on our honeymoon. I started my teaching career. We became members of our church, where I have met some awesome friends. I went on a 3 week camping trip with Nathan around the Western United States. We went on a cruise to the Bahamas and Virgin Islands. We went to Alaska. We made many trips to California. We bought our first house in 2002. Helped my parents move out of my childhood home. I had my first child, Kaylee, at the age of 26. I broke my foot and had surgery. We moved to our current house. I lost my first grandparent, Grandpa. I started graduate school at ACU. I had my second child, Nolan at the age of 29. I'm sure there are many more things I can come back to add. . . Overall, I have nothing to complain about. My 20's were wonderful. I feel like I accomplished some of the most important tasks of my life during my 20s. What a wonderful life . . .

4 comments:

Stacey said...

It will be a wonderful decade for you!

Jennifer said...

Wow, I felt old when you mentioned your 21st birthday and the fact that we were all there. Time sure flies! I'm so glad we could celebrate your birthday with you. I had so much fun "reliving" our college experiences and all the laughs we had this past weekend. I can't wait for all of us to celebrate many, many more together!

Erica said...

Happy Birthday! I love being in my thirties...I feel like people respect what I have to say a little more. Of course, I still do not think I look like I am in my thirties:) You do not either by the way.

Laura said...

It was an awesome week-end & I'm glad that it worked out to be the big 3-0 for you. Welcome to the 30s club. It's been great so far for me & I'm sure it will be for you, too. Glad we got to also spend some great time with Nolan. He's a precious little guy.