Thursday, April 30, 2009

Hup Hup Hupt Hap-py Birfday!

Did you get the Cinderella reference? I do love me some Gus Gus. Disney movie lines like that people. It's a gift.

Today is my Golden Birthday, I'm 30! I've been waiting for this birthday all my life. True of every birthday I suppose, but this one I've planned since I figured out what a Golden Birthday was.

It's different than I thought it would be, but better. There's no outrageous black tie gold event, (ever mention I'm a fan of old 40's movies?) but I've figured out who I want to be and I'm working hard to get there. I say if it only took me to 30, maybe I'm not entirely late to the party afterall.

My family surprised me with a grown up dinner at a fancy restaurant last Saturday. And I don't mean it was fancy just because there was no drive through. I'm talking Fancy Schmancy! It was the first birthday party I've had in 7 years. It was one of those nights you want to go on and on and keep with you, locked up tight in your heart. They gave me a pair of gold earrings and a gold ring, with an open heart. Do you remember what my necklace says? "If your heart is open it can never stay broken."

Here's to ruining my diet with full force and to the next 30.

Say it With Me C-A-K-E,


Ron said...

aww .. happy birthday .. glad you had a good night out ..

miss ya


Sara@i.Sass said...

And golden even!!!
I really liked turning 30 too. I was ready to leave those 20's behind. I did the most growning and growing UP in my 20's now it's all about the comfort. I don't need to please people anymore, I don't need their acceptance, if they KNOW me they'll like me and if they don't want to know or like me, that's fine by me too.
So I'm thinking that if the 20 were growing up and the 30's are about being comfortable in your own skin, does that mean the party really starts in the 40s!!??
Cause I am READY to do some PAR-TAYING!
Awe, hell we can start in our 30s right? Now that we KNOW who we want to be.
Ok, so when we get together, we need to A) celebrate FREEDOM
B) Celebrate JOY
c) Celebrate AGE
It's gonna happen!

Forgotten Katalyst said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY babe!! It's just the beginning, strap yourself in it's gonna be a WILD ride. :)

Debbie said...

Happy birthday dear friend! I hope it is a great one.

Annette said...

Happy Birthday!!! Hope you have a great dinner! It's good to see you post again.

minnesotamom said...

Haaaaaaaaaaapy Birthday! The big 3-0, eh? I'll be there come January...

So glad to hear you got a party!

Dawn said...

Happy Birthday, Carolynn! Wishing you much happiness, joy and contentment over the next 30 and beyond!!!


Mainly a midwife said...

Happy 30th Birthday!!!!

Erin K. said...

Happy birthday!! I have a college friend who is having his golden birthday today too - you're twins! :-) I'm glad you had a good celebration with your family. May the celebration continue all year long!

Growin' with it! said...

happy birfday carolynn. i'm sitting here grinning big thinking about how you are turning such a landmark age and all the FABULOUS years ahead of you now.

jubilee said...

Happy Birthday! So glad you got a big birthday bash. You deserve it. May you get all your wishes and God's will too! It's a great combination.

SuperAunt said...

Well, who would have thought you would be where you are're almost there girl. You have a goal, you have a spot on the horizon that you are aiming towards, and a family that loves and accepts you. Only thing you are missing..... winning the lottery, but in a way, you already have. You've arrived at a place that even the lottery cannot provide, peace in your heart. Haven't made any plans yet have you? God's been laughing at me, so I assume that means no!

Love you lots, sorry my message is late.

Love, Patti, Colin, Audrey and Neal.

P.S. The rain may come, and the rain may go, but oh what a rainbow it can create when we really look for it.

Blessed said...

Happy Birthday!

3 Bay B Chicks said...


I am thrilled to read that you and your family were able to "do up" your celebration properly. You deserve a great night like that.



Growin' with it! said...

happy mother's day carolynn...i've been missing you around here but sure wanted to tell you how proud i am of you and what an INCREDIBLE mommy you are!

SuperAunt said...

Happy Mudders Day Carolynn!!!

Enjoy the hand made gifts, the slobbery kisses and the messy hugs, cause pretty soon the kids will stop doing that and start asking for money to buy your gift, and no matter what the handmade ones are the best!

Love Patti

Amy McQuillan said...

Happy Mother's Day Carolynn! You are a strong, courageous, loving Mother! I hope your day is great!

imbeingheldhostage said...

Oh, Happy 30th!!!! I wish I could've brought cake (diet free of course, birthdays are for enjoying).