Yesterday was my 30th birthday, and I feel great! Sean turned 30 shortly after we started dating and he wasn’t thrilled. I was 27 then and kept telling him it would be a great decade and he should be so excited. As I’ve inched closer to 30 myself there have been days when I have no longer felt 30 would be as exciting a decade as I believed at 27. Some days it feels much too old. But during the months leading up to my day and now that it’s happened I’m delighted. I’m enjoying being older. That may go away at some point but for now I like it.
With the exception of the lady on the far left, I’ve known these ladies for 10 years (well, my sister a lifetime)! I only keep in touch with one person from high school and no one beyond that, so having friends for 10 years is a long time for me.
Ashley made these lovely center pieces. They should have been favors too but we completely forgot about them!
Since about 8th grade pigs have been one of my favorite animals, so I was really excited about the pig sprinkle on my cupcake. My cupcake took a tumble on our way out, but Maggie saved the pig sprinkle! It now lives on a lime in our kitchen.
Maggie made the trip down all the way from Pittsburgh! What a sister! Things are better when Maggie’s around. I wish she lived closer.
Unfortunately Aiden looks a little nervous here, but he actually seemed to remember Maggie. He went right up to her shortly after she arrived!
Maggie came on Saturday. Sean made a delicious dinner for us and then we walked to downtown Shirlington for frozen yogurt at Yogiberry. It was a little hot, but a really nice walk. We tried to show Maggie the biggest hills we could find in Shirlington. It turns out Shirlington’s got nothing on Pittsburgh.
I also volunteered with Junior League this weekend. One of my final requirements as a new member was to volunteer at DC Public School’s summer reading program kick-off event.
The 2012-2013 year was the Junior League of Washington’s centennial. To mark the occassion our goal was to distribute 100,000 books to area children. This event helped meet this goal. It’s amazing how excited children get when you give them their very own book.
Despite all of the weekend’s activities, the celebration’s not over! It’s really just beginning with our vacation in a few days! I can’t wait!