Monday, August 30, 2010


A week from today will be the last day I have as a twenty something. My twenties have been great, in fact I may just blog about that decade of my life but another time. When turning thirty was months or years away I imagined I would have a big surprise party maybe even something formal with fancy hors d'oeuvres carried around on trays, after baby was born the hors d'oeuvres became hot dogs and the trays turned to paper plate but a party non the less. As it grew closer and I seemed to grow farther away from friends I wanted nothing to do with any of it. What good is a party if you fear no one would show or you have to throw it for yourself? Now I am feeling some regret. Turning thirty is a big event and they only let you do it once (otherwise this would be my 26th birthday, part 4). Is it too late? Could we pull it off in a short amount of time on our budget? Would it matter to me in ten years? I haven't had a birthday party in years and have in the passed vowed to never have one because of previous attempts failing miserably. i need to make a last minute decision and hopefully not regret it either way. How important is turning thirty?


  1. Turning 30 is great! It's a mile marker birthday. Now, turning 31 is when it hit me that I was in my 30's and that felt like..."Ugh!" I say do something! Get some girls together and go out to dinner or have that big party! If you won't do something, I'll figure out a way to make it happen. I love celebrating people!!!!

  2. every birthday is important... and every single one should be a celebration even if it is chinese food and a cupcake... bowling and pizza... hot dogs and a rice krispy treat! live it up... you only live once. as someone once said... every day you're alive is a great day.

  3. If I could I would love to be with you to celebrate your birthday. I would give you a party and babysit for Samuel so you and Sam could have a night on the town together. When all is said and done, just remember how much you are loved and have been for 30 years. We love you Lizz, and hope you have a wonderful birthday, a peacefilled year and a lifetime of good health.