Tomorrow is my last day in my 20’s.
We are going to have a bunch of friends and family over to watch football,
carve pumpkins, eat cider and donuts and have a bon fire. We just got a new
shuffle board table from my in-laws so we are excited to try it out! I can’t
wait to eat good food with our friends and family on a cozy fall day before the
weather sky rockets back up in the 80s!
I realized that I’m not sad to
turn 30, I’m sad that my childhood is over. You may be thinking…honey your
childhood was over a long time ago! But really I think our 20’s are still part
of our childhood. When I turned 20…10
years ago.:(….I was just starting my 2nd year of college. Still
learning how to cook a meal that wasn't mac n cheese or ordering a pizza (which
is what I lived off my freshman year and gained the freshman 30!) and learning
that laundry should be done more than once a month. When I turned 21 I learned how to manage my liquor better
since I had to start legally paying for it because when you’re 21 we went to
the bar not a house party. When I turned 22
I realized that I had to get my degree and life figured out and I transferred to
Michigan State University where I realized a university degree costs a lot more
than a community college degree. When I turned 23 I was in my last year of college and had no idea what I was
going to do with my degree. I graduated, got engaged and sent out hundreds of
unanswered resumes. When I turned 24
I was living in my soon to be in-laws basement apartment planning a wedding and
working as a waitress while planning a wedding and trying to find a career.
When I turned 25 I was a newlywed still
freshly tanned from her honeymoon and ready for married life to begin. When I turned
26 we were living in our first home
(rental) and I had been working for 8 months as an administrative assistant at
an automotive company in a little town in southwest MI. When I turned 27 we had bought our first home,
completely flipped it and I was trying to develop my career within that company
and I applied for another position and GOT IT. When I turned 28 we decided that it was time to
start a family. Little did I know how hard you have to work at trying to have a
baby. When I turned 29 I was a momma
of a 3 month old still trying to figure this new role out. Turning 30 on Sunday will be bitter sweet. It’ll
be my first birthday without my Mom. Our tradition was always to go shopping
with all the girls in my hometown, come home and east pizza from my favorite
place and a small cake. Since my childhood neighborhood feels empty without my
mom I don’t like to visit it as much. I try to make the people who live on the
east side come to my side of the state which I don’t have to twist their arms because
it’s gorgeous over here on the lake!
I will always love to celebrate
my birthday whether I’m 30, 64 or 100! Birthdays should always be celebrated! I’m
excited to see what adulthood has in store for me…More kids? House #4? A new
job? Exciting adventures? Who knows!
I have a few things I want to
accomplish by the time I hit 31 but you’ll just have to keep checking back to
see what comes next!
Sorry I have been so MIA lately....life with a baby! Need I say more?
Someone really enjoys wearing sunglasses!
We recently moved into a new house and have been adding our style to the mix! Here are just a few items we've added. Lights to make the deck more cozy! And my husband made this awesome floating shelf out of old wood we had an metal braces. He's making a matching one to go around our TV and I can't wait to show you guys!
Someone is very flexible!
I'm planning an accessory swap party! It'll be nice to get new (to me) items without having to spend any money! The plan is to have a bunch of ladies over and they will bring their gently used jewelry, scarves, sunglasses, etc. and we will all swap items for free! Plus it's always nice to have people over to have a appetizers and a glass of wine!
Someone enjoyed mommy and me tumble time!! She was a bit shy because the other little boy in the class was ALL over the place but having sooo much fun! After a while she got out of her shell and enjoyed it!
We are very excited for fall and Halloween in our house as you can see from the following photos...
Friday Night. After the wedding rehearsal we took baby girl out on the boat for the first time. We have tried several life vests and she hates them all! After a little while of her being top heavy and hating the vest I just took it off. Our boat has tall enough sides and we were trolling so we were going super slow. We played on the floor with an inflatable raft and she loved it!
Saturday. Our friends Adam and Christine's go married and we had a blast! We clean up good!
Sunday. Was hard! We were all feeling the repercussions of our actions the night before! We had a leisure day. We did a few projects around the house, took naps and biked over to a friends house for dinner. All and all a great weekend! :)
Labor day weekend is this weekend and we don't have anything planned....it feels sooo strange!
This weekend my sister and her family came over to the west side of the state to visit and stay at our new house for the first time! Her husband helped Eric do a ton of stuff around the house so it was both work and fun! There was a festival going on this weekend so town was filled with lots of activities.
Friday night we made ribs on the grill and had dinner on the deck. Then we took a stroll down by the beach! Baby girl loved moved the rocks from one place to another!! Katie and Noah loved playing close to the water. Noah ever got in and went for a swim in his clothed! He loved every minute of it!!!!Then we had a bon fire which we made some excellent s'mores at!
Saturday my sister and I took the girls into town and did some shopping and watched the parade! The girls loved it!
After that we went back to the house to see all the progress the boys were making! After a few naps we had dinner in town which was nice but not the best service.
Sunday we all got up and went to the local (tiny) airport for breakfast. This is something the Rotary Club puts on at the airport once a year. They have a huge pancake breakfast and you get to walk around the planes and they have a helicopter ride you can go on and there's also a hot air balloon you can go up in. The kids thought it was awesome and the pancakes were amazing!
We had such an amazing weekend and we can't wait to make it an annual family weekend!