Thirty…

When I was younger, I used to think that 30 was so old.  I felt like everything I wanted to do in life, I had to do before I was 30.  Otherwise, it was too late.  Like all my dreams needed to be accomplished before I was 30.

Oh how wrong I was.  And I am so glad I was wrong.  I couldn’t imagine feeling like life couldn’t get any better, like every dream I ever had, I had already accomplished.  I couldn’t imagine waking up and not having anything to look forward to.  I hope that in 30 more years, when I am 60, I still have dreams and things in life I want to accomplish.

The funny thing about dreams…  They change.  When I was younger, it was my dream to be a singer.  Then an interior designer.  Then after I went to Sea World, I wanted to be a whale trainer.  And in college, I majored in Broadcast Journalism, dreaming of being the female version of Ryan Seacrest.  Dreams come and go and I think that is ok.  It doesn’t mean you are giving up or quitting, it just means that you’ve changed, you’ve grown.  If I got everything I wanted when I was 13, I would have six kids, be married to Alex Hartleben and be best friends with Lizzie McGuire.  (Don’t get me wrong, I would still love to be besties with Hilary Duff)

A lot changes but a lot stays the same too.  I have always dreamed of being married and having children.  That dream never went away.  I look at Omar and Olive and in them, I find my dream come true.

There are dreams I have for the next 30 years.  I want to travel more, see the world.  I want to find a true hobby that lasts longer than a few weeks.  I want to work out more and eat healthier.  I want to have more children.  There are many things I want, but only one thing I need…  happiness.  If you are happy in life, all your dreams have already come true.

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My hubby and a few of my amazing friends threw me an incredible 30th birthday party.  Dinner and a movie!  We had an outdoor big screen with a projector and watched “Can’t Harldy Wait”, a favorite of mine that I quote all the time and no one gets it (except my older brother Lucas).  So this was a good opportunity to force all my friends to watch it.  I couldn’t help myself that after the movie was over, we watched Friends, “The One Where They All Turn Thirty”!

The menu consisted of BBQ sliders, pulled pork sliders, lemon chicken and lots of yummy side dishes (including my mother-in-laws macaroni and cheese which is to die for).

And what movie night would be complete without candy and popcorn!

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