Saturday, September 1, 2007

Goodbye 20's- Hello 30's

















Last Thursday I turned 30 on the 30th. I waved goodbye to my twenties and opened my door to my thirties. I think I am really going to like this new age. The only way I can describe it is to say that I feel comfortable being 30. It just feels nice. I have made some 30 year old resolutions and I thought I would share a few with you.

Deep
1) laugh a lot more
2) meet God every morning
3) grow in humility and wisdom
4) love others deeper
5) listen more and talk less ( to God and others)

Not so deep
1)get new trendy hair cut (done already)
2)go to bed earlier
3) learn to cook some new meals
4) eat hormonally balanced ( I know, sounds strange, but it really does help me feel better)

Thanks to all of you that wrote or called to wish me a happy birthday. I know life gets busy and I really appreciate your love.

Favorite Birthday Happenings (in no particular order)
1)Jake (my nephew) telling me I looked like a teenager with my new haircut
2) My sweet sister-in-law Heather stopping by to wish me a happy birthday
3) My thoughtful husband canceling soccer practice to be home with me on my birthday.
4) My thoughtful husband surprising me with a Star Bucks Fappuccino (this was so nice for my soar throat)
5) My kids getting along just about perfectly all day long
6) Going to dinner with my father-in-law, Nana Shirley,(Aaron's grandma), and Great Grandpa(Aaron's Grandpa).
7) Getting my hair cut
8) Listening to Eli and Emilie play from another room and hearing Eli stop mid-play and pause.....
Eli, "Sister, I love you!"
Emilie, " I love you to buddy!"
Then they picked up playing right where they left off.
Oh my goodness, I couldn't help but tear up. This was God's present to me. Thank you God!
9) Reading my very good friend Katy's blog and being blessed by her amazing encouragement.





6 comments:

Katy said...

Okay, you're totaly super sweet! And, although I'd heard the story about Eli and Em, when I read it I got all teary. What a blessed woman you are to hear the praises of your children! Ahhhh! That's a great day....OH MY GOSH! I amost forgot the new do! It is SHORT and completely CUTE! I LOVE IT!

Heather Elizabeth said...

God is so good. Anna we love you and wish you the best birthday ever! Boston was so excited to see you guys last week. Love the new do! What a great start to a new year :-)

Reshma said...

Anna...you're BEAUTIFUL!! I love your haircut. More so though...I love how much you bring to this family and to my life. You have been encouraging me for years :) I love you and can't wait to see the Lord's plans unfold in your life. R.

Ashley said...

Anna-

Happy belated birthday! It surprises me that you're just now thirty. What a productive decade your twenties were! It was so great to see you at the BBQ last weekend.

Stephanie said...

Happy Belated birthday, and your new haircut is SO cute! Love it!

It's been good to be able to see you a few times this summer. Makes my heart happy :)

momaof4 said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!
30? No way!
Love the hair cut! That is what I did when i turned 30 and I loved it.

Might have to do it again!!!!