Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The Big 3-0

I am 30.

Holy shitznit.   I remember when MY mom turned 30 (and I thought that was old).  

Now that I am here, 30 really isn't that old.  Right?  

While reflecting on this GIANT birthday, I realize I am in a really good place.  

For starters, I have a great husband.  Yes, he may starch and iron his sweaters (I kid you not).  Yes, he may have a 13-step process for getting ready in the morning (of which the steps can never be rearranged).  But, he is a great husband.  And he is the best dad I could ask for my kids.  

Speaking of the kids...I got a couple of good ones.  They are really growing up to be fun little monkeys.  They are both healthy and well adjusted and I love them to bits and pieces.  Being a mom to them, is the best job in the world.  

I have a great set of parents.  As a parent myself, I am finally able to realize how wonderful, my own were.  My brother and I truly did grow up in a warm, loving household.  I really feel like the past 6 months have allowed my parents and I to connect better (through my blog and the wonder of ichat), and I know the kids are blessed to have two sets of grandparents who love them to bits and pieces.

I am also lucky to have a set of in-laws who I LOVE spending time with.  They are wonderful to me.  I know there are people who would never dream of vacationing or spending time alone with their in-laws.  Not only have I, but I do so happily.  I married into a great family.

Thanks to everyone for your well wishes.  

I hope the next 30 years are even better than the first 30!



Dirtee said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Rikki!!!! I hope you have a great 3-0 and enjoy your special day. I wish you all the love and well wishes I could possibly give. Cheers. You're the best!!!

BB and DB said...

YEA! Happy birthday! I've been thinking about you all day :) In my opinion - 30 is a GREAT year! Plus, do you feel "30"? I know the answer to that - we'll always be young 20's :) I hope it's a FANTASTIC year - can't imagine anything but that for you!
Love you!

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zztopdog said...

Happy 30th! In a few years, you'll realize that 30 was NOT a big deal!

The Mrs. said...


Sagittarians rock the house. I hope you had a wonderful day!

LiteralDan said...

Happy Birthday!

Like they say, 30 is the new 20, right? So it's like Daylight Savings Time, and now you're younger than you were last year.

You're welcome!