Monday, February 15, 2010


First of all, I want to thank everyone for the sweet birthday wishes you left me. Turning 30 wasn't so bad after all. In fact, it was really quite special!

Saturday night, Shane and I got to celebrate Valentines and my birthday by going out to dinner. My sisters and brother came over to our house to babysit so Shane and I could have a date night!. We decided that we wanted to avoid the Valentine crowd, and just went to one of our favorite local Chinese restaurants to eat. Nothing too fancy, but it was perfect for us. Seriously, I told Shane I would have been happy if we went to McDonald's. At home, meals are...well, crazy. For us, just being together and being able to finish a sentence over dinner is such a treat ;)!!

After dinner, we headed over to my sweet friend, Celia's house. Celia insisted that, because I was turning 30, I had to have a little party.

( so...sorry this pic turned out a little blurry!)
So, bless her heart, she invited some of my dearest and closest friends from church over to celebrate my birthday with me. She is the BEST!!! ( love ya girl!!!)
Honestly though, to me, my birthday was just a good excuse to get together with some wonderful friends and enjoy a night together--minus all our sweet little ones running around;)!.
Celia made some of my favorite desserts---cheesecake with strawberries, and a yummy Oreo dessert. Both were totally fantastic. We hung out, ate, chatted, and then played the game Catch Phrase! LOVE that game! We had a BLAST. I truly haven't laughed that hard in a long time!!!
It was GREAT!!!
I am so grateful to the Lord for the 30 years he has given me.
I am so...incredibly BLESSED!!!

Sunday morning, the kids woke up and bolted down stairs to open their little valentine treat.

We ate our traditional Sunday morning breakfast---cinnamon rolls. (Just the pillsbury kind--nothing too fancy!).
The kids look so.... forward to this breakfast each week though!

Love their sweet, little bed heads!

We decided not to go to church because the babies were still not feeling the best.

Most of the day was spent resting and playing outside in what little snow was left from the storm on Friday!

Riley an I did go to church Sunday night for Wee Praisers choir, but Shane kept the rest of our clan home!

Here's hoping you had an extra special Valentines weekend!!


Nic said...

Glad to know turning 30 ain't so bad b/c I will be the big 3-0 this year also! Glad you had a great Birthday!

Angela said...

I am glad that you had a great birthday and Valentine's Day! We have three little girls so I can completly agree with loving to have dinner anywhere as long as you can talk :) Oh and I love playing Catch Phrase too-it is such a fun game!
Happy Monday!

Terri said...

What a sweet & special birthday!!! I am glad you had such a nice time with friends, and time with just you and Shane. Blessings!!!

Anonymous said...

Good Morning! Thanks so much for stopping by! I am just loving your blog and added it to my sidebar so I can keep up! Happy belated birthday! I turned 30 back in November and it wasn't near as bad as I thought it would be. Hope your having a great day! xoxo

dawn said...

happy happy 30th birthday jenny! i am so glad that you were celebrated in the way that you were!!! you deserve a very special day!!

Brittany and Charlie-Social Butterfly said...

Happy late birthday!!! So glad it was good and the kids look so cute in there jammies for breakfast!

Brooke Barber said...

Welcome to the 30 club!! So glad that you had a nice birthday!! It's a great one! =)

Jessica said...

Thank you for allowing us to be part of your special day! We had a great time and loved laughing out loud!!!

Kimberly said...

I love the outfit you wore to your party! Your kids are adorable!

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

I'm so glad you had a great weekend! Happy Birthday!