Thoughts on Turning 30

July 15, 2013

Well, it's official. I just turned 30. Or, as my co-worker would say, I just celebrated the 1st anniversary of my turning 29. Sounds better right?

Every day I wish I had the ability to freeze time, right where it is. This has nothing to do with me getting older but has EVERYTHING to do with Hudson growing so fast. I want to soak up every second of this time with him. In reality turning 30 was much more enjoyable than turning 20. I'm so much more comfortable with who I am now. And I LOVE my life with my two boys. I only wish I still had that 20 year old's booty....

My birthday weekend started off right with a trip to Ikea on Friday with my mom. We bought a ton. I'll do a recap once I get a chance to actually unload everything. I want to live in Ikea.

Then Hudson and went to the farmer's market on Saturday morning while daddy worked.

We came home and he took an amazing 2 hour nap! Which is totally a cause for celebration in our house. So we partied down and played with the water table for almost an hour. Love my busy boy.

On Sunday, my actual birthday, we started off the day right at our favorite breakfast place. I know, wild and crazy right?

Yum.

 Hudson was too interested in the table behind us to smile at mommy. He loves going out to eat.

We came home and my husband spoiled me and got me the camera (and a new lens!) on my wish list!!!! It is amazing and I'm already in love! I can't wait to learn how to use it!

The rest of the day was spent playing with Hudson and taking a nap. It was perfect.

Then my mom babysat Hudson while my husband and I went out for dinner. We basically ate all day....can't complain about that!

When you can't decide what dessert to order, why not order three? I went to bed dreaming of this yumminess. 

My mom then surprised me with this MK watch. It's huge. But I love it!
And my sweet in-laws got me the Kendra Scott earrings I've been wanting for forever. I can't take them off!

So far 30 isn't so bad!
Thanks for all the birthday wishes on instagram. You guys are the best!

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32 Responses to “Thoughts on Turning 30”

  1. Happy birthday! Looks like an amazing & fun weekend!

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  2. Happy day after your birthday! I think that starting the day with you favorite breakfast place and ending it with dessert sounds like an excellent day! Hope 30 is even better than your 20s :) With your little cutie, I have a feeling it will be!

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  3. Yippee! Happy 30th!! Sounds like you had a great time celebrating!

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  4. Happy Birthday! You got some wonderful gifts! So glad it was a good day!

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  5. Welcome to the 30's! It's not so bad at all. And it looks like you had a great birthday!

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  6. What a great birthday weekend!

    Happy 30th!

    (and I would totally dream about that plate o' desserts, too. My my my...)

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  7. I think that sounds like an absolute perfect weekend!! Love all of the items you got off of your wish list!! I already told you but, Happy Happy Birthday!!!

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  8. Happy belated Birthday!

    Can't wait to see more of what you picked up at Ikea! I need to get some baskets too for one of our expedit shelves.

    All the food pictures have me dying for something indulgent!

    I'm excited for you to start using your dSLR! I love mine! I've pinned a few tutorials etc on my "for photography" Pinterest board that have been really helpful. I was so confused by my camera for so long and only shot in automatic--which just wasn't doing it. The manual photos are SO much better!

    Have a great Monday!!

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  9. Happy Happy 30th!! I'll be joining you at the end of the year. Looks like the perfect weekend. PS...we need to discuss plans for when I'm in MI...would LOVE to get lunch and meet Hudson!! xo

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  10. Yay for your new camera! What an awesome gift! Happy birthday pretty lady :)

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  11. Happy Birthday beautiful! Don't worry, 30 looks good on you! I'll be there next year..and I'm sure I'll have a breakdown of some sorts! But atleast I know 30 CAN look good! :)

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  12. Enjoy the new camera! Jealous! Happy birthday!!

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  13. happy (belated) birthday Julie! I'd love to start off at my fav breakfast place too ;) so cute! I hope you LOVE that watch it's gorgeous and I know you'll love the camera obviously (us bloggers haha) xoxo

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  14. Happy Birthday Julie! Looks like it was a great one. Shopping, delicious food and great gifts - the perfect day! And what is going on with Hudson looking so grown up in that last picture?!?! Stop growing so fast little man! Love those KS earrings on you!

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  15. Happy (belated) Birthday!!! I'll be joining you in the 1st anniversary of my 29th birthday in a couple months! That camera looks awesome! I'm hoping I'm surprised with the same!

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  16. Happy birthday! Looks like the perfect weekend and start to 30.

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  17. HI there -- happy birthday! Hudson is a cutie! Quick question -- what kind is your stroller? I'm looking for one with a tray. thanks

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  18. Happy Belated birthday! Ikea and a new camera! Looks like thirty (although you SO dont look 30) is treating you well!!!

    Happy Week!

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  19. awww Happy Belated Birthday! Looks like you had a pretty amazing weekend!

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  20. Happy Birthday!! 30s are awesome (at least 6 months in I still think so!)

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  21. happy birthday! i am glad you had a great one!

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  22. happy birthday!! looks like fun!

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  23. Happy Belated Birthday! Looks like you had a great day!

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  24. Sounds like such a great birthday-- you know our family celebrates by eating yummy meals too! I couldn't agree more, love 30 much more than 20 and think so much of it has to do with Kyle and Em!

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  25. nothing wrong with turning 30 especially when you have a devoted husband, an adorably cute son and plenty of good eats all day long! i hope you had a great birthday and 30 is a wonderful year for you

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  26. AnonymousJuly 15, 2013

    Happy birthday! I love your outfit here- would you mind sharing where that navy blouse with the green hearts is from?? Looks fabulous with your new earrings!!

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  27. Happy 30th!! You definitely don't look a day over 25!

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  28. You have so much to celebrate, and of course delicious food has to be a part of any celebration! Happy Birthday?

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  29. I hope you had an awesome birthday!! I agree, 30 isn't so terrible ;)

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  30. Happy Birthday, hope you had a good one!

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  31. Happy Belated Birthday! You can't go wrong with shopping, food, and a new camera :)

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  32. So glad you had a great birthday! Seriously, looks a perfect day in my book!!!

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