Sunday, January 28, 2007

I'm 30...and I survived!


I am now 30! I had a fantastic birthday, full of surprises! I had mentioned in a previous post that on Friday night Matthew and I were going to go see a movie and go out to eat for my birthday while my mom, sister, and grandmother watched Nora for us. Well, I was wrong! Little did I know, but he had been planning a great big 'ol surprise for me. I was honestly shocked and had no idea.

We left our house and set out for the date. Before we had gotten very far, he told me he needed to get gas in the car. I looked at the gauge and it registered at 1/2 of a tank. I immediately panicked..."Are you taking me away for the night?????? I have not mentally prepared to leave Nora! Where are we going?"! He assured me that we were only going to eat and to a movie...he simply got gas because it was at a low price. I still wasn't buying it though. I was near tears as we were pulling out of the gas station. Then he told me he had to stop by Wal-Mart real quick...something is definitely up at this point!

I'm sitting in the parking lot comtemplating getting out and checking the trunk to see if he has bags packed when my phone rings. It's my friend Kristy telling me that she really wants to give me my birthday present before my birthday because she thinks I could use it while my family is here. Would we be able to run by and pick it up either before or after our date? I said no problem. She told me she is at the church getting some work done (she is the Children's Minister) and just to call and let her know so she can unlock the door for me to run in and pick it up.

Matthew shows up about that time and I ask him if it would be okay to stop by the church on our way to eat. He acts a little confused and says, "I guess", so we're off. We get to the church and he says he'll just go in with me...and you guessed it, all my friends are there AND my mom, sister, grandmother, and Nora (who I had left sound asleep and they had to wake her up and throw her in the car...I'm sure she wasn't the happiest baby!).


The food was wonderful and the cake was great! It was so nice of all of my friends to come for my party! I am blessed to have such wonderful friends. My friend, Kristy, also put together a little presentation for me centered around becoming "old". She had a bag full of goodies: reading glasses, a house coat, duck tape (to hold things in place), a magnifying glass, vitamins, and a ton of other things. She outdid herself!

It was a wonderful evening! The next night (my actual birthday), we all went out to eat at BoneFish Grill and then came back to the house for cake. Matthew and I did get to go see a movie after that (we went to see "The Pursuit of Happyness"...excellent!). All in all, it was one of the best birthdays that I have ever had! I am so lucky to have such an amazing husband and family.

This morning at church was Baby Blessing Day. All the babies that were born in 2006 were called up to the front of the church to receive a blessing. The pictures are a little fuzzy because my sister was sitting kind of far back, but you get the idea. It was a special time.



Thank you to those of you who sent birthday wishes! So far, 30 is pretty great!

9 comments:

Brad, Amy & Sadie said...

Oh Dallas, I am so glad you had such a great 30th birthday! I hope that this year, and the years to come, will be wonderful for you!!! 30s really aren't that bad...
Amy

Sara said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend! Glad you were able to celebrate with lots of friends and family!

Ashley said...

Good going, Matthew and Kristy! I was suspicious the minute you said that your family was coming to "watch Nora". I hope I don't have false expectations of a surprise 30th in March now! You are blessed!

PS. I put a video on mine of Ranger signing! He is a little baby signing maniac!

Kristen said...

Welcome to the club! It isn't so bad...I promise.

Julie said...

Sounds like Matthew outdid himself. I know your mom, Marty and Grandmommy were glad to be there. GM told me all about Nora's cute laugh..I think she described it as a cackle:)

parks said...

you were stressed about half a tank???? I remeber a double date at Tahkodah (with you both) which required breaking into a supply shed to "borrow" mower fuel to get back to HU.

Dallas said...

David Lee Parks!!!!! You and Amy need to start a blog! Thanks for commenting. Matthew laughed so hard when I read him your comment and HE had to remind ME of the story.

Deborah said...

Happy Birthday, Dallas! I'll hit that mile-marker next month. In answer to your question on my blog--my boys are 5 1/2 and 3. They are almost EXACTLY 2 1/2 years apart (by three days). The three-year-old was planned by us, but the 5 1/2 year-old was ONLY planned by God!

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Supabloggasuprememama said...

congrats on the big 3-0! thats awesome! yall are so cute.

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