Last Thursday I celebrated the big 30, but I’ve been celebrating all week long. I’ve been told that birth week celebrations are a thing so I’ve been taking full advantage of it! I’ve also got big plans to celebrate with a group of friends next weekend by crossing something off of my bucket list, so I’m really excited for that too!
Since I’ve got a ton of pictures to share from all of the celebrations and other weekend shenanigans, I’m going to try to keep it to one sentence per picture so this doesn’t get too long!
As always, I’m linking up with Tara at Running N Reading, Katie at Healthy Diva Life and Erin at Her Heartland Soul for their weekend recap linkups. If you have a blog, consider linking up your weekend recap posts too and/or stop by to read what others did over the weekend! So let’s get into it!
There was celebratory champagne…
Singing, great company…
and lots of different flavors of cupcakes to try. The Red Velvet was by far my favorite!
Thursday started with a trip to the Pike Place Satellite Market that happens every Thursday on my works’ campus.
The fresh Greek yogurt is the main attraction and definitely worth every penny. It’s crazy delicious.
My teammates at work through me a birthday party with this cake that had ALL of the rainbow sprinkles!
They also gave me this sweet card and…
a cute little plant for my desk. They definitely know how to make a girl feel loved!
After work, I met up with my parents for dinner at one of my favorite restaurants, Bahama Breeze. Make fun of chain restaurants all you want but there’s something to be said about live island music, palm trees and a fire pit inside of the restaurant. Love it!
I had the Chipotle Beef Rice Bowl with extra guac. YUM!
Me with the parentals after dinner. ❤
My mom hand made me this Seahawks blanket which I am loving already even though it’s like 90 degrees here right now. I also got a DVD player to take the place of watching movies on my laptop.
Oh and I got the biggest balloon bouquet ever!
Friday night, I headed over to Pure Barre to see if the second class was any easier than the first and it was! I still don’t love it, but I’ll definitely keep going back.
After that, I headed over to the lake for a quick run since I had just gotten my leg and knee re-taped again earlier that day during my trip to the chiropractor.
I was pleasantly surprised by my pace, even though I took a few short walk breaks.
Love this view.
I finished up with a little yoga for runners that did the trick with stretching all the right places!
On Saturday, my aunt asked if I wanted to come over to watch a movie. When I showed up, it was actually a surprise family birthday party for me! I had absolutely no idea they were all up to something! I’ve got big plans for my new dessert stand and plan on putting it to good use!
My aunt made me this photo college of important moments over the last 30 years. SO sweet!
They decorated the house in my two favorite colors (betcha can’t guess what they are!) and we watched “Sweet Home Alabama” which is such an adorable movie!
I honestly have the best family that a girl could ever ask for. But seriously though… they’re pretty awesome! ❤
I can’t even begin to thank everyone for all that they did this week to make me feel special. I really wasn’t looking forward to turning 30 this year. Actually, a more accurate statement would be that I was absolutely dreading it, so all of the fun celebrations with friends and family made leaving my 20’s behind a little easier to stomach.
I’ve been told by many people this week that your 20’s are a hot mess but your 30’s are awesome because that’s when all the cool stuff starts to happen, so I’m ready to see what’s in store for me! Thanks everyone for all of the time and effort you put into making this week special for me. You are all the absolute best and I’m so happy to have been able to share this with you!
Questions of the Day:
For those of you that are 30+, what’s something awesome that happened to you in your 30’s? What should I be looking forward to in my 30’s?
For those of you in your 20’s, are you dreading turning the big 3-0?
What’s your favorite thing to buy when you visit the farmers’ market?