Sunday, June 5, 2011


Yesterday, I turned 30! CRAZY!!! So I thought it was going to feel like a big deal... but it wasn't. Now that I'm out of my 20's, I'm going to embrace the fact that I'm getting older. Because getting older, you get wiser... right? Right.

I really have so many things to be thankful for. I feel so blessed to have the life that I have. It hasn't always been easy, and its had quite a few ups and downs, but its made me the person I am today and I love who I am. I'm just only going to improve as a person from here. At least I'm determined to. So... that's what I have to say about turning 30. It's not bad at all! :)

First of all, my hubby wasn't here for my birthday. He's accepted a position working for the King County Transportation in Seattle, WA. He will be working on the electrical side of the Light Rail. So he has gone on ahead of us, trying to find a house for us to live in while I hang with our stuff in Montana until further ado. I'm sure I'll keep you updated on the move. But we are very excited to be going back to Washington. We miss the green!

My big day started out interesting. My Aubri is so sweet to me. She sang me happy birthday first thing in the morning and insisted that I make myself a birthday cake so I can make a wish and blow out my candles. Well, Aubs really likes electrical tape and she wrapped the pole by the stair case with it. So I took a knife and was trying to get it off and sliced right through my finger! Ouch! The cut was so deep I was trying to determine whether or not I needed stitches. But, I opted to stick a bandaid on it and go about my day.

So, I made myself a birthday cake and Aubri had fun decorating it for me. Isn't it pretty??? hee hee!
side view

Here's the view from the top. It happens to be the prettiest part of the whole cake. She was VERY serious when adding the sprinkles. If you look really hard, you might be able to make out some kind of animal. Ha ha! I love my Aubs!
my cake

While I was watching Aubri decorate my cake, my little man pulled a whole container of cornmeal out of my baking cupboard (whoops!). He had a blast grabbing handfuls and throwing it all over! Thank goodness for my Dyson!
my messy man!

And because I really like to train my kids young... they were kind enough to wash the dishes for me on my special day. 
team work

My night concluded having dinner and games with a group of women I'm friends with here in Glasgow. One of my favorite games we played was Apples to Apples and I NEVER win. I always play the silly cards. But somehow I ended up winning! Go me! It was so much fun and we all had a great time laughing and sharing funny stories! I'm really going to miss them! Most of them don't know about my blog, but thank you Connie, Melissa, Meghan, Leta and Kathy! Melissa made me the cake below. It was so pretty and delicious!
30... yikes!

Overall, I had a great day! I get to celebrate with my Hubby later, but my kiddos made me feel really special! I'm one blessed Mommy! How could I not have a great day with all the love I get?! I love my kids so much!  ( The below pic I took with them to remember my day. I'm starting to embrace my crooked smile. It's taken me 30 years... but now I realize its part of what makes me, ME.) 
i love my kids 


  1. Happy Happy Birthday!! I'm glad you had a great day, and that the kiddos and your friends made you feel as special as you are!! The cake definitley looks yum-o. We are excited for you to move back to WA, too! We miss seeing your faces!! I love the pic of you with your kiddos, you can literally feel the love. What you think are imperfections make you stand out, and not just be one of the masses. They make you, you...One pretty pretty lady!! Love ya!

  2. Happy birthday!! I had a really hard time when I turned 25 and now I'm almost 28 but reading this post makes me think I should get over it. I love Aubri's cake...super sweet. And your kids have beautiful eyes.

  3. My Aubree saw your Aubri's cake and said, "Wow! We need to make that cake!" So tell Aubri that everyone thinks she made an awesome cake!

    Isn't it funny how as we get older, life still has to go on, even on our birthdays. Just because it's our special day doesn't mean we won't still be cleaning up our kids' messes. :)

    I want you to know how much I love you! I'm so glad that you are you, because I wouldn't want you any other way!

    And I LOVE that picture of you and the kids. So much love right there!

  4. Happy Birthday! That last pic of you and your kids is precious - i LOVE it! You're a good looking bunch! :)

    And Aubri decorated your cake so beautifully. :) Very nice. :)

  5. Happy Birthday! Hey, how do you get your blog to show when people update??? Thanks.

  6. I'm glad you had a good birthday! And I am also glad you are embracing your crooked smile, it reminds me of another little crooked smile that I love so much!

  7. Nicole you are so talented! i love LOVE all the pics you take! judging by the pictures you took you had a beautiful day! you really need to go pro... your amazing! i love you lots! I'm so glad your day turned out better then you thought it would!

  8. Happy Birthday Nicole! I'm so glad your kids took care of you and made you feel "special", sweet Aubri! :) Love the pic with them washing the dishes, priceless! And yes, I love your smile too, I'm glad you are embracing that too! Hey, let me know when you're coming down this summer, I really really really want you take our family pictures this summer....sometime. whenever really. Love you!


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