Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Today I turned 30, Mel's Show & Tell.

I am officially 30.

It happened sometime today around 3:25 in the afternoon. Feeling anything but Happy this Birthday would have been really difficult. The love of family and friends came through in many forms, making the day a joyous one.

The first was this beautiful bouquet from hubs, delivered to my front door.



More smiles followed with lots of facebook, email, and blog well wishes, and various silly renditions of Happy Birthday sung to my voicemail. I was sung to in an operatic voice. A pirate voice. Silly voices. The voices of my nieces and nephew (well not really, he is only a few months old, but I am sure he was there by the phone too so that counts), a Cha-Cha-Cha version of the song, and I was even sung to in Polish by my Hungarian best friend, a skill that until today, I never knew she had (and we have been friends 20 years!)

The second time the door rang, a delivery man brought these goodies. They are chocolate covered apples and pears, sent to brighten my day by one of my very best friends.



And then tonight, I rang in this new decade over a wonderful dinner with my hubs, parents, aunt and uncle.

When we got home, Charlotte even got into the Birthday celebration by sporting this cute bow.



Yes, today was a very Happy Birthday. The only thing that could possibly have made it better, would have been…




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38 comments:

  1. Happy birthday to you......you know the rest.
    (((hugs)))

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  2. Kristin, I am so glad you had a day filled with such love and support on your birthday.

    Happy Birthday :)

    XO

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  3. Happy Birthday, what beautiful photos! those chocolates look delicious. And your last photo....she's perfect xxx

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  4. Happy Birthday! I am so happy that you are surrounded by people who love and support you.

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  5. Happy Birthday! What wonderful gifts and glad it was filled with love. and your dog is beautiful.

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  6. Happy Birthday!!

    ((hugs and prayers))

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  7. Happy Birthday Kirstin!

    30 isn't so bad... neither is 40... or 42... I think!

    xxx

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  8. Happy birthday, sweetie. And I like to think that Peyton is looking down here and singing to you too and probably plotting how to get some cake (she looks like the kind who would have a few good ideas in that last photo).

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  9. Happy, happy bithday. I hope all of your wishes come true this year. xx

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  10. Happy Birthday. The pears and apples looks yummy!

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  11. Happy Birthday! Glad it was a fab day, and like Mel said, I'm thinking Peyton is looking down and sprinkling you w/ some birthday wishes and love too!

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  12. Feliz CumpleaƱos amiga. That is happy birthday friend in spanish but you probably knew that. It looks like you had a wonderful day. You totally deserve it.

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  13. I am glad your day went well. Happy belated Birthday to you. Sending hugs your way!

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  14. What wonderful presents. Happy Birthday! May your 30s be a wonderful decade of peace, love, health and hope.

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  15. I'm so sorry you were missing your sweet baby girl. I hope you still enjoyed your day and indulged in many of those delicious looking chocolates! Charlotte is adorable, too! Very sweet of her to have gotten in the spirit for you.

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  16. I'm a day late, but my wishes are still from my heart. I'm glad you had a wonderful day, full or much love from many around you. Happy Birthday! *hugs*

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  17. Happy birthday, my friend. I'm so happy you were surrounded by so much love and joy.

    And I'm sad about what's missing.

    XO.

    Oh, and please pass one of those chocolate thingies.

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  18. Happy Birthday! She is watching over you, sounds like you were surrounded with love! ((hugs))

    Nicolle

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  19. Happy birthday to you!!!!!!! :)

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  20. Happy Birthday Kristin, sorry I'm a day late. Those chocolate apples and pears look fantastic!!! And hubs bought you some gorgeous flowers, how nice!!! I wish Peyton could have been there with you too hon, but I bet she was looking down on you and beaming her sweet smile. Hugs

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  21. Looks like you had a wonderful day. I'm glad.

    Happy Birthday, Kirstin.

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  22. Im glad your Birthday went well! Sending you warm B-day thoughts! *HUGS*

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  23. Happy, Happy Birthday! Welcome to a new decade.

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  24. Happy birthday to you !! Glad you had such a great day full of love :)

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  25. Happy Birthday! I hope they only get better from here...

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  26. Happy birthday! I wasn't super excited about turning 30, either, but as it turns out, my thirties (so far) have been a VAST improvement on my 20s. Here's hoping it's the same for you!

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  27. My son turned 31, you share the same birthday.
    Love the flowers and the candy looks awesome.

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  28. Happy Birthday! Like fine wine, you only get better with age....

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  29. Happy belated birthday, my beautiful sister-in-law's sister! I can't believe I missed this entry. Hope your day was a blast-- it sure looks like it and you deserve it all!

    I also want to add that being thirty is awesome. Not because I'm thirty, but because it just feels like an entirely different, more mature world. I've thought and felt very differently about life's crap ever since turning thirty and wish the same for you. Everything gets a little easier...

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  30. Happy belated birthday!

    I love that pic of Peyton - so cute :)

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  31. Yeah, that's for sure. Following your blog is really helping me to understand more... Glad to hear you had a great birthday with so many other important people in your life showing their love. Huggs to you:)

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  32. I'm quite behind on many blogs so sorry I didn't get here then but Happy Birthday!

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