Monday, July 16, 2012

Happy Birthday to Me



So today I turn 30 years old and I'm actually hoping I don't get as much attention as I got on the day I was born. I'm struggling with feeling old and don't really want to be reminded that it was 30 years ago.

It feels like just yesterday I was 22, moving to New York all by myself. But it wasn't. It was 8 (!!!) years ago. And today, I am 30.


I can remember laying on my parents' bed with my dad one warm August night when I was 7 years old and he said, "I can't believe you're going to be in 2nd grade. You're getting so old!"

I also remember once when my dad called me at the babysitter's house on my birthday at exactly 3:54 pm because that's when I was born.

Oh and my favorite cake my mom ever made for me was the cake that looked like a baseball field and had Teddy Grahams as the little players. There was grass (green sprinkles) and dirt (hmm I think that was brown sugar?). It was perfect.

Now I'm 30. We had carrot cake last night for my family party. Yes, I'm truly 30. We had a cake with a vegetable in it and I loved it.

They say that you're only as old as you feel. I feel like I'm still that little girl on my parents' bed, feeling so old because I was going into 2nd grade.

Little Erin, circa 1986
What happened to all of those years in between? Where did they go? Is it just me or does time go faster when you are older?

Keep me in mind today, as I struggle not to feel too old. And may my next 30 years bring me as much happiness and love as my first 30...if that's even possible.

12 comments:

Jogging on Coffee said...

Happy Birthday! I just found your blog today but I'm enjoying reading your posts and I'm a new follower :)

Katie Price said...

Happy Birthday Erin!! I love the little Erin picture.. your smock dress is quite special. hehe. Hope you have a great day & are able to relax & enjoy some celebration time tonight!

k8te said...

happy birthday! i turn 30 next spring, and i'm sticking to the '30 is the new 20' motto! enjoy :)

Abby said...

Happy Birthday Erin! I found your blog last night and fell in love! I hope you have a great birthday!

Sandra said...

Happy Birthday!! You have a sweet and thoughtful sister! It's so great to hear how blogging has brought y'all closer!

Bonnie said...

Happy birthday, darling! :) Your picture is so cute. I hope you have a great day!

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Al said...

Happy Birthday GORGEOUS!!!! Hope you have a wonderful day! xoxo

The Management said...

Happy birthday! Hope your day is wonderful :)

Lacey in the City said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I am hoping that today is truly about you and that you baske in the love and attention that you deserve!! xoxo

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!

Emily @ Emmy June said...

I'm a little late, but....

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!

I love that so many bloggers gave you birthday shout-outs :) So sweet!

And carrot cake is my fave (no raisins though!) Yummmmms.

Andi of My Beautiful Adventures said...

Oh my goodness, I turn 30 on Monday and I wrote a post about it too. Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!