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|
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.
Happy Birthday! I just found your blog today but I'm enjoying reading your posts and I'm a new follower :)
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!
happy birthday! i turn 30 next spring, and i'm sticking to the '30 is the new 20' motto! enjoy :)
Happy Birthday Erin! I found your blog last night and fell in love! I hope you have a great birthday!
Happy Birthday!! You have a sweet and thoughtful sister! It's so great to hear how blogging has brought y'all closer!
Happy birthday, darling! :) Your picture is so cute. I hope you have a great day!
Happy Birthday GORGEOUS!!!! Hope you have a wonderful day! xoxo
Happy birthday! Hope your day is wonderful :)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I am hoping that today is truly about you and that you baske in the love and attention that you deserve!! xoxo
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.
Oh my goodness, I turn 30 on Monday and I wrote a post about it too. Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!
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