Happy Birthday To Me: Turning 30 Again!

Sunday was my birthday, my 30th birthday *cough* 31 *cough* Just so you know this isn’t the first, or the last time I will turn 30.

If I am being honest, I hate my birthdate, but you really can’t choose your birth month can you?! I feel sorry for anyone I know that has a birthday that falls between 12/24 and 12/31. Those are the birthdays that are just so easy to forget. 

But I have never felt forgotten. As a young child my parents always went out of the way to make my birthday feel special (they still do). I am also blessed by a husband and two awesome daughters who spoil me.

Yesterday we woke up and did our typical Sunday routine rushing around to get ready for church. I was surprised to see a present sitting on the counter right before we left. As I have previously said, we’re not really gift people. I had to open it right away. 

It was a Garmin Forerunner 15… you know the one I posted on my wish list.

I was surprised and so excited.

Okay, not completely surprised… seeing he had casually asked me about colors a few weeks ago. But still opening that box made my day. I plugged it in to charge and off we went to church

After church we met my parents for lunch. Then I came home and went on a birthday run. It was the first time I have ran outside in WAY to long. The weather was beautiful and the company was even better.

Plus I got to try out my new “toy”!

We ended up running 3.1 miles (a 5K) and I am so glad we did. I almost forgot about the time Desiree ran 3.1 for 31 and I thought that was a GREAT idea. I guess when I am 80 and I am supposed to run 8.0 miles it may be a bit of a problem. 

After my run I relaxed with my favorite girls, folded some laundry and worked on some scarves for the Etsy shop.

We wrapped up the day with a birthday date night. We took advantage of a gift card and tried out Longhorn Steakhouse. We both ate the chicken of course. What can I say we’re just not a beef eaters. 

It was such a great day and I am thankful I got to spend parts of it with so many of my favorite people.

I am feeling excited for 31 (I mean 30) and a New Year starting soon.

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  • Happy Birthday! Sounds like a great day! I turn 31 in March… Crazy! Enjoy your week 🙂

    • Thank you! I am not sure about you, but I am really loving my 30's….. but I will still stick with being "just 30" ;).

  • My birthday was yesterday (12/29) and my youngest son is the 28th, same as you. I always dreamed of a June birthday so I could have a fun outside birthday party!

  • Happy birthday! What an awesome gift! So glad you had a great day!

  • Happy birthday! What a great gift!

  • Happy Birthday Beth!! Sounds like a special day!!

  • Amy

    Happy Belated Birthday, Beth!

  • Happy (belated) birthday!!! How sweet of your hubby to get you that Garmin even though you guys are typically present people. Such a thoughtful present!
    And oh my gosh, I laughed out loud when you said 8.0 miles might be a problem when you're 80. LOL. Very true, friend, very true. Maybe you can walk in over the course of 8 days and call that a win 🙂
    Sounds like the perfect day!

  • "The weather was beautiful" AS THERE IS SNOW ON THE GROUND IN THE BACKGROUND.

    I'm glad you had a great day 🙂 🙂 And nice pictures!!

  • Happy belated birthday!!! haha, my husband has to keep reminding me that I'm actually 31 and not 30. Love that you had such a fabulous day!

  • Happy belated birthday! So glad you had a wonderful day!