Wednesday, May 30, 2012

May events: My 30th Birthday

The next big event in May was my 30th birthday.  I didn't feel depressed turning 30, I was rather excited and thankful.

Here's how it all went down:

I went to a wine tasting with a friend and we had a great time!  I ended up purchasing two wines, a Sweet Shiraz called Jam Jar and a Sangria by Ed Hardy.

Later that night Simon gave me my gift, though my b'day was two days away.  He figured I would want to use it over the weekend.

I am in love!

My family came over and we had a seafood feast!  I ordered a load of crab legs (of course!) from Joe's Crab Shack.  Didn't get any pictures of that...too messy!

My sister brought over cupcakes from a different place, Whimsical Sweets.  There were a lot of us, so there were a lot of cupcakes.

I requested that my Grandma make Mango Margarita's to drink that night, so she did.  My Grandma is a stickler about drinking drinks from the appropriate glass.  I told her that I wanted to drink from my pink cup, and though she'd rather me use a margarita glass she said, "Well it's your birthday".

We played a little Birilli lawn bowling.  I suck, but it was still fun.

I opened gifts.

I also made and played a playlist that consisted of 40 songs that came out in 1982.  Wow, there were so many hits that year!  It was a great night.

Sunday, my b'day
Initially I wanted to go on a bike ride in the morning, but I was too worn out from the night before.  Instead Simon and I went to Flying Biscuit for brunch.  I had the smoked salmon scramble with creamy grits and a biscuit.  They are famous for their biscuits (they come with every meal, even dinner), and their creamy grits are to die for.  No pictures of my food, I was too hungry :)

Did I mention that I am in love with this lens?

Later on we went to the grocery store and got some food to grill.  Well, for Simon to grill.  We then went on an evening bike ride (more details about that bike to come).  After we got home, Simon grilled.  We ate al fresco, listened to Zero 7 and I was in heaven.  I love the outdoors...minus the bugs!

Look at that beautiful sunset that God created.

I drank out of a fancy glass that night.

That was my 30th!


  1. Happy 30th! I'm impressed with your laid back attitude about the year. Freaking is an understatement for how I was feeling on my 30th! I'm hoping since it hit then, I'll be fine when I hit 40 :).

    And, fantastic lens! So fun and such beautiful photos!

  2. Thanks, Jenn! Yes, I think you will have a change of heart for 40. Maybe that's when I will freak out, lol!

    Also, thanks for the photo compliment :)

  3. Happy birthday! Looks like a lovely celebration. I was bothered by turning 30 last October, but so far it's been a great year and all the good in my life feels possible *because* I'm 30 now, if that makes sense. Older, wiser, etc.

    The 50 mm 1.8 lens is the BEST!

  4. Thank you, Dottie! Yes, I know exactly what you mean about turning 30. I think that's a big part of why I was so excited about it!


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