Thursday, March 10, 2011

The 20's Were Good...

But when I heard those sweet little girls say "Happy Birthday!" this morning, I knew the 30's are going to be even better :).

The past 10 years have given me so much...

a wonderful, hard working husband...

these sweet, amazing little characters...


 a shape that only God can give...with a little boy tucked inside this time around...whom I think we have a name for...that hopefully Eric will want to share soon :)...

 

an evening out last night with a small group of ladies that truly bless my life in more ways than I can count...

who already love this new little guy...

 

 who also love rubbing things in...ahem :)...


and so, so much more.

I am truly humbled by the grace that God has shown me this past decade. 

(especially through those years in my early 20's when I made some really interesting choices...because I knew everything...am I the only one who knew it all at age 20??)

I haven't even been 30 for 24 hours and it already feels good. There is some kind of freedom in turning 30, am I right? I feel like I'm all the sudden capable of making important decisions, telling people what I think, and standing up for what I believe in...

I feel like I can conquer the world.

(not really, but I've always wanted to say that.)

(and since I'm 30 now I can say anything.)

(well, not really, but anyway...)

I can't wait to see what God has planned for the next 10 years, starting with our little man that is coming soon!

Here's to 30!

33 comments:

Kelly said...

Happy birthday, Kate!

The Sneaky Mommy said...

Happy Birthday!!! Welcome to the best decade! :)

Tina Michelle said...

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Kate, happy birthday to you!! It sounds like you are truly enjoying your birthday and I hope it only gets better!!

*Ross and Katy* said...

Happy Birthday :) Live it up!

And by the way, I was 25 on my last birthday, but the day I turned 20 I swore I knew it all! Trust me, you weren't alone :)

mandbrid said...

Happy Birthday Kate!

patchofheaven said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! You're one special woman, and I hope you *feel* more special today than you ever have before!

hdearth said...

Happy Birthday! I turn 30 in August and as much as I am trying to enjoy my last few months as 29, I am really looking forward to my 30s.

Sarah said...

What a great post. Happy birthday!!! Hope you had an awesome day!

TwinsanityMom - Janet said...

Happy Birthday!! Welcome to the club! :)

Marinewife1111 {Marcella} said...

Happy Birthday Kate!!

Romberg Family said...

HAPPY 30th BIRTHDAY!!! Welcome to the club! Its the best club around! :)

Nikki said...

Happy birthday!

wonderchris said...

Happy Birthday, Kate!!! You have such a wonderful family and such wonderful blessings. More great stuff is just around the corner. 30!! :D Enjoy!

Amber said...

happy birthday!!! definitely more of a self-assuredness that comes with 30 i think! what a wonderful year it will be :)

Laura said...

Happy Birthday! You couldn't be more blessed at 30 :)

Mama D.'s Dozen said...

I think you should have 5 more kids, in your 30's.

I had 6 kids in my 20's and 4 in my 30's. Baby #10 was born the day before I turned 40.

Happy Birthday!


Laurel :)

jenny said...

Happy birthday to one of my favorite people!!! I hope you have a great day and feel celebrated! What an exciting year this year will be! God has gifted you in many ways....especially in loving your family! Thankful for all the ways you support me as a friend! Love you!

Lenae said...

Happy, happy, HAPPY Birthday, Kate! What a decade of blessings you've experienced; praying for an even better one to come!

Jeni said...

Happy, happy birthday!! What an exciting year this will be for you. Thankful for you!

heather@it'stwinsanity said...

Happy Birthday, Kate! :)

Sarah said...

Happy birthday Kate! by the way, you look amazing!

Stacey @ Tree, Root, and Twig said...

I think I'm late now (I get your email feed the day after you post), but HAPPY BIRTHDAY! When I turned 30, I was surprised at how emotional my mom was - I was her "baby," after all, and it made HER feel old that I was so old. ;) But as for me, I didn't have any kind of anxieties over it, I was just as excited as you. Congratulations!

Amanda said...

Cheers to you!
You look great!

ML said...

My favorite quote by my then almost 3 year old son was "Mom 30 is like 20 but with an extra hump...like you! I was pregnant with my daughter at the time too.

Jenn said...

Happy Birthday To YOU! Hope you had a wonderful day of celebrating!

Shannon said...

Happy Birthday!! You are right, the 30's are great!

Susie B. Homemaker said...

Happy Birthday! May you have this same attitude as you continue into your 30's and beyond. :D

Katie@The Baby Factory said...

Happy Birthday Mama!! Hope you have a fantastic day :)

SnoWhite said...

Happy Birthday!! Here's to 30 :)

Beth said...

Happy Birthday Kate! Welcome to the 30's! Was catching up on your wonderful blog. Congrats on another addition to your family...can't wait to find out his name!! Hope you had a WONDERFUL bday!

Marisa said...

Hope the rest of your birthday was enjoyable! Happy Birthday, again!

See Jamie blog said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

My 30s have been my best years so far. (Also the most challenging, but that's beside the point!)

BTW -- I love your self-portrait belly photo in this post. :)

Sarah said...

I love the little boy belly bump! :-)

Happy Birthday!!! (I know it's a little late)