Tuesday, October 14, 2008


So I turned 31 last week and despite my nervousness about getting old, it happened to be a great day. All my good friends called or came over, which was fun, cuase birthdays are so boring when you are the MOM and your OLD! My wonderful Hubby sent flowers and we ended the day with a trip to a Logan to the Halloween light park and cornmaze. I got to hang out with my family, Jaysons family and my wonderful kids. It was a good day,considering I am OLD, and only getting older. I have had a plan my whole life that took me to about the age 30. Well, I am now 31 and guess I need a new plan, because I never pictured myself past 30 and it is definately here, whether I want it or not. In my next 30 years...... I will
I will say I love You at least 30 times each month.
Jump out of a plane!!!
Take a little more time for myself and read 30 killer books without feeling guilty.
Be there for all the special moments with my kids.
Not be so crazy about a tidy house and enjoy the little things a little more.
Go on way more fun and outrageous trips....capture unforgetable memories!
Reconnect with long lost friends!
Take way more naps!
Make sure that a moment never goes by that I didn't cherish TIME!
Eat more popcorn in bed while me and my hubby watch TV.
Run a 1/2 Marathon!!!! (yes, this may not happen, but it would be fun)
Eat more ICECREAM!
Hire a maid to clean windows and baseboards!
Learn to like laundry!
Start a journal...This could be tricky! I am so already behind in blogging!
Wow! I could go on forever it is a good thing I have 30 more years to figure it all out, I guess I will start a new plan!
Jasyon and I went to the AGGIE AND BYU game and out to eat with friends for my B-day too it was fun to go back to our old stomping ground and hangout. YES.... that was another reminder about how old we are getting. I swear we were just in that stage (college days) and now we have 3 kids and it has been 9 yrs later and everyone there looks so young. Don't worry it happens to the best of us.....GETTING OLD!


Jo said...

I hear ya! My big "30" was a shock for me and then I thought... I think I'm getting a bit wiser as I get older or just maybe calmer about life. Because I seemed to be able to calm myself down, get out of my rut of getting old and thought to myself, just enjoy what I have! The more I think that way, I realize all that I have and have accomplished wouldn't have happened if I wasn't as old as I was. And now I can be more grateful for being old(er) and work on the next 30 years and make sure they are great too! Life just happens to happen wether we want it to or not so we might as well enjoy it and be as happy as we can in whatever moment we are in, right? It was good see you last weekend...have fun in DisneyLand!

Rachel said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, too bad your new long lost friend didn't even know! Good thing we have blogs hehe :) Glad you had a great day and good luck on your goals, except the 1/2 marathon one, that one doesn't even sound fun!

Bingham Family said...

Happy b-day way late! I love your list...good luck! You really want to jump out of a plane! You go girl!

Erika said...

Happy Birthday Melissa...my 30 is coming up in Dec...yikes! I like your list...good luck with it, eh?!

The McCulloughs said...

Happy Birthday!! Glad you had such a good birthday and I loved your list! I agree, we should all eat more ice cream and popcorn in bed and take more naps!! I also need to chill out and not be a freak if my house is a mess. You really are going to jump from a plane?? Cam wants to, but the older I get, the more wimpy I get!!

Allison said...

Happy Belated birthday sista! I am glad that you had a good day, because you are right, bdays can be big bummers when you are the mom. You don't look a day over 20, you foxy lady! I love your list, and you have inspired me. I will not be jumping out of any planes though.... I love that you went to a USU game, go aggies! Oh the memories we have there. Hey you can start reconnecting with old friends on facebook, it is my newest time waster, and you won't believe all of the people on there, it is mine and Jacque's newest addiction... Have a great day, and know that I am right behind you on the 31 train. BRING ON THE 30's baby!!