Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Celebrating My 30th { Patriotic Style }

Tonight, Steve and I are headed back east for a five day visit to our nationals capitol and I can hardly wait!

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I haven't been to DC in about 12 years, but now with friends and family living there - we really have no excuse to not visit.

Cousin Matt, Cousin Lisa and baby Paul


Mr. and Mrs. Reynolds - loving their German attire at Oktoberfest

carrie and erik

The reactions I've received when I've told people that we're going to DC to celebrate my 30th birthday have been quite funny - they seem to think it's an odd place to for a birthday - not to me - I'd rather check out the museums, monuments, take photos, etc than party in Vegas...apparently I'm a tad different. Plus the East Coast in the fall is one of the most beautiful places in the country.

Added Bonus -- Stacie and Kevin are flying in, on Friday, from Boston to spend the weekend with us!

stacie and kevin

Can.Not.Wait to celebrate the start of a new decade { ack...that sounds old } of life. I've been wondering this past week - where has the time gone? How am I eleven years out of my teens? I'm now closer to 40 than 20. To be honest, I'm embracing 30 and looking forward to a fabulous year!


Stacie said...

Can't wait to see you friend!!! Happy almost 30th birthday!!! XO

Megan, Ryan & Addi said...

Yayyy! Have the most fabulous time! I can't wait to see pics of all the fun, friends, family and fall scenery! Happy 30th! xoxo

aimee heff said...

Happy Birthday, Erin! So glad we've reconnected through blogs :)

I actually love, love, love DC. I lived out there the Fall of 2003 and would go back in a heartbeat. I much prefer all the ghosts of history in that city to the Las Vegas scene anyday.

Have so much fun! 30 is going to be a great year.

Coug Gal said...

Sounds like the perfect birthday to me! I love DC, have so much fun!! Happy Birthday!

Jen Lee said...

Have a wonderful birthday! 30 isn't so bad!

The Sievers said...

You'll have so much fun! Hug Lisa and Paul for me!!! Go eat the sushi at Lisa's favorite place....it's a huge restaurant and yummy!!!

Lyndsy said...

Happy early 30th friend! I cannot wait to hear of your adventures and see all the pics from your trip! Give those Mullins and Reynolds lots of hugs and kisses for me :)

Lynne said...

Have so much fun! I cant wait to hear all about your trip and see pics.

Blyth Family Blog said...

ha! I just texted you about whe you were leaving not realizing you've already left! Hope you have fun and LOVE you... Happy Happy Happy bithday friend!!!

Brady Andrew Weedin said...

Have a blast Coff!!! I will shoot you a text on your bday~tell Stacie I said hello!!! :) ali

Keri said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you have a fabulous time in DC