Monday, October 18, 2010

* 31

Turning 31 yesterday was better than I ever could have imagined...

I originally looked at 31 as the 10 year anniversary of my 21-run and then felt really old when I thought about the difference between 21 to 31 being the same as 11 to 21...have I lost you yet? And now I'm 31 and my husband is 28! Age ain't nothin' but a number, right? In my 31st year, I'll be celebrating a lot, but most importantly the arrival of my first child. I used to think (maybe around 12 years old) that I'd be married no later than 25 and probably have 2 or 3 kids by 30...boy have times changed. The thing is, I'm perfectly content with how my cards have been played and can honestly say that I'm now counting down the days until my 32nd birthday when I can celebrate with my 6 month old.

I was completely spoiled rotten this weekend by my adorable husband...a new lens for my new camera, massage at a spa downtown, dinner at the Space Needle, a night at the Edgewater Hotel, shopping, coffee and flowers at Pike Place, brunch with my in-laws, relaxing at Carkeek Park and dinner with my family. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, to my loving family and friends for the sweet messages over the weekend - I feel so blessed and fortunate to have each of you playing a special part in my life.

Me and my birthday twin - Miss Addi - at her 3rd birthday party Saturday morning. I love her wavy hair, huge smile and dimples. She'll most likely be taller than me by her 5th birthday.

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My handsome man

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Our room at the Edgewater

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View from dinner

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Complete relaxation - perfect end to the perfect day

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Sunday morning sunrise, looking west from our room

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Carkeek Park

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Huge shout out to the Sun Gods for providing the most picture perfect fall back-drop for my already ideal weekend.
Flash back...me...31 years ago with my parents at Evergreen Hospital...I think my mom might be clenching her teeth wondering what she's gotten herself into.

18 comments:

The Sievers said...

Love it! That all looks super fun, you deserve it. And PS...Steve is a totally hottie in that pic! :)

Megan, Ryan & Addi said...

Seriously a perfect weekend! What a great way to ring in a fabulous year! That bath looks tdf! Oh and I love you and your birthday twin a whole lot!

Brooke said...

Steve is a stud.

The Johnsons said...

Sounds like a fabulous weekend! Wish I could have been there to celebrate with you. Love the pic of John and Patty.

Blyth Family Blog said...

Ahhhh! You know how I love your flashback pics of Johnny! Thank you, you just made my week (sorry Patty).
Happy Birthday to my very best friend. I'm so happy you had such a wonderful weekend, I only wish I was there to celebrate with you (though that would've been kinda weird for Steve if I got in the bathtub with you...)I love you and can't wait to hear all about it!

Lyndsy said...

What a lovely weekend! The weather was absolutely so pretty! Love the shot of you and Steve at dinner - so cute! Love your sweater. I am excited for what 31 is going to bring you! XOXO

Michelle said...

Great pics!!! What a perfect weekend! I'm so glad I was able to meet up with you briefly downtown :) LOVE the pic of you, Patty & John from your birth, ha!

Lynne said...

Sounds like you had an amazing weekend! Happy Birthday again. 31 is going to be an amazing year for you and your family.

aimee said...

Happy birthday, Erin! That weekend looks so dreamy! The bath, the dinner, the hotel, the park with the sun shining! Lovely.

Stacie said...

Happy Birthday you lucky gal!! What an amazing year you have ahead of you!! I'm glad Mr. Bubbleman joined you in your bath, could've been a tad risque'!

Lspry said...

Risque pic of you in the bath. I guess you are getting bolder as you get older... who would of thought that could happen? love you friend! Also, my verification word to post this is: boning? weird, right?

Nadine Peters said...

what a perfect birthday weekend! happy birthday little soon-to-be mama! I hope you enjoyed that bath, because you won't be getting many of those once the baby comes:) xoxo

Rosellini said...

Yeah - looks like you were spoiled. You deserve it! Happy bday!!

Brady Andrew Weedin said...

Oh my heavens what a perfect weekend & amazeballs pictures to prove it! Great update & so happy for you. :)

Avery Bleu said...

Happy bday! Glad you had such a great weekend! Oh and LOL LSpry!

Jen said...

Ah, what a perfect weekend-happy belated 31st!

Kris said...

Perfect, perfect birthday!

Shelby said...

what a lucky girl you are. i love the edgewater! and steve's new do. maybe it's not new but...lookin good ;) glad you had such a lovely weekend. xo