Tuesday, September 27, 2011

first day of my life

the other big thing that happened around here recently (besides, you know, getting hitched) is that i turned 30. on friday to be exact.

seems like a lot to be going down at once, i know, but that's how we roll around here.

for about a year i have been talking about how i wanted to do something really big for my 30th birthday. i figured it would be something like a trip to china, but getting married seemed like a pretty big deal, too, so i went for it.

in case you were wondering or worried, i had a lovely birthday, with lots of cupcakes and lunch out with my favorite people and a big wedding reception in salt lake to cap it off.

AWD also said he would buy me anything i wanted at my favorite SLC boutique, hip and humble, and he ended up buying me everything i wanted, which was even better.

even with so much excitement, i still had a little time to think about my favorite birthday questions, and here are the answers i have for you.

what i learned this year is that if you keep an open mind, an open heart and are willing to step outside your box and trust something (or someone) unexpected, you might find just what you didn't even know you were looking for.

and, bonus lesson! i also learned that, aside from open hearts, open minds and lots of faith, there is no secret formula or magic solution to will anything or anyone into your life. when you're ready, you're ready. and when it happens, it happens, and that's that. at least as far as i can gather.

as for a goal in the coming year, i would like to love as well as i am loved and i'd like to learn to save the very best-- my best news, my best jokes, my best thoughts and my best self-- for my home and my spouse and my family. i think it is going to take some practice to learn how to be a good partner, but i am up for the challenge.

and maybe another cupcake.

5 comments:

PNRBA said...

Love it. Love YOU. Happy Birthday Love - so good seeing you last week...and I'm up for another cupcake too because DANG...THOSE.WERE.AWESOME!!

Nancy K. said...

Happy Birthday, Frances! Saw your post about having your anniversary sandwiched between your birthdays I totally agree! We got married about 6 weeks before my birthday, which is 6 weeks before Sam's ... and then a year later Cate went and got herself born a month after Sam's birthday. What are you going to do? We've declared our anniversary the beginning of our Family Festivus and just keep the celebrations going August through the New Year. Seriously, how else were we going to handle it?!

DanyaLynn said...

"as for a goal in the coming year, i would like to love as well as i am loved and i'd like to learn to save the very best-- my best news, my best jokes, my best thoughts and my best self-- for my home and my spouse and my family. i think it is going to take some practice to learn how to be a good partner, but i am up for the challenge." - Good, that!

DanyaLynn said...

"as for a goal in the coming year, i would like to love as well as i am loved and i'd like to learn to save the very best-- my best news, my best jokes, my best thoughts and my best self-- for my home and my spouse and my family. i think it is going to take some practice to learn how to be a good partner, but i am up for the challenge." - Good, that!

DanyaLynn said...

well, I guess it was worth saying twice :)