Monday, October 18, 2010

My 33rd Trip Around the Sun - Happy Birthday to Me

The birthdays just keep coming faster and faster every year.  I don't dread them.  32 was a pretty awesome year, and I'm finding the old adage "Life Starts at 30" to be kinda true.  It's also true that no one cares more about your birthday than your own Momma. So, thank you Momma for giving me a birthday and for wishing me one bright and early this morning!

Back in July we bought tickets to see Sugarland in Concert in Tampa.  I was in desperate need of a real girl's night out.  The Hubs had been away on business all week, my mommy hat was becoming tattered and torn.  My energy tank was on low and I needed to de-stress.

So, the girls got together and we made a night of it last Friday.


You may recognize the Bestie Liz from Tickled Pink



And Kirsten from Always Find the Sunnyside.  Kirsten blogged about the night and has some fabulous pictures.  So, when you are done here go on over there and check out her photos and commentary.  You'll probably want to click around awhile.  Her blog is uplifting and I love that every day she looks for the bright spot in her day and then writes about it. 

The show was awesome, probably one of the best concerts I have ever seen.  Not only do I love the band, but I also loved the company and that made it even better. 

We sang at the top of our lungs, we swayed to the slow songs, we laughed and laughed until potty breaks were necessary.  We enjoyed being outside in the fresh (or not so fresh air, thank you smokers) and let it all go.  We forgot about bedtime routines, school work, aching backs and therapy.  We forgot about teething, snotty noses, home repairs, and tantrums.  We lived in the moment.  We stayed out long past our bedtimes.  We had a blast.



And, it was one of the best birthday celebrations I've ever had!  Thank you, Liz, for knowing me like a sister.  For sharing all the ups and downs of the year with me, and for being a part of a lot of wonderful memories.  Love ya!

18 comments:

Ashley Sisk said...

HAHA Happy Birthday to you!

Rochelle@AFamilyofLooneys said...

Happy Birthday. Looks like you had a blast :-)

LeeAnn said...

Happy Birthday Carol! I'm so glad you guys enjoyed the concert. It looks like you had a great time. I hope you have a wonderful day!

Colleen (Shibley Smiles) said...

Happy Birthday! Sounds like a great time.

Michelle & Jimmy Rivas said...

Happy Birthday!!! Hope you have a terrific day!

Eastlyn and co. said...

Happy Birthday and many happy returns on your day, Carol. Sounds like the Sugarland concert took "girls night out" to a whole different level! So glad you all enjoyed yourselves.

Missy @ My Life Ain't Always Beautiful said...

Happy Birthday. Sugarland sounds like a good time. =) It's my baby's 5th Birthday today!

t.bird said...

happy bithday!

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Tammy said...

I am a new follower from Nestwork. Happy Birthday!! I have seen Sugarland myself.. awesome concert!!

-Tammy
http://dontblink-tammy.blogspot.com/

Kirsten said...

Oh Carol! You just had to post the "half-face" shot of me!?! Too funny! Yes- it sure was a wonderful evening and I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Now tomorrow you can get yourself the new CD as a late birthday present! I can't wait to get it myself! Happy Birthday my friend! Happy Birthday!

Jennifer said...

Happy Birthday Carol! I, too, think life does begin at 30. I am so jealous you went to see Sugarland...I am sure it was so awesome. Looks you and the girls had a fun night...what better could you ask for on your b-day?

Ashley said...

Sounds wonderful, I'm jealous! ;)

Liz said...

I'm so glad we were able to go! I can't wait to pick up the new CD today ... I wish your night would have been better last night, but I'm sure tonight will be better :) Love ya!!!

Stephanie said...

Stopping by from the Nest. Love your blog!

Looks like you had a great birthday :)

Stephanie
http://www.dirtandlace.com

Stephanie said...

Had to come back to say, I'M YOUR 100TH FOLLOWER! YAY!

Karli said...

Oh, what a fun b-day!! YAY! Looks like an awesome time. Mine is coming up and the big 3-6 is a little scary - ahhhh! I swear, what I see in the mirror is not what I see in my head. Bummer!

Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my blog & have a great rest of the week! :-)

Amanda said...

Happy belated birthday, pretty lady!!!