Friday, August 31, 2012

Last Day of Birthday Month...


My very first blog post as a 30 year old. I really can't believe that my 20's are over and done with! My 20s did me good. God blessed me with a degree in Nursing, a great job, a wonderful husband, two adorable kids, and we moved back to sweet home(Northern California). Where both of our families reside! I am looking forward to seeing what my 30s have in store for my family & I!
My birthday fell on last friday and I celebrated until sunday night. On friday my husband had breakfast waiting for me when I got off of work. I slept, spent time with the kids, went to the gym, and then had one of the best dinners
(just with my husband)!
What I Wore
Dress: J. Crew
Necklace: JcPenney
Earrings: Birthday Gift from MIL
We enjoyed a 4 course delicious meal!
On saturday Mr. Wonderful let me sleep in, as long as I could. I then awoke to spend time with the kids, eat our leftovers from the last night's dinner, went to the gym, and then my wonderful In-laws threw me a fabulous birthday dinner.
What I Wore:
Dress: Express
Cardigan: JcPenney
Shoes: Steve Madden
Necklace: Target
Earrings: Gift from MIL
Everybody knows that my favorite color is purple, so it was evident all over my In-laws' house.
The Dog was even wearing purple!
Everybody also knows that I love my best friend. To my very own surprise she snuck into town just for my birthday & was hiding in the backyard. How sweet was that!?
I was very much in shock and was touched by such a thoughtful gesture.
We laughed & talked the night away over great food.


My Aunt Kit & Mother In-law not only did a great job on gifting me with the party but the cake was perfect!
I will forever remember my 30th birthday party and cherish these thoughtful gifts. My In-laws have loved me from day 1 and have not stopped. I do not take it for granted.
After the party my husband, BFF, and I went to theatre to see Sparkle!
On Sunday my husband, cousin, and sister organized a wine tour.
What I Wore:
HeadBand: WetSeal(bought it in high school)
Earrings:Macys
Necklace: Target
Dress:Marshalls
Shoes: Gift from my Neighbor
My Mom, 2 sisters( and their mates), my best friend, and husband were all in attendance. A black stretch limo arrived in front of the house that I grew up in and took us all the way to Napa Valley!
It was so nice driving through the valley and going to 3 wine vineyards.
We enjoyed the ambiance at one,
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did a wine tasting at the other,.......
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and at the last one we ate a nice grilled lunch on picnic tables
& enjoyed their sweet desserts!
It was a beautiful day with beautiful people!
My last picture for this post will be of the woman that was in labor with me for 4 hours 30 years ago!
What a great 30 years & lovely birthday weekend! Blessed!!!
pleated poppy

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Part 5 of Cruise: 2nd half of Puerto Vallarta

Here is my last post of my 30th Birthday Cruise, on my last day of  being 29!

After we finished our wonderful Canopy Excursion we went back to the ship to change into dry attire and headed to the streets of Vallarta!


Our mission was to experience the beach.


We finally found it after following some Locals.


The beach was so nice with the tropical and pretty sky background!


I could tell that the local people who reside in Vallarta appreciates the beauty too!


We decided to take off our flip flops and take a nice walk on the beach...but first some pictures!


The sand felt so so good on our bare-feet!





We eventually decided to take a dip in the ocean! It was the warmest beach water we have ever felt.


My husband wanted to get in so bad but re-framed himself.



We got to see some of the beach animals too!


We did not know what these little things were until we got closer...


little tiny turtles!!!


The rocks were perfect too!






It was then time to say bye to the beach and head back to the ship!


We took a different route back to the ship and stumbled upon backgrounds to match our attire!


After our mini photo shoot we tried one more time to see if we could do facetime with the kids,next to the ship. #FailX2


It was then time to exit land and back to the ship for a delicious dinner & to head back towards home!!!