Thursday, August 18, 2011

It's Been Fun, 30

Dear 30,

We had a great year, didn't we?  I have to admit, I wasn't sure about you at first.  From the new wrinkles, to the potentially slowing metabolism, and the extra puffiness under my eyes, I had some serious doubts.

(Not to mention, the getting called "ma'am" by teenagers.  Was that even really necessary?!)

But, you ended up completely winning me over.  After getting carded a few times, ("What's that?  You need to see my ID?  I'm so not at all upset about this!") I figured we were straight.

But I really ended up loving you, because you gave me moments like these with this guy:

What?  Of course we always dress this way. 
We do live in the South.

What? Of course we always dress this way. 
We do live near a Krispy Kreme.

(And if you don't, I am sad for you.)

Yep.  We're nerds.  And by "we," clearly I mean, "me."

And then, dear 30, I loved you even more for giving me moments like these with this girl:

We obviously have a love of strange hats in our family...

...and first birthday parties (not to mention, Georgia football)

...and moments of sheer happiness, like this one, which need no explanation.
I'll take a thousand more, please.

All-in-all, thank you for an amazing year, 30. 
I think you were my best one yet.


Your friend Sherri, who is turning 31 today, and might just have to slap anyone who calls her ma'am in the next 24 hours. 

Or ever again.

You have been warned.

P.S.  31, just so you know, mama's not down with any more wrinkles, cellulite, or eye bags.
You know you wanna stay on my good side. 

I'm watching you.


Gina said...

Happy Birthday! I love the last picture! I hope 31 is as good as 30, if not better!

Stephanie said...

Happy happy happy birthday! You are one hilarious girl who ALWAYS cracks me up {which means you should post MORE!} and has the most gorgeous, blessed little family {which means you should have more beautiful babies SOON!}. I hope 31 tops 30 - you deserve it!! =)

Chunky Monkey said...

I wanted to wish you a Happy Birhtday on your blog since I know you love comments too. To reduce the chance of not getting bigger, darker bags/ circles under your eyes DO NOT have anymore children. Each pregnancy/ baby seems to greatly add. The above also applies to unwanted cellulite or in my case a larger rear end in general. Will I see you on Sunday??

Melanie said...

Happy (late) Birthday!!! Hope you had a wonderful day! How are you feeling? Hoping that neck thing has eased.. :(

Have a great week! Welcome to "30"... again... and again...

I can't wait until next year when I turn 30 too! ;)