8 Apr

Back to reality today. My friend from Florida headed home on an early flight and I am headed back to my cubicle and wishing I had one more day to recover!

My best friend and boyfriend gave me an incredible 30th birthday party Saturday night.They really outdid themselves. It was in a boutique hotel in Boston and decorated with balloons, beautiful orchids and of course some “30 Sucks” decorations. They even had specialty drinks named for me!

I was completely overwhelmed having over 40 of the people I love most from all the different parts and phases of my life  in the same room.

An unbelievable sense of gratitude is what I am feeling today! I have no idea what I did right in prior lives to deserve such special people in my life right now, but I will take it!



Today was Day Seven (or Day G) of the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge

I also linked up with THE Collective and YOLO Monday!

Hoping you’ll follow me on Bloglovin or Twitter! New friends make me happy!

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35 Responses to “Gratitude”

  1. Danie' April 8, 2013 at 9:52 am #

    Well happy late birthday,sounds like an awesome way to celebrate.

  2. sincerelyshannonblog April 8, 2013 at 10:31 am #

    Sounds like a great way to celebrate. I love the 30 suckers! Mondays are especially hard after such a fun weekend. Have a good week!

  3. megan April 8, 2013 at 11:28 am #

    you can truly see how happy and grateful you are just by reading your words here. Glad you had such a happy birthday!

  4. The Next Step April 8, 2013 at 11:50 am #

    hahaha, cute decorations but IMO 30 is (was) awesome. I’ll let you know next year how 40 is. 🙂

  5. dishofdailylife April 8, 2013 at 12:19 pm #

    That sounds like a wonderful way to celebrate. My husband surprised me for my 30th by having my two college roommates fly in…what a treat that was!! The 30’s are great!!

  6. dee April 8, 2013 at 12:31 pm #

    Awww that was so sweet of them! Happy belated birthday!

    From the A-Z neighborhood,
    D is for Deecoded

  7. Ally Ferguson April 8, 2013 at 1:19 pm #

    That cake is beautiful!

  8. Dana April 8, 2013 at 2:01 pm #

    Happy birthday! It’s so wonderful when so many people you love come together for a happy occasion; it does make you feel so grateful.

  9. Agi April 8, 2013 at 3:45 pm #

    What a great weekend. Visiting from the link up. I’m also hosting one this Thursday April 11. Show me your favorite Spring Trend. HOpe you can join.


    • Another Clean Slate April 8, 2013 at 3:57 pm #

      I’m not that trendy, but I will definitely check it out- just added you to Bloglovin!

  10. The Dose of Reality April 8, 2013 at 4:52 pm #

    Happy birthday! Being with all of the people who are important to you sounds like the perfect way to celebrate! –The Dose Girls

  11. Heather (@mylittlehea) April 8, 2013 at 6:30 pm #

    Love that friends from all walks of life were able to make it. What a wonderful Birthday surprise!

  12. zoe April 8, 2013 at 7:44 pm #

    Congratulations! We had a 50 sucks not unlike your 30 on saturday…Happy Birthday!

  13. MoonWynd Studio April 8, 2013 at 8:07 pm #

    Happy Birthday. Sounds like you had the best time! Happy A-Zing, MoonWynd

  14. Samantha April 8, 2013 at 10:59 pm #

    Thanks for stopping by today! Glad you had a wonderful birthday 🙂


  15. Sally Knight April 9, 2013 at 3:36 am #

    Happy birthday.

    Thanks for finding a moment to stop by my blog. Have a great A-Z.

  16. Marcia @ April 9, 2013 at 7:22 am #

    Glad you had such an awesome birthday and are grateful for all the people in your life. I turned 30 a few years ago with a big party surrounded by loved ones and that feeling has stayed with me. I’m here to tell you each year life gets better and easier! Welcome to the dirty thirties 🙂 !

  17. Joe April 10, 2013 at 12:33 am #

    A belated Happy Birthday to you. 30 seems so young to me now.


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