Sunday, March 05, 2006

On Turning 30...

Yesterday, I turned the big 3-0. Thirty does not feel much different from being 29, though in my mind, it is a milestone that I have been thinking about for some time. Since college, I wondered where I would be at 30. And you know what? I cannot imagine having a better life than I do right now. I have been so blessed that I could not ask for more than everything I already have. So on this occasion, I want to stop and count my blessings:
- Thirty Things I Am Thankful For -
  1. A husband who loves me
  2. Wonderful and supportive parents
  3. A sister who doubles as a business partner
  4. A baby in my tummy due in July that we conceived the first month we started trying
  5. A grandmother who is 90 this year, and still going strong
  6. A job I really love that I can still learn a lot from
  7. A company that is growing in an industry I am passionate about
  8. A relationship with God and a church family
  9. Meeting the man of my dreams at 19 and spending the last 10 years together
  10. The ability to live within our means and enough money to not have to worry about it much
  11. An outlet for my creativity in designing my own line of products
  12. A 10-year old Toyota Corolla I bought used when I graduated from college that runs like new
  13. A scrapbook of memories I hope my grandchildren will cherish
  14. A comfortable bed to sleep in and the ability to fall asleep in minutes
  15. Living up in the freest country in the world
  16. Being able to beat my husband and his friends at Halo
  17. Never having broken a bone or becoming seriously ill
  18. A 5-year marriage that is as loving as the day it began
  19. Never having to wonder where my next meal will come from
  20. Knowing someone listens when I pray
  21. Unlimited hugs from a very hugable and affectionate husband
  22. Parents who made sure I learned Chinese from a young age
  23. A passport completely full from 10 years of world travels
  24. More scrapbook supplies than I can use in 2 lifetimes
  25. Knowing how to make a great lasagna
  26. A treasure trove of great photographs and memories
  27. Knowing that no matter what, I can always go home
  28. A body pillow my grandmother made that has been passed down to me
  29. Really knowing that I have everything I want in my life
  30. Each and everyday before and after today...

And this is what David bought me for my birthday! A 24-70mm Canon Lens! I cannot wait to play with it... I am a fiend for new electronic toys.


Blogger Corinnexxx said...

happy B-day sweetie! LOve your list and I think that you are truly blessed and I am happy that you count your blessings. Have fun today!


3/06/2006 01:08:00 AM  
Blogger Tracy said...

Happy Birthday! 30 - a wonderful milestone. One of my best girlfriends told me when I turned 30 a few years ago that I was now officially "in the club" and could now be let in on all the real secrets. LOL! Welcome to THE CLUB!

3/06/2006 04:45:00 AM  
Blogger Shirley said...

Happy birthday! Love your 30 things. Awesome birthday gift!

3/06/2006 05:18:00 AM  
Blogger Adrienne " A little dramatic at times" said...

Happy Birthday! Love your list..and I TOO love new gadgets!

3/06/2006 07:58:00 AM  
Blogger Miss Carrie said...

What a great gift!!!

3/06/2006 05:07:00 PM  
Blogger Miss Carrie said...

Okay, I am such a nerd! I just put "two and two" together! You are that ADORABLE girl I met at CHA in the Maya Road booth, right? I'm sure you met a zillion people that week, but I came back just raving about how friendly everyone at your booth was!

3/06/2006 05:09:00 PM  

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