Monday, March 7, 2011

30, Flirty, and Thriving!

My 20's...how I loved thee...let me count the ways...

College- Check! Loved all of it. Made many precious, dear friends who are still by my side today. We made many wonderful memories and we continue to "do life together" even though life has changed a bit from fraternity parties and dance parties to baby showers and lunches planned around nap schedules. I wouldn't change a thing!

Dave- Who would have known that 23 would bring me you. It's so fun to think that you knew the 23 year old version of me, now the 30 year old version of me, and God willing, the 50 and 75 year old version of me!

My 20's brought me a breast cancer scare with my mother, a triumph over breast cancer with my mother, an appreciation for my family and friends and the understanding that life really is short and we're not promised tomorrow. My prayer is I would live each day as my last and never let my family and friends go a day without knowing how much I love and appreciate them.

My 20's brought me a wedding, made me a wife, and shaped the beginning my life with Dave. God is good!

I've loved the last decade and I praise God for who He is and what He has done in my life. Who He has made me to be and how He continues to mold me into the woman he wants me to be. Life is good and I'm hopeful that the blessings didn't stop at 29. So here's to 30 and the promises that lie in my next decade!

The celebrations leading me into 30 were nothing short of fabulous!! I enjoyed a wonderful family dinner on the lake complete with the most beautiful sunset! Saturday brought pedicures and brunch with my sneaky Austin girlfriends and then a wonderful dinner with my sneaky boo! After dinner we were "meeting Bradley and James for drinks" which turned into a surprise party for me! It was SO fun...SO surprising...and SO special to see all of my family and friends in one place! I am humbled and grateful that you all would celebrate with me! I love, love, love you! *PS...most of the pictures from Saturday night were taken with Bradley's camera since my camera card was full (who knew I was having a surprise party and needed more room??). So I will be sharing more pictures of my dear friends once I get those!

My sister- Kristen, Me, Nana and Mom

The whole fam...without brother! We miss you already!

Papa and Nana and Me and Dave

My boo...

My cute cake which had 30 sparklers on top that almost set off the smoke alarms...oops!

Birthday brunch and pedicures with my girls! They were so sweet (and sneaky) to still have brunch with me even though they were going to be celebrating with me again that night!

Kristen and I after the big surprise!

Mom and Dad

Dave was so sweet to plan such an amazing party for me! But he enlisted the right help with decorations! Mom, Kristen and Bradley brought fun decorations...yes, that is an Anthropologie candle...in the bar on 6th street. Mom thought it smelled "a little musty". Love her. Also, please note the personalized party favors!! Chapstick (I'm an addict) that says, "Life is Glamorous and Fabulous". LOVE.

All of the girls

Nana and Papa! Total troopers partying it up on 6th street! Nana said, "Do I need to put my drink down for the picture?" No way teeny!!

Alice and Jeff

And Sarah and Lauren!
There were other precious friends there, but the pictures aren't on my camera!! Know I am so, so thankful for you to! I can't wait to see the other pics!! THANK YOU ALL! XOXO
Here's to the dirty 30!

17 comments:

Emily C. said...

looks like a fabulous weekend!!! happy 30!

Joanna said...

Happy 30th Birthday! I turned 30 in January and I love the name of your post because I ALWAYS say that from 13 going on 30 :) I truly believe this upcoming decade will be absolutely fabulous!

Griff said...

Happy Birthday, Tiffany! Hope you are doing well!

melissa said...

What a wonderful birthday Tiffany! So glad you had such a great time with your friends and family. Enjoy 30 - it's looks great on you!

KatiePerk said...

What fun! You look great! Happy Birthday!

Jamie said...

So sad that I was in Dallas and missed the surprise party! But I'm glad it was awesome!

Mateya said...

What a great birthday! And you have some good genes for aging! your Mom and Grandma look amazing!

Jamie Pickle said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate turning 30!! Mine is coming up in a few months.

Virginia Belle said...

I sounds like you had a fabulous Birthday weekend! That was so sweet of your husband to plan such a fun surprise Birthday party. It looked like a blast!

Sweet Simplicity said...

What an amazing birthday celebration! Happy Birthday lady!

Heather said...

Happy birthday!!! You look so happy in all of your pictures. :) Love the cake....yummy!

Sarah @Newlywed and Decorating said...

Happy belated 30th birthday! What an amazing party you had- so sweet! And those family photos with the sunset in the background are gorgeous!!

Ashley said...

wooohoooo!!! happy late birthday girllll! 30 is So hot right now :)

Jen said...

What a sweet post! I hope your 30s are as awesome as your 20s were! :)

Michaela said...

Happy belated Birthday! You look stunning in all your pictures!

Emily said...

It seems like you had a wonderful birthday! That was so sweet of your friends and husband to do that for you:)

I was just looking at your info... I TOO am an addict of Chapstick and Diet Coke:) It is seriously an issue lol! I am now a follower of your blog and can't wait to read more!

Laura said...

OK..you and your family are WAY too photogenic!! I am mean BEAUTIFUL!! Congrats...30 is awesome! I should know as I am almost half way thru with the decade! :) I will warn you...you can't drink as much or stay up as late..but other than that..it's fab! Here's to the year you deserve!! (oh..and have you lost some weight? you look awesome!!)