Wednesday, August 12, 2009

BIG Post

Where to start...I have no idea! Yesterday was my birthday, but I guess it wasn't just any birthday. It was a BIG one: THIRTY. That looks weird in type. I'm so used to that "tw" that started my age for the last decade and now I'm a "th"? Can it be? Several of my friends have turned thirty in the last year and I was always quick to remind them I was still in my twenties. Needless to say, I expected some tiny bit of hoopla to accompany this milestone, (if for nothing else) as my payback for having been so coy about my youth on my many friends' big days!

But, I was a little surprised by the sheer magnitude of the display. Sometime after 6, Josh & I were hanging around (I assumed we be going to get some dinner soon) when a barrage of horns were heard from outside. I opened the front door to a parade of friends honking their horns and streaming balloons from their cars. But it gets better, they weren't just there to inform the neighborhood that it was my birthday, but they also brought dinner. Not a bad deal, huh? So, my sweet friends poured inside with balloons, dinner, cake, ice cream and birthday gifts. It was one to remember for sure.

If you are wondering how I feel, the answer is mostly tired. I'm hoping it's not all to blame on my birthday though. We had a busy weekend celebrating my sister's wedding. It was a lot of fun. The weekend was full of laughter and lots of dancing, even Jack joined in on the fun. There are lots of pictures from the weekend here. I'm hoping my other excuse for being so slack with my blog, project 365 and a lot of other things is pretty valid too. Josh & I are expecting again. That's right...Jack is going to be a big brother. I haven't been too sick, a lot of nausea, but more than anything I've just been incredibly tired. The worst part is feeling like I'm not doing enough for Jack because mommy would really rather lay on the couch than play outside in the 90 degree heat! I remember being tired last time around and taking naps during my lunch break, but I can't remember when it passed. I'm sure Jack & Josh are ready for it to pass though. I'm doing my best to be my normal self, but some days are harder than others. Here's to hoping I'm over the hump soon.

Our due date is February 24, 2010.

10 comments:

Kim said...

I'm so glad that I was able to be there to help surprise you. But more than that I feel so blessed that I have such a wonderful friend! And I think that you surprised all of us more than we surprised you! Congratulations

kriswalls said...

Congrats, I am so happy for you, Josh and Jack!

the hill family said...

how much fun can a girl handle?? so excited for you all.... the new baby on the way, the super fun bday night that you absolutely deserve, and your sister's beautiful wedding! wish i could be there to hug your neck in person!!! xxoo- Jenn

Anonymous said...

Yay!!!!! I am so excited for you!!! All day I have been thinking about our fun time and your big news and I just can't be any happier for you. Thanks for some new reading material too! Love, Nancy

The O'Dells said...

SO excited for you my friend! Ahhhhh! Yay! Happy birthday, too! So many fun things all at once!

Merideth said...

How much fun it was to celebrate your 3-0 and you made it even more exciting with your news. We are SOOO excited for you, Josh & Jack and cannot wait to meet the newest Garrett.

Sarah said...

Congratulations on your birthday and your good news! What an exciting time for you all. I will be thinking of you and praying for that little one! Hope you feel better soon. I'm sorry I missed your party. See you soon!

seeking.senkels said...

Happy Belated Birthday! And Congratulations on your baby news. I was very sick with all my pregnancies for the first three months. Don't be too hard on your self. It really can just take the best out of you. Hope to see you soon.
Alicia Senkel

Jessica said...

Happy Birthday and Congratulations! I'm very excited for you, Josh, and Jack. I do hope you feel better soon. I can certainly understand. Calen finally got his mommy back after two long, consecutive summer pregnancies. Lots of love to your family.

Ashley said...

Congratulations, Laura!! I can't wait to meet the newest member of the Giles/Garrett clan! :)