Thursday, May 23, 2013

And then I turned 30 ...

bowling lights
{bowling lights}

pouring
{pouring}

cake!
{cake!}

balls
{balls}

30
{30 - with the otaat party hat and cake toppers by d}

I avoid birthdays, not because I mind ageing (although I do keep reminding myself to finally try some of your eye cream suggestions) but because having that much attention focused on me freaks me out.

This year D insisted we do something, anything, so I requested a cake and we rounded up some friends for a bowling date. I had the exact same party when I was 10, minus the beer. It was awesome this time around too.

And since we were on a roll with the whole celebrating thing, I convinced him to go to Disneyland with me on Monday. First time in 15 years and Indiana Jones was as amazing as I'd remembered.

It was a good way to start a new decade.

34 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday! I'm turning 30 this year too and I think a bowling night would be perfect!

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  2. Nice photos. Happy Birthday! I'll be joining you as a thirty-something in July :)
    -Jennie F

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  3. Oh, happy belated! I didn't realize it was your birfday. Hope it was a lovely one. Can't go wrong with a little bowling.

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  4. Happy Birthday Rach! I was so sad to miss it. Bowling alleys weird me out, but I would have braved it for your big day!

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  5. Did you get a new haircut? Happy belated birthday!

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    1. Yep - I cut it all off a couple months ago! I probably won't be keeping it this short for very long, but it was fun to try it.

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  6. short hair, don't care? i like. happy birthday!

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    1. Very short! But I can't really handle the every three week haircuts, so I'll probably be growing it back out soon!

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  7. Very, very happy belated. I've been away from this space for too long; you look AMAZING.

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  8. Aw, happy birthday! I will be hitting the 3-0 in September. It will probably be super low key. :)

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  9. Happy birthday! My friend held her 30th at a skating rink, it was so much fun and nostalgic!!

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  10. Many happy returns, Rachel! I turned 30 in April and I think it might just be the best decade :)

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  11. happy birthday! i'm the same on mine - all i want is come really, really, really good cake.

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  12. Happy birthday, Rachel! When was your actual birthday? I turned 30 on May 13th -- so far, so good. ;-)

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  13. Happy 30th! Looks like it was a good time! Mine is next year. DJ asked what I wanted to do this year & I said next year's celebration would be enough to count for this year's (World Cup in Brasil!).

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  14. Happy belated birthday! The 30's are actually fairly awesome, little secret you don't know until you get here. ;D Yay for a fun birthday party and a day at Disneyland!

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  15. Happy Birthday! Is your actual birthday the 23rd? Mine is today ;)

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  16. Happy birthday! Bowling with friends and Dinseyland sounds like great ways to celebrate! And I absolutely love your new haircut, and debating with myself if I should try something similar.

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  17. Happy birthday! I turned 30 in April - I'm excited for this decade! (:

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  18. Happy birthday! I am loving the party hats! I want them for my birthday next month, but my husband thinks it's too silly! :)

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  19. Everybody likes a pony party. Happy 30th!

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  20. Glad you had a great time! Isn't bowling so much better with booze? :) Indy is my favorite too. Happy 30!!

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  21. Happy birthday!! What a great way to celebrate.

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  22. happy birthday! looks like a good birthday party..

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  23. I mean, please tell me your next post is going to be about your haircut! Love. :) Happy 30th!

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  24. your birthday hexagons are like little diagrammed molecules. this is good and right.

    best wishes again, dear rachel; i would take an ill-advised trolley ride in a sketchily-collapsing mine with you anytime.

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  25. Happy 30th! And love the pixie cut! (Or, super-excellent job on faux-haircut ;)!)

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  26. I love these photos of such simple things. :) Happy birthday!!

    Emily @ Dish & Tell

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