Sunday, August 3, 2008

I'm 30, but I'm really 29

So, on Friday I left my 20s behind. However, according to everything I hear, 30 is the new 20, so really, what am I doing with these two kids running around and one on the way? At 20, I'm much too young to have a five year old!
For my birthday my husband took me to the Tempe Arts Center that opened not that long ago, where we dined amidst his work associates while we had a fabulous view of the Tempe Lake. It was actually the closing dinner for the summer associates, but it was still really good, FREE food, a beautiful view and we got to tour an art exhibit which I really love. Makes me remember going to the Prado in Spain--back when I was??? What...let's see about 20, so I was really 10?
On my birthday, many of you called, mailed, emailed or came by with cards and treats in remembrance of my birthday. I felt so loved and special. It made me remember how important it is to remember other people's birthdays. It can be as small as a phone call saying, "Hey, I remembered your birthday today." All of those little acts of kindness really made me feel wonderful. I need to be more like that and remember these events and get cards in the mail or pick up the phone and dial a friend. Seriously, you never know when you might be the only person that remembered and that person is feeling so lonely.
So, here I am, 30...or 20 and 29 weeks pregnant and no name for this little boy growing and kicking--definitely kicking me all the time. We seem to be going through the same cycles of names at this point. If we ever do get pregnant again and it's another boy, I may have a mental breakdown. I'm the type of person who likes to go with a game plan and not having a name is driving me nuts. Derek, are you reading this? Driving me nuts!!!! So, we need to get it figured out.
This week I will be 30 and 30 or should I say 30 and 20? Either way, this baby is coming. Named or not.

16 comments:

Brooke said...

Happy birthday!

JM said...

I didn't know your birthday came so soon after mine...or maybe I did, and I just suck, so I'm sorry. Either way, Happy 30/20/29(?) and don't stress so much about the name...sometimes God has a name in store and you'll just know it when you meet little...um...Jordan? Ezekiel? Anyway, good luck!

Heather said...

I am lame too. Happy late birthday! I'm glad you had a fabulous free dinner and night out on the town. Good luck with the naming. Ahhh! Boy names are so hard!!

Amelia & Justin said...

Happy Birthday...how about for your birthday (and I totally didn't know it was your birthday...) I just make you a bracelet? Or would you rather make one yourself? I just feel like it may never happen.....Let me know :)

The Schneider Family said...

Happy Brithday! I ahope it was a good one!

Sabina said...

Audrey, I feel so a bad about forgetting your birthday. Do you want to hear my excuse. Not that it really fixes anything. The problem is that no one should have their birthday on the first of the month. I went out of town this week and before leaving checked my July calendar-nothing significant. What I should ahve done was to flip over to see the August calendar (whey I was to return) but I didn't and so consequently missed your special day. So sorry. I recently read a Jodi Picoult book (Second Glance) and enjoyed it. I remember you saying you enjoyed her works and I appreciate the reference. It is the first book I've read in quite a while. Hope your birthday went well. How is the school thing going?

Lara said...

Happy Birthday!!! I need to just remember that you and Joel's mom have the same birthday and remember to email you or something. I knew that. I just don't remember. :)

Hope you had a lovely day. And 30 really isn't so bad. Now 34? We'll talk about that in a couple weeks. Sigh.

Lacey said...

Glad you had a fun day! Love ya!

Melissa said...

Sounds like you had a good day! Happy birthday by the way!

Zim Family said...

Happy Birthday!! Dang you make 30 look good!! Hope it was absolutely fabulous!

Scott & Tami said...

Happy Late birthday!!!! You are such a wonderful friend & have the cutest family!!!

JLJ said...

Happy 30th. Honestly, I'd rather be 30 than 20. Thinking back to studying and dating and sharing all my earthly possessions with roommates isn't all it's cracked up to be.

Minharos said...

Happy Birthday! August is the month of birthdays- Mine and Macey's are next week and I have about 10 other firneds and relatives with b-days this month.

I forgot my sister's on Sunday, but your post reminded me that today is my other friends birthday. Thanks!!!!

Jack and Annie said...

Didn't know it was your birthday! Happy Birthday!

steve said...

Hey happy Birthday a tad late. I have to admit 30 is great. It's WAY better than those lame 20's!!

rachel said...

Happy Birthday Audrey!! Our boys must have been kindred spirits because he has the art of kicking down also!! ouch! The name thing is also driving me stark raving mad. You would think we could just decide. Where's the cabbage patch certificate that just says the name? Good luck, girl