Monday, August 1, 2011

Three Oh

Well folks, it's finally arrived.  I've reached my third decade.  I will never have a two at the beginning of my age again.  I am 30.  Strangely, I'm not really upset about it, which is surprising considering the fact that I never, ever, EVER wanted to grow up.  In fact, I kind of like the idea of the maturity and confidence that comes with leaving your twenties behind.  Not that I've acquired that maturity and confidence yet, I just like the idea that I'll find more of it on this side of 30.  And to help things, I feel like I've had a pretty darn good three decades so far.  So just to make myself feel even better about being 30, here are some highlights from each decade:

Decade 1:
1. I was born.  That's pretty significant for me.
2. I learned to read.
3. I was baptized.
4. My family moved to Arizona.
5. I started school.

Decade 2:
1. I graduated from High School.
2. My family moved away from Arizona.
3. I got my first kiss.  Hard to believe, I know, considering the awkwardness of the above photo.
4. I travelled to Europe.
5. I learned to ride a horse and dance a hula.  Not at the same time.

Decade 3:
1. I travelled to New Zealand.
2. I graduated from college.
3. I got married to a man more perfect for me than I could ever design.
4. I taught junior high and loved it.
5. My two sweet little boys were born.

I would have to say #3 and #5 are my two favorites from this last decade.  And they have made this a very sweet 30th birthday.


  1. Happy Birthday, Becca! You're so much older than me! least for today. :)
    I hope you've had a fantastic 30th and wish you a great new decade!

  2. Happy birthday! I hope you had a fabulous one. :)

  3. I think I remember meeting those two little dogs when we played at your house like in 6th grade. Crazy to think that was almost 20 years ago!!! Happy birthday, here's to the best years yet.