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I have discovered it is really hard to be Queen in a household with 3 princesses! Somebody is always borrowing my tiara! Well in between hunting my stuff down I am the proclaimed Queen in the Land of fluff (where my husband swears one day that he will die from glitter lung (you get the picture!) Besides that I am a dieting, exercising, crafting, biblestudying kind of girl.
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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Woo Hoo I am 40!!!

Ok, that is not my exact response a few months ago when I thought about my upcoming birthday. However birthdays are allot like a 9 month pregnant girl who has decided she can not have this baby. It is going to happen whether we want it to or not. So... I decided to embrace it, (it was either that or have a really good cry and who looks good for pictures with her eyes swollen red!) So if I had to turn 40 I thought it was best to set some ground rules with the family. - NO FREAKING SURPRISE PARTY!!!

So why do you ask did I feel I needed to make this clear? Well did I mention that my husband threw me a SURPRISE 30th birthday party - at "OUR HOME"!!!! How does one get ready for a surprise party at her home that she does not even know is going to happen???? Exactly!!! So just in case my husband was not older and wiser himself I thought it was best to throw that one out there!!

So Hubby was wiser this time around and asked me "Where did I "want" (see he learned!!!) to have my party at?" and "What did I want to do for my party?" - Good Man!!! So I let him know after the "No Surprise Party" rule, that I did not want to have it at my house - it is not truly for you, if you have to clean up for it - at least that is what I explained to Brent. So I thought and thought - then picked out a new wine bar here in Tulsa called "Il Bacio" - they have tons of wine and beer on tap!! So if I was going to embrace turning 40 - I wanted to over several glasses of wine!!!

Above is picture of me with some ladies - who I was in a Bunko group with (a.k.a. an excuse for a ladies night out!) also I was in a Dinner group with most of these fab ladies and their hubby's! I so appreciated that they took the time to come out to my party!
(Above is a picture of Il Bacio)

Here I am at my party with some moms from the small town where I live - we are all so different!! However I love that about our group! Everyone needs a variety of friends or life would be boring!

Here I am again at my party with some friends and relatives who knew me way back when Brent and I were just dating. I am so glad that they do not feel the need to tell every embarrassing story that they had on me!!!

Above is a picture of my wonderful husband (he is on the far right) and some of the other hubby's that came out to help me celebrate my birthday.
My husband really did a great job on my party! He took me shopping that day for a new outfit, arranged child care for the evening, sent out invites, ordered and picked up a cake - (not over the hill, but a fun spring theme - smart man I told you!) I had so much fun - if you have to turn 40 - well you might as well do it with a drink in your hand, and surrounded by good friends!


  1. What a cute cake! Glad you had a fun birthday. I turn 40 in less than 2 weeks, and it's actually feeling way less traumatic than turning 30 did for me. :)

  2. Congratulations! I must say, I am not at all looking forward to 40, so it's really kind of you to blaze a trail!



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