Feb 10, 2008

Happy Birthday to ME!

Guess where I got to go for my 30 birthday??? I'll give you 3 hints:




That's right, this year I celebrated my birthday with a week long trip to Disney World accompanined by 3 out of 4 of my siblings and all their kids!!!

"Wow!" you say, "They go on a lot of trips!"

"We live life to the fullest!" I say, "And with the maximum amount of student loans!"


Alright, so we actually didn't go to D-world just for my birthday. We ACTUALLY went for the D.S. Call Don't-Call-Me-A-Call-Girl Annual (Sometimes semi-annual or every-other-annual) Family Reunion!

And it just happened to coincide with my 30th birthday.

I believe the reasoning went something like this:

Older (Allegedly Wiser) Siblings: "It's the off-season! It won't be crowded at all!!!"

The reality was more like this:

Naysaying Sister: "It's the week of Mardi Gras and Carnival! All of Louisiana and Brazil are here this week!"


But despite the crowds, it was a great week, filled with sunshine, family, and FUN visiting the various Disney attractions.

And it really is a great place to celebrate a birthday. I got to wear a birthday button so all the employees wished me happy birthday all day long. I even got two free treats! (One Frozen Lemonade and one Mickey Supreme!)

And I'm actually happy to be 30. Don't get me wrong, I had a great 29th year, but there's nothing all that special about being in your late 20's. Thirty on the other hand...thirty is SOMETHING! (I'm not sure what yet, but I'll let you know.)

So that's the story of how my whole family flew to Orlando to celebrate the start of my fourth decade on earth. And why I've been MIA for awhile. And how to properly celebrate a significant birthday. And how to get free ice cream on a stick.

I think we've all learned something here today.

I know I have.

C-you real soon!

15 comments:

Linz said...

Happy happy happy happy happy 30th birthday!! What a wonderful way to ring in your 30's!! What a great trip! Yea!

Polliwog said...

Ooo, I'm so jealous. I LOVE Disney World. And happy birthday. 30 is awesome. Everybody has to take you seriously. (Someone should tell that to my kids, though.)

Bartimaeus said...

Happy Birthday Babe!

Nice interspersal of pictures and text on this post!

Matt said...

I love that even though the Patriots lost the Super Bowl you still celebrated in Disney World! In my case you would have been celebrating the loss itself.

Matt said...

P.S. - Happy Birthday! I can't believe you're older than me.

TeNeale said...

What a great way to celebrate your 30th birthday! So Jealous!

WOG said...

Love the pic. of Max "comin down" from the lolli pop !

Sheba said...

I guess that post answers tow of my burning questions. How the heck old are you? and What the heck were you doing in Disney's Animal Kindgdowm with bats? It's all coming together now. That and a whole lot of Disney Envy. I've figured out I love that big Mouse and all his friends.

FOX said...

Happy B-day Em!!!!!!!
I already miss you!

Jenn said...

What a way to spend your 30th!! Looked like tons of fun! Happy Birthday! 30's aren't so bad....

Mindelicious said...

Happy Birthday Emmy Poo. Let's play a little game of yes/no/meh.

Yes to a week at Disney world and getting two free Disney treats (which saved you like, $10!)

No to turning 30 (I don't believe anyone who says they don't care.)

Meh to wicker.

Which one wins?

I think it still might be wicker.

acte gratuit said...

Pauli,
Yes, sugar crashes definitely run in this family. Which is why Max will never get another sucker as long as he lives. (And to think that was sanctioned, and purchased, by his dentist father.)

Matt,
At least our team got to the Superbowl!!! (I say that as if I actually care.) Oh, and I'm not just older...I'm much more mature.

Felix,
I'll always say "eh! to wicker". I can't help it. It's just so...true!" Also, I'm all about 30. I don't know if I'll be so stoic at 40, but 30 I'm all over.

acte gratuit said...

Then why did we purchase a three piece wicker box set in SF? One of which we still have.

What's your favorite Blog?

acte gratuit said...

It wasn't wicker Doug. It was...more ropey. And besides, "eh" implies that it goes both ways! Which means wicker has it's place in the world. Just not as prominent a place as some might think.

Sheesh.

acte gratuit said...

p.s. quit using my account to make comments, Lazy Pants!