On April 2, I celebrated my 40th birthday. That’s right, 40! When I say it out loud, it’s hard to believe I’ve been around for so many years! Last year when I realized that I’d be turning 40, it was with mixed feelings and all these random thoughts.
But as the day got closer, I realized that I was really okay with it. Even better than okay, I was happy. I feel that at 40, life is just going to get better. I am more comfortable with who I am, I am more confident in myself, I’m happier and I have direction in my life. I was missing so much of that when I was in my 20’s.
And so many people that I have talked to who have already celebrated 40 say that it really just gets better!
To help celebrate my milestone birthday, my hubby and my family worked together to throw me a surprise party. If you know me, I’m not big on surprises, I like to know everything that is going on. So when I walked into my house and a whole bunch of people were all dressed up and yelled “surprise!” you can imagine that I was overwhelmed!
Once I was over my initial reaction of surprise and maybe a few…ehm..tears, I had an amazing time with my family and friends!
Our house had been turned into a fun restaurant/bar with round tables,white table cloths, appetizers, servers, dinner, giant balloons, and an awesome photo booth.
There was also an amazing slide show that made me laugh, cry and remember.
Of course what made it really special were all my family and friends who were there to celebrate with me.
It was a really wonderful night, something I will remember for many years to come! Now the pressure is on for me to start planning the hubby’s 40th party which is still a few years away, shhh.
*All photos taken by Third Eye Weddings