Sunday, June 6, 2010

lynn in love with birthday parties

ahh... I have to admit that I LOVE birthday parties... I love being silly and extravagant and wear whatever I want. My husband always teases that I like to drag out my birthday as long as possible :)

This year is no different, and I had such a blast! I threw an old-fashioned birthday party for my dirty 30, complete with streamers, balloons, cake, a photobooth, and a pinata! I loved seeing old and new friends come together. I got to wear a red frou-frou dress with a red tulle petticoat that I would have never been able to wear anywhere else. We ate a finger-food spread and the yummy Berry Chantilly cake from Whole Foods. We played my favorite games Taboo and Cranium and just laughed ourselves silly. Lastly we brought out the cupcake pinata. Man, that sucker was sturdy! It took alot of pounding to finally break it open. All in all, a great time, and I am so thankful to have such great friends to celebrate my birthday with!


Friday, June 4, 2010

lynn in love with birthdays

Hi darlings... remember little old me? I know I've abandoned this little blog of mine for a while... and while I wish I could come up with great excuse to make it all right, I don't have one.... except that life is going really well and that I'm really happy and busy.

....and I turned THIRTY today! Yup it's my birthday and it's a big one. Honestly, it really pains me to think that I'm this old. I was really caught with lots of anxiety the last past few weeks thinking of things I haven't yet accomplished yet after living the thirty years that God has given me. I think that I don't have a family yet, that I live in an undecorated apartment the same way I did 10 years ago, that I don't have a big name yet in either one of my jobs.

...but then I remembered, so how blessed I really am, just how much I've changed and made huge steps even in this past year. Honestly, I feel more comfortable in my own skin today than I ever have! (isn't that SO cliche?? isn't that what every celebrity says in the magazine when talking about their age? but it's true, it's true!).

and while I still says things like "when I grow up... i'll do this or that..." , I have to remember that I have grown up!

Just a few things that I'm grateful today that I'm accomplished in 30 years.
1. I found and married the love of my life. We have a wonderful marriage and I cannot even fathom how I deserve this.
2. I finished medical school and my internal medicine residency
3. I made life decisions that were hard but was based on what was most important in life, but were against the social norms and meant less income
4. I was able to find a solution to doing both medicine and starting a business that I'm passionate about.
5. I'm still very close to my family
6. I've kept up the faith
7. I've stood up for my principles
8. I have created a life for myself that is full of love and friendship

I cannot wait for the next thirty years!!

Here's a sneak peek of what I have cooking up for my dirty 30 birthday party this weekend!