Saturday, May 7, 2011

Bring it On! The BIG 3-0

So - I was searching all over for a "good" picture of me, can't find it. Anyway - I am 30 today - I am saying goodbye to the 20's. Those years were so great, but I know the future will be even better.

Do I feel different? No - but I am scared that what my Mom told me about my metabolism might be coming true - "It's going to catch up to you one day," she has lovingly said to me several times. It could just be that I just can't control my love of sugar - anyway, I have some love handles that would have definitely been gone by now if I were......... say 24!

Thinking back - the 20's were the best of my life. I married my sweetheart, had four beautiful children and we managed to create a beautiful life together. We have had our ups and downs like everyone else, but I wouldn't change my life one bit because I feel so blessed. So, getting older doesn't scare me at all because I know that with each new stage in life brings more possibilities of love and laughter.

What's great about my birthday is that it is always right around Mother's Day - so Clint has to prepare for double! Ha Ha - but on that subject - I love my Mom and I hope that I can grow up to be half the woman she is - she's amazing - she can always lift my spirits and she encourages me to be the best I can be. She has been my #1 fan since the start of my quilting - although she tells people that she is 95% proud and 5% jealous - ha, ha! I love you Mom!

So - here's to all you Mother's out there and to me turning 30 - seriously - I never thought the day would come, but it's here and I will embrace it!

Since it's my 30th birthday and I will only be 30 once - we have placed a huge selection of our inventory on Clearance for 30% off! It will only be good for the 24 hours of my birthday. May 7th, 12 - 12 MST! Enjoy!

51 comments:

Maree: said...

Happy Birthday & Hope you get Doubly Spoilt over the weekend...
cheers

sharilheath said...

Happy Birthday! Just found you from your youtube video. You make it look simple. Thanks

PS Talk to me in another 30 years about that metabolism stuff..LOL

Karen Wilson said...

Happy Birthday!
My twenties were pretty great, but I married my love and had our baby in my 30's so I guess they're going to be pretty great as well. Plus now I'm old enough to on 'cranky old woman' attitude occasionally hahahaha

liberal sprinkles said...

happy birthday!!
Grace

Leeanne said...

"Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you"
And have a great mothers day.A great life is all about attitude and you seem to have a positive one!
So lucky you have a positive Mum and hubby too.

Petit Design Co. said...

seriously? we have so much in common I just had my 30th on Monday, we will both have baby boys (mine comes In August) we both love quilting and fabric... we really ought to be BFF's!

Barb said...

Happy Bithday Judi.....you certainly are an inspiration to us all. I hope you have an amazing day and Mother's Day!!

jednoiglec said...

Happy happy Birthday! Another three 30's:) or four if you want:)

KaHolly said...

Happy Birthday! I'd love to be thirty again.

ThatSallie said...

Happy birthday, but your shop link is not working. :(

krisgray said...

Happy Birthday, Judi! Today is my bday, too, but I've reached Jack Benny's age - I'm 39 and I'm stickin' to it! Have a great weekend, we only get this every 7 years.

Regina said...

Happy Birthday! If your body is anything like mine it should be nice to you for 5 more years then say hello to the little wrinkles around your eyes. Weep, weep.

karenfae said...

happy birthday Judi - yes metabolism changes with age and remember 4 children does that to you too - just make time for exercise and you will be fine! Now I'm going to check out that sale of yours.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Quilter in the Gap said...

Happy Birthday my friend! I hope you get to do all you want to do or nothing if that is your desire.

Tangos Treasures said...

Happy 30th Birthday!!!
And Happy Mother's Day too!!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Happy Birthday Judi..have a wonderful weekend....

Joanne said...

Happy Birthday!♥

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Have a wonderful birthday and Mother's Day!

Karen said...

Happy Birthday Judi. Getting to "know" you thru blogland has been a great joy to me. I pray God's richest blessing on you and your sweet family as you enter this new decade. Have a great day and a Happy Mother's day.

Linda said...

Happy Birthday and a Happy Mother's Day!

Sallie said...

Happy birthday! Celebrate all weekend!!

paulette said...

Happy Birthday!! 30?...Just a baby!! Enjoy...hope your 30s are even better than your 20s!! Have a good one!
Paulette

Quilting Yai Yai said...

Happy Birthday and Happy Mother's Day!!
Enjoy your special days!
Deborah

Tiffaney said...

Happy Birthday. 30's are so much more fun than 20's.

Wendy said...

Happiest birthday wishes to you! Super happy wishes!! I hope your weekend is filled with wonderfully fun moments! Happy Mothers' Day, too!

Cathy (Corbin) Keevill said...

Have a wonderful birthday and do remember that it only gets better from here. As someone fast approaching 50 I can tell you I never felt better and never enjoyed life more.

Celebrate and enjoy your birthday.

Lundholm Fam said...

Happy Birthday. I turned 30 6 months ago and my cousin said to me, "welcome to 30, flirty and fun." So I welcome you!

Linda said...

Happy Birthday! I have a son who just turned 30. I think you will find that every decade is the best of all. I wouldn't go back for anything, although I loved my life when I was in my 20's and I loved my life when I was in my 30's. Just enjoy each stage. Each birthday is a gift from God.

Miki Willa said...

Enjoy your happiest birthday yet, and look forward to many more. I am more than twice your age, and I have found that each decade gets better and better.

Keep Stitchin' said...

Happy Birthday and may you have a wonderful weekend!

MN2NM said...

Happy birthday! I love stopping by and seeing all of your amazing creations!

Micki said...

Happy Birthday!
Have a great day!
Micki

Laurel said...

happy birthday! the thirties are great (the first two years have been, at least!)

Leah said...

Happy Birthday! Now I know 4 others that share this day with me!

Hope you have a wonderful day.

Quilt Hollow said...

Hey there Judi! Thought I'd say Happy Birthday to you! Only 30 and accomplished so much already! Here's to many more!!!! (PS...your mom is right about the metabolism thing...I was 30 when I had my first son and weight 98 lbs...my son is now 21 and I can eat a carrot and gain)

Diana said...

I totally forgot that today is your birthday!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I will tell you in person in a few days, even though it will be late! We might just have to make you a cake or something. Either way, way to go and beat me to the 30, mine comes next year! I agree, the 20's have been good to us all...I just can't help but think the 30's will be better! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Karen said...

Happy 30th BD to you! And....HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!!

Brita said...

Happy birthday to youuuuuu! It just gets better, trust me! I have 36 years on you to prove it :-) And thanks for the birthday sale -- I was able to get Rose Parade, that I've wanted for awhile. That's for my birthday, which is this month, too! All the nicest people :-D

Cindy Lou said...

Happy Birthday! Just to let you know, the 40's are even better than the 30's and since I'm 3 years from 50....I hear the 50's are better than the 40's. Enjoy!

Marianne said...

Happy Birthday! I remember as a kid, 30 seemed so old to me. I am now 40, and I think the best years are still ahead of me. So, enjoy your thirties, the best is yet to come!

Judi said...

Happy Happy Birthday to you!

Darlene said...

Happy Birthday! I don't mind the getting older because my life gets better every year and I truly believe that for everyone!

Sonia said...

Happy Birthday Judi!!

Happy Mother's day too!

God bless and keep you,
Sonia

WoolenSails said...

I can't remember if I left a comment yet, lol.
That is what happens when you are past your 50th;)
So, I am wishing you a Happy Birthday and hope you have a wonderful day.

Debbie

Laura T said...

Happy 30th Birthday and Mother's Day! You deserve it:)
Laura T

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

I wish for you everything that you would wish for yourself....the wise woman that you are...I'm sure you are only wishing wonderful things for yourself!

I'd be jealous too....I want to have some of that quilting tallent....and at the same time...I sure am glad you found your talent and have used it so wisely.


Turning 30 was a big crisis for me....there is no way on GGE I could have ever managed to be married and have 4 beautiful children....a real testiment to your parents!!! I admire you very much and know you are having a wonderful Mother's Day.

Hugs,
Kelly

Luned said...

Penblwydd Hapus from Anglesey!

Maja said...

Happy birthday Judi!
You know that it´s ok for a quiler to
take away those years you have been quilting from your real age!
I´ll guess you still are
20-something;-D!

Blogless me said...

A very happy birthday to you! 30 is such a wonderful age and a time when you blossom, not when you grow old!
It is wonderful you can celebrate Mother's day at the same time.

Sarah Craig said...

Happy Birthday, Judi!!! Hope you have a wonderful day!!!

МамаФиалка said...

Happy Birthday and Mother's day