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Tuesday, June 22, 2010


1. 30....I know it is just a number, but it is a pretty big number. For some reason the jump from 29 to 30 seems like a big deal. Just in case this sounds kind of strange, my 30th birthday was yesterday and apparently it is still bothering me today:) Sort of....but not really.

2. My kids are still getting up way to early for it to be summertime! HELP! I would really like to sleep until 7 just once this summer.

3. We had VBS at church last week. I was SUPER busy and SUPER tired all week. VBS was worth all the hard work when 8 kiddos got saved though:)

4. I really missed blogging last week. I hate when I don't have time to respond to emails and comments, and I hate even more that I had no time to visit all of my bloggy friends! I am going to try and catch up this week:)

5. I did some figurative housecleaning in my life over the last few weeks, and it feels nice to get rid of some of the clutter!

6. Now I just need to do some actual housecleaning so my house isn't such a huge disaster area.

7. I am almost finished with my entertainment center to bench makeover. It has taken forever, but I am so glad that it no longer looks like this:

8. Hopefully I can share the finished project by Thursday after I spend tomorrow doing some sewing!

9. I also have to do some sewing for my sister. She has a piece of material that she wants to turn into a shower curtain...pretty easy, except that I hate, hate, hate doing button holes!

10. My living room is still not finished either. I think I have decorator block, because I still can't decided what I want to put on the big empty wall behind my couch.

11. I got a new camera accessory for my birthday yesterday...a white balance filter. Now I just have to figure out how to use it.

12. Speaking of my camera...I only picked it up once last week and I only snapped 3 {really} sad pictures. Maybe I can get back in my picture taking groove this week with my new filter.

13. I at least need to take a picture to post tomorrow for Wordless Wednesday:)

14. Jason and I started watching The Big Bang Theory on Netflix this week. It is pretty funny....plus it fills all the empty tv time that comes with summer.

15. Have I mentioned how much I love Netflix before? I do! Especially tv shows on Netflix...no 3 month wait to find out what happened after the cliffhanger season finale!

16. I'm only halfway to 3o and it seems like I have been typing forever! I told you 30 was a big number!

17. Jason has a business trip to Atlanta coming up and the boys and I are going to tag along. SUPER nice swimming pool, free breakfast, and new places sounds like a pretty fun mini-vacation to me.

18. I am looking for some fun {and cheap} stuff to do in Atlanta, so if you have any suggestions let me know. This isn't technically our vacation, so I don't want to spend very much money....though we are going to take the boys to see the Braves play one night while we are there.

19. I have been eating a lot of cereal and Special K bars lately. They are both really great for helping me lose weight....now if I can stay away from the ice cream I will be doing good.

20. I'm trying to lose weight {thought aren't we all always trying to lose weight} because I am in a friend's wedding in September. I really don't want to be the fat bridesmaid....I would settle for the slightly chubby bridesmaid though:)

21. I can do another 20 pounds between now and September, right?!? That is my goal anyway....but I really need to get the ice cream out of my freezer!

22. Henry and Grant at going to VBS at my mom's church this week. That means it will just be me and Eli for the most part this week. It is already really quiet this morning.

23. I'm hoping that since the boys are going to be gone most of the week, that I can get a few crafty projects done. I need to make new summery wreaths for the front door, hang some vinyl in the hallway, and finish makings some decorative balls that I started but then quit after 5 minutes.

24. My hot glue gun doesn't always like the projects that I work on. I quit working on those decorative balls because I burned my finger at least 5 times in less than 5 minutes. I wonder if they make gloves to wear while you are using your hot glue gun?!?

25. We planted some watermelon seedlings in our yard one day last week. They were dead by the next afternoon. Apparently upper 90's is a little to much for seedlings to take when they came from inside the house:)

26. I was really hoping that my hubby was going to call Merry Maids for me for my birthday....no such luck! I guess that means I will be spending ALL of today cleaning.

27. But, I can't get started cleaning until I get home from getting the oil changed in my car...which means the house probably won't get cleaned today:)

28. We have been on a pineapple kick lately. I think we have gone through 3 fresh pineapples in the last 4 weeks...and I think I may buy another one today. Fruit is good for you right...even the stuff that tastes really good!

29. It has been raining every afternoon and some nights, which makes playing outside and going to the walking track kind of hard...but I'm so glad that it rains to cool down the temps some. We are just now technically in summer and it is SUPER hot here!

30. See, I told you 30 was a big number!

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Kmama said...

Think of it this way...you're not 30, you're twenty-ten (courtesy of Buddy). ;-)

We have been eating a lot of fresh pineapple lately too. They were on sale for $1 the other day!

Laura said...

Happy belated birthday! I wonder about the hot glue gun gloves too! Crafting can be seriously dangerous :)

I'm hosting a giveaway and I'd love it if you stopped by!

Laura @ along for the ride

Lyndsay said...

Happy late birthday! It IS hot out there and icecream is so nice when it's hot. I'm having that same problem!! Ha, who isn't except for those lucky lactose intolerants!

Angie said...

Happy Birthday Kelli!! I loved your list of 30 :)

We recently discovered Netflix too...I have really enjoyed it so far this summer. I need to explore a bit more to see what other stuff I may want to watch!

We love pineapple too. Fresh fruit is so yummy this time of year.

Have a great week!

Ruth said...

Your birthday is the 21st? So is mine, but it was my turn to turn 30 last year. It isn't as bad as everyone makes it out to be. Your list of 30 is great! I can't wait to see how the bench turns out.

Anonymous said...

I feel you about turning 30. I thought I would be fine but the day before the big 3-0 it hit me pretty hard. Let's just say there were lots of tears and merlot. 31 is easier, I promise!

Julia said...

Happy Birthday! My 30th didn't bother me, but when my first and then my second daughters hit 30 I thought I'd die! My third isn't quite there yet, but only 2 more years!

Carrie said...

Happy belated and welcome to 30! It's only taken me 8 months to "sort of" get over it! ;)

He & Me + 3 said...

Happy Late Birthday. 30 is nothing...try creeping up to 40. Yikes. 40 is the new 30 so 30 must be the new 20. Think of it like that.
Can't wait to see your bench done. I know it will be so cool.

Kelli said...

What a cool list...I loved reading it. Happy Birthday (a day late). 30's are great...you'll fit right in. Have good quiet week getting your stuff done. I can't wait to see all that you're doing. Ooh and have fun in Atlanta.

Kelly said...

Happy Belated Birthday! I celebrated my 30th last year and didn't give it much thought. I was just happy that I accomplished my goal of having my children before I turned 30 :) I'm not even sure why I set that goal but I did it!

How awesome that 8 kids were saved!!!

Looking forward to seeing the bench...you're a craft inspiration!

staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

Happy Belated...according to my brother-in-law (we are both in our later 30's)...you are 30 - not in your 30's :) I don't know if that makes you feel better...but it helped me (until I hit 'mid 30's a few years ago)...crap, now I'm depressed!)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! Can't wait to see the bench. I agree with you. 30 is big! Loved this post:)

More Than Words said...

Hey!! Happy Birthday!!! I remember that it felt weird to no longer be in my "20's." But, just wait till you get to the "40's"..LOL!

Bridget said...

Happy Birthday! :D

{:miss v:} said...

30 is a big number!

Loved your list! So much of what you've said could have come out of my mouth! haha!

Myya said...

Happy Birthday to you! Ahhh 30 isn't so bad, embrace it full force & I promise it will be much easier to swallow!

Carrie said...

c'mon now, YOUNG lady...I will be mid-thirties in October...35! That sounds old to me :) I hope having a baby keeps me young...and not feeling older...but we'll see...my energy level isn't as it used to be! haha! Happy Birthday! Can't wait to see some of your projects...but sounds like you've been a busy bee! {We just came from Atlanta...airport...the airport's nice! haha! WE're home from Cancun...boo!}

Together We Save said...

VBS is lots of work but such a blessing!!

Lexie Loo, Lily, Liam & Dylan Too said...

Happy Birthday! 30 isn't bad!

Stephanie said...

happy Birthday Kelli!!!!!

I am terrified of 30 too - I'll be 29 this year but the closer I get the more scared I am :(

amanda said...

happy happy belated birthday. i love the list! it's so fun to read random things. i've never been to atlanta, so i'm not any help. but my cousin who lives in atlanta is coming home this weekend to celebrate his wedding. see...totally random. i've missed blogging and bloggy friends lately too! it's crazy how 'attached' we get! i love the (mac) and cheese picture!

heidi said...

Happy Belated 30th, Kelli! The 30's rock. :-)

polwig said...

Happy Birthday !!! 30 is awesome it is great... it is a decade when you are finally mature enough and financially independent to make your own decisions and you know yourself well enough to love the decisions you make.

Emily said...

Happy birthday!!!! You'll survive. I think I did. ;)
And I CANNOT wait to see the bench makeover!

blueskiesandgreenlights said...

Happy belated Birthday!!! Just remember 30 is the new 20. I am turning 30 in a few months, and I keep telling myself that.

Seriously, I hope you had a great day. I love your 30s post. It helped me get to know you a bit better.

I love Special K bars...Have you tried the chocolate pretzel?? It is divine.

Hope this year brings you many blessings, lots of joy, and tons of love.


{Kimber} said...

Happy Belated!!!!! tomorrow is mine sigh and I am plus three on you :)

Big Bang Theory is great!! I love it

Leslie said...

Happy Birthday! I turned 31 about 5 days before you turned 30 and I can honestly say that 30 has been GREAT for me! Welcome to the club!

As for the ATL, want to know the BEST part of Atlanta? ME!!!!! (We technically live in Woodstock, but we go to church in REAL Atlanta and get into the city pretty regularly.)

If you're staying actually IN the city, the best free thing you can do with your kids is Centennial Olympic Park. It's right beside the World of Coke and the Aquarium (both totally fabulous, but neither cheap or even close to it). There are a few different pretty cool playgrounds, but the best part is the fountains! There's fountains coming from the ground in patterns (to music certain times of day I think). All the kids wear their suits and play in the fountains - a total blast!

I have a magazine at my house (where I am currently NOT) with tons of free stuff going on over the city. If you're not leaving for a day or two, I can flip through it and throw some ideas at you. :)

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