"Gypsy gold does not chink and glitter. It gleams in the sun and neighs in the dark."

~ Saying of the Gladdagh Gypsies of Galway

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


I can't say Thirty is too exciting.
16 was exciting...even 18 was.

21 was a memorable one, of course, if memory serves me correct ;)
And heck, even 22 was!

30, ehhhh

But don't my friends & family know me so well!

My good friend Jen, who I don't get to see in person all too much, drove over an hour to make a surprise visit at my work...with 3 boys in tow! What a saint! And she brought me this, complete with organic suckers :)

One of my sisters, Mallory, stopped in with my two nieces as well. It was a grand old party of 3 and 5 kids in my lil' ol office! She was going to bring me my favorite sushi, but with two kids in tow, that is not an easy task; the restaurant sits on the town square and it isn't kid-friendly to maneuver! But it is the thought that counts!

Tonight I get to spend a quite evening with a few of my favorite guys!


Kim said...

Happy Birthday! Wait til 40.

Susan said...

Thirty wasn't was an age I looked forward to either, but my mother thought it was a special birthday. Anyway, she gave me a silver ladle, hand forged in Scotland (my husband is Scottish)and I cherish it even today. She had me when she was thirty and maybe that was why she gave me this unusual gift; all I know is, it's been my best birthday ever.
Happy Birthday, Allison - I'm thankful to have you as a friend. XOXO

Tami said...

Happy Birthday Allison!

I loved being in my 30's. When you're in your 20's nobody believes anything you have to say. Once you're in your 30's people start to respect the things you do and say. Enjoy! (I turn 50 this year...YIKES!)

Unknown said...

Thanks Ladies :)

And Tami, I couldn't agree more. It seems that anytime I would tell someone my age, all of a sudden half my credibility went down the tubes :) LOL

Camille said...

Happy Birthday, Allison! Enjoy this joyful transition of your womanhood!

HolleyGarden said...

Happy Birthday! 30 isn't so bad - it get worse! ;O)

Vanessa said...

Happy Belated Bday! I hope you had a good day. I will be turning 30 in March so I understand, bdays just don't have excitement anymore.

Mary said...

Happy Birthday!! Thirties are great. You'll have the time of your life. :)