Monday, August 15, 2011

purrrr-fection on this thirtieth year.

i turned 30 on saturday. i know, it's hard to believe. because i'm so mature, you thought i was at least 31.
i told nato, let's just keep it chill for my birthday. plan  something fun for just me and you. i want to go to the river market antique mall. that's it.

i don't know, with a newborn and figuring out lila, i just wasn't up for a big deal. so nato took me shopping and then made reservations for dinner friday night at one of our favorite local restaurants. small and quaint.except when we got there...what do you know, there's 15 of our closest friends sitting at a table yelling, surprise! and i was surprised. i cried, okay? i just wasn't expecting it at all. and some of our friends from chicago flew in and that threw me over the edge. i felt loved.
here are some poor quality phone pictures to prove it.

it was just perfect. i didn't worry about anything because i didn't know anything was happening. i felt so grateful walking out the restaurant doors. i was thankful for all of our friends and thankful that nato was by my side. plus nato has no concern for the budget when it comes to gifts for me. spoiled. absolutely.
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my actual birthday was the next day...and my sister and i shot a wedding.so this post will be peppered with a few nuggets i quickly loaded today.

 it was kind of great seeing two people so in love. it reminded me of that blind love you have for each other on your wedding day. but i couldn't help but chuckle....they don't really know each other. marriage is a funny thing, that way. you make a commitment to a bunch of things that you have no idea about.
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anyway, i was driving home from the reception and was full of gratefulness that God made up the idea of marriage. i was thankful for my husband and i thought,
the man who broke my heart, now makes my dreams come true. cheesy and cheese. (insert a furry kitten snuggling with a unicorn here). i know. but i feel that way.
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the man that left me now wants to be by my side all the time.
do you want me to go to the grocery store with you? 
yes. wait no. we buy things like nutella when you come. you are no good with the budget.


the man that betrayed me now fills me with joy.
we're gonna get old and wrinkly together. i'm still going to try and get you naked.
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the man that robbed me of joy now showers me with gifts. not fur jackets, but computers.
go look upstairs on the desk. what?
mark nato, you bought me a mac! insane.
i really was digging on this toshiba. (it must be said like T'sheeba with a texan accent).
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like i said, i'm spoiled.

and i am so in love. damn.
30 feels good.
amongst all the other crap going on, 30 feels good.

p.s. i'll post some more wedding pics on the photog blog soon.

36 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday! What a wonderful celebration! This post brought happy tears to my eyes!

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  2. happy thirty lady.

    mine is just around the corner.

    and you make it sound like it ain't half bad.

    sounds like yours was just what you needed. :)

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  3. eeeeks! you did it?!!? you went for it?!!? good. i would have felt bad ruining mac for all time. plus i am sure it's me not them. okaaaayyy--- so now the fun begins... i am still trying to figure out how to get my pictures from aperture to blogger. good times. oh and when nate and i do premarital counseling i tell them that all the time... the you don't really know yet the triumph and tragedy God has for you. it is going to blow your mind how much more you can hate and love this person sitting by you. how much He is going to grow you through them... a lot of confusion and blank stares is what i get. :)ps... speaking from having 2 years experience-- the 30's are so good you will never want to go back. :) happy happy birthday.

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  4. Are you still collecting Harry Potter quotes? I have some more good ones. It sounds like you had a lovely and well-deserved birthday!

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  5. Happy late 30 birthday! Sounds like you were showered with love.. By your NATO and all of your friends. Oh, and yay for a new MAC!;)

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  6. Welcome to the thirties, Jami! They are WAY better than the twenties (at least so far...)! Praying that God showers you with all kinds of grace, wisdom and FUN this year!

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  7. a) i wish i was there
    b) i will forever picture you as a kitten and nato as a unicorn.. or maybe vice versa… still debating it.

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  8. Happy dirty thirty! I hear it's only going to get better.

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  9. Yay for thirty... Thirties are the best years. Well so far anyways. Happy bday.
    Love,
    Jenn

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  10. so true about the vows! when the words become action is when we really begin to learn their meaning. and then we can keep learning til we're old and wrinkly and, in your case, naked with nato. naked unicorns and kittens.

    wait...what?

    happy birthday jami!

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  11. Hey thirty year old...
    Did you notice I'm eating your cake, in both angles, in both pictures? :)
    So happy to have been there to celebrate with you.
    Come see us.

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  13. happy happy day!
    i am glad you were born jami.
    and i bet your sweet little family is too.
    you are funny and wise 30 year old lady....

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  14. Happy Birthday Jami!
    1st, awesome photos!
    2nd, sometimes things like Nutella need to hop into the cart :)
    3rd, Happy 30th Birthday! (yes, it should be repeated) I hope you have a great year!

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  15. Happy birthday, Jami!!

    30 is awesome. 20's are way overrated.

    Have a fabulous year of 30!

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  16. H*A*P*P*Y B*I*R*T*H*D*A*Y and happy love for you guys. HA, HA...old and naked...wow did have a visual...of me and my husband, not you guys. I'm going to stop...happy birthday!!!

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  17. dirty thirty.
    the wedding looks awesome and i snorted with the kitten and the unicorn.

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  18. happy happy birthday! welcome to the 30 club.

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  19. Happy Birthday friend! Looks like it was a great one! LOVES

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  20. Stop making me like you so much! I had to go back to the beginning of your blog to figure out what you were talking about since I'm new here. That marriage redemption story that Jesus performed is honestly so. darn. beautiful I almost cried and fell in love with your hearts for Him more than ever!

    I'm glad you had a great birthday! You are awesome!

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  21. yay! what a cute post! great pictures too! happy birthday :) {p.s. found you via Emily's blog. your story is beautiful. thanks for sharing.}

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  22. Welcome to your 30's! I love the 30's (I love them even more when I'm mistaken for a college student...okay, it only happened once).

    And seriously. A MAC?! Sheesh. I'm making my hubby read your blog. Maybe Nato's gift giving talents will be absorbed.

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  23. i'm not just saying this to get on your good side. but you do seem more mature than 30. but i guess tough times do that to you. i'm not sure why they didn't do that to me.

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  24. Happy Belated Birthday! Sounds like your surprise dinner worked out better than mine. My boyfriend planned a surprise dinner for my birthday, but the surprise was ruined when one of my friends left a message on facebook saying she was sorry that she wouldn't be able to make my birthday dinner...oops!

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  25. Happy birthday and congrats on the mac!

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  26. oh man, no apologies needed for any cheesiness. that is just the sweetest thoughts. love it.

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  27. happy happy birthday!! soo glad you got to celebrate with your boo and friends. he done good!! and a Mac?!?! HOLLLLA!

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  28. Love this. Love how you blended your birthday, this wedding, and the man you love into one post. You make 30 sound amazing, I don't think my 30th will be that good. I think I'll hold on to 29 for a little bit longer. :) I have a really "awesome" gift for you...let's get together, I'm sure you're dying to get it. ;)

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  29. Happy Belated Birthday Missy!!! You're younger than me...you get bonus points for that! Hope you drank the night away...sort of. lol

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  30. What a wonderful 30th!! I love reading your blog, you make me laugh, love your photos and I had no idea about what your family goes through with your daughter Lilia, can't even imagine....Thanks for sharing your life

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  31. aww how fun! happy belated birthday! it is so amazing how God can restore relationships so they are completely like new ~ except better, because now you really know what you both have. what a blessing!

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  32. sound like an awesome bday. Love this post (and of course I love all the awesome pics!)

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  33. happy 30th lady!! what a fun surprise for your b-day! so fab! lovin the picts too!

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