Monday, March 5, 2012

My 30th Birthday


Hi everyone!  Today was my 30th birthday and I've had a wonderful day celebrating.  My morning started with Paul and our gorgeous girls piling into our bed to help me open my presents before we were up getting ready for my lunchtime party (today was a public holiday in Perth so that worked out well!)  Initially I was just going to have a small gathering of immediate family to celebrate, but two weeks ago, I decided that was a bit boring and so the past week has been a busy one full of preparations for a party at home with 30 members of our family.  

I've had a really lovely day and received some beautiful presents including books, earrings, some cute Cath Kidston enamel bowls, two Willowtree figurines (ones I've always wanted to symbolise me becoming a mother to Grace and Sophie) and some vouchers which I'm looking forward to spending and using - especially the one my sister got me for a day spa.  However my favourite gift was the special '30th birthday package' which Paul put together for me.  It included a voucher for dinner at the restaurant of my choice and tickets for us to go and see the musical 'Mary Poppins' in April.  I can't wait!

I felt really loved and appreciated today and am so blessed to have such special family and friends.

39 comments:

  1. Happy birthday sweet lady:) It sounds like your birthday was such a fun day and made special by having lots of family around you to celebrate, perfect timing too having a public holiday to celebrate. Paul put together such a thoughtful present for you isn't he a lovely man. You got lots of lovely gifts, for a lovely lady celebrating her special day. Enjoy the rest of your night. xx

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    1. I was very surprised by Paul's gift :) He must have heard me say I'd like to go when I saw the ad on TV and kept it in mind x

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    2. I'm having trouble posting comments sorry Amanda but HAPPY BIRTHDAY for yesterday. 30 is fabulous. Life begins now!!!

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  2. Happy Birthday Amanda, it sounds your day of celebrating was so perfect!

    Christine xo

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  3. Happy birthday Amanda!! It sounds like you had a perfect day. Here's to many more!
    Claudia

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  4. Happy birthday Amanda! Sounds like you had a marvellous day. Tickets to Mary Poppins? You have a great husband there! Xx

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    1. It's definitely not something Paul would want to go to so I'm even more appreciative :)

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  5. Happy 30th!!!!!!
    Sounds like you were spoilt rotten - YAY you :)

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  6. Sounds wonderful! Happy birthday lady :)

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  7. Happy 30th Birthday Amanda!!! A very special milestone. Glad you had a lovely day with family. ;-)

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  8. Happy Happy Birthday Amanda! Wishing you a lovely next year full of happiness and good health and wishing coming true x

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  9. Yay!!! Happy Birthday to YOU gorgeous girl!!! Sounds like you had a FABULOUS day! May your 30's be full of love & cherished memories. I'm sure you'll rock out this 30 gig :) My turn in August :) Love the photo of you & the family. Sophie looks so tall. Ryder is a tall one too. Got him weighed yesterday at his 4 month needles....9kg!!! My big gorgeous boy ;o)
    Mary Poppins....yahoooo! That will be awesome. I'm jealous :)
    xx

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    1. I think it's just the angle of that photo - I think Sophie is pretty average in terms of height :) Her face looks so grumpy in that photo but it's very hard to get everyone smiling at once when babies are involved :)

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  10. Sounds like a perfect birthday! Happy 30th! Xxx

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  11. Happy Birthday Amanda, I am glad to hear you had such a delightful day spent with loved ones :)

    x

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  12. happy birthday sweet lady...thats's such a lovely family pic. you look gorgeous...

    mary poppins tix?! tops! i'd love to hear what it's like x

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  13. Happy Birthday gorgeous girl sounds like you had the perfect day just as you deserve :)

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  14. Happy Birthday Amanda !
    I can see I dont need to tell you how blessed you are to be surrounded by loving family , I can see by your words that you know. Thankyou for sharing.
    Karyn x

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  15. happy birthday!

    what a lovely family you have. :) and how sweet to have 30 members of your family for your 30th birthday...a super idea!

    "little red" came from henry hiccups in subiaco -- the website address is: http://www.henryhiccups.com.au/ (there isn't a website yet, but it gives you their address.) it's a very cute little toy shop. :)

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  16. The 30 guests for my 30th wasn't planned but it was very appropriate!! :)

    Thanks for the shop details - will have to pop there soon for a browse...

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  17. happy happy birthday to you gorge......wow 30, still a spring chicken hehehe, and how wonderful mary poppins {i bet it will be amazing} i know i often relect on the year past, being the big 30 what has been one major thing you've learn't about yourself {if you feel like sharing} big smooch to you amanda lisa xx

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    1. I've been mulling this one over since you commented :) I think what I've learnt most about myself is that I need to just 'let things be', to not worry so much about things that 'might happen' and to just go with the flow more. I tend to stress and overanalyse things a lot :)

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  18. Sounds like it was delightful! Happy birthday :)

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  19. Happy birthday Amanda, sounds like you had a lovely day :)
    Jess x

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  20. A very happy birthday to you Amanda, and may you have many wonderful returns, as my Grandma used to say! Thanks for all the lovely posts you have shared...
    Jane xxx

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  21. Happy Birthday Amanda, hope you have many more.

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  22. Happy Birthday Lovely!! xx

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  23. Sounds like you had a great day Amanda :) Happy Birthday!

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  24. Happy 30th Sweetheart...and what an amazing gift..you are going to love Mary Poppins..saw it here in Sydney and it exceeded my expectations..was even more amazing than i thought it would be ..you will have a ball..and if they are selling their signature drink "Rum Punch" at the bar...grab one..it made us giggle all night..lol..was delish!

    Sending big birthday hugs your way

    Anna xxxx

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  25. congratulations Amanda. Happy birthday wishes are flying across the country straight to you! Jane x

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  27. Hello Amanda. Firstly Happy Birthday, sounds like you had the most perfect birthday. Mary Poppins was wonderful, enjoy! Also thank you for popping over to comment on my blog. The vest is uber cute and Rowan was able to wear it today, Yeah! I love handmade clothes expecially vintage inspired, hence why I started designing and making them. I read through your blog and noticed you are having a colour dilemna, so am I over at my beach house, good luck it ain't easy. I am popping over to follow your blog, I hope you'll pop back over and follow mine. Roberta

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  28. Happy happy belated birthday! Sounds like you had a fab day and I hope you enjoy mary poppins. I loved it!!

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  29. Wishing you a Happy Birthday Amanda, you will love Mary Poppins.x

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  30. Happy Birthday Amanda, it sounds like you had a wonderful day! Sorry I am a bit late. xx

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  31. sorry i missed it..sending you a BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY kiss & hugs to you my sweet friend.xox

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  32. I'm so delighted you had a fabulous day, Lovely. Here's to a wonderful upcoming year as well! J x

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  33. Happy "belated" 30th Birthday!!!

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  34. I'm so sorry I missed it as well. All the best my dear! Hope you had a great day!

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