Friday, December 19, 2008

My next 30 years!

"I think I'll take a moment celebrate my age
End of an era and the turning of a page
Now it's time to focus in on where I go from here
Lord have mercy on my next 30 years
In my next thirty years I'm gonna have some fun
Try to forget about all the crazy things I've done
Maybe now I've conquered all my adolescent fears
And I'll do it better in my next thirty years
My next thirty years I'm gonna settle all the scores
Cry a little less laugh a little more
Find a world of happiness without the hate and fewer
Figure out just what I'm doin' here in my next thirty years
For my next thirty years I'm gonna watch my weight
Eat a few more salads and not stay up so late
Drink a little lemonade and not so many.... "beers"
Maybe I'll remember my next thirty years.
My next thirty years will be the best years of my life
Raise a little family and hang out with my Husband
Spend precious moments with the ones that I hold dear
Make up for lost time here in my next thirty years
In my next thirty years"

For those of you who don't know those are the words to a Tim McGraw song! Today is my 30th Birthday. No big plans other then a wonderful evening out with my Husband! But last night as I laid in bed I was thinking about all the things I have done in my first 30 years. Things I didn't think would happen by now! Like going to Hawaii TWICE!! Plus the fact that I have accomplished many things I had wanted to do by this age and how lucky I feel to have those blessings like a wonderful husband, and 4 wonderful children!!! But as the song says it is time for turning a page. I am no longer a 20 something (although I think most people who only know me a little probably assume I am older then that anyway since I have so many kids and all!) But I do think it is a good time to think about where I go from her. Where do I want to be when my next "big" birthday comes, what do I want to accomplish before then.... He says try to have a little fun. I don't know what I have been doing if it isn't having fun. But there are days where I know I haven't been having fun. I DO HAVE 4 KIDS! But that is also what brings be the most fun! Even this week being a full week of just for snow and then we have 2 more for Christmas! It has been fun! "I'll do better in my next 30 years." I hope so! "Cry a little less, laugh a little more." I do need to do this. I don't cry a lot. In fact I really don't cry as often as I probably could! But I Defiantly Don't laugh as much as I should! Every time I spend a few hours with Amy and Lyn (my cousins) I hurt like I had worked out like crazy just from laughing! I need that more in my life! I am working really hard at finding more Joy in my journey! "For my next 30 year I'm gonna watch my weight" My goal is to not have it go up and down as many times as it did in my 20's all though that would only take NOT having 4 babies in the next 10 years!!! So we should be good there!!! But it would be great to get to goal weight and keep it before I hit 40!!! I won't have to worry about the drinking less beer part. They only way that would happen is if I could drink negative amounts of it since I have never even tasted it!!! Now the remembering it part is still fuzzy! Maybe I will remember it better to just by not having 4 babies and being so sleep deprived I can't remember my own phone number! The rest of it I hope is true! Raise my family, and spend time with those I hold dear! So I guess I am feeling awfully blessed and happy to be where I am at this point in my life!


So Many M's said...

I was thinking about that today. HAPPY 30th BIRTHDAY AMANDA! So far it's not that bad, it was hard on my day, but I'm over it now. Today is also my 13 year anniversary from getting ACL reconcstruction, there is a girl in my ward getting hers done today to, what an infamous day. Well anyway, hope it's great.

Kim said...

Happy Birthday. Don't worry 30 isn't that bad, I hear it's the new 20's (since I am 31 I have to believe this). I think it truly is a time to embrace oneself and to realize like you have what you have accomplished. I think the 20's are fun, but I think the 30's are all about remembering yourself and truly becoming a Woman and rockin it. So good luck and welcome to the 30's club there are a lot of hot mama's in this club, and we always love adding new ones.

Annette said...

Happy Birthday!!!

The Gatherums said...

Boy are we glad you added that last part about less beers. We were really beginning to wonder if next months HT lesson needed to be on the W OF W. Happy birthday. May your next 30 years be even better than the first. D&S

Mo said...

Quit worrying about it! Your 30's are fun... and in your 40's the grandkids will start coming... it's all a piece of cake considering the alternative!