We went up to the mountains to look at the Aspen trees and also took them to Garden of the Gods which was awesome. Colorado is such a beautiful place to live (even if it doesn't have the Seattle rain!).
My parents took us all out to dinner at The Cheesecake Factory, which is one of my favorites, on Saturday for my Birthday! We left incredibly stuffed, with enough leftovers for dinner the next night, and we had to take our cheesecake home because we were too full to eat it at the restaurant! What a great treat!!!
People have asked me if it is weird reaching the 30 milestone, and I have to say that it is not. I love Birthdays- it certainly beats the alternative! But, it does give one a good chance to look back at their life and realize what they have accomplished, what goals they want to reach in the future, and such. I have to say that I am incredibly happy with where I am in life right now. I look at all the Lord has blessed me with, and I am truly amazed at the love He has for me. I have an incredible marriage to my perfect match (insert all the old cliche's here- he completes me, I can't live without him, etc.), I have a beautiful daughter, I have traveled the world and spent a year of my life waking up every morning to go and just do service to those less fortunate. The list goes on and on of how grateful I am for the life I have been blessed with. I know all of you feel the same about your lives- and I guess turning 30 has allowed me to go back and reflect on that life and look forward for the future!!!!
Oh, and just so you all know- Ben has something special planned for this weekend, he decided to surprise me this weekend with my Birthday gift since we were so busy with company this last weekend. I will keep you all posted!!!