Friday, December 26, 2008

Turning 30!

I've come to grips with it, I'm 30. But that doesn't mean I have to act like it. I've got awesome friends that made me feel special on my big day. My friend Erin (whom I didn't get a picture of when we were out) took me out for dinner and drinks at a cool resturant in downtown Portland. We braved the first day of really bad snow to meet. Thanks, Erin!

Next, my friends Renee and Tracy (who I know from MOMS and we also play soccer together) took me out to the Spaghetti Factory and then to a movie and THEN to Shari's for pie and coffee at 1 am. These girls don't stop. In between we hit Khol's and had some fun in the lingerie department! Ah, good times.
On my actual birthday, December 24th, Ethan was the first one up to come in a wish me Happy Birthday! It made my heart warm that no one had to remind him. What a sweetie. We still had snow so Renee and Tracy and their kids came over to sled down our great hill. I've wiped out a few times and have whiplash. Nice, I'm falling apart already.
I'll face my 30's with bravery and poise, and a good dose of Koren sized fun. I may be getting older but I like who I've become. I'm not as afraid to take risks, I surround myself with positive people that challenge and encourage me, and I've learned that just because I'm a mom doesn't mean I can't still be ME. I have a handsome and wonderful husband who still tells me I'm hot (whether I always believe him is still in question)! My kids are well adjusted, kind, funny and love God. What more can I ask for. My friends are one of a kind. There are many different circles from where we've met, whether it's high school, college, volleyball, Cannon Beach, neighborhood or the church, you're all important to me and have made me what I am today. Your acceptance is beyond measure.

And my wonderful family that brought me up. Mom, Dad, Shonda and Grandma Layne. I missed you all this year. We've spread apart but you're still at my core. I love you all and "Little Tiny Koren" will come visit really soon.

Happy Birthday to ME!


The Hogue's said...

Happy Birthday Koren, I wish I could have been there with you to go out on the town like the old times.

Chris Steele said...

At least you're not 31.
Happy birthday!!!