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it’s my birthday

Thirty - 13Ladies and gentlemen. Today I am 30 years old.

A lot of people view entering a new decade as a pivotal life moment. I remember turning 20 and feeling so down. I used to think that 20 was old. Now, I would love to be that young again.

As I enter my 30s, I feel successful and accomplished. Perhaps not to other’s standards, but certainly to my own. I have a happy marriage and an amazing husband. I have a baby on the way. I own and operate my own small business and have professional experience within a library, which I now know will be my career path. I have a beautiful home, wonderful pets, a healthy body, and great family and friends. Most importantly, I finally have a secure life. That is truly all that I could ask for.

Thirty - 2Here are some photographs taken this weekend of our celebrations. They began Friday evening with a supper spent with my parents.

Thirty - 3Thirty - 4On Saturday night, we went to see the film Secret in their Eyes at our favourite theatre. There’s nothing quite like a great murder movie!

Thirty - 5Thirty - 6Thirty - 7Sunday morning was spent dropping my mum off at the airport. She is finally headed to her new home and life on the Canadian coast. The next time that we see her, we will have our little one.

Thirty - 8Thirty - 10IMG_0077Afterwards, we went to the Western Development Museum, just like we did for my birthday in 2013. However, it turns out that there were a few events occurring there. It was so busy that we decided to go Christmas shopping instead. (These were supposed to be our sad faces, but we clearly can’t act.)

Thirty - 9We returned home in the afternoon and I opened my gifts. My true birthday is on Monday, but because Geoffrey will be in school and working all day, we decided to celebrate it as if it were Sunday. 

Thirty - 14Thirty - 15Lastly, I spent the afternoon outside with the dogs. I had my new Kinfolk Home book, a coffee, and a warm barn. It was heaven.

Thirty - 12I can honestly say that this was the first birthday since my teenage years that I did not feel apprehensive about. If only I could feel this contented on every birthday to come.

Have the most marvellous week, family, friends, and followers! 



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  1. Happy Birthday! Sounds like a great weekend :)

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  2. Happy belated birthday Emory!!! It sounds like you had a wonderful weekend, what a wonderful to start your 30th year, successful and accomplished with your little one on the way :) <3

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  3. Happy birthday!!!

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  4. Jord K

     /  11/23/2015

    Happy Birthday Em,

    As you now enter your 30’s this decade of your life will be filled with change and new adventures. You will soon be welcoming a new addition to your family and the new paths that open as a result of this change will help to define this next decade of your life.

    I will be looking forward to hearing about your continued journey and how the new arrival will shape you as an individual, a wife, and (soon to be) a mother.

    All the best.


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  5. Ritu's Style Diary

     /  11/23/2015

    Hey happy birthday love 😚😚

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  6. Happy 30th Emory they just keep getting better! Cheryl x

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  7. Happy Birthday!

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  8. Happy happy day of birth!!! I love your “sad faces!” :)

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  9. Happy Birthday, Emory!

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  10. gjkool

     /  11/23/2015

    Happy Birthday doll! We all love you to pieces! I hope you don’t spend the entire day working, try to relax and take some time for yourself and Poppy ♥️

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