On the days leading up to my birthday I received a few pieces of advice.  Some were about how to deal with turning 40, others were just about living life to the fullest.  Here are a few of my favorites:

  • The 40’s are a wonderful decade.  You have all the knowledge that you gained throughout your thirties and can use it to experience all the joys of life.
  • You have two choices in life – you can choose to be a happy person or an unhappy person.
  • Using your resources to create memories is much more important than using them to get/buy more stuff.

The best part of turning 40 was being surrounded by family and friends on my birthday.  My party was a surprise and to be honest, I don’t normally like surprises.  I’m an event planner by trade (and a Mom) – I prepare for everything.  Although my first reaction was one of panic when I walked into the room, I was so happy to see my wonderful husband, fabulous kids, parents, siblings, in-laws, friends and co-workers all there to celebrate with me.  It was the best birthday ever.  Thank you Mike.  You are the best husband a woman could ever wish for!  Thank you for creating memories with me over the years and for the many more memories to come.

Family Cake Cutting
p.s  Mike – the cake was awesome!
Canon Cake

One thought on “Creating Memories

  1. To my beautiful wife:
    You’re so very welcome. It was a special evening for me as well. To see you smiling amongst those that adore you was truly the best reaction I could imagine.


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