November 14, 2011

A HAPPY THIRTIETH

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As our tradition, I woke up to all my girls coming into my room singing happy birthday and my Benny holding a tray full of yummies. My request this year was pumpkin pancakes and boy was it good!
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Then started the theme of the day, which were little surprises all throughout the day based on words that rhymed with thirtieth!
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This green drawing for verde-eth was adorable!
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A slew of paint swatches for quirkieth because one of the things on my birthday wish list was to paint one door of my house a shade of turquoisy-jade. Can't wait to get that done!
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Absurdieth was for the funny gifts my daughters gave me, which were just some of their toys wrapped up in blankets. I remember gifting my toys to my parents and siblings when I was a kid!
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Sturdieth was quite special and sweet because after he gave me the note, Ben prayed for me. Out of all the gifts I received, this was/is the most lasting. This one has eternal weight. My 30 years are only because of God's grace and I continually need him daily.
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Dirtieth... seriously hilarious! It is quite a funny vintage game that my husband found! So clever that guy is and you bet we played it (with our own tweaking)! *wink* If anyone is interested, there are two left in etsy.
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Lastly, Ben is one romantic dude and he read me a poem in spanish for my wordieth. All I can say is that man is HOT! Totally in love with him!!!

I know I totally hype up my birthday and love celebrating it, and as usual, Ben does something that totally exceeds my expectations. That man is so creative (though he will say he is not), and I love being on the receiving end of his creativity! The day was spent relaxing with Ben and my girls, enjoying my surprises and watching Jack Bauer. It was the most perfect way to celebrate my 30th birthday!!! God is really so good to shower me with all these blessings.

46 comments:

  1. i love this!! what a special day; it's obvious that your family (and hubby!) appreciate you so much. happy 30th!!

    http://www.babymakesfourblog.blogpost.com

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  2. Sounds like it was certainly a "happieth" birthday!

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  3. so sweet! happy birthday again :)
    looks like a lovely day!

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  4. I love the creativity in the gift-giving! So special. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Parabéns, adorei seu blog... sua familia é linda!!! Adorei ver crescimento das meninas.

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  6. Oh my goodness! How sweet and FUN! Love a praying man, one who takes his bride before the throne. A birthday you will never forget.

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  7. Happy 30th, I love the 30s and your birthday looks like a fantastic day..... :)

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  8. every year, i wonder how will ben outdo himself?! and yet he always does!!! he has an amazing gift to think so creatively! :) i love, love, love!!!

    ps. i DIE for that first pic with you and all your girls... so so sweet!!!

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  9. omg! ben is seriously SOOO creative!!! love it!! you got some AWESOME gifts!! can't believe you are only 30 and have 4 beautiful baby girls!!

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  10. I LOVE this post! Your hubby did a phenomenal job on your special birthday! and not to mention Pablo Neruda... Swoon!

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  11. that is so great.
    you have the loveliest family. :)

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  12. so cute! oh my gosh, best birthday ever, right? ;)

    love, rach.
    www.so--hi.blogspot.com

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  13. so so sweet. Seriously--your husband deserves mad props for all of that creative gifting. He even has pretty handwriting. ;) I bet 30 doesn't feel too bad at all :)

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  14. OH, my gosh. Sturdieth. You are blessed to have such a husband, Ruby. Amazing birthday.

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  15. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DEAR RUBY!!!

    You and your husband are the freaky-est, most creative and talented people I've ever met (even in www ;-)).
    You REALLY deserve one another ;-).

    loooooove from overseas
    Joanna

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  16. Seriously?!!! That man is amazing. As are you! Can I have him hang out with Craig for a bit to rub off on him? BTW Soule looks so old in that photo ... I was saying "who is that girl?!". They get big fast! ;)

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  17. Happy Birthday! Many blessings for the years ahead xxx

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  18. happy ENVIETH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    SO JEALOUS which is bad, I know, and man, I just went to confession yesterday, and now I need to go again..

    would it be wrong to show this post to my husband??????????????????????????

    wow
    your man IS a gift from God
    and he prayed for you...
    that made me cry

    lucky and blessed you are

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  19. Yay what a fun morning you gang must of had, you are one blessed lady Ruby xx

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  20. what a clever guy! looks like a good birthday to me :)

    -Amanda
    http://simplemittens.blogspot.com/

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  21. What a wonderful way to celebrate a birthday! Happy Belated birthday! :)

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  22. I LOVE all of the cute, little presents! :) how fun!!

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  23. it was a little hard to not be jealous. ha!
    My husband... is an amazing man of God.. but creative gift giving just isnt his "gift" .. lets just say!

    I know he has tons others... so it dosent matter! but i have to say.. I would have cried, laughed, heart melted if he ever did something like that for me!

    I am in love with your birthday!
    xxxx

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  24. wow -- happy birthday. Is that his penmanship?

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  25. I am more and more surprised by his creativity

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  26. becky- it is! i love his penmanship! always so neat.

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  27. Aw WOW! This is SO SPECIAL!! Please can I get your hubby to send mine some creative tips? ;) hehe

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  28. HAPPIETH BIRTHDAY!!!! You had an EXPECTACULAR AND LOVELY GIFT KIT BIRTHDAY!

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  29. Oh goodness that looks like it was a really fun birthday! That is so sweet what your girls and husband did for you!!!!!!

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  30. This is -by far- the sweetest thing I've ever seen. Great gift ideas!

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  31. The most adorable 30th birthday I've ever seen.

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  32. Can your husband give my husband lessons?! This whole post is so sweet!! Happy belated birthday.

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  33. happy belated bday!
    watta sweet thing to have there!

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  34. AHHHHH i love pablo neruda!!!!!!!!!! good one ben!!

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  35. Happy birthday //herzlichen Glückwunsch!// and all the best for you and your family! Ben is the most creative husband I've heard of - great birthday theme!
    On monday we celebrated my mothers 60th birthday, it was all about Paris.

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  36. Bonjour,

    Hi Ruby, firstly, happy 30th year or better said enjoyed your 31th! Then, congrats! Your blog is great, your comments interesting to read, your ideas funky and your family very beautiful to look at! And there I am, wondering to myself...How does she do it? If you don't mind me asking...Because I am amazed at seeing everything you accomplished...remembering your latest one is only 6 weeks. For you to get me, I'm raising my first 6 months little boy and only find time to read your blog! And my sewing machine never gets to see the daylight! Would you share your magic tricks? If not, well thank you anyway for sharing all you give to the readers and enjoy your life!

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  37. ok, maybe this is a dumb question, and maybe you've already answered it before.. but is Ben hispanic or does he know a lot of spanish? I'm curious about the poem by neruda. :)

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  38. I'm not sure how you found such an incredibly creative husband, but you are one lucky lady! I really enjoyed reading about your nerdieth thirtieth! here's to 30 more!

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  39. betsy from three20: ben is half. his mom is mexican and his dad is caucasian. i am filipina (but have never been to the phillipines). so my kids are what i call... whitamexipino! and ben speaks conversational spanish.

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  40. hope you had a blessed birthday with your family. You have a wonderful ministry here in Blog world..im blessed honestly by your life

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  41. Happy belated 30th lovely lady! hope you have a wonderful, God filled year. We love Jack as much as he loves his Schematics.

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