This year, 2012, was a very fun birthday year for me!! It was the BIG 30!! Brian about had a coronary when he turned 30 but I was super excited. The day before my birthday I participated in a half marathon. That was really good to finish it especially with Brian and the kids cheering for me. I will be trying to do another one of those again. Then the day of, which was also Mother's Day, I got to sleep in a little bit. Then the kids brought me breakfast in bed (breakfast casserole, orange cinnamon rolls and champagne). After church we went to Madison to complete a couple of errands and we finished up with dinner at the Nitty Gritty ~ Madison's Birthday Bar. We went to the Middleton location which I understand is a little quieter than the Downtown one. They did sing to me but it wasn't any 'special' song like I had heard about. I guess next year I will have to try the other location. It was fun to get a special glass and free refills of birthday punch all night.
To top off the fun of being 30 (and Brian being 35) we had a big party on May 26th. We had invited close to 40 people to come but I think we ended up with just under 30 who showed up. We had an absolutely amazing time that evening. I think we need to do something like it again without the need of a birthday to celebrate, just a time to get a bunch of friends together!