30 it is.


I love birthdays, especially mine! Today was the perfect day, organized by my most perfect sister. I got to spend the morning with my boys, we played hide and seek and ring around the rosy. Then my parents, my grandma, my cousins, my bros in law and my girls came over for a BBQ on a most beautiful sunshiney day. Can't ask for much more.

Honestly, my favourite part of birthdays are the cards. I love reading thoughtful words from important people. I probably have saved almost every card I've received in my life, mostly because I like to go back to read uplifting words from these people. They really make my day when I need it the most.
My sister always manages to make me cry in her cards. She is so sweet and honest and well, I could go on forever. I would only hope everyone could have a sister like her.

Being a thinker, I've been remembering where I was 10 years ago and what has happened in my life, but mostly I've been realizing how quickly 10 years can fly by. Scary.
There are many things I'd like to do in the next decade, I'll leave you today with a glimpse of what's to come.......
1-I'd love to have 3 or 4, possibly 5 kids.
2-I want to change careers and do something more creative, possibly videography/video-editing.
3- I want to grow to become the parent for Willis that my parents were for me. They are truly wonderful.
4-I want to fall in love with Dan more each day and find ways to keep things interesting...any suggestions?
5-I want to cherish my friends, old and new. I'm so lucky to have a solid group of girlfriends from high school, which is a rarity, and a BFF for the past 25 years, but there are also old friendships that I want to rekindle with people who were once so important to me and friends I don't see as much as I'd like to. So, to sum that one up : focus on maintaining friendships.
6-I want to continue doing crazy things, like going to see concerts multiple times and hanging out around tour busses to meet hunky childhood idols.


  1. Great post Deena! I love your goals for this decade, it spurred me to think of some of my own!
    Maybe out of your 5 kids and my 5 kids one will marry the other and we can be related! haha

  2. I can't beleive you guys have enough energy for 5 kids! I'm tired with just one!

    Dee - I would like to see the next post on your obsession with Britney. How it started and why it continues.

    Dont' feel obligated to actually write about this... but it was the first thing that came to mind. you asked for a suggestion....

  3. Let's combine #5 & 6 together and do some crazy stuff together!!

    Happy 30th!

  4. here is some advice re#5 from your mudder - try to spend at least 5-10 mins concentrating on each other every day - even if it's like "i'll rub your back for 5 mins tonite and you can rub my back tomorrow". finding couple time when you gots little kids is tricky but gotta do it!


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