Monday, March 7, 2011

Happy Birfday to ME!

Photo by Jefra Starr Linn

Today I am 30.

30 is young.
30 is lucky.
30 is successful.
30 is strong.
30 is healthy.
30 is wealthy.
30 is bliss.

And it just keeps getting better from here.

I never make a big deal about my birthday. But I've always promised myself that I would do something smashing for my 30th birthday. I'm really not one for parties. So, I asked my husband if we could go to Disneyland with our kids over the weekend instead of having a big birthday bash. I wanted to feel the rush of Space Mountain, spin my guts out on the Teacups, smell the orange groves in Soarin' Over California and eat Disneyland churros and frozen, chocolate-dipped bananas. He happily complied and last Wednesday we had bags and car packed and picked up the kids from school without even telling them beforehand that we were going. It was spontaneous, adventurous and downright FUN. I have decided that I need more fun in my life. So my theme of the year 2011 is just plain "FUN." That's it.

In honor of my 30th birthday, I'm making a list of 30 FUN things that I can do this year. I have some really swell ideas, but I'd love your help here. Will you share some of your ingenius ideas with me in the comments section below?

Thanks for all the birthday wishes today on Facebook and Twitter!




  1. Happy Birthday!

    SKYDIVE! Everyone should do it at least once! I did it and LOVED it!

  2. You could come to Las Vegas (again). That would be fun, right?

  3. Harry Potter World!! And Saturday road trips to places close by hitherto unexplored!

  4. Happy, happy 30th Mindy! I love what you did with your family to celebrate. I can't wait to see what fun ideas others have for you!

    Rock on.

  5. I want to be part of a flash mob! I think you should organize it in honor of your "fun" theme and then invite me. Deal?

    Oh, and happy birthday!

  6. Happy birthday! I think you should have a spa day. Relaxing and fun. :) HUGS!!!

  7. You should go to a foreign country :)

  8. Maybe you can consider to visit Taiwan and give a concert here.

  9. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! I am an avid reader of your blog, and I love it! I also love your music... awesome. Do you make ringtones? Oh.... HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Love the picture... you are so creative, definitely.

  10. I almost jumped outta my bed and woke the husband up when i noticed we share the same bday! I hope ur day w family was a blessing! cant wait to see u in Cali on april 14 its gona be awesome!
    the things i like to do for fun is have theme parties or just dress up and go bowling w friends and family or roller skating in ur best 70s costume :D

  11. Happy 30th my dear Mindy! I forgot our birthdays are so close. I love your idea for your 30th year full of fun. I think I may need to do something similar. I think you should get a group of friends together to play capture the flag, or hide n go seek in the dark, or laser tag, or paint ball. You're such a cute girl. Congratulations on 30 wonderful years. Let me know if you ever want to get together for some 30 year old fun. :)

  12. FUN is a great word for 2011. Here's what we started doing a few years ago... we calculated when our 'Family Day' was. We averaged each birth month mine, hubby, and princess #1 and princess #2 (Jan=1 Feb=2 etc) to get July. Then the average of each birthday (01+16+22+24/4= 15.75) to get 16. So our Family Day is July 16th, and on this day we go to a park or a bike ride or something fun BUT the highlight of the day is that we have icecream for supper!! The girls look forward to it every year!!
    Can't believe you are only 30!! You are amazing!!