Tuesday, August 12, 2008

It's Here! I can't stop it...the BIG Birthday

Well, it is here! There is nothing I can do to stop it. The inevitable has happened. Today I turn 40. Actually, tonight at 11:15 PM. (My Mother tells this great story of how she was in labor and was PROMISED by her doctor that I would not be born on the 13th. He kept his promise!)

I want to THANK EVERYONE for their wonderful wonderful and very fun suggestions on how to celebrate my big day. It really helped and put lots of smiles on my face with plenty of giggles.

Dear Hubby is ready to take me to the beach any weekend coming up that I choose. AND he also wants to take me to a surprise restaurant for dinner.

Since I love love love the beach this is probably my first choice...but I had this fantastic idea yesterday about a different kind of gift. Maybe it was the suggestion from a lovely blogger that I get a new outfit ....ESPECIALLY the CUTE SHOES part. So, I'm thinking shopping spree for some new fall and winter clothes! (Dear hubs had a look of "deer in the headlights" when I mentioned this to him last night...)

Either way, I am going to embrace this new frontier...turning 40. If it really is the new 30 then this is going to be a great time! Thanks for sharing it with me.

Whatever you do today, I hope it is a great day for you, too.


Liz said...

Jillian... you make 40 look fantastic! Happy birthday!

Melissa said...

Happy 40th. You know, they say 40 is the new 30.

Enjoy your day.


Ms.Daisy said...

Happy, happy Birthday Dear Jillian!
-May you have many, many more and be as happy as you are right now!
Remember also: "This is the first day of the rest of your life."
God Bless You.

Ms. Daisy

karin@creativechaos said...

Happy 40th!!! I say go for the shopping spree....nothing makes me feel better than getting new clothes...Have fun!!!

Oliver Rain said...

Happy Birthday Jillian! I meant to leave a comment with some ideas the other day, but I think you've found the perfect birthday on your own. Have a wonderful day. Lucky you for going shopping. Have a mentioned how much I LOVE shopping.

Kat said...

Here again
happy birthday and a wonderful day, and especially on the beach as I read now^^

Love Kat

Joanna said...

Happy Birthday!!!! I'm right behind you. I just celebrated my birthday this weekend at the beach... I'll be 40 in 2 yrs. but my kids already tell people that I'm 40, thanks to their dad who like to be funny. :) xoxo, Joanna

IsabellaCloset said...

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Jillian Happy Birthday to you! I'm so glad you can't hear me sing..
I hope you had a FABULOUS day!
Hugs & much love ~Mary~ :-}

Sassafras & LuLu said...

It is true...you are not lookin your age in the least bit!! That photo of the cake is sooo pretty!
Yes, a shoppin spree would do it for me!
hugs and best wishes to you,

Michelle said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! I love my forties ~ embrace it and love every minute! I hope you had a wonderful time shopping.


dana said...

I hope your birthday was wonderful. I love the shopping idea---it always helps to punch up the wardrobe! Also, just keep on celebrating all year long---right into the next birthday!

Teena in Toronto said...

It's just a number.

I got married on my 40th birthday!

MJ said...

Happy belated birthday, Jillian! Best wishes for the new decade from one who started it a little earlier than you!