So this is actually my word of the last fortnight, as it seems to have been an extended period of celebrations since I last wrote! Turning thirty has proved to be lovely, filled with friends, family, and lots of wonderful memories. The surprise trip to Paris included a night at the opera, some beautiful meals, sightseeing in a lovely city, and the best surprise of all, a visit from my parents part way through the week so that I could share my birthday with my mum, upholding the tradition of the previous 29 years, and making the celebrations complete. I also found out that The Husband and I were booked on the overnight train from Paris to Venice, another incredible city we had yet to visit, and so it turned into a mini European tour, and the most wonderful week indeed. Considering this was the first trip The Husband had booked by himself, he certainly excelled, and it was a brilliant way to welcome in a new decade.
Once home, there was a family meal on the Monday, a very special meal out on the Friday with The Husband, a gift from my parents, and yesterday a party at our house including friends and extended family. My parents have been living with us this past week, while they were having work done at home, and it has felt like a real team effort, getting sorted for the weekend, getting organised after our trip away, and having their company when The Husband had to work away. It is incredible that they are able to move in and make life less complicated and stressful, rather than more so!
And now, I am tucked up in a hotel room, as I am working away from home for the next few days. It is odd to be alone after all of the wonderful company and socialising of recent weeks.The quiet is giving me a chance to let the experiences all sink in, and realise what a special time we have had recently. It is also the chance to think about the milestone, and where life has brought me in the last decade, and what the next decade might hold in store. You may remember my adventures before thirty list, and I hope to write a post about that before February is over. I might also do a slightly photo-heavy post with some of the pictures of our trip in the coming days.
In the meantime though, one of my posts for word of the week last year talked about something else that I had hoped to achieve before I turned thirty. After our experiences in October, I am incredibly grateful to say that The Husband and I will hopefully be welcoming a new addition to our family this August. After some concerns in the early weeks, so far things are progressing well, and we are gradually daring to get excited, little by little, especially now that we have started to tell people. It seems that some of the best adventures may well be yet to come.