30 Days to 30

Today officially marks my last month in my 20s – I’ll be 30 on October 22.  I don’t quite know how I feel about it.  My 20s (especially my late 20s) have been pretty good to me, and have been a period of change.  I turned 20 as a  sophomore in college, and I’ll turn 30 as a wife and mom.  It’s pretty incredible how much your life can change in just 10 years.

That being said, I do love my birthday – spending it with my family and being told “Happy Birthday.”  Then of course, people ask what I want for my birthday…and it’s hard to come up with things!  I did manage to come up with a few things I’ve had my eye on..

  • A new camera lens.  I’m really trying to take better pictures, and am still using the kit lens that came with my Nikon.  I’d like a 50mm lens – something like the one below.

  • I’d also LOVE a camera bag to keep it all together – I love this one!

  • New espresso glasses.  One of mine cracked a while ago and I haven’t replaced them yet.

  • A new travel mug for my morning coffee.  I just have one, and it would be nice to have two.  I do want a 20 ounce one though, and they’re harder to find.

  • Ree Drummond’s new cookbook, which comes out about a week after my birthday…and I’m pretty sure my mom’s buying since she yelled at me not to buy it!

  • A cake decorating turntable.  It would make things so much easier when I frost cakes!

  • This is a weird request, but I really need a new laptop battery…mine now only lasts about 2 hours when not on the charger.

  • And of course I’d love tickets for all three of us to a Hokie football game…but I have a feeling we won’t be taking Abbie to Blacksburg until next year.

And of course, celebrating with my family – including my first birthday of many with my little girl.

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8 Responses

  1. Oh, great list! I have the “nifty 50” and love it! It’s hard to take pictures of things that are close to you, though, if that makes sense. I looove my Contigo water bottle, and that cake turntable looks so handy!!

  2. You will LOVE your 50mm. I have the 1.8 and now want the 1.4… if not a 35mm or 85mm. PRIME LENS GIRL HERE 😉

    And that Contigo mug is the BOMB. You need it in your life!!!

  3. a DSLR is #1 on my want list! now with a baby i am dyingggg to get better pictures than just those i get from my iphone!
    i love those glasses – ive never seen such a thing! i just always use a mason jar. lol!

  4. Funny! I got a 50mm lens for my 30th this summer 🙂 There’s a bit of a learning curve, I’ve noticed (like Jeslynn02 says) – your frame of view is cut way down, but I love the “good ones” that happen out of it with a nice soft background.

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