So this year I turned the big 4-0 & 2 days later celebrated my 10 year wedding anniversary! To celebrate some friends of mine took me out for dinner & drinks to try & help me forget that I was about to enter that dreaded new decade, my forties. It was a great night with lots of laughter & great friends.  
On my actual birthday we had a nice dinner at home followed by cake because according to my kids you can't have a birthday without cake & candles but thankfully Rick only had each of our kiddos put one candle on. It was delicious & I had it that night & for breakfast for the next 3 days. 
On our actual anniversary Rick & I got dressed up & went out to celebrate at Manhattan Beach Post. It wasn't anything extravagant but these days with 2 jobs, 4 children & all the activities they have, a quiet night alone together is the perfect night to us. And after all was said done I'm really happy with the life I have. 18 years of friendship, 16 years together, 10 years of marriage, 4 children &  a lifetime together to look forward to means we are really blessed.
I admittedly shed a tear because I turned 40 but then I counted my blessings, I got dressed & I'm telling the world this is what 40 looks like & I feel lucky.

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