Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Goodbye twenties!

A year ago today I wrote about being desperate to turn thirty so our file could go to China. Well, the day has arrived! I'm thirty! Unfortunately our file isn't going anywhere until we've completed the dossier and there are four more couples at the same point, but I'm still very excited! This is the biggest box to check yet!

I had a super fun weekend with a couple of quiet, last minute get-togethers with the excuse of my birthday, and there was a certain theme to my gifts... a jade bangle - my parents organised a friend in China who went shopping with an ex-jade dealer to select it, green tea caraffe, stunning Chinese cookbook and story, beautiful adoption book , red eggs (my cousin and her family are so awesomely thoughtful!), a red packet, a gift voucher and a cute shirt that says 'my heart is in China'. I also received a big slow cooker which I'm looking forward to using, and Aaron bought me a stunning diamond and gold locket pendant for my belcher bracelet.

The pic is from my fourth birthday.

13 comments:

Kristen said...

Happy Birthday Emma!!!

Hope you had a great day!!!

David said...

Happy Birthday!
I saw it coming up on Facebook!

Liz said...

Yay. You made it. Finally my daughter is the same age as me! hehe. Hope you had a fantastic day sweetie and we all look forward to the day your file goes to China. What a celebration that will be!
I love you so much.
Ma

Sarabee said...

Happy Birthday Emma,
celebrate the moment.
I will keep everything crossed for you both that the wait for your file to be winging it's way to China will not be long.

Sarah

Chelley said...

Happy Birthday Emma and welcome to the 30somthing club!!!

OziMum said...

Wow! Great pressies!

I'm also loving the look of those cake(s?) in your photo!! You guys must have been on a sugar high for a week!!!

Welcome to the Dirty 30s! I'm nearly 1/2 way through mine!!!

Yep, good old Adelaide, is where I hang out. We live real close to the airport! I'm free most days between 10-3, if you wanna catch up! email me! four2five@gmail.com

Alyson & Ford said...

Happy Birthday!!
Just found your blog. Love all the gifts you received, your family must be with you 100%.
Happy paper chasing!

Alyson
LID 01/27/06

Kristen said...

Hope you had a great day, Emma! Happy birthday!
~Kristen
LID 2/8/07

Blondie said...

Happy Birthday, hon! At last you are one step closer...

Monica said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Emma!!! And congratulations on getting yet another box checked off!!

(By the way, you were adorable on your fourth birthday!)

Kristen said...

Tag, you're it! Check out my blog to see what it is this time!

~Kristen
http://thisangelchildofmine.blogspot.com/

~*~Sandie~*~ said...

Happy birthday Emma! It's lovely to see someone so happy about getting older. :)

Michelle said...

OH wow! Hang in there! My friends are still waiting for their referral... and it seems like forever... but Happy Birthday!