Today I turn 31 one years old. Crazy! I like to think I am like a red wine and get better with age, but I guess it depends who you are asking. 21 year old Jen would be proud of where I am today, but would think I was totally uncool. She’d laugh at my early bed time and my lack of party days, but she would definitely say….”you are doing exactly what you wanted to do. You finally made it!” Happy Birthday to me!

It’s hard to believe that last year I had my little Christian in my belly on my birthday. Many of my friends had parties to celebrate their birthdays, but all I wanted to do was to go away with the Captain and that’s exactly what we did to celebrate my 30th birthday.

This year when Captain Awesome asked what I wanted to do? I told him I wanted Friendly’s for dinner, and a picnic with him and my boy. Pretty simple right? Pretty simple, but it sounded just perfect. Yes I could’ve had someone watch my son and go out to a fancy dinner with my man…but it just didn’t feel right. I wanted to celebrate with my little guy too. So against Captain Awesome’s better judgment (he hates Friendlys) we are going to Friendlys. Then Saturday we are taking a trip out to the vinyards to have a picnic. Our little family and some friends. What a wonderful birthday!

So I am officially 31 years old. The next few months are tough because Captain Awesome is still 29…so I am pretty much robbing the cradle. But I am so happy with my life, and as always I feel like a lucky girl. I have the the most wonderful son, the best husband, an amazing dog, and the most supportive family. The year ahead has so many big adventures.  Being 31 is pretty great!

Happy Birthday to me!