To be fair, the whole "bride" thing has kind of eclipsed the "30" thing. It definitely requires a lot more prep work. To turn 30, basically all I had to do was wake up this morning (or rather, wait until 8:45 tonight, which is when I was born).
30 By the Numbers
30 different beers I tried during the month of January 2014.
29: pairs of shoes I currently own (okay, more like 59, but I'm not that old yet)
28: pounds Luna thinks she weighs. Also, the number of times she licks me per minute (roughly).
27: the age at which my first book was published
26: the average dollar amount I spend per visit to Trader Joe's (YUM!)
25: minutes I can ride in a car before I fall asleep
24: the age at which I bought my own condo (which will be mine and B's first family home!)
23: the age at which I helped throw my mom an awesome surprise 50th birthday party
22 years (almost 23) I got to spend with my Mimi
21: the age at which I absolutely kicked ass in Media Law (an A-minus!)
20 miles round-trip to TR and back on the Swamp Rabbit Trail - my favorite exercise.
19 dollars for my favorite wine, La Crema Pinot Noir, at Costco
18: the age in which I met my two best friends, college roommates & Phi Beta Chi sisters
17 NEW books I read in 2013 (not re-reads)
16 times I've watched Love Actually, my second-favorite movie (first is Casablanca)
15 awesome in-laws I've gotten to know
14 days we fostered Luna in January 2013
13 (or '13): the year I said "YES!" to the man of my dreams
12 baby blankets I've crocheted for various friends' kids
11 visits to Seabrook Island and/or Charleston, the most beautiful places on earth
10 cups of coffee per week to maintain this sparkling personality you all know and love
9 days spent in France with my B in 2011
8 times I've read the Harry Potter series
7 seasons of Gilmore Girls I've watched with my mom
6 trips to NYC, my favorite city on earth
5 weeks spent studying abroad in Florence, Italy, in 2004
4 unbelievably great years at Chapel Hill
3 wonderful immediate family members
2 times cheering in the Dean Dome for my high school's girls basketball team
1 amazing fiance