Thursday, March 6, 2008

30 is Fabulous!

At least that is what I would like to think. I have been telling people I am 30 for a little while now because I almost am. . .well, in November. Never in my life did I think I would want to be 30, yet I also did not think I would look 16 at this point either (with only the addition of lots of little lines in places you will never see). 30 just sounds old enough to have 3 kids in this day and age. Here are some pictures at that age to show I look the same.

(This is for you Kim, who still looks the same age too)

Most people think I should take it as a complement that daily people ask in shock "Those aren't your kids, right?!!" More often than not, people do not say it in a complementary way. I read between the lines "There is no way you are mature enough to have kids. You are a baby yourself."
I know I was young getting married (20) and young starting my family (22) but I also know that a lot of people that young do not know what I know. I know who I am (a child of God), I know what I am doing here (creating a family and living the best life I can for me and my family), and I know where I am going (back to Him to live with my family forever). I have heard people who do not know these things say that they are still finding themselves at 40 and that they were stupid for marrying so young. That's not me. I am so happy living my life the way I am at any age!



YES IT IS!! I just turned 30 in January and was so excited. People thought I was crazy to be so excited, but this was my thinking. I have 3 kids, feel good, and look about 16 years old-so bring on 30. Where did you find that picture? Looking at it sure brought back some memories and made me laugh. My mom is here and hysterically laughed when she saw it. She also saw your picture and said, "She looks exactly the same." Doesn't it feel great!!!

Mike & Shelby said...

Good for you! Heres to 30 years!

Emily said...

Amen, Amen, Amen!!
Hooray for 30! I'll beat you to it. Although, I can't brag about looking 16. I've got too many grays and crow lines for that (thank you genetics).

The Hoyal Family said...

Go Kelly! Knowing your purpose in life makes all the difference! Be proud that your almost 30, have 3 kids, and look younger because you treat your body like a temple! That must mean you are doing the right things!

Audra Bollard said...

You DO look exactly like that 16 year old pic. Very impressive. And from a fellow 20-year-old bride to another, I agree--30 finally brings some respect!

Kirsten said...

Who cares about people who don't know you! I think you are a mature person who knows how to have fun! Okay, you do look like your sixteen year old self. That will be awesome in another 15-20 years. Are you going to have a big bash for the big 3-0? You'd better invite me.