I had two requests for my birthday today; 1) afternoon tea @omnikingedward with my family and 2)a cake from @finecakesbyzehraofficial. Zehra you outdid yourself once again. I loved it sooo much. Thank you again for making my 40th birthday that much more special. 😘❤️💃🏻🍰🎂. @eventgraffiti #eventgraffiti #40thbirthday #birthdaycake #thefinerthings #bringon40 #family
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4 days ago
My last 40for40 reflection post..What some would call a charmed life, thus far, I call a blessed life. I love my life.💕 I reflect & celebrate it often. Life isn't always easy but life is always good & for that, I'm grateful. I'm excited & looking forward to what's to come. Goodbye, 30s. Hello, 40s! Here's to my next 40 + + + years of life! 🥂 40th birthday soon come. Bring it on. I'm ready. 💃🏿 #40til40 #40for40 #40days #40daycountdown #bringon40 #thebig40🎉 #40shorty #40andfabulous #40fine #40fly #designofadecade #celebratelife #celebrateme #MemoriesThusFar #LifeInReview #ThusFar #SoFarToGo
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9 days ago
What an awesome birthday! Thank you to all of my guys!! Going to be a great year! #im39 #mommasboys #mylove #mybestfriends #bringon40
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9 days ago
Another one of my absolute favorite experiences, to date, is when I went skydiving ✈️ while on vacation in Las Vegas. I wanted to do it for a long time. Family & friends would agree to do it w/me. But when they realized I was serious, they not only changed *their* minds, they tried to change mine too. 😂 I knew I'd have to do it alone (well, as alone as I could be while *tandem* skydiving 😉). Once I committed to doing it (i.e. researched companies, registered & paid), I was ready; no turning back! However, three things made me pause & reconsider 🤔...(1) reading & signing the Waiver of Liability/Assumption of Risks Form, (2) realizing, during the instructional video, that I had to move from the bench to the floor of the plane *while* the door was wide open 😲& (3) hearing my husband say he that he was staying on the ground w/the other "sane people" & watching. 😂 Nevertheless, I persisted & I'm sooooo happy I did. Of course I was happy that I lived to tell the story but it was more than that. I LOVED every, single minute of it. 💕 The views were amazing. It was thrilling, freeing & addictive! I immediately told my husband that I wanted to do it again. I was proud of myself because although I was a little scared, I did it anyway. 40th birthday soon come. Bring it on. I'm ready. 💃🏿 #40til40 #40for40 #40days #40daycountdown #bringon40 #thebig40🎉 #40shorty #40andfabulous #40fine #40fly #designofadecade #celebratelife #celebrateme #MemoriesThusFar #LifeInReview #ThusFar #SoFarToGo
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10 days ago
39 feels just fine. This is how I got woken up on my birthday yesterday. Sunshine from all around. I feel really lucky. Thanks to @jenmen100 for always capturing these moments. #thisis39 #bringon40 #sunrise #milesray #luckydude #love #everydayisthebestday #snugharbor #snuggleharbor
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10 days ago
I rec'd sad news last night & decided to put off yesterday's reflection post until this morning...I applied & was selected for an amazing opportunity to attend Harvard University/Harvard Law School for a six-week accelerated program. This opportunity included paid tuition, books and room & board. After I submitted a proposal, my employer approved my sabbatical & agreed to reimburse me for roundtrip airfare & other living expenses. I also rec'd support from my union. I was excited but also a bit hesitant because (1) although I had his full support, it would be the longest time that I'd ever been away from my husband & I knew I would miss him 😍😢 & (2) it was Boston/Cambridge in the WINTER! ⛄️😂 My hesitations proved valid. I cried at the airport when it was time to leave my husband (2nd pic is just before the tears began) & there was a blizzard (Nemo/The Big Dig) while there! I missed my husband like crazy & absolutely hated the winter there but I'm so glad I took advantage of this opportunity! The program was wonderful, the six weeks flew by & I met so many good people, many of whom I keep in touch with today. 40th birthday soon come. Bring it on. I'm ready. 💃🏿 #40til40 #40for40 #40days #40daycountdown #bringon40 #thebig40🎉 #40shorty #40andfabulous #40fine #40fly #designofadecade #celebratelife #celebrateme #MemoriesThusFar #LifeInReview #ThusFar #SoFarToGo
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11 days ago
As I remember a classmate & good friend who very recently passed away, I reflect with more pics & memories from my original time in Boston as well as a few from a recent Reunion Weekend there. Among other things, the program provided an amazing opportunity for networking. Networking aside, I enjoyed becoming friends with many of my classmates. I believe we meet the people we're meant to meet & this was no exception. 40th birthday soon come. Bring it on. I'm ready. 💃🏿 #40til40 #40for40 #40days #40daycountdown #bringon40 #thebig40🎉 #40shorty #40andfabulous #40fine #40fly #designofadecade #celebratelife #celebrateme #MemoriesThusFar #LifeInReview #ThusFar #SoFarToGo
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11 days ago
When the wifey buys out Party City... Let the birthday weekend shenanigans begin! She knows the way to my heart is Reese's & Christmas Tree Cakes #BringOn40
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12 days ago
Our Wedding Day! 👰🏾🤵🏾UD & UDSL was in the house. Loved that most of my friends from college (top) & law school were able to share & celebrate with us. 💕 40th birthday soon come. Bring it on. I'm ready. 💃🏿 #40til40 #40for40 #40days #40daycountdown #bringon40 #thebig40🎉 #40shorty #40andfabulous #40fine #40fly #designofadecade #celebratelife #celebrateme #MemoriesThusFar #LifeInReview #ThusFar #SoFarToGo
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13 days ago
Our Wedding Day! 👰🏾🤵🏾Pt. 2 of 2 because I can't exclude any of our family & close friends. They're all part of the memories I have of our Wedding Day. It was a beautiful day & everything was wonderful. Everything was also overwhelming; so overwhelming that we considered & half-joked that we should skip our Reception & let everyone party without us. Had we not shown, our mothers & Coretta, my friend/wedding planner, probably would have killed us. 😂 Everyone kept asking me whether I was nervous. I remember being very calm & excited at the same time but not nervous. I don't think I've ever been more sure about anything in my life. 😍 My face was sore from smiling all day but I couldn't stop smiling. 😁 We strayed from tradition & did most pics immediately before the ceremony. At some point, I said something along the lines of "Okay; enough pictures. Let's get this show on the road." and the rest is history. 💕 The years have flown by & it's hard to believe that we're moving towards our 15th wedding anniversary! 40th birthday soon come. Bring it on. I'm ready. 💃🏿 #40til40 #40for40 #40days #40daycountdown #bringon40 #thebig40🎉 #40shorty #40andfabulous #40fine #40fly #designofadecade #celebratelife #celebrateme #MemoriesThusFar #LifeInReview #ThusFar #SoFarToGo
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13 days ago
Our Wedding Day! 👰🏾🤵🏾Pt. 1 of 2 because I can't exclude any of our family & close friends. They're all part of the memories I have of our Wedding Day. It was a beautiful day & everything was wonderful. Everything was also overwhelming; so overwhelming that we considered & half-joked that we should skip our Reception & let everyone party without us. Had we not shown, our mothers & Coretta, my friend/wedding planner, probably would have killed us. 😂 Everyone kept asking me whether I was nervous. I remember being very calm & excited at the same time but not nervous. I don't think I've ever been more sure about anything in my life. 😍 My face was sore from smiling all day but I couldn't stop smiling. 😁 We strayed from tradition & did most pics immediately before the ceremony. At some point, I said something along the lines of "Okay; enough pictures. Let's get this show on the road." and the rest is history. 💕 The years have flown by & it's hard to believe that we're moving towards our 15th wedding anniversary! 40th birthday soon come. Bring it on. I'm ready. 💃🏿 #40til40 #40for40 #40days #40daycountdown #bringon40 #thebig40🎉 #40shorty #40andfabulous #40fine #40fly #designofadecade #celebratelife #celebrateme #MemoriesThusFar #LifeInReview #ThusFar #SoFarToGo
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13 days ago
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