a whole new decade

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Today is my 30th birthday.  Kinda crazy, huh?  I feel like I just turned 20!2010-04-27 17.52.44
The 20s were really good to me.  They started in Massachusetts at Gordon College with Melissa, Jessie and Rachel.  Then I lived in Sweden for my 21st and Michigan for my 23rd.
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I moved to D.C. right before my 24th and was so lonely that my sister Melissa threw me an awesome birthday party and my college friend Melissa (both named Melissa) drove all the way up from North Carolina to see me.  I spent every birthday in D.C. until last year when my 29th was my first in Denver.
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My college friends and I have a cool tradition where we send a birthday crown to each other for our birthdays, unfortunately it has gotten a bit lost over the years.  I think it is in Bolivia, but it might also be in North Carolina or Pennsylvania.  It’s fun that this crown has visited so many different cities, countries and continents.  I just wish I had a picture to share with you all!
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Dan picked me up last night and what did I see in his car?  Flowers! 
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Just for me.  I think my 30s are going to be better than my 20s :)
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What birthday traditions do you have?

(pictures are from my walk home from work and the lilies that Dan gave me)