Friday, July 19, 2013

Turning 40

I turned 40 yesterday.  I had a small meltdown at the mall in the morning but other than that, I can say I have been pretty relaxed about it.  I like how I can see the glimmers of wisdom that old age brings, but those mortality issues kind of bite.

Luckily I have the best husband and the best of friends.
They planned a surprise party for me.  So when we stopped to get some cash at the ATM, a limousine  bus was waiting to whisk us all off for a night of revelry in Tokyo.

After some champagne toasts with our red Solo cups, we arrived at the New York Bar in Tokyo….where Bill Murry and Scarlett Johansson were in the movie Lost In Translation.  If you have never seen this movie, watch it. Now.)

This place was crazy insane classy.

Beyond fun.

It was the party of a lifetime. 

Even the toilets were sophisticated. 

My favorite birthday present was the poem that my husband  wrote for me and read in front of everyone.

It made me cry.

Thank you to my husband for the best birthday ever.  Thank you to Kelly for planning everything for my husband so he could take me out for my best birthday ever.  Thank you to all of my friends for the presents and love on the best birthday ever.

I might just have to turn 40 every year!

 “The more you know who you are, and what you want, the less you let things upset you.” Bill Murry as Bob, in Lost in Translation.


  1. Wow, celebration of a lifetime indeed. Happy Birthday old lady!

  2. Happy Birthday - looks like you had a fantastic time!

  3. Happy Birthday Lynn! Love you very much!

  4. Happy birthday to you!!!!!! Your such an amazing wife and mother, it's inspiring!!!!!