Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Dirty Thirty

by Meghann on August 28, 2013

Last weekend we celebrated my brother-in-law’s 30th birthday.


My sister threw a “Dirty 30” party in his honor, which included dirt cake (obviously) and enough candles to easily set off a fire alarm.

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Happy Birthday, Anthony!


I’ve known Anthony since college. He’s the first one of my close college friends to turn 30 and it’s really the domino effect from here with the rest of us. (Derek’s up next!) It’s still so strange to think our 20s are practically behind all of us. I remember when my mom turned 30 and I swear it wasn’t that long ago!

My 23 year-old co-worker and I were talking about the VMAs the other day and she made a statement about Lady Gaga having a great body for her age. For her age?! Lady Gaga is a year younger than me! Gah. (p.s. Lady Gaga does have some killer curves.)

To say a proper good-bye to his 20s, Kelly “surprised” (aka she tried to surprise him, but can’t keep a secret to save her life – just like me) her husband with sky diving.


I jumped out of a plane for my 21st birthday and would highly recommend the experience to everyone, it’s definitely a one-of-a-kind rush that can’t be replicated. The scariest part is the plane ride up, once you jump, it’s just plain fun.

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Anthony jumped with the Skydive Space Center in Titusville. Before you jump, they take you over the space center for an aerial view of NASA, then you have great views of the surrounding beaches while you free fall.


The plane took off full of jumpers (they had two planes full for the morning!), headed toward the space center, then circled back up above. We proceeded to watch ants pour out of the plane, then tried to follow the ants as we saw parachutes open.


Chris, Anthony’s tantum jumper, told us he had a purple, green, and yellow parachute before they left in the plane. That little tip was a huge help when it came to deciding which crazy person to follow in the air.


Anthony quietly drifted safely back to earth.


And landed with the BIGGEST smile on his face.


I’m pretty sure it’s hard not to smile when minutes before you were free falling from 18,000. Sky diving really is amazing.



The proud little jumper!


I think sky diving might become a 30th birthday tradition. Derek is already talking about making the big jump for his birthday in April and my sister is itching to jump herself. Might as well enter your 30s with a bang!

Did you do anything big to celebrate your 30th birthday? Or do you have any plans?

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