Celebrating 30

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Friday, November 4, 2016
I turned 30 (still feels weird typing this) a few weeks ago, and if my birthday was any indication of how year 30 would go, it's sure to be filled with lots of love and incredibly sweet surprises.

Mike really went above and beyond on my actual birthday to make me feel special. Everything was completely unexpected, and I felt very grateful for such a wonderful birthday. We went to dinner at District Taqueria, one of my favorite Wichita restaurants, before we went to see Wicked, and he treated me to lots of lovely gifts.

A huge surprise was to receive a bottle of Veuve Clicquot. I love a glass of bubbly, and I've been reading The Widow Clicquot  this fall and have become fascinated with the woman behind this iconic Champagne. Mike not only knows what I love to drink, but pays attention to what I'm reading! Gold star! Now I just need to figure out an occasion appropriate to drink such a nice bottle of Champagne.

And Wicked was wonderful. I had never seen this musical and Mike and I were completely blown away. Loved, loved, loved the music. If you haven't seen it, it should definitely be on your list. I thought it was fantastic!


So surprised with this bottle of Veuve Clicquot! Now, when to drink it?!



On Saturday, Mike and I got up bright and early for the traditional 'birthday on the hill.'  It always seems like the birthday tailgate ends up being an 11 a.m. game, but mimosas, Einstein Bros. bagels, and the view of the Campanile in the morning make the early kickoff all worth it. 




Tailgates have evolved over the years. (Wish our football team would, too.) This year was especially fun because it was my first tailgate as not only an alum, but as an employee of the University of Kansas. Lots of my coworkers dropped by to have a mimosa and visit. It was really fun, and I again felt extremely proud to be a Jayhawk, and incredibly thankful for all the opportunities KU has given me.

It was also special because my cousin, Wade, is now a freshman at KU. It is really great to now have these tailgates be a 'family affair.'  I think it will only continue as Wade's parents have fallen in love with Lawrence, and his little sister, Marlyn, is set on being a Jayhawk as well. Rock Chalk!


At the historic Eldridge Hotel in Lawrence - one of my favorites!

After the game, Mike, my parents and I enjoyed our traditional martinis at The Eldridge Hotel and had the perfect table that looked out to Massachusetts Street. We had so much fun sipping martinis and people-watching, we decided to stay for dinner. It was a really wonderful evening laughing and telling stories over drinks with my favorite people.

Mike and I met some friends at one of our favorite old hangouts, The Sandbar, for a few tropical drinks and dancing, but headed back to the hotel fairly early, because let's face it guys, I'm thirty.

Thanks for all the birthday love everyone. Here's to 30! 



Remnants of a great birthday I found later in my purse. Proof of a good time!

















1 comment on "Celebrating 30"
  1. It was the best Sasha Lee! Loved your post and the great memories too! Happy 30th! Love Mother It will be the best of years!

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