30th birthday! ?
turning thirty was more memorable and special than i could have imagined, especially during this unique time! i love the people in my life and especially chase for always going above & beyond. it was a perfect day, truly! probably because i had no expectations with being under quarantine and not able to do as much. originally chase had planned a cute big party in our backyard with all our friends, complete with some of my favorite food catered, and the theme of my favorite tom hanks – he was planning to have everyone dress as a character from one of his movies, haha! obviously when we couldn’t do that he came up with lots of other plans including having friends from all over re-create a scene from a tom hanks movie and send it in. on my birthday he showed me all of them through the day and it was the best, most clever and funny thing ever! they are all compiled here. i love him and spent so much of the day laughing at them – they are amazing and we saved them all here. i never want to forget the rest of the day! i woke up to my cutest little girls and husband singing happy birthday …went downstairs to see the best display of 30 balloons + tom hanks prints, flowers, and gifts. we had acai bowls for breakfast and opened some presents, then chase and i went on the most beautiful hike on the alpine trail – even found the prettiest swing and overlook!! from there we grabbed takeout lunch at sweetgreen in palo alto and ate it by pretty gamble garden. we came home and played with girls, talked with friends and fam (chase did the best bday quiz with my family on kahoot), and had some sweet drive by visits from friends in the area! that night we got los altos grill yummy takeout dinner and had birthday treats. chase put the girls to bed and said he wanted to go on a drive (while our cute au pair was home with them). i was exhausted and said i just wanted to hang out but he insisted…he blindfolded me and drove to a rooftop nearby where i had the sweetest surprise rooftop trunk party with my cutest friends here in the bay! it was so overwhelming and amazing after already being filled to the brim all day with love and happiness. this took it over the top. it’s such a good life amidst all of the chaos of this year, and i love that this time has helped us focus on what’s most important ? xo!