May 15, 2012

The Big 4-0

Today marks a new decade in my life...the big 4-0! This past weekend, I was doing this to celebrate:

Dinner (courtesy of my oldest) and bowling with my kids and brother. Today, I woke up to this on my bathroom mirror:

Drawn by my talented husband! (That so beats my "I love u!" written in lipstick, lol) Tomorrow, I'll be doing this:

Being treated to a spa day by my husband and having dinner again with our kids. Then, on Thursday, I'll be going down this hill:

That breathtaking drop is on Busch Gardens' brand new coaster Verbolten. It officially opens on May 18, but Matt and I will be attending a VIP launch (no pun intended) party on May 17, courtesy of Busch Gardens. Not only is the drop scary, but there are TWO free-falls where the track and car fall, ala Tower of Terror style. I know, right?

Stay tuned to my Twitter feed for live pics and to see if I'll survive to see another birthday! ;) I'll bring you a full review post as well after we ride. Oh and two of Busch Gardens' other coasters are up for awards on the Travel Channel's Insane Coaster Wars.

Click here and vote for Apollo's Chariot under "G-Force Giants," and Alpengeist under "Hang 'Em High." (Watch the videos for both while you're there too. They're proof that Busch Gardens knows how to do coasters right!)

Finally, on Saturday, we'll be going to a family reunion in Maryland and I can't wait to see my parents, grandma, brother, sister, cousin and more!

Who said getting old has to be boring? I'm having more fun now than I ever have! Hooray for 40!

P.S. I have an awesome giveaway on my review blog right now from Sony Music! Click here to enter to win Mariah Carey's new 2-CD collection The Essential Mariah Carey, an autographed booklet, and Mariah's fragrance, "Forever." Good luck!

Update, 6/5/2012- My review of Verbolten and details of the VIP party (including video) can be found on So a Blonde Walks Into a Review here.


Homemom3 said...

sounds like one heck of a birthday week. Enjoy your fall. :) May it all be smooth sailing from there. Happy belated birthday!

BlondeBlogger said...

Thank you so much! It was definitely a heck of a fall, lol! It was SO much fun! :)