A few weeks ago I celebrated my 40th birthday. As much as I wasn't looking forward to it, now that it has come and gone it hasn't been as big a deal as I thought it would be. Jeni threw me a great party with some of our closest friends at Carrabbas.
I've reflected a lot about what it means to turn 40 and the one quote that has helped me handle this transition the best is this one from CS Lewis. "What counts is not the age so much as the prospect; not the mileage traveled or ahead, but the view from this bend in the road." (Yours, Jack, p. 147) This has helped me to truly take life a day at a time with great appreciation for my family and friends.
Unfortunately not all the pictures from the night turned out but below are those that did.