So its officially one day left before the big 4-0 tomorrow.  The past week has been all about my friends and accomplishing some goals with their help.

L to R : Nancy, Julie, Me, Gabriella, Jen and Hasina at the River Rock

Last weekend, we did the Girl’s Night Out at the River Rock for an entire night. I don’t think the smile came off my face for days afterwards.  We were able to gamble, dance and NEVER had to look at our watches once! LOL.

We had Gene Simmons stay above us in the Penthouse and had to endure his dogs barking until the wee hours of the morning. It wasn’t really that big of a deal as we were up until then anyways! Also on the upswing, I taught one of my friends how to play Black Jack and she more than doubled her money. Beginner’s Luck!

Nancy, Jen, Hasina, Me, Julie and Gabriella at my 40th b-day party

Last night, I had an amazing birthday party thrown for me and had all my family and friends attend. It was so much fun.  We had great food, great drinks and some great laughs.

What was so fantastic, was that I was able to be at home and enjoy the night and not have to sit at a restaurant and try to socialize with everyone. It was truly the best celebration ever.

Julie, Hasina, Nancy & Jen drinking some coffee, waiting for the sun rise

This morning, after the amazing birthday party, my friends joined me to watch the sun rise in White Rock at precisely 5:07 am. As it was one of my 40 Under 40 goals this year, it was made even more special to have my friends with me (a big thanks to Jen who really wanted to be there today!)

The only ones on the pier in White Rock!

The sun rise arrives with some beautiful pink hues

We all got up at 4:30 am, filled our thermoses with coffee and made our way down to the beach. Although it was a bit cloudy, we did take in a beautiful pink sky that broke through the clouds and enjoyed some quiet time together in the early morning hours.

This afternoon, I learned how to skateboard. I actually wasn’t as bad as I thought I would be for a beginner. It was really a rush when I started to do ramps on the board at the Skate Park. I think the adrenaline rush from it really got me hooked.  I would love to do more of it. (Who knew a 40 year old woman could pick up skateboarding?) 😉

There were lots of goals accomplished this week!