Archive for October, 2011

IT’S HEEERREEEE!!!!! What an amazing day this is!


So my birthday actually started off last night with four friends coming over for snacks and a lot of wine! I got this wine aerating decanter system from B&D, so we it had to be used to aerate all 4 bottles of red wine… hehe.. LOVE IT! It’s my new little party trick when people come over!  My cousin of course decided to grab the funnel and shove it in his mouth and suck the wine out… Hmmm… Greg – not the way to do it buddy! hehe..

Anyway, this morning I woke up good and fresh and content that I’ve finally made it to my thirties! Again – over looking the past amazing years and being EVER so grateful for everything and everyone and overly excited for the years to come!!

THEN the presents started! Getting spoilt by the Doc with the most stunning lamp that I’ve been looking for for months – well he’s got the perfect one! Then went for breakfast with friends that I haven’t seen in MONTHS at Full Stop Cafe, now, we back at home and the Doc has got the turn tables out and is playing up a storm for me while I’m blogging…  So it’s now DJ NICEDEVICE as he prefers to be called! He he he… I got in a sneaky shot of him!

My big thanks to Johan and Jan from Pictura Select for the FABULOUS photo of me at the top… I thought I may as well show what a nutter I am. I used that on the design on the my 30th invite – it worked out perfect and people loved it! That’s me – full of life, full of fun and always ready to give people a laugh!

So i’m half way through the day, all the facebook messages, BBM’s, sms’s and calls have been SO overwhelming! Thank you EVERYONE for thinking of me and wishing me today. The messages have been so touching and incredible!

I’m really getting excited for the weeks and months ahead! Soon to come is going to be the BIG launch of Irvin Sammons Photography… and the timing couldn’t be more perfect!!!!

Thanks again to everyone for making this day so so special! Love you all!!!

October 2, 2011 Posted Under: Everything together..   Read More

Some quiet time before the BIG 30!

Irvin Sammons

Irvin with Enzo

The last day of 29! Damn! Am I getting old?? Should I be in absolute fear of turning 30. Cry? Be depressed?? Ummmmmm NAH!

I’ve always welcomed my birthdays and every year has just been getting better and better. When I look back over the past 5 years or so I can only smile at the amazing development I’ve seen in myself. All the challenges that I’ve passed through and all the amazing people that have come into my life. There’s been great sadness and many tears when I’ve had to say goodbye to many many close family and friends. Probably the greatest I loss I endured was saying goodbye to my dear Jesse.

There’s been the change of jobs and working on my own business… Bringing my passions and hearts desires into being through my work with animals, my work with people through reiki and coaching, my photography and piano…

I’m having a little bit of quite time now that the Doc went off to the lab to do some work, and I’m sitting outside counting up all the things I’ve seen, done, experienced, people I’ve met, people I’ve let go of, but most importantly, the man that I’ve become… The gratitude that I’m experiencing now is REALLY overwhelming!

Tomorrow is the big day for me and I’m going to be sure to live it up! Tonight we’re having people over as a prelude dinner for my 30th, tomorrow is breakfast with friends who I have not seen in ages, then we’re dashing off for lunch with other friends, and finally a very fancy schmancy dinner in Sandton with the family! Then of course the BIG party next week friday!

Well, to The Twenties – I humbly say thank you! You have set the most amazing foundation for my life to come… As they say, life begins at 30… and hell am I only going to take advantage of that and everyday there after!

A special shout-out and thanks to all my wonder friends for being with me and making every day SO worthwhile… my exceptional online community of friends! My amazing family who have stuck by me and supported me in everything that I’ve done… My sister – you’re just amazing and God only knows what I’d do without you, and my special man (THE DOC) for letting me feel true love, standing by side and making me laugh like never before!

I love you all!!!! Time to party it up now!!!

October 1, 2011 Posted Under: Things Irvin Says   Read More