Friday, June 24, 2011

Fill in the blank Friday --- Birthday Edition!

Birthdays are SO. MUCH. FUN.  I celebrate mine all week!

My favorite birthday memory is my special Summer of Love birthday in 2007 when I turned 40.  I was born in the Summer of Love, just as the summer was getting started.  I have always felt drawn to that era.  My family surprised me that day with a hippie party, complete with 60’s decorations, balloons, streamers and a peace sign birthday cake.  A sign that read, “Hippies Use Side Door” greeted me at the front door and I was like, “Wait a minute.  I don’t HAVE a side door!”  It was all really, really sweet.  Ami made me a beautiful scrapbook of history, some hippie, some mine.  There were love letters in there from every member of my family, including Larry, who was in on it from the beginning and didn’t tell me a thing, and Brian made me an awesome CD collection of 60’s music.  It was just a wonderful day. 

A birthday tradition my family has is Mama putting a candle in our toast on our birthday mornings.

If I had to choose one birthday meal to eat for the rest of my life, it would be steak cooked on the grill with mushrooms, corn on the cob, ‘tater wedges with lots of ketchup, cake and ice cream.  Can you tell I’m missing my carbs??!!

My birthday is TODAY!!  I was born on Saturday, June 24, 1967 at 6:02 pm.  Just in time for supper!

If I could take a birthday trip today, I would go back to Disney World and wear a tiara all day and get a cupcake everywhere I went.  And then I’d go to the closest beach, Cocoa Beach, take my Mentha with me and I'd stay a week.

The best birthday gift I ever got was my Mrs. Beasley doll when I was three and she was a pretty big deal!  When my daddy pulled up in the driveway and handed me that bag with Mrs. Beasley in it, I nearly lost my mind!  I wanted her so bad.  I still remember how that felt.  My family and friends are always so thoughtful and I’ve always gotten such wonderful gifts, things I really, really wanted and things I didn’t even know I wanted until I got them.  But it’s never been about the gifts anyway.  I just want to celebrate the day I was born with people who love me.


  1. CELEBRATE indeed because you are very LOVED, sweet girl....
    What sweet memories, thanks for sharing with us.
    The world is a better place with you in it.....
    LUV ya bunches!

  2. mmmm....mushrooms. love them.

    Awww...I love Disney and the idea of wearing a tiara and getting cupcakes everywhere!

    Have a wonderful birthday celebration! =)