Thursday, June 3, 2010

A Birthday

Today is my birthday....

Photo: Country Living

Sometimes I think I'd like to stop counting them but instead I'll consider each one like another patch on the uniform of my life. I've earned each year. During each one I've laughed, I've cried, I've loved and been challenged. It's the challenges that make us strong and the laughter that keeps us anxious for the next chapter.

Photo: Country Living

And besides, how upset can I be about my age? Like I tell my matter how old I get, he'll always be older. I'm an awesome wife for reminding him of that, what can I say.

I also need to give a shoutout to my mom for bringing me into this world. It wasn't an easy pregnancy for her, not that she would ever complain about it. She is a special lady and my birthday is her day too. I'm so blessed to have her as my mom.

Totally random pic I love that has nothing to do with this post: Country Living
(Hey, it's my birthday...I can do whatever I want)

So how about that music, did you think you were in the wrong place? I promise it's just for the day! When I decided to do a birthday post, I looked up music from my birth year. Turns out, the music was great! I had so much fun looking up the songs and making a birthday playlist.

Can you guess what year I was born? And no cheating with Google! A certain movie came out the year I was born that should give it away easily!

Anyone who guesses will be entered to win a surprise gift from me. Make sure you leave your email address or are linked to a blog so I can contact you if you win. I'll be drawing a name tomorrow, June 4th at Noon, eastern time.

Thank you for coming by and sharing my day with me! Have a happy Thursday!

P.S. ~ Mom...if you're reading this, no guessing. That would be really unfair.


Anonymous said...

Oh goodness was it 1978?

Kristen said...

1978. I was born in 1977 and my b-day is the 19th :).


Kimberly said...

I think 1978, same as me!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday!
Look, I'm a fan of your blog, however, my shyness (not necessarily "shyness" but ... whatever! Something stops me) does not allow me to login with my google account, so you can't identify me. I rarely make any comment but I'm reading it.
You were born in 78! But I had to look on google.
And the last thing I wanted to say is I'm sorry for my poorly written English, English is not my first language: S My English is better spoken than written.
Now, why do not you take a little of your time and try to guess Where am I from?
I'll give you some tips about my country (Try not to cheat like me!)

1. It was discovered by Europeans in 1500. (I think that says it all! Or not).
2. Most Americans think that we speak Spanish here. (But we do not).

Found out already?

3. New York is considered by many to be invaded by immigrants from here.

Please, if you read the next and not find out, let me know, so I can kill me!

4. Home to the largest carnival in the world.
5. Headquarters of the Olympics 2016.

And the last thing I would like to say is that I'm sorry for writing such a big comment.
Enjoy your special day. (And try not to think that you're getting older [No offense]).

Laura said...

Oh gosh-
I'm not good at this.
I know it was a LOT later that I was born!

Have a wonderful birthday!!

White Spray Paint

Diva Kreszl said...

Grease and Abba...has to be 1978? That's the year my oldest was born, sweetie you're still a young thing :) happy birthday!

Jamie said...

Happy Birthday!

Kirsty said...

Easy! 1978. The same year my YOUNGER sister was born. LOVE GREASE!

Happy Birthday! Enjoy!


Happy Birthday to YOU!! My birthday is the 14th and now I'm feeling really old cause I remember when Grease came out, I LOVED that movie!!

beth said...

Hi Michelle! Happy Birthday!! I'm not really sure when Grease came out, but my first thought was 1977. I see a lot of 1978's on here, though, so I'm sure that's right! If you were in fact born in 1978, you are 1 year younger than my husband. And I say he is still a cute young thing. :)
Have you have a good one!! Beth.

Julie said...

Oh My 1978 I remember when that movie came out we went to see it at the drive in:) Have a wonderful birthday.. enjoy your many blessings.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I hope both you and your mom have a very happy birthday and a
fan-tabulous year!!!!

Tara said...

Well I think we are about the same age, so I will say 1978...happy birthday, enjoy your day my dear!! xoxoxo

Ellie Mae's Cottage said...

Happy Birthday!!! Enjoy your day!

Darlene said...

I am guessing with everyone else 1978. I remember seeing the movie Grease and I was either a Jr. or Sr. in high school. I'm wishing you a Happy Birthday!! June is a great birthday month. Mine is next week!!!!!

Jen Kershner said...

You are far too young to complain about your age. I'm just saying. I think I was 7 when Grease came out so I'm guessing 1977. Have a wonderful Birthday. It wasn't until I had my first baby that I realized how my Birthday was really a celebration of my Mom's too!

Jennnifer said...

Well Happy Birthday! You share the day with my son who is 32 today! Were you born in 1978? that was the yr he was born? I did a post about him today!
Have a great yr ahead! I am celebrating w your mom too bc we did a lot of work carrying & giving birth! He came within 2 hrs!!!
Cheers! Jennifer aka Gigi

Mary Elizabeth said...

Happy Happy Day!! the Marilyn pic!

Theresa said...

Happy 32nd Birthday Michelle! Hope you enjoy your day! Have a blessed day my friend.


Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

Happy Birthday! Grease came out when I was in Grade 8, so probably spring of 1978. Our music teacher rented the whole old downtown movie theatre for all the grade 7's and 8's and we walked to watch it. My younger sister and I went back with friends on the weekend to see it again. One of my older sisters bought us the soundtrack record for Christmas. Thanks for the memories.

Melissa said...

1978! I was in 4th grade--loved the soundtrack!!

Thanks for the giveaway!

June said...

Happy Birthday! I'm going with everyone else 1978.

Rue said...

Holy crap! I was 9 in 1978. I am truly O L D. Put a fork in me cuz I'm done LOL Ah... but this day is about you so here a little song released a year before I was born....

You say it's your birthday
It's my birthday too, yeah
They say it's your birthday
We're gonna have a good time
I'm glad it's your birthday
Happy birthday to you.

Yes we're going to a party party
Yes we're going to a party party
Yes we're going to a party party

I would like you to dance (Birthday)
Take a cha-cha-cha-chance (Birthday)
I would like you to dance (Birthday)

I would like you to dance (Birthday)
Take a cha-cha-cha-chance (Birthday)
I would like you to dance (Birthday)

You say it's your birthday
Well it's my birthday too, yeah
You say it's your birthday
We're gonna have a good time
I'm glad it's your birthday
Happy birthday to you.

love to you,

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Happy Birthday!
And geez, no complaining about your age when you were born in 1978! My son was born in 79 and now I get to complain about my age. hehe.

teatotaler said...

Grease is one of my favorite movies and it came in 1978. I love your blog and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!! By the way, the music is great.

debra said...

My first visit to your blog - fun that it's your birthday. Happy Birthday!!

I hate to say that I was in junior high when Grease came out (so I will always be older than you, too)- I think it was 1978.

Have a great day!

Raru said...

Happy birthday! I hope that you had a wonderful birthday ;))))

now... have a great weekend ;)))


Rene @ cottage and vine said...

Oh happy birthday!! You look just shy of 21 ;^)

I love the Grease photo. Enjoy your weekend!

Anonymous said...

Oh gosh, how did I miss this, I'm a day late but Happy Birthday! I hope your day was wonderful! 1978? Hmmm....I had already graduated from high school and become a mother for the first time! You are just a baby my dear!


Marilyn said...

1977 a guess. Happy Birthday Just found your blog though "Hooked on Houses".

Sherri said...

I hope you had a wonderful birthday!

Wendy said...

Happy Birthday!