Time to Celebrate

Happy birthday, Sarah!


May your 26th year be as wonderful as number 25, but really…you don’t have to pack quite so much into a single year.

A wedding and all the parties, events and work that led up to the big day.


Graduations for you and Daniel and well as new jobs for both of you.


The purchase of your first house.


You made the most of your 25th year. Hope 26 is just as wonderful!


And don’t lose your fun loving spirit!

Happy Birthday and Thank You

Failure to read the newspaper or watch the news on television means that sometimes you miss very important events. That happened to me yesterday when I was too busy to keep up with the news and as a result didn’t realize I missed Jimmy Fallon’s birthday.


To make up for the oversight, I thought I’d say happy birthday by remembering some of Jimmy’s memorable thank you’s:

Thank you, yard sales, for being the perfect way to say to your neighbors: ‘We think we’re important enough to charge money for our garbage.’

Thank you… adjustable baseball caps with no logo on the front and mesh netting in the back, for being a great way to say, ‘Hi, I’m over 80 years old.’

Thank you, take out restaurants for putting two spoons and two forks in the bag, thinking that all this food I ordered was for TWO people.

Thank you, hard taco shells, for surviving the long journey from factory, to supermarket, to my plate and then breaking the moment I put something inside you. Thank you.

Thank you, crocs, for being a terrifying animal and an even more terrifying shoe.


Thank you neighbor who pays for Wi-Fi and doesn’t set up a Wi-Fi password, for also paying for my Wi-Fi.

Thank you, new study that found people aren’t naturally good in math. It’s like I’ve always said, math is 50% hard work and 60% luck.

Thank you, emergency row on a plane, for making me lie, everytime the flight attendant asks me if I can function in case of an emergency.

Thank you, horseradish, for being neither a radish nor a horse. What you are is a liar food?

Thank you… motion sensor hand towel machine. You never work, so I just end up looking like I’m waving hello to a wall robot.

Thank you, graduation gowns, for basically saying, “This is one of the most important days in your life, so dress in your finest clothes, and then throw this loose-fitting garbage sack over the top of it.”


So to Jimmy Fallon, I’m sorry I missed your birthday and thank you for reminding us all how important it is to write thank you notes.


Friday the 13th…a day to celebrate

Today’s my best friend’s birthday. I won’t reveal his age, but will say he’s older than me. Now that the cake is in the oven, it’s time recognize John with a Top 10 List.

So here it is, the Top 10 things I love about the birthday boy:

1) He loves the beach.

RSCN02952) He never complains about living in a house full of girls. (Although, he’s been known to put us all in our own rooms for acting up.)

IMG_43913) He cooks! Even when camping.



4) He took good care of his mother and continues to take good care of his family.

5) He’s a good sport, even when playing games that aren’t his favorite.


6) He’s a great fisherman who takes pleasure in helping others catch a big one.

7) He works hard not only at his job but at home as well.


8) He knows how to walk his daughter’s down the aisle.

9) He’s a sailor and a wannabe pirate.


10) He’s put up with me for almost forty years.

Happy happy!



My baby’s 25!

How could it be that my baby is a quarter of a century today?

Loving daughter

Little sister

Good friend

Hat lover


Happy birthday, Sarah!

Happy 50th!

Do You Want to Know a Secret? Today my sister turns 50 and officially becomes a member of the Half-Century Club! Hope she takes time out to celebrate and Twist and Shout.

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1964…what a year…maybe the best year for music of all time!

1964 Billboard Top Ten Hits:

1. I Want to Hold Your Hand, The Beatles
2. She Loves You, The Beatles
3. Hello, Dolly!, Louis Armstrong
4. Oh, Pretty Woman, Roy Orbison
5. I Get Around, The Beach Boys
6. Everybody Loves Somebody, Dean Martin
7. My Guy, Mary Wells
8. We’ll Sing In the Sunshine, Gale Garnett
9. Last Kiss, J. Frank Wilson & The Cavaliers
10. Where Did Our Love Go, The Supremes

And the Beatles also released the following hits:

  • A Hard Day’s Night
  • Please Please Me
  • Twist and Shout
  • Can’t Buy Me Love
  • Do You Want to Know A Secret
  • I Saw Her Standing There

Happy Birthday, Carol. Listen to some of the hits of your year and enjoy the day!

Happy Birthday, Emily!

Another daughter growing up and celebrating a birthday!

Both a little sister and a big sister with a big smile.

A creative business woman looking for fun and magic every day.

Happy and proud of you as you embark on a new adventure as a wife and partner in life. Happy birthday, Emily!

Ceremony2Enjoy your year as a “perfect cube”.


Happy 30th!


It’s hard to believe my little girl turns 30 today!

What a fun loving, thoughtful daughter and sister!

And now a wife, friend, and loyal Kinght.

So proud of you! Happy happy birthday, Meghan!

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Happy Birthday, Betty Jean!

Mom, the birthday girl, and Dad
Mom, the birthday girl, and Dad

For the past six month’s I’ve been sharing poetry written by my mother-in-law, Bettie Lou; but today I want to wish a happy birthday to my mother, Betty Jean! (That’s right Bettie Lou and Betty Jean!)

Betty Jean, Mom, does not write poetry…at least I don’t think she does; however, she puts the wants and needs of her family above her own. She takes great pride in each and everyone of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren as well as her high school sweetheart to whom she’s been married for nearly 57 years. So, today, I want to say happy birthday, Mom!

Happy Birthday from your children!

Happy Birthday from your granddaughters!

Happy Birthday from your grandsons!


Happy Birthday from your great grandchildren!

Sahiya and Zachary

Happy birthday, enjoy the cake, and make yourself #1 today!