Today my little brother turns 50. He’s one of a kind. When we were kids our parents got divorced, then both remarried. We had new siblings to get to know. We went through it together. We moved to a new place, started a new school. We went through it together. We built forts, learnedContinue reading “Brotherly Love”
Today is our boy, Weston’s, 10th birthday. I can’t even begin to express what he means and has meant to our lives. He is cantankerous, mischievous, smart, fun, quirky, and very loving. He is our little Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde. He can be very affectionate one minute and try to gnash at you theContinue reading “Our Boy is 10”
I turned 49 a few days ago. No, I’m not really 50 something and just using 49 as my sticky-post age. I’m 49. I’m not fazed. Not being fazed is a good thing. I have never been a person who was affected by my age. I turned 16, 21, 25, 30, 40, etc. with noContinue reading “49 For 49”
. Today is Dominic Thomas’ first birthday. He is bright and loving and joyful and curious. He laughs and smiles a lot and doesn’t cry much at all. He makes his pterodactyl sound, for everything, occasionally throwing in a yeah, yeah just so we know he can talk if he wants to, and he’s steadyContinue reading “Dominic Turns 1”
My mom turns 70 today. In honor of this milestone, and of her, I thought I’d throw out 70 facts about her. So off we go…. 1. She has the best smile of anyone I know. Period, the end. She smiles with her eyes, and is always sincere. 2. She played a mean trombone whenContinue reading “70 For 70”
My Mom turns 68 today. A day celebrating Mom is a wonderful thing. She deserves it. She’s fantastic. I’m sitting here 2300 miles away from her, it’s 9:00 in the morning my time, and here the sun is out and the sky is blue. It’s a gorgeous beginning to this day, her birthday, and IContinue reading “Julia”
Dear Sebastian… It was your daddy’s birthday today. He turned 34. Doesn’t that seem old? It really isn’t though. Your daddy is still really young. Your mommy made your daddy a cake and your grandmas came over to help him celebrate. Birthdays are fun! After we ate the wonderful dinner your mommy made we allContinue reading “Daddy’s Birthday”
Dear Sebastian… Early in the month of November we went all the way to California to see your Great Grandparents, your Aunt Cathy, Uncle Clem, Uncle Don, and Cousins… Charles, Elizabeth, and Dave. We flew all the way there so we could all have a party for your Great Grandpa Don who turned 80. LivingContinue reading “Clowns and Hats and California”
Today is Nick’s birthday. He’s my nephew, and a fantastic guy. He’s had quite the life already. Finding himself in not always the easiest of circumstances, he always manages to keep plugging along, trying to move forward, and work toward the greater good of himself. I admire this in him. He’s still young, still tryingContinue reading “Happy Birthday Nick”
Today is my grandfather’s 90th birthday. He’s an amazing man….. I’ve been racking my brain to think of what to say about him. I’m usually not too stumped for words, but somehow I can’t think of just the right thing to say. I guess, if I had to try and sum him up in aContinue reading “Happy Birthday Grandpa”
Had a kind of hard day today. Just not feeling well. It’s day 7 of my cycle. I made the mistake of getting up and taking a bath, and then shower to rinse off, right away. I should know better. I need sustenance before I do anything when I’m going through this. No energy beforeContinue reading “4 Down”
It’s Friday. What else? It’s the 9th of July… so big happy birthdays have to go out to two of my favorite guys… Arnold and Eric. Happy birthday gents… you are spectacular men and I love you both. What else does it being the 9th mean? It’s the 9th… Karen and my 7 year andContinue reading “Friday”
Martin – 31 and Counting, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. Martin’s birthday party. Taken with the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT.
Happy Birthday to Me, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. My birthday was last week. Happy birthday to me! Anyway… I asked for only one thing… a cheesy ice cream cake from Dairy Queen. And here it is… the cheesy ice cream cake from Dairy Queen. It was good. Really good. Photo by Karen.
Daisy, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. Yesterday was Karen’s 51st birthday. She probably wouldn’t be thrilled I actually blogged the number, but… she’s 51, and she has a great and young attitude, so who cares right? Easy for me to say since I’m 42, but what the heck. I like that she’s 51. It’s a goodContinue reading “Happy Birthday Karen!”