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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Treasure Tuesday

My treasure for today is actually today's date - Aug 1 - and birthdays.

Today, some 30+ years ago, on Sheppard AFB, I was born - and started my life as a military brat!

Birthdays are a treasure - you've survived another year and have another year to look forward to.

My parents are a treasure because without them I obviously wouldn't be here! To my mom who had horrible back labor with me; and to my dad who tirelessly rubbed her back until it was raw (and then he couldn't even be in the delivery room when I was born as men weren't allowed in back then.)

Someone else is having a birthday today too - my best friend's daughter- yep, 9 years ago she gave birth to her first child 19 minutes (if memory serves me right!) past midnight...which made it Aug 1. I happened to be visiting them late in July and was fortunate to be their for her birth. Ok I wasn't actually in the delivery room. The hospital only allowed 2 people in - her husband and mom filled those slots! And even if a 3rd person was allowed in her sister would have still won out :)

So Happy Birthday to you too Rhiannon! It's neat to be able to share our birthdays!

Just one quick picture from a birthday past...I think it was my 6th birthday. Ok, let's see a show of hands if you owned the Snoopy Snow Cone Machine that you can see in the background on this picture!

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38 comments:

Catch said...

what an adorable picture! You were such a cutie patootie! Happy Birthday!!!

hey, I went to OW's blog tonight and I couldnt find it..I dont know if its something with blogger or what.....it says the url was not found :((

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my beautiful 30 + daughter (that makes me 50 +) :0 All that back labor was well worth it because of YOU... :) Two days before you were born, I dreamt your dad and I were going to have a little girl.. :) Your Sixth Birthday at Ramstein..But, I do not even remember the gifts you got.. You are so cute...Now you are a Mom and you are more beautiful than ever, inside and out..I admire you, Michelle. YOu have such strength and grace. Happy Birthday to Rhiannon too...I always thought that was so neat that your best friends daughter was born on the same day.. sharing is such a "fun" thing to do... Love MOm

Sandy said...

Happy Birthday, Michelle! Enjoy a delightful summer day, and know that you're loved.

BTW, the snoopy snow cone machine was the second thing I noticed in the picture (the first was you, of ocurse!). My brother and I loved ours.

Miriam said...

Happy Birthday!

Kari said...

HAHAAAAAAAAA I like the 30+
~HAPPY BIRTHDAY~ you were a sweet little girl just like Kayla!
I didn't have the snoopy snowcone but I did have that sewing machine :) Alot of good it did I still can't sew!

Kari said...

oops I forgot little Rhiannon ~Happy Birthday~ to her too!
Too funny my best friend that I grew up with well her birthday is May 4 and Chanelle was born May 5th ALMOST! lol

andria said...

I love the picture. Nice story.

Overwhelmed! said...

Happy Birthday, Michelle! I wish I would've known it was coming up, we could've celebrated together in Alamogordo.

Catch, my website is up. Blogger's just acting funny and won't let me post pictures!

Barb said...

What an adorable photo. Alas, I never owned that Snoopy snow cone machine. But I agree with you...every birthday is definitely a treasure! And it's even nicer if you share your birthday with someone special.

Merle said...

Hi Michelle ~ I hope that you have had a wonderful birthday. I came over from Carole's Pea blog.
Take care, Merle.

The Roaming Southerner said...

Have a great Birthday! Great post

Miranda said...

Happy Birthday Michelle! Hope you have a fun day!

And Happy Birthday Rhiannon, welcome to the world!

I totally had the snoopy sno-cone maker, i belive it might still be at my parents house....hmmmm....i'll have to see if I can find it!

PEA said...

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday Dear Michelle
Happy Birthday to youuuuuu
Just be happy you can't hear me sing! lol Loved the picture of you, you looked absolutely thrilled with your presents:-) Oh my gosh, I had one of those Snoopy Snow Cone makers, had totally forgotten about that!!! Happy Birthday to Rhiannon also...hope you both have absolutely wonderful birthdays!!! xoxox

Beck said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope today is filled with fun and cake.
And lucky you for having the Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine - I remember mooning over that in the Sears catalog!

Gingers Mom said...

Happy birthday! I never did own a Snoopy Snow Cone machine but I wanted one SO bad. How's it feel to be the big 3-0? Mine is around the corner. Eek!!

Tammy said...

Pea invited me over...says today's your birthday...Just wanted to say Hi & Happy Birthday!
:-D

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! I had those very same items you got for your birthday but I got them for a christmas present. I hope you have a great day!

Jessica said...

Happy Birthday!! That is such a cute picture!!

Dori (Aviva's mommy) said...

Love that pic. Happu Birthday from a fellow LEo (16th). I hope your day is wonderful.

HUGS!

firstborn said...

happy birthday! & yes, i gree, birthdays are treausres...i celebrated mine last week...

Tammy and Parker said...

Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday! I hope your birthday wish comes true!

Nisa said...

Happy 30+ (should I write your actual age??) birthday to the best friend anyone could ever ask for! We have been through so much together, good and bad. Just want you to know how much you and our friendship mean to me. I love you very much! It's great seeing all the pics of you when you were little. They're adorable. I never had the snoopy sno-cone maker. I wanted one too.
Wow, you have a good memory! It was in fact 12:19 am that Rhiannon was born. Thank you to everyone who wished my sweet baby girl a happy 9th birthday. She really enjoyed reading everyone's comments and well wishes and so did I.
love to all

Faith said...

Happy Birthday to You!!!!!!
What a wonderful comment your Mom left! A tribute to the kind of daughter that you are( and in turn the kind of Mom she is)! I hope your day is very Blessed!

LauraJ said...

Bonne Fete!! (French for Happy Birthday)
I hope your day is splendid and filled with lots of happy memories and lots more love!! Never had a snoopy sno cone maker but that sewing maching looks pretty fun for a 6 year old. wish i had had one of those!!

oh what a wonderful mom you have! can she adopt me??

Tracey said...

Happy Birthday!

I had the Snoopy snow cone maker! We loved it! And I had the Sew Easy machine, too. Wow. Flash from the past!

grandma said...

Happy Birthday to our wonderful DIL. We are so lucky to have you in our lives and we're so happy Joe has you. You are a wonderful wife and mother and your parents should be very proud of their daughter. LOVE YOU MUCH MIL & FIL

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday Michelle!!! Hope you have an awesome day! :)

O Mama Mia said...

WWWHHHHEEEEE!!!! Happy 30-something birthday, girl!

Much More Than A Mom said...

Happy Birthday!

Nicole said...

Happy Birthday honey!

RNP said...

Happy Birthday Michelle!!! I hope that you had a wonderful day.

K.T. says peace said...

I have a friend who is also named Riannion,although looks like it is spelled differently-Oh the fans of Stevie Nicks...LOL,Happy Birthday!!!!What a great treasure to have another year to be thankful for....:D

chelle said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!! You are such a cutie!

mum2brady said...

What a great picture Michelle! Happy Happy late B-day!!! Hope you had a wonderful day!

Do you know they still make that Snoopy Snow cone maker - it's truly a classic to have survived 30+ years in the toy business :) I like your sewing machine too - what did you sew with it? Any pictures :)

Hope your day was superb!!!

Stephanie said...

I just wanted to thank you! Truthfully I did fear down syndrome and just looking are all 164 pictures of you, your husband, and your GORGEOUS daughter, made me realize that yes she is special, but you guys live AVERAGE lives! You DO do all the same things that everyone else does, easter egg hunt, sledding, birthday parties, and playing like any other family would. She is very adorable and bright and she has come to make me realize that you shouldn't look at people with down syndrom as a DISEASE, you should look at them as PEOPLE, because that is what they are! I would like to thank you for making me realize that. Your family is so beautiful!

By the way, Happy birthday and nic sent me!

Tara Marie said...

Happy Birthday dear Michelle......I love the picture!

Please know we are keeping sweet Kayla in our thoughts and prayers as she undergoes this procedure to repair her precious heart!

Peace and love, TM

Naomi said...

Happy belated Birthday, Michelle! 33 is definitely not a bad age (I turned 34 this year, eek!)

Christina said...

Happy LAte Birthday - I am just now catching up with your blog! I have missed reading about you and KAyla during my vacation.