Friday, June 19, 2009

Happy 20th anniversary of my 18th birthday!

Somehow I think that makes me sound older than I am, but it does make you stop and do the math :o)

As I was doing my grocery shopping this morning I was thinking about a way to creatively blog about my birthday.  The best idea I came up with was to share some pictures from previous birthdays.  So upon my return I got the scanner out and dug out the old albums.  Surprisingly there aren't that many birthday pictures as I was expecting...or the ones I did find weren't very good!  I did find two that I'm not too embarrassed to share.

Here I am on my first birthday.


and this one was my 6th birthday.


The one I had really wanted to share is too dark to be recognizable, but the memory of the day was quite special.  It was 1979 and we had not long moved into a new house and therefore I didn't know many of the neighbour children.  I did know one girl that lived a few doors down and somehow my father had managed to get her to rally up some friends so that I'd have people at my party.  I'd forgotten about that until this morning and it made me smile.  I didn't realize what a special thing that was at the time, but now it's a lovely moment in time to remember.

Until next time...

40 comments:

Needled Mom said...

Happy birthday. That sounds like one of the best birthdays you had and wasn't that awesome for your dad to do it?

Terry said...

Happy Birthday Jane! Hope your day is wonderful! :0)

jovaliquilts said...

Happy birthday! What great photos. And I loved the story about your dad finding some friends for your birthday. I moved a lot as a kid, and spent many birthdays either newly arrived or in transit somewhere, so it really resonated with me. What a thoughtful Dad you have!

Ann J said...

Happy Birthday, Jane! I hope this is another one that'll become a good memory!!..........Luv AJ

anne bebbington said...

Happy birthday Jane - you certainly were a very bonnie baby - here's to many, many more you young thing you :o)

Robin said...

Happy Birthday! Heres to many more!

Karen said...

Happy Birthday! What a nice memory.

Becky said...

Happy Birthday! ((Hugs)) Hope you have a lovely day and that it is full of happiness and laughter!

Karen said...

You still look very much like you did as a child. Happy, happy birthday. Take time for yourself today and do some sewing.

maria said...

Best wishes on your birthday. What a lovely memory of a childhood birthday.

connie said...

Happy Birthday. Hope you have a fun day. Great memories.

Anina said...

Happy Birthday Jane!

Loralynn said...

Happy Birthday!

Doodlebug Gail said...

Happy Birthday Jane. Hope your day is filled with only good things and lots of nice surprises as well.

loulee said...

You haven't changed a bit! Happy Birthday.

Rachel said...

Awww... happy, happy birthday! I enjoyed your pictures from the past. What a lovely thing for your dad and your little friend to do for you!

Susan said...

Happy Birthday Jane!

Thimbleanna said...

Ah, you're still a young chick! Happy, Happy Birthday!!!

Ali Honey said...

Wishing you Many Happy Returns.
What a wee cutie you were.
I agree with the folks above - you're a mere chicken yet.

Enjoy your special day Jane.

Kim said...

Happy birthday Jane. This is a nice story that you shared. Hope you had a great day. :o)

Katherine said...

Happy Birthday Jane! May your day be filled with goodness.

Raesha D said...

Happy happy happy birthday to you my birthday twinsie - hope your special day has been awesome:):)

Elle Emm said...

Happy Birthday my dear! So nice of you to remember mine LOL. Sorry this is a bit late but it's still June 19th here in the land where you were born.

scrapworking said...

Happy Birthday! You have a beautiful smile. Hope your day is lovely!

Tazzie said...

Happy Birthday Jane! I hope you have an entirely wonderful day!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Liz said...

Many Happy Returns Jane hope you found time to do your favouite things Liz

sewkalico said...

Happy Birthday Jane!

lovestitches said...

Happy birthday Jane!

Stina said...

Happy Birthday!!!
Grattis pÄ födelsedagen...:o))) (on swedish..:o)

bellsjo said...

Happy Birthday! Love the photos :-)

Ali said...

Happy Birthday Jane - your six year old self is unmistakably you (and so cute to boot). Hope your day has been a special one!

Lynda said...

Happy birthday! I'm sure the love your father showed to you has stayed with you, and is evident in the love you show to your children (and family and friends!)

Libby said...

Ahhh - what a sweetie *S* Hope you had a wonderful day!

JuliaB said...

Happy Birthday Jane!! Hope you had a great day! x

toni said...

happy happy birthday jane!

Victoria said...

Darling pictures... What a sweet gift your father gave to you! Happy belated Birthday!

Gina said...

Belated Birthday Wishes my friend

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Library Gal Quilts said...

Dear Jane, Wishing you a year of bliss! I love your dear photos! Thank you for sharing such a sweet story...xo Pam in Chico

Quilter Kathy said...

Happy Birthday (belatedly!)!!

black bear cabin said...

Happy late birthday to ya!!! My birthday is the 20th...though im celebrating my 18th birthday for the 23rd time :) hehehehe
loved the photos...my mom absolutely refuses to part with any of hers, so i dont have any vintage shots to share ;)
happy day!