Friday, November 6, 2009

Flashback Friday! It's My Party and I'll Cry if I Want to!

This picture is from my 15th Birthday can you see how thrilled I was!! Yay Birthdays :)

November is my birthday month and recently I was thinking about previous birthdays. For years I had this crazy superstition that my birthday brought about people dying. It started in High School when a good friend died near my birthday and her funeral was on my birthday. It actually continued for about 7 or 8 years where EVERY year there would be a funeral ON or VERY near my birthday for someone I knew. I guess I started to not really want my birthday to come, and it kind of became a thing for me to tell my friends not to go anywhere on my birthday so they would be safe at home. As I have gotten older my birthdays have become less and less of a big deal, I am usually happy with a cake, candles and a few presents. Now don't get me wrong, I LOVE parties, but the people close to me are not party people and so if I want a party, I have to plan it myself, which has always seemed a little weird to me. Anyway, this year I am just hoping for no funerals and a little cake, although my husband does have some gift he has been working on for quite sometime and I am excited to find out what that is!

Some pictures from past years. The one with the messy chocolate cake was Jimmy's first attempt at making one. The one that says 21 on it, was actually a joke from my sister Emily, I was actually turning 29. I have also had two baby showers on my birthday, one while I was pregnant with Alexis and the other while I was pregnant with James. For my 16th Birthday I went on my first date to Sadie Hawkins, I didn't meet the kid I went with until that day (he was the younger brother of my sisters boyfriend at the time). Good Times!

Love to you,


Liz - Jess said...

Aww, what gloomy birthdays..... You are in the thirties now, it's time to turn over a new leaf. Do something unique and fun! Tell Jimmy I said that.

Glenna said...

I love the pictures. Especially #15. So funny! Wow, TWO baby showers on different birthdays?? That's wild. I'm with you on not expecting a big fan-fare on my birthday... really all I want is to be remembered and maybe pampered a wee bit. :) That's not asking TOO much, is it?