Thursday, May 07, 2009

29th birthday greatest hits

since i am not one to humbly let my birthday pass with minimal mention, a birthday recap:

this is what i look like when people sing to me. it's hard to look gracious when you just want to stick your face in the cake.

this is what my husband looks like when i don't let my kids blow out MY candles. you can't blame me if my quick and powerful lungs were to much for them to compete with.

the relighting of candles for the kids ceremony. dinner with the whole KC fam damily sans thomas plus katie.



my mom had a special surprise for me in one of my gifts...
...oh! to be 17 again.
picture this: it's 1997. spice girls are playing on the radio. but i wasn't listening to them. in my teens i had developed the musical interests of a 45 man. i loved the beatles and led zepellin and creedence clearwater revival. (i still go crazy for classic rock.) i wore bell bottoms and shopped at thrift stores. i carried a huge orange tote bag made of woven hemp. i drove a 1982 buick skylark. color-weather-beaten gray. and yet, somehow, by some miracle, i had a boyfriend! GASP! here's the proof. this picture was found by high school boyfriend's mother and was given to my mother a few weeks ago. in my hand are a small stack of love notes. lesson to all of you: even that weird girl you went to high school turned into a normal person.

birthday cake from my mother


birthday cake from my husband




birthday cake that i made for myself.
one cake is never enough. but, the 5 pounds of pure frosting fat that i gained during my birthday week certainly were. the best gift to yourself is always well-earned and thoroughly enjoyed weight gain.

15 comments:

amanda said...

U are wonderful.

Stimpson's said...

Happy Birthday...late!

Thomas said...

You couldn't wait ten minutes for your husband to be in the Red Robin picture, or was he just invited only to pay for the affair?

Angie said...

Happy Birthday! I can't decided which I love more, the picture of you at 17 (oh memories) or the 3 cakes. Cake is my favorite food group.

Nicole said...

Wait, who said you turned out normal! Is Big T lying to you again! ;) Love ya girl! Looks like a wonderful birthday. BTW, you may not be normal, but you look fabulous!!!

Rachel said...

I love that you blew out your own candles, and I totally agree with you. You don't blow out their candles do you?! Exactly. I also thought it was great you were sitting in front of the Beatles poster, how fitting.
Remember when we went to the thrift store for a YW activity? What was the objective? Didn't you get some crazy red dress or something?
Happy Birthday!

Barry & Margo Swartz said...

Mahana! Some great times were had with that car senior year! Glad you had a great B-Day!

Becca said...

I went through a classic rock phase in high school too. "Stairway to Heaven" was one of my favorite songs. My dad was happy to listen with me.

Happy birthday, again! That's so funny Thomas gave you such a face for not letting the kids blow out YOUR candles.

Jordan said...

Happy Birthday (A month ago)! Thanks for the flashback!
I remember all that! You were such a fun friend to hang with. I miss you!!!

Debbie said...

Wow- that's a lot of cake! and who said you turned out to be normal?! haha Happy Birthday!

Paula said...

So who do you think Scarlett looks like? I am torn. Love the fact you had 3 cakes-that is totally the way to go.

Caroline said...

Wow! That is a lot of cakes! I hope you had a great birthday!

I got my rug at Wal-Mart at a really great price!

The High Family- said...

Okay, I totally remember that picture, we do go way back! I also do not think you or your sense of style are weird, rather eclectic. I would love to be ecletic, but only a special few are capable of such greatness.

longnecker said...

Happy late birthday!

It looks like it was a great one. wish I could have been there to celebrate (okay, eat cake) with you. My birthday wish this year - to be as fun, witty, and as cute as you...

Ang said...

Awww, Heidi, you're killin me! Remind me why I am always so busy doing the grown-up thing like letting my kids blow out the candles?? I really do want to blow out my own candles, and I would loved to have had such a selection of cake! Ha! Happy birthday my dear! I love you!