Friday, April 03, 2009

It's My Birthday

Yuppers it is. Not quite 50 yet, but almost there!
Come along with me for a short stroll down memory lane...

Here I am, just a few weeks old



We lived overseas for a few years, I think this is Rome, the Vatican to be precise. I am on the far left.



Check out my cute ponytails!



This is Italy. Check out the mountain in the background. That would be Mt. Vesuvius.

















































Somewhere along the line, that little girl grew up, got married to the love of her life, and had six children. I don't know where she went, because now her children are mostly grown and she is a grandma. The years have flown, the birthdays seem to come quicker and quicker. I hope I am wiser, I know I am happier, and I know I feel blessed. I hope I can look back on the next few decades with the same sense of being blessed beyond my wildest hopes. Happy Birthday to me... Happy Birthday to me...

32 Kids Who Want To Play:

Kristina P. said...

Happy birthday to you!! You look great.

I will be seeing you again in a few weeks!

Bored in Vernal said...

Happy Birthday, Jo!!
Cute pictures, it sure was fun looking at them. That big 50 is coming up quickly for me, now...

Jillybean said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JO!!!

I loved seeing your pictures. I think the Pea looks so much like you!
I didn't know you lived overseas, you will have to tell me about it sometime.
I mostly enjoyed your teenage hair.

Remember, you're only as old as you act;0)

The Boob Nazi said...

Happy Birthday!

Torina said...

Aww, look at you! Happy birthday, Jo!

Caustic Cupcake said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JO!!!

Christa said...

Happy Birthday! I hope it was a wonderful one.

Yondalla said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

FosterAbba said...

Well, here I am a day late and a dollar short, but happy birthday anyway!

Lana said...

Happy Birthday!!! I hope you have a wonderful day!!

K J and the kids said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY !
What an amazing life you've lead.
Do you remember any of that time overseas ?
Do tell.

Azul said...

Happy Birthday!

Bonnie the Boss said...

Great pics Jo, Happy Birthday!

forever folding laundry said...

Have a happy day! Love the old photos. (What, no mention of Winters in there with Rome and Italy?) =)

~Keri

amelia said...

Happy bday!

Me said...

Happy Birthday Jo! That was a fun stroll down memory lane! The third picture down..I can totally see your little grand-daughter staring back at me..Pea? Is that what you call her? Too cute! I guess we know she comes by her charm naturally.

Coach B. said...

Where are the pictures of the last 20 years???

wendy said...

And may I sing right along with you!!! I loved seeing those photos. I love old photos (oh, whoops, not saying your old or anything)

SO said...

Happy Birthday!! I loved seeing all of these pictures. My favorite is the one with the sunset. You are beautiful! I hope you have a great day.

Jenny said...

Happy Birthday!

Marta said...

Happy Birthday!!! Thank you for all the wonderful pictures, especially these of you.

Lisa said...

I am so far behind on blogs that I swore I wasn't going to comment on anything till tomorrow. However, I am breaking the promise to wish you a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

Love, me

Ambitious Blonde said...

You have truly had a beautiful life. Happy birthday, dear Jo! :)

Sarah said...

Jo I can see that you have always looked exactly the same as you do today. For that matter so does your Hubby!

Sarah said...

Oh and Happy Birthday!

3 Bay B Chicks said...

A photo montage in honor of your birthday? This was like a special gift to me. Thank you!

Happy birthday to a lovely, lovely woman and friend.

-Francesca

Laura in L.A. said...

Oh, Jo, what a treat! You look SO much like The Pea at the same age! And I especially love the eighth grade (???) picture with the braces and your hair carefully curling-ironed away from your face! I think we were living in parallel universes at that time-- I looked very similar. :):)

I am glad that you are so happy in your life. That's all we can hope for. :):) Wishing you your BEST year yet!

Love, Laura

Debbie said...

Wonderful photos. I am sorry to be a few days late to the party! Is there any cake left?
I hope you had a great day.

Bobie said...

Another April Birthday? We have 4 in my family!! Happy Birthday to you!! (you share the same B-day as my 20 yr old)

rychelle said...

happy birthday!

i loved all the pics!

elizasmom said...

OMG how did I miss this???? These are great! Happy Birthday!

Also: Someday, it would be great if you could do a flowchart with all the different places you have lived!

Lady of Perpetual Chaos said...

Happy Birthday! (late...sorry about that). Looks like you've had a fabulous life so far and it will just keep getting more fabulous!