Monday, July 13, 2009

Happy Birthday to ME

Today is my birthday. I hit the big 5-0 Yep. I can't believe it. It hit me really hard when I turned 40, but this isn't quite so bad. Now I just laugh. It's just a number. I feel a lot better than when I was in my 20's and 30's. I wish that I knew as much then as I do now. I wish that I had as much confidence. And that I didn't worry as much about what people thought. I I have grown so much over the years. I didn't know that growning older was going to be such a blessing. On Saturday, we celebrated my birthday with my family. Here I am with 50 balloons. I'm surprised that I am not being lifted off the ground. lol. Here are some of the special people in my life who were there to celebrate with me.

Left to right are: My sister-in-law Diane, Jennifer's Mother-in-law Tammy, Me, My sisters Chris and Lynnette.
My son Ryan and his adorable girlfriend, Katie.My daughter, Jennifer. Jennifer's daughter and my grand-daughter, Lexi. Lexi and her Dad, Ryan
Lynnette's husband Filemon with my husband, Bill
Brother-in-law, Chet and Diane.Chris' husband John with son Brian and daughter Riley.Christina and Brian with daughter, TaylorTaylor and Lexi Chris' son ChristopherChristopher's wife Aggie and daughter ArianaChristopher and Aggie's daughter JocelynLynnette with husband Filemon and daughter Miranda
Miranda's son AidenFilemone and Lynnette's twin boys Milesand DiegoChris' daughter Yvette
Yvette's husband Edgar Yvette and Edgar's son Chase Yvette's daughter Nikki
Lexi and Taylor
Miranda and Jennifer
Jennifer and me
Thank goodness they didn't put 50 candles on the cake!!! It was a Champagne cake with Chocolate Fudge filling. Yum

At the end of the party, the children set the balloons free.

Off they go and another year gone by

16 comments:

Giffysk8s said...

What a fun celebration! Sure do wish I could have been there. Happy happy day!!!!

Laurel said...

Wow, looks like a lot of fun! What a beautiful yard!

Crystal said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LORI!!! Looks like such a GREAT time!!

de said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LORI! You don't look a day over 39, seriously! You look great! And your birthday celebration looks like SO much fun! Enjoy!

Shaela said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! You do NOT look 50, you are so gorgeous! And I wish I would have known, but since I didn't, you'll get a birthday card a bit late. Oh well - just means you'll get to celebrate a bit longer! :)

Carla said...

Happy Birthday Lori!!

Katie Skiff said...

How fun!! What a great way to spend your day!!

lisascreativecorner said...

Happy Birthday Lori!! *Ü*

Jenn said...

Wow, looks like you guys had a blast! :) Happy Birthday Lori!!! :)

Sparkle said...

How fun! I wish I had nice weather like that. I'm glad you had a wonderful birthday party.

Janelle Janish said...

Happy, Happy Birthday! Your birthday party looks wonderful! What a wonderful day.

Sharli said...

Happy Birthday, Lori!!! What a wonderful celebration - full of freinds, family and love!

Samantha said...

Happy Happy Birthday Lori! You look AMAZING!!! Looks like you had a blast and your yard is a dream!

sandyh50 said...

Lori, I have been coming to your blog for a couple of months and I thought you were in your early 30's! I would never have guessed 50! Happy Birthday and great pics of your party!

Kariberry said...

How precious/ How fun!! Happy Be-lated Birthday Lori!! You don't l@@k 50!

Mama of 2 said...

Happy late Birthday! You look great at 50!