Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Happy Birthday to...

My sister and ME!!! Yep, my sister and I share the same birthday. Crazy, huh? What is really crazy is that we are NOT twins. I tell the story like this, my sister was having her 1st birthday party and I was so jealous of all the festivities that I wanted to be a part of it. So, my mom went into labor with me while celebrating my sister's first birthday. As my older sister will tell it, we are a year, an hour, and two minutes apart. Actually December 2nd is a busy day for my extended family. We have at least 4 birthdays throughout our family today.

The sad part is that today is my 30th birthday. Well, when you think about being 30 isn't that scary. I think I was more worried about BEING 30 then actually turning 30, does that make sense (I am not sure it does to me either). I still feel young at some times but then again 30 is just such a big number. I am going to quote something that makes complete sense to me now.


My next 30 years by Tim McGraw


I think I'll take a moment, celebrate my age

The ending of an era and the turning of a page

Now its time to focus in on where I go from here

Lord have mercy on my next thirty years

Hey, my next thirty years I'm gonna have some fun

Try to forget about all the crazy things I've done

Maybe now I've conquered all my adolescent fears

And I'll do it better in my next thirty years

My next thirty years I'm gonna settle all the scores

Cry a little less, laugh a little more

Find a world of happiness without the hate and fear

Figure out just what I'm doing here

In my next thirty years

Oh my next thirty years, I'm gonna watch my weight

Eat a few more salads and not stay up so late

Drink a little lemonade and not so many beers

Maybe I'll remember my next thirty years

My next thirty years will be the best years of my life

Raise a little family and hang out with my wife

Spend precious moments with the ones that I hold dear

Make up for lost time here, in my next thirty years

In my next thirty years
(just a little disclaimer, I do not drink beer. Nasty!!! and of course substitute "hang out with my wife" with "hang out with my husband")

I have a lot to be thankful for and am seriously happy with my life. I do wish I hadn't made some choices I did make but in the long run I think those mistakes make me the person I am today.

"With the ending of an era and the turning of a page" I pray that I can do better with my next 30 years and then some.

I never did like having my birthday in December because I kinda felt cheated. Not by my parents, they did the best they could for us. But it did feel like our birthday's did get forgotten or lost in the shuffle with all the other things going on for everyone else. Now that I am older I kinda like this because we are in the giving spirit thanks to Christmas that I can appreciate everything that comes with a birthday.

For all of you, as we begin to celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ let us all remember what we have in this life and be thankful for what we have and not envy what everyone else has. Trust me, I still have a big problem with this but hope that during my next 30+ years I can improve on this.
I forgot to mention. My sister had the party at her house and my hubby and I traveled there after getting a few things. We were turning a corner to get to her house and I see a sign on a pole. I thought it was a "yard sale" sign but had to read it anyway. Turns out it was a "Happy 30th Birthday" sign. There were 2 more leading to her house. I couldn't believe it. She also had balloons on both sides of her door and a paper pink and purple "red" carpet leading to her door AND a big banner across her garage saying "Happy 30th Birthday". She really outdid herself. I was so happy and excited to celebrate with family.

I am going to leave you with some pictures of my sister and my birthday celebration this passed Saturday. The first picture is a picture of my sister and I celebrating.
The second picture is the card that my mom made me.

Next is the card that my sister made for me and then a picture of the card that my Grandmother gave me (it isn't handmade, after all, she is 90 hehehe but it is great and I am so glad to be able to celebrate with her).
And lastly is a couple of pictures of the gift that my sister gave me. Can you guess what my favorite color is? hehehe :D

Happy Birthday Tanya!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Missy

3 comments:

resmith said...

HAPPY bIRTHDAY, MELISSA!!!!

Anonymous said...

LOL!!! This is too funny :)

Happy Birthday Sis!!!!!

Tanya

Lorie said...

Happy birthday Missy and Tanya! Have a SUPER day!