January 5, 2009

50 is Fine

1st Birthday

In her Easter Bonnet with all the frills upon it!

This little girl is me and SHE is turning the big 50 next week! But I'm not feeling a bit weepy over it since on my first morning as a fifty-year-old I'll be waking up in Kauai!! Yes sirree, DH is taking me on my first ever visit to Hawaii as a grand, grand birthday gift.

Four generations - sorry about this one Mom, you look a little pooped!

But you look like a glowing Mommy here and there's the Glamour shot on the table too!

This is a little glimpse of my beginnings. I do have photos of my Dad with me as an infant, but I'll save those and others for a Father's Day blog. God has blessed me richly in these fifty years - first giving me loving, devoted parents, two terrific brothers and a dear sister, and now a husband and daughter that are my heart. I have an abundance of family and friends who love and support me endlessly, and most importantly a Savior who gives me life for always.

I normally have trouble even remembering my age, but I imagine it will be simple this year! I say humbly that I'm happy with what I've accomplished so far and where I am in my life, but Lord willing I'm not done yet - and now it's time to turn the page and see what's next.

Well, this is all then - and ALOHA!


  1. I love the pics! And I love that you alright to turn 50. Although I can't believe you were 13 when I was born and almost 14 when I was adopted. I hope you have an amazing trip!

  2. Happy Early Birthday and have a super fun trip.

  3. Hi! How fun to see your pictures! Your 1 year old pic looks like a bit like Emily! :) Too cute! We hope you had a great Birthday & a great trip!
    Glad you liked my card & earrings!

    Love, Heidi