Tuesday, December 2, 2008

I'm Old!!!

I was born 35 yrs ago today in Northern Indiana - cuz that's where my mother was and I wanted to be near her (ha ha ha). I was a honking 7 lbs 11oz and 21" long. I came into the world at 8:12 pm and I can guarantee that my parents' lives were never the same since.

I came just in time for Christmas with a full head of hair and a full-blown case of colic.
Here I am at 5 months old. I love that my mom "styled" my hair, hee hee.

Here I am at 1 year old. My grandmother was tending me while my mom was in the hospital giving birth to my younger sister!

I received this mini-upright piano for Christmas when I was 1 year old. My love of music started way back then. After banging and pounding on this until it could play no more, my mother signed me up for lessons at the age of 4. I've been playing ever since.
From L-R: my sister Ray-Ray (1 yr, 2 wks younger than me), Nay-Nay (11 mths, 2 wks Older than me), then there is ME (age 3 1/2) and in front is my brother Samsky, just barely 1 yr old there. I think my mom must have made us do a skit while visiting my Grandparents in TN. I can't figure out why else we would have paper sacks & cowboy boots.
(unless we were that easily entertained!)
Here is me in the 1st grade. Aw... see how cute I used to be???
Here I am in the 2nd grade. I LOVED having long hair. But I guess I cried too much when my mom brushed it, cuz it was never that long again until I was 20 years old.

Fast Forward to an 80's Flashback - Whoa!
Don'tcha just LOVE my "Olivia Newton John" hairdo? The "feathered" and "waved" bangs, the popped collar and the ever so funky-chunky beads! I was so rad! Like, so like Peachy-Keen!
Here I am in 10th grade. I had just gotten my BRAND NEW "Sally-Jessie-Raphael" Look-a-like glasses! Not only were they HUGE - but they were real glass so they were soooo heavy on my nose. (this was right before I got my braces)
Senior Winter Semi-Formal. Me & my foreign exchange student date Urs from Sweden.
Yumm-o!

On the beaches in Hawaii during my Freshman year of College. Whoo-hoo! Notice I still have my braces. I had those stinking things on for 6 1/2 yrs. I finally got them off on my oldest son's 2nd birthday. I was 22 at the time. yikes!

I miss giving my birthday cake flavor request to my mom. I miss wondering what my parents got me for my special day. And it's true, I do miss being/feeling youthful. But I am glad to have grown up and learn many of the things I have learned and experience many of the things I have experienced. I know that these events and circumstances are what have helped shape me into the person I am today. And I hope some of those fashions NEVER re-surface again! Tee-Hee!

43 comments:

Two Blessings From Above said...

Happy Birthday!
My birthday is Friday and believe me you are not old!
Have a fun day.

debilyn said...

happy birthday!!!

i think i had those same glasses when i met my husband (yikes!)...and i KNOW i had the 80's hair (quadruple yikes!!)

hope you have a wonderful day =)

Cindy said...

Happy Birthday Emma!!
Nice of you to share the pics..I don't think I could do it

RhondaLue said...

Check you out!!!!

The one of you with the popped collar looks like Drew Barrymore!! Anyone ever tell you that???

HAPPY BIRTHDAY WOMAN!!! Hope it's a fantastic day. I hear there are a couple o' special bdays in December. ;)

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Please girl, you're not old....you look FABULOUS!!!

Kaye Butler said...

Happy Birthday to You!!!! I'll be 35 on Saturday...I'll be posting some of those wonderful pictures.

Only, my mom thought it was fun to have my DRESSES made. They are just AWESOME

sandy said...

Happy Happy Birthday! I love your flashback photos:)

Jennifer Rae said...

Happy Birthday my blogging buddy

pinkelephant said...

Happy birthday smiley witch. Finally, you hit the middle. I've got to find those pics of you with birthday cake! Have a fabulous day my friend. You always help people without even knowing it. Thanks!

The Willeyes said...

Happy Birthday Emma! Have a great day...and love the pics:) Thanks for a look back into the life that made you who you are. We love ya:)

"The Queen in Residence" said...

Happy Birthday!!!! YOu are not old, when you read 40 then we will talk about old. I love the many styles of Ema, I think I have all those same pictures and the flipped colar, loved that. I hope that you have a wonderful day and do all the things that one should in celebrating their 35th.

okeydokeyifine said...

I don't care how old you get, you are still my little girl. I remember Grandma just getting a kick of how your hair shook because you were always on the go. Eating so fast that the food just flew off the plate and fork/spoon and onto the floor. You ending up with a face full of crumbs. Or when you forgot to put your feet on the floor before you got up and you fell flat on your face. The patches on your knees, the organizational skills, the motherly instinct... all those things of the past that made you the woman you are today. What a gal! Love to you and Happy Birthday, MOM

greenolive said...

Happy Birthday! I just want you to know I'm crying right now because I miss you so much. I can't wait to see you again this summer. I'm so glad to have you as a big sister. By the way, those photos just prove that you've always been beautiful.

Ashley said...

I'm 24 and have braces. Yikes! Less than 6 months to go though.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Love the stroll down memory lane... and 35 isn't old.

hollibilly said...

Happy Birthday Emma! You and Hailey were exactly the same size when you were born! I hope you have a wonderful day! We should have a party! Yay!

Megs said...

HAPPY DAY EMMA. loved the pictures.

lilianril said...

Happy Birthday! In that last pic, you look like one hot mama!

Vickie said...

Happy Birthday Day!! I loved your photos. Wow, was your Mom stressed!?! A kid a year, wow. Hey, good for her!

Did anyone ever tell you, you look like Winona Ryder in the picture with the big glasses? Really, you do!!

Susie said...

Happy Birthday!! Thanks for sharing those pictures!! You have always been so gorgeous:-)

Yaya said...

Awwww! Great 'card'!
Merry SITSmas!

purplehaze said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Those are great pictures, even the '80's!! My oldest son's birthday is tomorrow!! Hope you have a great day!

Megan said...

Happy Birthday!! Great pictures! I love seeing age progressions. =)

Merry SITSmas!!

Du and MJ said...

Happy Birthday. I love your mom's comment, it's so sweet. Your the best! Now that I know how old you are I don't feel so old, HA! Have a wonderful day!

Ruthykins said...

hey, happy birthday again. you know, i was so jealous of those glasses. i thought they were way cool. also, nice picture on the beach there. showin' a little leg.

mydogumentary said...

Happy BIRTHDAY! Love all the pictures. Especially the Sally jesse one. I'm surprised you didn't break your nose from those! haha I hope you are having a fabulous day! And Merry Sitsmas too! Thanks for the linky love!

mydogumentary said...

Oh and you're so lucky--you share Britney's birthday!

Vicki said...

Happy Birthday!! You are so brave to post those photos. But they're really not bad looking, so nothing to worry about. Me, on the other hand,...I'd scare everyone away.

Hope you've had a great day!

Annie said...

Merry SITSmas to you and a happy birthday, too!

georgie said...

Happy Birthday to you-today is my hubbys bday too....LOVED the walk down memory lane with the photos and Merry SITSmas to you!

rachael said...

happy birthday!

and merry SITSmas!!

Kristy said...

Merry SITSmas and Happy Holidays!!!

Christina said...

Merry SITSmas! Filled with lots of love! And a happy birthday t0 you

Valerie said...

Happy Birthday and Merry SITSmas!

Tamie said...

well---you're not THAT old...my mantra is: if you don't feel that old, then you aren't that old. and for me, i don't want to look as old as i am either...you look great for 35 and hope you had fun even if you weren't able to give a cake request to your mom and have it filled :)

andrew's mom said...

Happy Birthday girlfriend! I am right behind you-turning 35 in a few months. Just remember, 35 is the new 25! Work!

Marshmallow Circus said...

Happy Birthday-love the pics. :)

"The Queen in Residence" said...

Hey I came back to read more crazy things that I have missed over the holiday weekend and there I see my site listed again from you. You are too kind and I just love to come over and read your mindless banterering. I always can count on you for a good belly-laugh!!! I hope that your day was wonderful!!!

tara @ kidz said...

Love the pix and review of hairstyles and fashion! Too fun! Happy Birthday and merry Christmas!

Rachael said...

Happy Birthday! and Merry SITSmas!

TravAndToni said...

Happy Birthday! Welcome to the 35 Club! *high fives* I always figured I'd be a grown-up by 35... I was so, so wrong.

I love your 80's hair. Myself, I had the perm/feathered bang combo - those pictures are in a secure lockdown area, hopefully never to be seen by human eyes. :)

Betty said...

I´m sorry I missed your birthday! A belated wish for all the best!! I think your daughter looks just like you in first grade.
Hope you had a great day!

ciara said...

happy belated birthday and merry SITSmas! :)

kanaboke said...

Pink Shirt Popped Collar...has to be my all time favorite!! And yes Urs..absolutely Yumm-O!