Tuesday, August 07, 2007


I turned forty-two today. We celebrated it quietly at home. Gary made me a nice lunch and the two younger kids gave me homemade birthday cards. My second borne brought me a pancake with birthday candles on it this morning (It was charming) and sang Happy Birthday to me. My only complaint? The day is almost over and I have to go back to work tomorrow.

This a big month for our family. My husband's birthday was last week. I share mine with my mother-in-law (yes, it is awkward) and one of my my nephews. My niece's birthday was yesterday and my brother's birthday is next week. Gary and I celebrate our anniversary on the 24th and my younger sister, Amy, is in labor as I type this. Rather than attend a marathon of birthday parties, we will all gather at my brother's house this weekend for a family celebration.


vmh said...

Happy Birthday!!

Julie Carter said...

Happy happy, Mary.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!

David M

Anonymous said...

wuhoo ~ 42 ~ health and happiness!

Anonymous said...

This isn't original, Mary, but wanted to pass it along to you with my "Health and Happiness" wishes:

H is for the happiness that should bless your life forever

A is for adventurous adolescent acts all about yourself thats why it the first letter

P is for a purposeful life filled wit peace and prosperity

P is for a perfect picture painted through your personality

Y is for yearnin youthfulness yellin through celebration

B is for best years yet to come blessed wit beauty on all occasions

I is for intelligence intensifies through intrestin introductions

R is for revelin radiance wit relief and no repercussions

T is for today's topic to totally be you wit no interruptions

H is for hours of nonhumble honest honors and humorous humiliation

D is for a delightful day not distorted or destroyed by devastation

A is for acquired age adored accurately by anyone aware

Y is for you're yesterday's youth happily aged another year

Scotty said...

Wow, busy month indeed, Mary. Glad to hear you had a nice day. :-)

Mary O. Paddock said...

Thank you all very much!