Tuesday, January 22, 2008

It's my Birthday!

I was born 47 years ago at 5:13 a.m. There was a huge snowstorm and Dad said it took forever to get to the hospital that was only 10 miles away. I was born 3 hours after they arrived at the hospital. Dad always jokes and asks me why I picked the worse weather day of the year to be born! The weatherman is calling for a "wintery mix" today. Seems we always have bad weather on my birthday.
My sister was born almost 5 years to the day after me. Her birthday is January 20th. So, we always have our birthday parties together. (I am the one on the left). Last Sunday we celebrated our birthdays, with our family, at my house. My family gave me many nice gifts but the one I really loved came from my grandmother, who is 95. Number one, she braved the extremely cold temperatures, 17 degrees, with a windchill of zero to come to my house. Number two, she gave me and my sister matching dishes that she bought when she first got married in 1930. I love gifts like this!I decided I would make our birthday cake this year and since purple is my favorite color, I made a chocolate cake with purple icing!
I had alot of fun making the tags for my sister's gift! The images were copied from an old childrens book onto card stock. I think they would work well as bookmarks too!

Hope everyone has a wonderful day!



Andrea said...

Happy Birthday to you and your sister. Purple has always been my favorite color too. The cake is beautiful. I hope you have a wonderful day.

Liz said...

Hi Linda. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I hope you and your sister had a wonderful birthday, great cake!

Peggy said...

happy birthday!!!! I just love the gift from your grandma

Lovella said...

Well, happy birthday to you. What a precious gift from your grandma .. . I hope you have a wonderful day!!!

Lib said...

Happy Birthday!
Wow, What a TReasure from your GrandMother.:o)
THe cake is Beautiful your crafts also.
Hope you have aGreat Day!

MammyT said...

Hi Linda.
You are so blessed to have your Grandmother. Those were such great gifts from her. Your purple cake looks good. I lik the lamp behind it in the photo. Hope all is well.

Patty said...

Happy Birthday Linda and to your sister too !!!
Love your cake : )

Mountain Mama said...

Happy Birthday to you Birthday twin. Even if I am a lot older. I have only met one other person born on my birthday. I actually dated him and then discovered that we were the only two babies born at our local hospital on the same day and year. Yikes! That was strange.

PEA said...

Aaarrggggghhhhh! I didn't know it was your birthday today!! Now I feel so bad:-( You know how I love putting b'day cards for my friends on my blog:-) I've now written it down in my book so that I don't forget next year!! Happy Birthday to you...hope your day has been a wonderful one so far! xoxo

IsabellaCloset said...

Linda, Happy Birthday! Hope you had a beautiful day.. I also hope your sister had a great birthday too.
Thanks for stopping by my blog.
Blessings ~Mary~ :-}

Janice said...

Happy Happy Birthday to you and your sister...two lovely ladies! Your cake is beautiful and it was fun hearing about the treasured gifts from your grandmother! I hope the coming year is wonderful in every way!

Libby said...

Happy *belated* birthday to you and your sister. What a special gift from Grandma . . .one to cherish for all time *s*

Back Through Time said...

Happy Birthday!!! I love the color of your cake!!

Deborah said...

I hope you had a very blessed birthday!

I'm having a giveaway - I hope you will come over and check it out.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I enjoyed reading about your happy birthday, and like seeing a picture of you! So sweet that your grandmother could come out in the cold weather.

A belated Happy Birthday!


Charlotte said...

This is a beautiful story. You're just a little younger than my daughter. She was 47 in October.