It’s my birthday today and I turn 51!

51 (number)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
51 (fifty-one) is the natural number 51 following 50 and preceding 52.
Not sure how 51 is supposed to feel, I wasn’t sure what 50 would be like.
As is tradition in our family, I woke up to the kitchen decorated with balloons and the breakfast table set with cards and gifts!


We were all excited to take a family selfie this morning which includes a photo bomb from our Pepper
Traditions as they are in our family, birthdays are a BIG deal!  My girls have been helping me to countdown to this day as we do for their birthdays!
I am looking forward to a great day spent with my family and the birthday wishes I am already receiving from everyone!
Happy Birthday to me 🙂
Day 23 for me for National Blog Posting Month, click #NaBloPoMo to enjoy reading the many other bloggers participating!

For the thrill of celebrating

In case you thought I only count down birthdays for my girls … I say “where do you think they learned it from?” ♥  They catch my excitement for me as much as we have for their own birthday countdown!


Why yes I will be turning 51 in this many days.  Why yes I still countdown to my birthday and look forward to celebrating.  Why should my age stop me?

This year’s birthday is not a significant milestone like last year’s half century mark.  This year’s birthday will be more celebratory as last year we were nursing a sick dog who was just diagnosed with canine cancer and had surgery to remove her spleen and other tumors that were found to be there.

Like every year for as long as I can remember I will enjoy the attention my birthday brings to me! This year my birthday falls on a Sunday of the week both of our girls have off from school for the Thanksgiving break.  So we must come up with a plan.  Having a weekend birthday also means lots more days to celebrate!  Dinner out? Drinks with friends? A trip to Napa/Sonoma?  A day in San Francisco?  So much to plan and think about!


How do you celebrate your birthday?

This is my post for day 9 of National Blog Posting Month.  Please read the many other bloggers participating in NaBloPoMo and Enjoy!