Friday, June 26, 2009

yes i am!

Yes, this was my birthday week! And yes, I turned 40! I remember my Mom being 40 and I thought she was old! I don't know what happened, but I don't feel old!

Anyways, despite my protests that I just wanted it to be quiet, I landed up having three parties and three cakes. That definately doesn't happen every year, so heh, I guess you just need to embrace it and go with the flow. My husband was really wonderful about ensuring that he made a big deal about it. We won't tell anyone that 2 years ago he positively forgot about it altogether and even invited out of town friends over and guess who was the one who served them then!

Ahem! I digress!

Thoughts about 40? Hmm they might be too many!

30 years ago I was in grade 5 and had a crush on Tommy! It was my first year in a new school called Neil Campbell. I never kissed him but wanted too. I kissed my first boy in grade 4 but didn't like him or the kiss. Just wanted to know what all the hype was about. The Bee Gees have several #1 hits in 1979.

25 years ago I was entering grade 10 at huge public high school. It was a huge shock with over 1200 students. I think those were survival years. Really, who goes through high school unaffected? It was 1984 and Michael Jackson was making waves.

20 years ago I was 20 and in a bible college in the middle of the prairies. I went for 4 years and received a Bachelor of Christian Education. Madonna and Sean Penn divorce in 1989.

15 years ago I was 25! I was engaged, finished college, working as a nanny and planning a wedding for March of '95.

10 years ago I was 30. My husband and I had moved 2700 kms 3 years previously. I was working at a small local airline. I did various jobs from reception to inventory to AP and AR. I was pregnant for most of 30th year with our first girl. It was 1999 and tons of people were worried about Y2K.

5 years ago! Wow that doesn't seem very long ago! I turn 35 and am 4 months pregnant with our youngest daughter. We move to a new house when I am 6 months. It was my husband's busy season and I single-handedly packed the entire house and garage. By the time I have unpacked the new house I have a baby girl! Lance Armstrong wins his 6th Tour de France.

4 years ago (2005) my oldest started kindergarden and the company my husband was working for closes it doors. We start our own business. I get a job doing payables and receivables.

3 years ago (2006) I have one child in grade one, one in preschool and a toddler. Life is busy! My parents come for Christmas and I am re-introduced to knitting.

2 years ago (2007) I start kickboxing and homeschooling. Really there is no coorelation! No more diapers or cribs. Someone falls through our cieling while shingling the roof (no joke his feet were hanging in the family room!)

Last year (2008) We travel to Hawaii for holidays, two nephews work for us in the same year, my brother and his daughter come for their very first visit! I start this blog!

2009 my brain is tired from remembering! I think that I want to live life less worrying about others and more being true to myself and who God made me to be. I want to enjoy the small moments of joy that children bring, the things that would be past over if they didn't make us stop and really see.


Stephanie said...

I really enjoyed reading the little recap of your life, sounds like it's been a good one and I'm sure there is much more good times to come! Sounds like you had a delightful birthday and 3 cakes, I hope you made 3 wishes!!!

raining sheep said...

Meh! You're still a baby. Happy birthday. Being forty was probably my most favorite time of my life. It seems to be the time when I really 'found' myself.

Kim's Kraziness said...

It's been neat to read your latest blog. It was 30 years ago I was introduced to the cutest little strawberry blond, freckle faced sweetheart. I still think you are amazing and I am so blessed to not only call you my sister but my friend!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Best wishes for your birthday!! Love all your life's milestones. I think life just gets better after 40 - enjoy!!

stitching under oaks said...

Happy Birthday! I enjoyed reading all the tidbits from your 40 years. Enjoy every day!

Holli said...

Happy Birthday, and what a fun post. I loved the written timeline of your history.

crochetgurl said...

Happy Belated Birthday! I loved the way you wrote out your memories of the periods in your life. :-)

Anonymous said...

Love this post! I turn 40 this year too and may just do a similar post. :)

Louise said...

Happy birthday! :)

Kristyn Knits said...

Happy Birthday! Wow how time flies. looks like you have wonderful memories.