Archive for Birthdays

Happy Birthday Zachary!!!

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Someone special I know is turning 25 today.  This is my #4, the baby of the family.  I have always considered 25 a milestone, because hey let’s face it you’re a quarter of a century old. Zach’s a super, special young man and I just wanted to give him a birthday shout out on my blog today.

So yes if you’re doing the math Zach was born in 1991.  He’s the youngest of four, and he has one older brother, and two older sisters.  Let’s take a little walk down memory lane and look at what was happening in the world in 1991.

President of the USA- George H.W. Bush

Population of the USA– 252,127,402

Newsworthy Events-

The birth of Zachary G. Juedes, in Corona, CA.  A record-setting 10 lbs. 10 oz!

The US and its Allies were at war with Iraq,

Boris Yeltsin was inaugurated as the first freely elected President of the Russian Republic.

Kentucky Fried Chicken officially changed its name to KFC.

 

Popular quotes from 1991-

“The few, the proud, the Marines”
– United States Marines ad

“The quicker picker-upper”
-Bounty paper towels

“Hasta La Vista Baby”
– Arnold Schwarzenegger, in ‘The Terminator 2: Judgement Day’

 

Sports events worth noting in 1991-

Superbowl XXV Champions – New York Giants, cost of a Superbowl ad: $800,000

World Series Champs – Minnesota Twins

NBA Champions – Chicago Bulls

 

WWW is born-
Tim Berners-Lee came up with the idea of making ‘links’ on his own computer, then others, creating “The Information Mine” (TIM) later renamed the “World Wide Web.” . He renounced patent rights because it “would have thwarted the whole thing. It never would have taken off.”

 

#1 Hits from 1991 included-

Bryan Adams – Everything I Do) I Do It For You 

Paula Abdul – Rush Rush

Marky Mark & the Funky Bunch – Good Vibrations

Michael Bolton – When a Man Loves a Woman

Michael Jackson – Black or White

 

Most Popular Christmas gifts, toys and presents:
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toys and action figures, Rollerblade Barbie, Super Soaker water gun, K’Nex, Myst

 

Best Film Oscar Winner:
Dances with Wolves

The Big Movies: (according to boxofficemojo)
1. Terminator 2: Judgement Day
2. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
3. Beauty and the Beast
4. Silence of the Lambs
5. City Slickers
6. Hook
7. The Addams family
8. Sleeping With The Enemy
9. Father of the Bride
10. The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear

 

1991 Most Popular TV shows:
1. 60 Minutes (CBS)
2. Roseanne (ABC)
3. Murphy Brown (CBS)
4. Cheers (NBC)
5. Home Improvement (ABC)
6. Designing Women (CBS)
7. Full House (ABC)
8. Murder, She Wrote (CBS)
9. Major Dad (CBS)
10. Coach (ABC)

So there you have it a few tidbits and trivia from 25 years ago.  I know for myself 25 years ago I was working full-time, raising 4 kids, and life was oh so busy.  How about you? What were you doing in 1991?  Was life full of fun and craziness like mine?  Hoping you enjoy this little walk down memory lane.  Oh, and Happy Birthday Zach!

 

Sources: pop-culture.us and infoplease.com

Happy March Birthday!

For my daughter, Hilary- wishing her a Happy Birthday month along with all the fun, hopes and dreams for a wonderful year ahead.  A few memories, and lots of laughs in this collection of pictures.

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I love that when I look at this collection I can remember each and every special moment. Family times are those forever times that you always want to treasure, and tuck the happiness in your pocket.  Wishing everyone a wonderful week ahead!

It’s Someone Special’s Birthday Today…

Today is our granddaughter’s 3rd birthday.  Miss Madison is becoming quite the young lady/tomboy.  She loves to paint her nails with her Auntie Hilly, and she also loves to play with matchbox cars.  It’s quite a combination.  I remember so distinctly the day Madison was born.  Our entire family, including my parents were at our house for dinner waiting for “the call”.  Once we got the call that Madison had arrived we celebrated with whoops, and hollers and hugs.  A fun celebration, and a great memory.

Madison has been working on her photography skills this year.  She loves to take her “selfies”, with some little kissy lips mixed in. So being the wonderful Grandma that I am I couldn’t help but share some of her selfies mixed in with some of my favorite pictures of my favorite (and only) granddaughter from this year.

Happy, Happy Birthday Madison.  May all of your dreams come true.

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An Eye Opening , “Power-less” Day.

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Transformer repair – lots of trucks and equipment.
Photo courtesy of tspindigital.com

Today is Saturday, October 26.  It’s 3 o’clock in the afternoon, and we’ve been a neighborhood with no power since 5 am this morning.  It’s not our entire area just our little block of a neighborhood.  Weird huh?  When I called Southern California Edison to report the outage the customer service rep says, “Are you sure your power is out Ma’am? I’m not showing any outages in your area.”  I was the first one to call in.  And then she proceeded to ask me if we had checked the breaker box.  Ha!

I have to admit I was not planning on spending today with no power to the house.  It’s somewhat inconvenient,  much quieter, and  really making me want to take a nap, and I am not a napper by trade.

We are hosting a birthday dinner/party tonight for our oldest daughter.  My Mom will be handing out flashlights when everyone walks in the door.   It will be an adventure!!

In light of this change in our Saturday plans I have compiled a list of ten things I have been enjoying or will be enjoying with no power today.

  1. What’s that you say, no laundry can be done today? Whoopee , no problem there.
  2. Can’t run the dishwasher, that’s ok, we have lots of paper plates in the pantry.
  3. No TV during the power outage- that’s fine, I probably watch too many home improvement shows as it is.  However, I would like the power to be back on for the World Series game tonight.
  4. What? I can’t be on the wireless internet either? That’s fine I probably spend too much time on the computer.
  5. No baking or cooking (my stove requires electronic ignition) .  Honey, let’s go to Olive Garden for lunch? Yum.
  6. Birthday dinner will require paper plates and plastic cups! Easy cleanup! No problem.
  7. Watching our two cats interact with one another.  They have this love-hate relationship going on.  The older cat is always growling and hissing at the younger guy.  Even when he is doing absolutely nothing.
  8. I’m noticing that having  a technology free day is not a bad thing! Maybe I should do this once a week.
  9. Maybe The Party House needs to “disable” the wi-fi for family gatherings.  Hmmm??  What would the twenty-something crowd do with themselves??
  10. Having Travel Man home today to start-up the generator -priceless.   He loves going into “survival” mode.  It’s a guy thing.

An interesting side note to this day- the power did not get turned back on until 9 pm on Saturday night.  We strung a few lights in the house via my Mom’s RV generator for the birthday dinner.  The conversation was great, not a lot of cell phone surfing going on.  Oh, and my kind brother and Travel Man hooked up the TV so we could see the last few innings of the World Series game.  My family is so great.  Happy Monday everyone!

How Could I Forget?

As an add-on to my post about my birthday , I realized this morning I forgot something.  My sister, Laura, (aka) Dooney sent me this lovely little salt and pepper shaker collection.  Oh and she had tucked some chocolate in between these little guys, but it is nowhere to be seen.  Hmmmm.

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Aren’t they sweet?

I’m starting to get quite the collection now, as once in a while Travel Man will bring me a little salt and pepper souvenir from whatever state/country he’s been to.  I have this group shown above, some hens sitting on their nests, and some really cute Christmas salt and pepper shakers.  It’s funny how little collections like this start, and then they start to grow and grow and take on a life all their own.

It’s such a sweet gift from my sister I’ll be giving these little guys their own little shelf in the kitchen.

Thanks Dooney!  And that’s my birthday once again!  Hope everyone’s week is off to a good start.

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