Tuesday, July 16, 2013

it's my birthday...



Its a story I've heard over and over throughout the years. I am jinxed. On my birthday. My mother would tell you it started with my birth. A 36 hour labor. The hottest day, of the hottest month of the year. I've never heard the end of it!

Here is just a sampling of my "jinxes."
  • The day I turned 4 I dropped a cement brick on my big toe and spent the night in the ER getting shots in that toe so I could have the nail removed.  No birthday party that night!
  • The year I turned 7, Great Grandma Julia died.  No birthday party this day either.
  • The day I turned 10, we had invited all of our relatives over to our lake for a big party. We have one pathetic picture of me hoisting a sheet cake with flushed red cheeks and glazed over eyes, right before my mother dashed me off to the ER. Strep throat this time.
  • The next year, I got off easy. My brother took one for me and tore the ligaments in his leg the night of my party. His turn to go to the ER!

And then I stopped keeping track of which event happened which year. 

Do you remember the day John F. Kennedy Jr. and his wife Caroline and her sister died in the plane crash? July 16th. I just know I was well into my 20's and watching the footage on tv made me shiver. 

Its really odd. Yet its uniquely me. And, despite the weird coincidences of all of these events happening on my birthday, I still ended up having really great birthdays.  

All these years later I treasure the people I was surrounded by, the chocolate cake baked by my Aunt Carol, all of my cousins showing up which were a big and fun- filled crew.  Those are the things that really stand out...

But if you were to ask what I wanted today for my birthday? Its really pretty simple. Lets just all make it through the day without any trips to the ER and we'll call it good!  


I have tons of photos I'm editing about our Cully's Kids weekend and will be sharing soon!  I'm off now- to find some cake! 







44 comments:

  1. Happy Happy birthday sweet Vicky!!! If I had known, I would have lit 2 candles for you on Sunday. Hope your day is as sweet as you are!!!

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    1. Thank you Katie- thank you for the lighting of candles and all the prayers you are sending out- its such an honor to me!

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  2. Dear Vicky,
    happy, happy birthday once again!!!! ;-))))
    All the best for you!!! Good luck and health!
    Hugs and kisses (Bussals ;-))
    Barbara

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    1. Thank you so much Barbara! Blessings to you sweet one! Bussals!

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  3. May this be your best birthday yet and they just keep getting better. Happiest of birthdays.

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    1. Susan, thank you so much for your sweet words always!

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  4. Happy Birthday!!!!!!! And may God bless you with many many more!!!!!

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    1. Thank you so much Nancy- blessings on your day!

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  5. Happy Birthday, Vicky! Hoping that your day will be as special as you are. Love and hugs, Eileen

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    1. Love to you Eileen- thank you so much!

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  6. Happy Birthday Vicki! I hope this birthday is your best one yet, and the start of the 'unjinxed' birthdays!
    Barb from CNY

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    1. Thank you so much Barb! I'm off to a good start :)

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  7. Happy Birthday Vicky. You are loved and this makes all the difference.

    xoxoxoxoxox

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  8. Happy Birthday sweet friend! Enjoy your cake - eat more than one piece or more than one cake! And yes PLEASE let all of you stay well and healthy and out of the ER!

    sending lots of blessings for a peaceful day!
    xoxo

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    1. I had such a lovely day Tiffany! Thank you so much for the kind wishes! Blessings to you~

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  9. Happy Birthday my dearest! May the day be filled with memories! All good ones and no trips to the ER!
    Love ya girl. Eat that cake!

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    1. Verna- I seriously ate my share of cake! Love you too friend~

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  10. May your day be every bit as special as you are...Happy Birthday!
    Love.

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  11. Happy birthday dear Vicky! I pray its a wonderful day with only good surprises - I love reading all the loving messages. I hope these words of love and blessing go deep into your soul. Sending love and prayers.

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    1. Susan- so filled with love- I both love seeing them and I can feel them :) Thank you so much friend!

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  12. Love the photos you posted of yourself as a little girl; you haven't changed much at all....same sweet face and beautiful smile.
    OK...It's your birthday, and I think that we (all your blogging friends) need to get together in spirit and in love and FORBID anything bad happening to you or yours on this day. Nada. Nuthin'....(bad)....only good stuff!
    How's that!?
    Yea!!! It's working. (Right?) :)))
    Happy birthday, sweet friend. Eat lots of cake...and save room for more. There's always room for cake.
    Hugs and much love to you, Vicky.
    Jackie

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    1. Agreed, Jackie!! Great idea!! Hope YOU are doing well, too! :)

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    2. jackie~ I had a wonderful day filled with all kinds of special things- not the least of which was coming here to read all of these sweet messages of love and blessings. Yep- you rocked it! It was indeed a great day! Love you dear friend!

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    3. Thank you Robynn. I visited your blog. I've missed you.
      (Vicky...thank you for letting me hi-jack your comment section to talk to Robynn!) :)))

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  13. Happy Birthday Vicky!!!!!!!! You may have had some unpleasant birthdays in the past, but not this year! Wishing you a splendid day and time with loved ones. :)

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  14. Oh, LOVE the kid pics - so fun!

    And happy, happy birthday. I hope that this year was definitely jinx-free.

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    1. Melissa- indeed it was- thank you!

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  15. Happy Birthday, Vicky! I'm so glad I waited to be born a day after you!!!! I'll be careful the rest of today as to where I step, what I eat, and who sneezes on me, that's for sure! I hope your day ends with no mishaps ---- only smiles, giggles, and happy endings!!!!

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    1. Happy Birthday Cora!! I am literally responding at 12:15 the 17th so it must be YOUR birthday now :) Thank you for popping in here and blessing me so! I wish you a Birthday filled with blessings that extend all the way through the next year!

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  16. Happy Birthday Vicky....you deserve the best kind of birthday!!!!

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    1. Thanks so much Hilary- it was a great day!

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  17. Happy, HAPPY Birthday, my beautiful friend!! Jinx? Gee WHIZ! Jinxes have the BEST stories! Hunter would join you because I can't TELL you how many parties we've had to cancel. It's now become laughable! Hope you had a GREAT day and are enjoying your evening. You were SUCH a cutie pie as a kid - no wonder you grew up to be gorgeous! Love you! XOXOX

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    1. Robynn- you're so sweet- thank you! Its true- Hunter and I will laugh about our birthday jinxes long into the future! Love to you my dear friend!

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  18. Happy Birthday sweet Vicky. Wishing you a wonderful new year filled with joy and love and amazing memories to be made xo

    My mom's b-day is tomorrow and now I'll always remember your Birthday too
    :-)

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  19. Thank you so much sweet friend- how neat to now know of your mom's birthday so close to my own!

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  20. Aw, missed your birthday. I hope it went off jinx free!!!! You kinda have to laugh at all those things happening on YOUR day. Happy Belated Birthday!!

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    1. So true Janay! It did indeed go smoothly and I felt very blessed by it all :) Thank you!

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  21. Happy belated Birthday!!!!... so glad ALL IS WELL! phew.

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  22. Happy day (after birthday) to youuuu!
    Happy day (after birthday ) to youuuuuuuuu!
    Happy day after
    Happy day after
    Happy day after to youuuuu!
    (I just sang this to you using the "Happy birthday melody".... A little awkward to work the words in, but I did it.
    You're humming it aren't you?
    Um Hmmmm. Thought you might. Just another happy wish for you...came back to tell you that....and to tell you that I'm thinking of you again, sweet friend.
    And again....
    Always,
    J.

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  23. happy belated birthday....i hope it was brick, ligament, strep and ER free :)
    xo

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