Tuesday, September 1, 2009

32 years old

Thirty-two years ago...

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(C. Beth on the left, beckiwithani on right, held by our maternal grandfather, "Papa.")

Thanks, Mom, for carrying two wiggly babies for a 37 1/2 week pregnancy, and then for pushing us out without any meds...the day before your birthday! I was happy to discover in looking at old pictures that we were angels from an early age.

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(beckiwithani on the left, C. Beth on the right. Our singing career never quite took off like the Olsen twins' did.)

Happy 32nd birthday, Becki! Between 10:54 a.m. and 10:59 a.m. PST, I hope you relish the five minutes of the year in which you're younger than me. (Call me if you need any sage advice; I'd be happy to share some of my vastly greater life experience with you.)

(Oh, yeah, and happy birthday to me, too.)

35 comments:

bARE-eYED sUN said...

a very happy birthday to you and Becki {and same wishes for your Mom, she did good.}

may some for the fun and motivation that you provide for us on a daily basis be returned to you a thousand-fold. :-)

enjoy your day, c.,

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Mama to a diva said...

Happy Birthday to the two of you! I hope you have a wonderful day!

Tia said...

Well Happy Birthday! I have been 32 for half a year now. It's been great so don't worry :)

Enjoy your day!!

Kerri said...

Happy Birthday to you (and your sister)!!!

Anna said...

Happy Birthday! hope it's a great one, thanks for sharing those adorable pictures!

Angela said...

Happy Birthday to both of you!

Jennifer said...

Happy Birthday! Thanks for sharing those pics!

Cathy said...

Big time happy birthday!!! I hope you have a wonderful day!!

Only one problem - you have the 1st picture labeled correctly but the 2nd one is wrong. It's Becki on the left and you're on the right!! Oh well! Love, Mom

Lyndsay said...

WOO HOO! Happy Birthday - hope it is great!

Joyce said...

I too remember that day. Your Mom called from the delivery room and started crying. I just knew something was wrong. She said,"no, I'm just so happy to have 2 little girls, I was hoping for at least one" Back 'in those days' no sonograms to show what you were having. Happy Birthday.
Love, Mam-ma
P.S. PaPa sure looks young.

TesoriTrovati said...

Birthday Blessings to C. Beth and Becki!
You were adorable then, and now.
Enjoy the day!
Erin

C. Beth said...

Mom--Oops! I actually got it wrong on BOTH pics--got confused! Thanks, I've fixed it now.

Elaine's Semi-Homemade Life said...

Happy, happy birthday to both of you! Such sweet pics! :)

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Blogger Cathy said...

ah-ha! Dad thought the 1st one was also wrong but I wasn't so sure! Actually you did have the more foot-ball shaped head, so guess you're right. Was hard to tell in those early days.

Remember the time - about 1st grade when you had class pics taken and Becki gave me hers and pointed at who she thought was you and said, "Mom, don't tell Beth, but her picture looks kinda funny." I looked and said, "Becki, that's you!" Funny!

Dan & Hillary and little Russell said...

I'm certain that so many people have been blessed by your life and love. Sorry the singing career didn't pan out, but hey- how exciting are the Olsen's anyway??

Love the little girl pix. So much to look forward to with your daughter.

(P.S- yes, I remember lifeguarding in 116F weather at Camp Tejas during Texas summers. 95F was COOL then!!)

Snarky A. said...

Happy happy Birthday! Hope you're having a wonderful day!

Eternal Lizdom said...

Happy happy birthday birthday!!

Our Scoop said...

Happy Happy Happy Birthday! May your day be a special one!!!

beckiwithani said...

Thanks, Beth! Happy birthday to you, too! Love you!

Steph said...

Have a wonderful birthday Beth! You're blessed to have grown up with a twin. That's an experience so few people have!

Call Me Cate said...

Happiest of birthdays to you both. I'm quite amused that you labeled the picture backwards but of course a mother would know. And happy birthday to your mom tomorrow (since I won't be around to wish it then).

ElleBee said...

Happy Birthday, Beth (and Becki too!)! And Happy Early Birthday to Beth & Becki's mom! By the way, my girlfriend LOVED the green elephant I won in the giveaway. Baby Julia may have to fight her mommy for it! ;)

LEstes65 said...

Love those pictures. And kudos to you for thinking of your MOM'S efforts on this day! Happy Birthday to you wonderful angelic twins!

Janell said...

Happy Birthday Beth and Becki! I hope you are getting some pampering in today. I always think of you both on my birthday ... it was fun sharing it with you when we were in school!

stacief said...

Happy Birthday, Beth! I hope you have a great day!

Rena said...

Happy birthday to both of you!!!

addhumorandfaith said...

Happy Birthday! Of course, I have leftovers in the back of my refrigerator older than you, but I still wish you and Becki a wonderful birthday! :)

2cats said...

Happy Birthday Beth, Becki, and Mom.
You did good Mom.

Special K said...

Happy Birthday!!!! I am one year and a few days younger than you. Now wonder I love ya' you are a September bday! Wishing happy things for you!

Me said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope it was great! My birthday is actually on Monday (the 7th). I'm always happy to see another virgo (because we're the best :D).

Kris said...

Happy Belated Birthday!! Sorry I missed telling you on your birthday!

Becky said...

Happy belated birthday to both of you!

Rachel Cotterill said...

Happy birthday Beth & Becki!

Kristi said...

Aw, man! I'm sorry I missed your birthday this year! Bummer! Happy VERY Belated Birthday! :)