Thursday, September 11, 2008

You Say It's Your Birthday...

It's my Birthday too!!!

Isn't that a song? From like, the 80's or something? I think I remember it from the movie "Sixteen Candles" where the red-headed kid sings it to the girl when he finds out it's her birthday... so anyways, that's what I was going for there.

(**Update** My sister Heidi informed me that this is in fact a Beatles song. Ok, not exactly the 80's. My bad. Hey, it's before my time! And since I was born in the 80's, is anything earlier than that really worth remembering anyways??)

Well folks, it is my birthday. Yup, #26. And let me tell ya, this one has been better than the last. I don't know why but #25 was tough. That whole, "Quarter-Life-Crisis" thing. 26 feels good. I think I'll stay here a while, or maybe I'll just start counting down. How does that sound?

At 25 I was all like, sad about being 5 years from 30 with no kids and no permanent job. Now I'm comfortably in a permanent job that I really enjoy and I know kids will come sometime before 50. Haha, that was a joke. They'll come before 40.

This birthday has been really fun... Sam has really gone out of his way to remind me repeatedly that I'm a birthday girl and I think he finally understands that this day means something to me. So that's been fun. He's even staying home from basketball tonight to hang out with me at the mall! Woohoo! I've gotten lots of texts and phone calls and emails from you guys remembering my birthday... but then again, I suppose it's not that hard to remember when I share it with the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history, right? Well, at least I can say I'm memorable.

So, here's to another year... hoping that this one is every bit as good as the last. Some things I'm looking forward to about year #26 of my life:
  • Going to Australia in November
  • Celebrating my 3rd year of marriage
  • Running my 1st 10K
  • Buying a bike and competing in a duathlon
  • Riding the Seattle to Portland bike ride
  • Make it another year of remembering all my nieces'/nephews'/sisters'/mom's & dad's birthdays with cards in the mail
  • Finishing the "Twilight" series and seeing the movie in November
  • Become a better blogger so I can make a "Blog Book" (check it out here: Blog Book)
  • Learning how to kyak at Boston Harbor
  • Going clam digging at Ocean Shores
  • And many more things that I can't even think of right now!
Thanks again everyone for remembering my special day and making it extra special for me to live another year!


  1. Such a strange coincidence!! I was just getting on here to send you an email wishing you a Happy B-day and saw that you updated your blog and gave me the perfect outlet!! Happy Birthday and I hope year #26 is all you hope it to be!!

  2. I'm glad I am able to fact check your posts and make sure your posts are completely, historically accurate! :-P

    PS--That red-haired boy was Anthony Michael Hall and he brought the cake to the red-haired girl, Molly Ringwald...who were 80s teen movie icons...and she's now playing the mom of teenagers in The Secret Life....((sigh)) I'm so old...Have a happy birthday!!

  3. Hey Heidi! Older is great! -If you consider the alternative...I feel privileged to have lived this long - each day is a gift! George Burns said, "You cannot help getting older but you don't have to get old." I am so glad you have had such a nice day, Amy, and things are going so well for you guys! Love ya and Happy Birthday!

  4. Yea for a happy birthday! We sure do love you down here, Ames! Here's to another great year!

  5. Happy Birthday to you AND Sam! I have been missing you guys. Hope you both have/had great days - Love you guys!

  6. That's a good to do list! You are my inspiration! I can't wait to see you next weekend!!!

  7. Nice post.Thank you so much for sharing this post.


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