Monday, April 9, 2012

Birthday and a Give-Away aka longest post ever

Each year on April 10th
we party around these parts.

There are lots of birthday girls.
We like to get our cake on and
let our hair down.
 To celebrate I am having a give-away.
But first things first...
the birthday girls
who are turning another year older.

My beloved sister-in-law 
and Stuart's oldest sis.
We love you sis!

Then my sweet Abbie.
God sent her 
just 2 weeks short of a year 
after we lost our twins.
She helped heal our hearts.
She gave her sister Annie
someone to mother and boss.

She was stubborn, funny, and independent from Day One.

She is smart, confident, and ambitious.
She went off to school and got a Dr. in front of her name.
She is a bone-cracker as her dad says
and a "choir"practor as my mom says.
She met her honey and settled into married life.
She is fiercely loyal.
She will take you out for someone she loves.
 She is stupid in a good way.
She lends a helping hand,
sometimes way too often.
Like her dad, she doesn't sit around.
She is always working.
Unless we can talk her into playing.
Then she goes into it with gusto.
Balls to the wall.
That's Abbie.

She is having her first baby in August.
She is starting her own chiro/wellness practice in the fall.
If you see her out and about
tickle her under her chin.
She loves it. 
Or not. 
But do it for me.
Next in the birthday line-up
is Janie(me) and Jackie.
53 years and still hanging with each other.
As  you can see,
I have always been the friendly one...

and the show-off

and the one she wanted to dress like.

Happy birthday peeps.
There isn't anyone else
that I'd like to share the day with more.
I love you all.
Eat some cake for me.
I broke up with it for boot camp.
Mr. Chocolate with Chocolate Icing was a lousy lover.

And now the give-away...
My friend Becky is giving away 
one of her awesome cuffs
in honor of me being 
older than dirt
but younger than Jackie
(18 minutes counts...
sorry mom about my butt coming first
I'll give you a big ouch on that one.)

And my pal Jayme
Anti-aging Spring Chicken Serum 
is the other cool give-away.

Just leave me a comment
and random generator will pick a winner
on Saturday the 14th.
No face booking, or twitter required.
I am way too busy lazy to do all that.
You will love either gift.
The cuffs are so cute
and the serum is to die for.
I am off to celebrate.
Carry on dudes.


  1. Oh my GOSH! Happy birthday! you seriously are cracking me up. UP I TELL YOU!
    This post makes me sooo happy.

  2. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ALL OF YOU! Good grief! You all are some busy people...all that having babies on April 10th! lol
    I just knew you hadn't lost your funny btw.
    Love you!

  3. PS I think maybe your family has been taking lessons from the bunnies. lol

  4. happy birthday from one april butt-firster to another! xoxoxo celebrate your day!!!!!!!!

  5. You might be one of the funniest people I know!!! And your blog makes me smile- a LOT!!

  6. PARTY ON!!!! Love the bare butt and boots photo too. Enjoy life today my friend, you deserve it.

  7. Happy Birthday to you all!! I wish I could celebrate with you guys, although I don't know if I could keep up :-) Ethan said he would give you a big hug and kiss if he could :-)

  8. Happy Happy Birthday to you, Cousin. :) I am so blessed to have you in my life. Party ON! :)

  9. Happy birthday friend! I hope you celebrate big today! Looking forward to hangin out again! Wa great to see you yesterday!

  10. What a great post! Happy Birthday to everyone!

  11. Happy Birthday to some of my favorite bloggie people...would love Becky's cuff, she's my other favorite! :)

  12. I love your sense of humor and both gifts. Thank you for offering.

  13. Oh I do love a giveaway.

    Happy Birthday season to you. We have birthday season in October/November at our house. There are 10 birthdays in a four week span. I have to shop all year to keep up. Whew!

    Have a happy birthday sweet lady!

  14. Happy Happy Birthday, Jennifer, Abbie, Janie and Jackie! Hope your birthday month rocks!

  15. Happy Birthday to you and your peeps!

  16. Love your blog and wish you were my neighbor. Happy birthday to all of you.

  17. Happy Birthday to all you wonderful ladies! What a great family to be a part of!! How lucky each and everyone of you are!!

  18. What an entertaining post! I loved all the old photos!! Happy Birthday, sweet friend ;-)

  19. many, many birthday wishes!!!

  20. Happy birthday and many more! you are funny! sandie

  21. Happy Birthday to you and all your peeps!! I'm so glad you finally know I'm family and not just a random stalker!!! LOL

  22. Happy Birthday to you...and all that you love!
    Have loads of fun! 8~)

  23. Happy happy birthday to all of you!! Have a wonderful day and blessed new year of laughs!

  24. love it! Happy Birthday!!

  25. Happy Birthday to you and to all of your Peeps too!

  26. Happy Birthday to you all! and the picture of Abbie in her boots "cracks" (hehe) me up!!

  27. Happy Birthday! Love the Butt in Boots pic.

  28. So funny ... Happy Birthday to you all!!!

  29. Happy birthday to all of you.....God bless you all....

  30. I'm commenting on your birthday, and you pretty much couldn't stop me even if you tried, and even if you weren't giving stuff away.

    I'm pretty stupid in a good way, too.

    Bone cracker. Love. It.

    Happy to ya.

  31. Love you friend...I hope you know how very special you are! Happy happy b-day!!

  32. Happy birthday, Janie, Jackie, and Abbie! What a wonderful family!

  33. i love the exuberance in this post! happy birthday, Janie, et al.

  34. Happy birthday to all of you. I just love reading your blog. You make me laugh. I wish my family was as loving and fun as yours.

  35. Happy birthday ladies! Wishing you all much silliness this year. I bought the Spring Chicken oil and love it. Too bad I still feel like an old crow. Maybe its my chocolate lover... The cuffs are awesome.! Pics Too!!! :-)
    Love n hugs

  36. I thoroughly enjoyed the nude bum cowboy boots shot! :)

  37. Love, love, love your are hilarious - someone I would love to be friends with. I also have a set of twins - girls who are about to turn 16 (pray for me :).

    Happy Birthday!

    Kim K.

  38. Happy Birthday to all of the girls!! Have a wonderful "next" year!! And Janie you never fail to make me smile! Jodi (

  39. I'd be thrilled to receive either giveaway!
    Wondering if/when Abbie will forgive you...
    Happy Birthdays anyhow.
    You are the Berries.

  40. I LOVE Abbie's pictures. Happy Birthday.

  41. ♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you! ♥♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ Happy Birthday, dear Janie ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪

    suzi failing

  42. Happy Birthday to EVERYONE in your world who is having a birthday. It's all good!

  43. Happy Birthday to all of you! I know I'm late, but this week has kicked my hiney!

  44. Happy Birthday Fox-y girls!

  45. does the serum work? will it make me younger?


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