Sunday, December 22, 2013

My Christmas Birthday


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Yes, I am one of those who celebrate their birthday so close to Christmas.

As a child I never really liked it. Let me count the ways...


1) I never got to celebrate in school since school's always out!

2) My kiddie parties are not well attended since people are always out of town and are too stuffed already from the other Christmas parties they've gone to!

3) I usually get only ONE gift for both Christmas and my Birthday! A real bummer for a kid :-(


But now that I'm a 'grown-up', I've come to realize that things are not so bad after all.

I love that fact that people are extra happy and cheerful this time of year.

I love that my kids are on a break and I can take a break on my birthday always and celebrate with my family!

And I realized that the number of gifts doesn't matter but the kind and the thought that goes with it!


So today, on my 3- th birthday, Say 'CHEERS' with me for with this extra blessing of a wonderful year.

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I am joyous and very grateful for the life I've had and hopefully will have more of,
 in the years to come!

Oh,and in case you're wondering, I'd be doing the Champagne drinking on the beach for you all! ;-)

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CHEERS MY FRIENDS!
Here's something to make you smile (or cringe)! Either way, ENJOY!




*VEL *

17 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday!!! Mine was last Monday, so our childhood birthdays were similar in the celebration dept. But I so agree with you about what it's like later in life....truly a blessing! Merry Christmas (and lots of b-day cheer, my friend! Jane

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  2. Happy happy birthday! That's a great way to look at it :)

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  3. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY and MANY MORE!!!!!

    CHEERS!!!

    I saw that commercial this morning and laghed my ... off. Gotta laugh.

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  4. Happy Birthday Vel and I hope you have a great day celebrating! I too am a Christmas baby! My birthday is December 29th! I know how you feel! Enjoy and hugs, Julie at Julie's Lifestyle

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  5. Happy Birthday Vel! My birthday is the 12th and I have experienced some of the same feelings! I am very thankful it wasn't Christmas day or Christmas Eve!

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  6. Happy Birthday, dear Vel!!! Enjoy your day AND have a very Merry Christmas!!! xoxo

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  7. Happy Birthday, Vel! My youngest is also a Christmas baby so I know what you mean. :) I think it is very neat to be born this time of the year. I hope you had a wonderful day and enjoy your holidays right after. Merry Christmas! Maria

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  8. Since you're on a beach (good for you!) I hope you don't actually spend any time reading comments, but in case you do, wonderful wishes to you for your birthday, the holiday, and throughout 2014. I've always believed that birthdays that coincide with the christmas holiday season were reserved for very special people ... the most special person in my life, my grandma, was born on christmas day. Have a great one Vel.

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  9. Happy Birthday, Vel! I know you are having a wonderful celebration! I always thought mine was too close to Christmas coming in early February, but yours is super close!

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  10. Oh Happy Happy Birthday!!!!!! Hope it is the very best ever. Hugs, Marty

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  11. Happy Birthday Vel! My son's birthday is on December 28. I really tried for that not to be the case, but in the end that is the way God planned it I guess! Merry Christmas too! BTW, we have chosen to celebrate Gavin's birthday on his half birthday each year. That way we don't feel like he is being ripped off with a Christmas birthday. So every year on June 28, he gets a big gift and a party. He is totally fine with that!

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  12. Happy belated birthday, Vel. Cheers!

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  13. Happy Belated Birthday, Vel! Hope you had a lovely celebration! :)

    Jessie

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  14. Hope you had an amazing birthday in the sun! My sister's b-day is December 20 - totally understand you hating that as a kid - but now just an excuse to drink more cocktails!!
    Kelly

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  15. Happy belated birthday, Vel and thanks for all of the wonderful inspiration this year - loved following all of your projects and you know how I love your kitchen!! Wishing you all the best in the new year!!

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