Sunday, January 21, 2018

‘Special Days’

We all have them! And mine fell on the weekend! So I am having a special weekend that is extending into Monday!

It’s my birthday!

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I’ve talked to several of my blog buddies that have January birthdays! We should form a club!

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My sweet cousin sent me this old photo recently.  It was taken at her house when we were playing dress up. How do you like our hats? We had on high heels too.

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And the nice lady, Tricia at Castles n Crowns made my banner a few years ago. I LOVE it!

I’m writing this ahead of time and hoping all my dreams come true. I’m hoping my weekend will include a hike and some football. Oh, and some special meals that hubby has planned. I had hoped to have some sugar free cheesecake from our favorite bakery but they don’t make it any more. What will I do? I may have to get creative! I don’t miss sugar very often but it does seem a shame not to have dessert on your special day!

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How many years ago was this taken? I’ll never tell! hahaha!

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Happy Birthday to all my January blog sisters.

(and all my blog buddies born in the ‘50s!)

Join me in the celebration this weekend! How long can I keep this going? Birthday cakeGift with a bowBirthday cake

I’m joining Mosaic Monday HERE .

46 comments:

Sandra said...

My cousin is a Jan 1 baby and my brother got married on Jan 1 many years ago. i love the dress up photo and that was a favorite pastime for me. i remember mothers heels from 1942 and her purse that was black and white. i loved both. I gave up sugar last Jan 26, this Friday will be one year. i skipped cake on my Sept birthday and did not miss it at all. I did not know you don't eat sugar either. i also gave up white flour, but i do eat a burger bun twice a month.

David Gascoigne said...

Happy birthday! And I won't even ask which one!

Sandy said...

HAPPY birthday! Enjoy your day.

Karen Ann said...

Happy Birthday to you!!

Sheila said...

Such a wonderful collage of your childhood photos! Hope that your birthday was extra special. I love your blog header. It's a beautiful collage that's perfect for a book lover like you.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Happy Birthday Sis! A January birthday!! I love the photos of you dressing up, one of my favorite ways to play as a child also. Such fun we had. I hope your weekend was all you wished for and more. Love you!

Susie said...

Happy Birthday you adorable little blonde. I loved the pictures. Dress up was the best fun when my sisters and I were kids. Playing school and store. LOL I hope you get your birthday wishes and some sugar free goodies. Blessings to you, xoxo,love, Susie

Sam I Am...... said...

Happy Birthday!!! Your pictures are so precious...you were/are a cutie pie! The picture I have on my sidebar has me holding a baseball too....that must have been 'the thing' back then for photographers. I hope you have a wonderful birthday and since it's your birthday I'd go for the regular cheesecake unless you're diabetic? I always make an exception on holidays. Have fun!

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Happy Birthday!! Have a wonderful weekend.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Oh Happy Days!!

I hope you have a baery hoppae baer dae

NanaDiana said...

Wishing you a happy, happy birthday, Diane. I love the childhood pictures and that banneris awesome!!! I hope your weekend is all you are hoping for and that you can find some sugar free yumminess somewhere. xo Diana

Carla from The River said...

Happy Birthday my friend. My husband has a January birthday! It is the 24th.

Have a blessed day and I enjoyed the photos.
xx oo
Carla

laurie said...

happy happy birthday, what wonderful photos.!!!! I have a January baby, I hope all your wishes come true!! I also hope you find a sugar free cake!!!

Stacey said...

Happy Happy Birthday Sweet Diane. :)

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR FRIEND-- from the East coast--!!!
sorry about the cheesecake--I do enjoy an occasional slice of cheesecake myself!! do hope that all your dreams and goals do come true--we will be waiting to hear all about them--
hugs, di

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Happy Birthday .... love those dress-up pictures! My much younger (real life) sisters were born in the 50s ... you are still just a child to me!!

Linda said...

Happy BIRTHDAY! You are such a cute little girl! Love the dress ups! I was born in 48 but all my siblings have 50’s birthdays! There’s six of us and from August to September 24 th we all all be in our 60’s. Then I turn 70!
Hope your birthday was spent exactly as you wanted!

Vee said...

Happy Birthday, Cutie Pie🎈The 1950s? Weren’t they just yesterday?

Kathy said...

Happy birthday! My youngest brother's birthday is January 3. That was the day I was due, but I came early on December 29. So I'm an almost January baby. Hope you got your dessert for your birthday. Love all the pictures. Have a wonderful week-long celebration/1

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I am a little late but I wish you a very Happy Birthday. You were a cute little girl. Love the photos. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

Maggie said...

Happy Birthday, lovely lady. I hope your weekend was full of all sorts of sugar free sweet treats.
Love the black and white photo collage, the photo bottom left is my favourite, such attitude.
Girls born in 1950 rock!
Happy Mosaic Monday, birthday girl.

Jeanie said...

Happy Happy Birthday! I love your photos! Oh, what a cutie in that striped skirt and your baby photo. All of them. I think I'm a little late to the party but I'm all for celebrating as long as anyone is up for it! So keep it going! And happy new year!

Connie said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Friend!
I truly enjoyed your photos.
Connie :)

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday, fellow Capricorn! I adore all your wonderful photos from your childhood in the 50s. I was bown in 48, so definitely a child of the 50s. I had to look twice at a few of those photos. I could have been one of those little girlsl In fact, one looks much like me at that age. It's interesting how things look the same in these photos.

gillena cox said...

Very very cute. Happy Birthday

Much💝love

Small City Scenes said...

What sweet sweet photos. My better half is a Jan. 3rd baby. YAY!
Happy special day to you
MB

Catherine Holman said...

I'm a child of the 50's too and love these photos of you and your cousin! Wishing you a fabulous birthday filled with lots of sweet blessings including some kind of sugar free treat!

Danice G said...

Hoping your birthday was awesome. Yes, many of us have birthdays in January. 'Love those older photos of you. 'Hope you got some sugar free cheesecake.

Arlene Grimm said...

Happy Birthday!! I love your birthstone but an emerald for May for me is nice too!!

Janey and Co. said...

Happy Birthday sweet Diane. My newest granddaughter will have to join your Jan. BIrthday Club. SHe was born this Sun. Jan. 21st in NC...Alice Elizabeth weighed in at 5lbs.10 oz.....she was a wee bit early. Loved seeing the old pictures....

Terri D said...

I am working on catching up on posts I missed while we were away. Hope your birthday weekend was wonderful!! Wishing you a year ahead full of so many blessings!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Happy Birthday!! Oh my those pictures are adorable! Do any little girls play dress up anymore?? I too used to play with my cousin. Our grandma had a big box full of dresses from the 30's and 40's and we'd play dress up everytime we went over there. Man I'd sure love to have those dresses NOW! Hope you have a wonderful birthday week!

Lowcarb team member said...

Loved this post.
Great to see your photographs.

Happy Birthday Wishes.

All the best Jan

Red Rose Alley said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DIANE! And what a little cutie you were when you were little. I love this picture of you and your cousin playing dress up. All these photos are treasures, and the old black and whites are my favorites. Your Header is delightful, very creative and unique. I hope your day was filled with all the things you love.

~Sheri

Angie said...

Diane - trying to stretch your birthday weekend to it's limits - it's only 8 pm out here in Montana!!! Happy Birthday, my friend! Those black and white pictures brought back so many memories - yes, I think all the photographers had the same set-ups and props back then! Thanks for pointing out your banner - I just caught on that you are IN the book! So cool!

Lorrie said...

Happy Birthday from another born-in-the-50s gal. Such sweet old photos! Make your birthday last as long as possible, I say! I did read that you got in 2 hikes, so that's great!

Debbie said...

happy birthday!! i love when it falls on a weekend so you can celebrate for 3 days!!

Linda Walker said...

Happy Birthday Diane! Yes I am a 50's gal too, born in '59! You are so cute in your photos! I am all for making the celebration last as long as you can!! Hope all is well! xx
Linda

Jean Berryessa said...

Hope your weekend was special. We have to celebrate each day. My wish for you Diane is health and much happiness. Hugs back to you.

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Happy birthday Diane! xo

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Happy Birthday - such adorable photos! Love the one of you pulling up your party dress :) I'm not a Jan. birthday, but I do share a 50's birthday! Hope you find something sweet to celebrate with! Hugs xo Karen

BeachGypsy said...

HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY SWEET FRIEND!! I hope all your birthday wishes came true and that you found something delicious and sweet to eat! I just love all the childhood pictures. Gosh, they look so much like my own. It really was a different world, wasn't it? Such a different time. I so wish our grandchildren could grow up in a world like what we had. "Those were the days, my friend, we thought they'd never end". Do you remember that old song? Sweet pictures....I see bikes, a tricycle, playing dollies and playing dress-up, maybe a hula hoop? I used to love to hula hoop. One thing for sure---you and I are STILL PLAYING with dolls, right? ha ha LOL

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Oh Happy Belated Birthday Diane. I hope you have a wonderful birthday and many more.
I really enjoyed looking at the photos of you when you were little. It's hard not eating anything with sugar but I hope you had something sweet just like you!!!
Enjoy the week.
Julie

Mary Cromer said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you, may all of your dreams come true and may you have good health and lots of joy this year. I celebrated my birthday last month and I enjoyed my day too. Hugs

Jill Harrison said...

Happy birthday! LOL these photos remind me a some I have with my sister and I playing dress ups. Wishing you a fabulous birthday week.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Happy Birthday my dear - a little late - but I did think about you last week. I've been dealing with a dear friend who has quite suddenly (in only a few month's time)lost her husband - such a sad time.

But I hope you got all your birthday wishes - you cute little thing - you've not change much - still cute and charming as always. Happy sweet birthday.