Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Birthday Post

Yes, it’s my birthday today. I missed being a Valentine’s baby by 26 & 1/2 hours. I’d tell you what year I’m celebrating, but you wouldn’t believe me. Let’s just say I remember men walking on the moon for the very first time…

It’s a really busy week, too. Three speaking engagements, five clients, Valentine’s Day, and my birthday right in the middle. Guess every birthday can’t fall on a Saturday, right? However, I did get a really great gift from my husband - the new iPhone 32 w/4G! It's so neat. My old one was a six-year old basic model. Yes, it was sad.

My mother’s birthday is in a couple weeks and I decided to make her a picture book with old photos. Since there’s nothing quite like embarrassing myself on my own birthday, thought I’d share a few of the photos I scanned. Hold all laughter and chortling until the end…

This is my father and I at the Oregon Coast. We're bundled, so probably summer. LOL



My mom and I at Yesllowstone National Park.

I went to see the Mercury Cougar, and while you couldn't touch the big cat, I got to pet her cub.

Graduation day with my buddies Violet and Marlene!


Halloween with my best friend, Dale. No idea what I was supposed to be...

Okay now you may giggle and snort!

35 comments:

The Old Silly said...

Stunning! (Giggle, snort, lol) So - Happy B-Day's are in order, hmm? And that makes you what now - lemme guess ... 29? Yes, I'm sure of it. Twenty nine and just STARTING to shine! ;-)

Jess said...

Happy Birthday! I love the photos (my parents took us to Yellowstone too--we were big into the national parks, but I'm jealous of that Mercury cub). Hope you have a great day :)

Angela Felsted said...

Great pictures. And Happy Birthday!

Simon Hay Soul Healer said...

Old photos are great, thanks for sharing. Happy birthday!

Mike Douglas said...

A Hap-Hap-Happy Birthday to you Diane. Love the pix! ღ

Karen Walker said...

Singing here - Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you,happy birthday, dear Diane, happy birthday to you.
Love the photos. You are so stunning it doesn't matter how old you are. We just keep getting better!!!
Karen

Jo-Jo said...

Happy birthday Diane and thanks for sharing these great memories with us!

Ashmodai said...

A very happy birthday to you, dear!
Hope you have a lovely day!
Mine is tomorrow :)

Feona Malea said...

Wishing you still a lovely day and all the very best to you!

Sweet photos anyway ;) *giggle*

Take care,
Tricia

Jules said...

Big Happy Birthday to you! I remember men landing on the moon too! Great photos.
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Happy Birthday, Diane! Love the pics...and no, I absolutely *don't* believe that you remember men walking on the moon!

Talli Roland said...

Happy happy birthday! Yay!

Great photos! Hope you have a good day.

~Sia McKye~ said...

Happy Birthday, Diane. Yes, I also remember walking into People's Drug store and the moon walk was blasting out of their speakers. I think they had a TV on somewhere too. I was there with my dad and one of my brothers.

It's fun to look at the gems of memory so thank you for sharing yours. :-) How cool to pet the cub.

Debbie's World of Books said...

Happy birthday! Hope you have a great one!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Wow, thanks everyone! And only a few giggles.
Heading out for some birthday fun!

Jean Henry Mead said...

Happy Birthday, Diane. I'm glad you weren't hurt. Love your photos. :)

BodieP said...

hr-hr-hr-HM (clears throat)

lalalalalala

doremifasolatido

All together now..."First this lesson/you must learn...FIRST you pillage, THEN you burn...Happy birthday (uh) happy birthday..." (I'm thinking Vikings were involved in that costume--Vikings or Link from the Zelda games.

Bodie P
http://www.magicdogpress.wordpress.com

brynafischer said...

Happy birthday, fellow Crusader group member. The pictures are charming. What a great idea for a present. I hope your mom has as much fun looking at the photos as you seem to be having putting your collection together. A gift from the heart, with meaning for both of you, is the best kind of present.

brynafischer said...

Happy birthday, fellow Crusader group member. The pictures are charming. What a great idea for a present. I hope your mom has as much fun looking at the photos as you seem to be having putting your collection together. A gift from the heart, with meaning for both of you, is the best kind of present.

Mason Canyon said...

Hope you've had a wonderful and Happy Birthday Diane. Love the photos and a picture book of old photos sounds like a wonderful gift for your mother.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

StephTheBookworm said...

Happy birthday!!!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Jean, thank you, and my husband said if I was going to be involved in an accident, that was the best kind.

Thanks for all the birthday wishes!

Margo Kelly said...

I'm a fellow crusader, stopping by to say hello. Nice to meet you! Happy birthday!

Hart Johnson said...

I hope you had a really great birthday! I love the old pictures--totally hear you on that Oregon Coast--on the positive side, at least it rarely snows... We honeymooned in Lincoln City in Novemeber and the STORMS were fabulous!

Lynette said...

Hope you had a happy day.....and what was Dale suppose to be?

Susanne Drazic said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Happy Birthday Diane .. and I'm sure your Mom will be so thrilled with her picture book .. and boy you'll have fun chatting about the memories ..

Cheers Hilary

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

I'm a bit late but HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

Heather Hellmann said...

Happy birthday! Sorry it's a day late.

TrickiWoo said...

I hope you had a happy birthday! Have fun with your new iPhone!!!

gideon 86 said...

I hope you had a great birthday!

I'm a fellow crusader and new follower dropping by to say hi....

Michael

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Wow, thanks everyone! Sorry, it's been a busy week and I was gone all day yesterday.

Rachel Morgan said...

Hey there!

Happy belated birthday for Wednesday! I'm a fellow crusader just stopping by to say hi and to follow you :-)

xx Rach

Stephen Tremp said...

Taking a stroll down memory lane is fun. Better when mixed with a little vino too LOL! Now I'm inspired to break out the Brady Bunch themes pics of me and the fam from the 70s.

Eric W. Trant said...

Happy late B-day!

I made a picture thing for my brother a few Christmases ago. That's the sort of thing they unwrap and just sorta stare at for a few seconds, you know.

Enjoy making yours. I sure enjoyed mine. There's this one picture of him and me in our underwear setting up boxes and a ramp and running and jumping over it, one of us on hands-and-knees in front of the ramp to add drama to the stunt. Evil Knievel was the rage, and Elvis was killing em in Vegas...


- Eric