Friday, July 04, 2008

born on the 4th of July


I don't have a cute photo of me when I was small (or one of me now, for that matter) to share with you today. I tried to get my kids to draw portraits of me so I could post some great kid artwork, but that didn't pan out, either. So here are a few of my flickr favorites instead. To see the photo credits, click here.

Today I turn 33. It's pretty great having a birthday on the 4th. I always get fireworks for my birthday. It's my sister's birthday, too, so I always have someone to celebrate with (even if it is from a distance). When I was working, I always got the day off with pay. And usually my birthday celebration carries on for several days. It's pretty dandy. I started off my day with a birthday phone call from my dear friend. My husband bought me a new laptop(!!!), and I should get some sewing time in. It's going to be a good birthday.

Happy 4th to you!

89 comments:

Päivi said...

oh, happy birthday.

Katherine said...

Happy Birthday, Amandajean! Sounds like your special day is off to a really good start. Best wishes for a wonderful day and year to follow.


Wow - I think now I wish my birthday was on July 4th... but then I guess all those benefits you listed would only work if I moved to the U.S. ;o)

NanaKaren said...

Happy Birthday, Amandajean! What a great day your birthday is on! Have fun with the new laptop!

Tine said...

Happy birthday!!
And happy 4th of July too...

Anita said...

Happy Birthday and fourth of July! I just love your blog.

Thriftin and Craftin said...

Happy, Happy Birthday AmandaJean. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I was able to finish the baby quilt in time. I'll post photos of the finished product soon, and leave you a note when I do. Eat a piece of cake for me. LOL!

Allison said...

Happy Birthday AmandaJean!

Quiltin' Jenny said...

Happy Birthday!

The funny thing is that I clicked through here from another quilt blogger whose birthday is today as well.

Have a wonderful weekend celebrating the 4th and your 33rd.

méri said...

Happy birthday and happy Independence Day to you ALL!!!

Tina said...

Happy Birthday!!! How nice to have fireworks just for you :o)

Denise said...

Happy Birthday AmandaJean. Thanks for all of your sharing on this blog.

Quilt Nut said...

happy birthday!!

Blondie said...

Happy Birthday!

LeeAnn said...

Happy Birthday! Enjoy the time with your family!

Frieda said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!
What a great day to be born on. Hope you and your family have a great day with lots of fireworks.

Danetta said...

Happy Birthday to you Amanda Jean!

Jeanne said...

Happy Birthday to you! There's always a party somewhere on your birthday and fireworks and barbeques and ... great photos, too. Especially love the birds.

Ann J said...

Happy Birthday, AmandaJean !! My birthday is also on a holiday and I agree that it's great having everyone celebrate with you 11

-dlm. said...

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday!

G'G'ma said...

Happy Birthday. Have a great day...a great year!! Love your blog and all the wonderful ideas you share with us sometime clueless visitors. Thanks for the quilt-a-longs.

Leanne NZ said...

Wishing you a very happy birthday

ENJOY!!!

Love Leanne NZ

Candace said...

Happy birthday to you and your sister, and I hope you have a great birthday holiday and enjoy the fireworks.

Sara said...

Happy birthday to you...and your sister as well. Have a great day!

~D Spack~ said...

Nice AmandaJean. Love the pix and Happy Birthday. Love your attitude about having a birthday in July, the fact that it is Summer would be hard for me, it's not my fav. season.

anne from finland said...

Happy Birthday and Happy 4th of July!

Lina said...

Happy Birthday blog friend!! So young! Have a fabulous birthday weekend.

Lina x

sulu-design said...

Oh, Amandajean! Happy 33rd. It sounds like your family and friends are treating you well on your special day. Enjoy it. Consider the fireworks all for you!

sarah, rsm said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMANDAJEAN!! You are in a palindrome year which is supposed to mean good luck all year through! Enjoy!

Sarah and Jack said...

Hapde Burfday!

trashalou said...

Happy Birthday from up here on the hill at Trash Towers.

amandasasikirana said...

lucky you having a birthday on the 4th. my birthday is also on the independence day of my country. happy birthday, amanda jean!

Jacquie said...

Nice way to start your birthday. I'm sure it will finish with a BANG! Happy Birthday AmandaJean!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Happy Birthday to both you and your sister...boy your mom planned that well ;o) Hope you have a great day!!!

lera said...

Happy birthday, friend (and friend's sister). I hope your birthday ends with a bang! (Oh, that was soooo lame.)

Mama Urchin said...

Happy day friend! Are you a twin or does your sister just have the same birthday?

QUILTEVA said...

a happy happy birthday to you.
love to stop at your blog everyday and enjoy it pretty much.
have a great day
eva

carolyn said...

Are you twins or is it an amazing coincidence? Isn't it great that most towns turn out a parade for your birthday!?! Have a great day!!

Brookside Creations said...

I hope you are having an awesome birthday! Raising a glass in toast to you from Mid-Michigan...

Caron

Chookyblue...... said...

happy birthday......enjoy all the special celebrations

Roxanne said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!! I'm so glad you are having a great day. (And of course your gift is late - sorry!)

debbiejune said...

Happy Birthday! It is my half birthday! Have a great weekend.

Reg said...

Happy Birthday!!

Hannies Annies said...

Happy Birthday!! You're a firecracker girl!!!! Happy Birthday to your sister too!!! My mother's birthday is today too!

Susan said...

Happy Birthday! My sister's birthday is Fourth of July too.

Shelli said...

Happy, happy Birthday, Amanda Jean!

And many happy more.

33? You are a BABE in the woods, dear.

Enjoy!

Pat said...

Thank you! Happy Birthday to you!!

Rebecca said...

Happy Birthday, from another 4 of July baby.

Rebecca

Heidijayhawk said...

happy birthday sweet friend! and we are nearly the same age! only about 6 weeks apart! beki over at artsy craftsy babe too! man it was a good year!

Maya Madhavan said...

Many happy returns of the Day!

Beth said...

A very happy birthday to you! Today is my husband's birthday as well.

Marianne said...

Happy birthday!

nicolette said...

Happy Birthday Amandajean!!

Mirre said...

Happy birthday! I hope you had a wonderful day!

house on hill road said...

happy birthday amanda jean! hope you had a great one.

Jackie said...

Happy Birthday to you and to your sister! What a great day you had!

QuiltedSimple said...

Happy birthday - hope you had a GREAT day!
Kris

MelissaS said...

It's my birthday too! Happy Birthday!

Marcia said...

Happy Birthday! How nice to have someone to share it with. Do you girls get together to celebrate anymore? Happy 4th of July weekend.

nclangs said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!! Hope that you have a GREAT weekend!!

Ulla said...

Happy birthday a little late! It was my father's birthday, too, and my "nameday", so we used to celebrate together.
I'm glad you joined in our Summer stash challenge and I'm curious to see what your quilt will be like.

Liz said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Sara said...

Happy Birthday!

Kat - Taylor Made designs said...

Hsppy Birthday Amandajean!
I wish you all the best for your 33rd birthday year. Enjoy yourself + celebrate!

Hip Mama Crafts said...

I meant to call you yesterday! Happy Happy Birthday!!!! See you next week? ~Hj

Alice Grace said...

Happy Birthday! Thanks for all you do for all of us!

HobbyMommy said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!

Kari said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!!! I hope you had a fabulous day. :)

Michelle Payne said...

Happy Belated Birthday Amanada Jean.

Jodie said...

I knew the 4th of July was a big American holiday - I just didn't realise it was in your honour ! Of course, it all makes sense now!
I hope it was great!

upstateLisa said...

Happy Birthday!!! I hope they had fireworks for you too!

Thimbleanna said...

Happy, Happy Belated Birthday CrazyMom! How fun that they do all those fireworks just for you!!!

Needled Mom said...

WOW....two of you with birthdays on the 4th of July. That is amazing. Happy birthday.

mariarrosa said...

Happy birthday!!!

Rebekah C said...

Happy Birthday! How fun that you were born on the national holiday :)

Valerie said...

Happy Birthday Amanda Jean! I guess this is your blogging party!

Em said...

Happy Birthday Amanda Jean! This year we celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary on the 4th of July - it's always nice to have fireworks for our anniversary! I bet it's a nice day for a birthday too! Happy Birthday!

May Kristin said...

A belated happy birthday! Sounds like you had a great day!

driftwood said...

happy happy birthday! hope it was a lovely day!!!

Helen said...

Happy Birthday!!!! Sounds like a lovely day!

Lay Ngoh said...

A belated happy birthday to you !! My children ( a pair of twins) were also born on 4th of July. So glad that they share the same birthday as someone as talented as you !!

Lay Ngoh
Singapore

Kirsten said...

Happy Birthday (a few days late)! What a great day to have a birthday and a long weekend too!

John said...

Hope you had a very happy birthday (& many more)!

Chara Michele said...

Happy belated birthday!

country mouse said...

Happy belated birthday!! How cool another July 4th baby :cD you and I have that in common...I'm a July 4th baby too. Glad to hear you had a great one.

a friend to knit with said...

what a fantastic day to celebrate your day!!!
happy birthday amandajean. hope it was fantastic.
and yay to your new lap top!!!!

pricklypearbloom said...

finally catching up. Happy belated birthday to you, firecracker!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

How did I miss this post!? Happy 33rd birthday. What a wonderful age 33 is. Young but mature. What a sweet day to celebrate every year too! Look at you too with 87 comments!!! My gosh. How fun.

Heather said...

Happy Belated Birthday! I've been out of town. Hope you had a wonderful day!

Aunt Spicy said...

I know this is very belated but Happy Birthday! I had to comment since it is my birthday as well!