birthday splendor on the fifteenth

May you live all the days of your life.
- Jonathan Swift

i'm shameless about my birthday
i love it

"I mean, what is an un-birthday present?"
"A present given when it isn't your birthday, of course."
Alice considered a little. "I like birthday presents best," she said at last.
"You don't know what you're talking about!" cried Humpty Dumpty. "How many days are there in a year?"
"Three hundred and sixty-five," said Alice.
"And how many birthdays have you?"
- Lewis Carroll

sweetie and sis created my favorite dinner

flowers adorned the table

beautiful smiles abound

Nearly all the best things that came to me in life have been unexpected, unplanned by me. 
- Carl Sandburg

my sister and hers sing birthday greetings

hugs all day long from little one

A man is getting old when he walks around a puddle instead of through it. - R. C. Ferguson

alison sent a treasure

cupcakes made from hands i love

a reminder

lovely fragrance that reminds me of my roses

Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest. 
- Reverend Larry Lorenzoni

music to remind me of my boy

and six months of who knows what we'll choose

beautiful little book to log new adventures

Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting; The soul that rises with us, our life's star, Hath had elsewhere its setting, And cometh from afar; Not in entire forgetfulness, And not in utter nakedness, But trailing clouds of glory do we come from God, who is our home. 
- William Wordsworth

lavender scented and sweet pedestal plate

gorgeous and fun

Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been. - Mark Twain

all that's left

gooey soft ready for toast

love on paper
"Lucky" bracelet from boys and wives

read and made plans before drifting off to sleep

these girls always come to my party

They tell you that you'll lose your mind when you grow older. What they don't tell you is that you won't miss it very much. 
- Malcolm Cowley

the lucky birthday girl

since i thought i was 57 last year

i think i'll be 56 this year

hate to be 57 two years straight!

  • Please don't retouch my wrinkles. It took me so long to earn them. 
  • - Anna Magnani

ready to post
never to forget

Grow old along with me!
The best is yet to be,... 
- Robert Browning



S. Etole said…
The very best to you for yet many more ... Happy Birthday!
alison said…
looks like you had a fabulous day!! i hate missing a celebration. we were thinking about you on your special day. love you.
cristie said…
thank you sue.

and yes, alison, you were missed. xox
Kirsty said…
I love that book you have! So pretty! :D
Oh, I love this birthday post! You are so much fun!

Alice has always been one of my favorite books and movies ever (when I was little I thought it was called Alyson Wonderland, that's where the love affair began). And Tim Burton made it even better! :)

By the way, Aug 15th is my son's birthday too! He celebrated number #11.
Deb said…
Happy, Happy Birthday to you Cristie! Love you and glad you had a great deserve it!
deb said…
so sorry I missed this!

Happy Birthday sweet beautiful Cristie.
What an outpouring of love ...

It would seem you are very appreciated. Oh my.

Hugs and love and wishes for many more days of celebrating life.
deb said…
(you don't have an email,
me ..
just a very tight hug and some tears

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