14 October 2011

Happy (almost) birthday to me!!!

Since I don't like to post on weekends, I'm posting this 2 days early. Hope you don't mind!

On October 16th - many, many years ago - this happened...

Yup, that baby up there is yours truly! I just couldn't wait any longer so while my parents were on the way to the hospital, I decided to just pop out while my dad was driving over the mountain. Luckily, the state police barracks were right down the road so they drove there and waited for an ambulance.

Here's the kicker:
The hospital charged my parents extra since I was admitted to the hospital instead of being born there AND
I had to be in my own nursery since I was 'contaminated' aka born outside the hospital!

In the past amazing 23 years, I've...
- visited all along the East coast and Canada
- been to Disney at least 7 times (I've lost count, whoops!)
- ridden in a hot air balloon
- traveled Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Lichtenstein with my German teacher
- sang in Carnegie Hall with a national youth choir
- become and worked as an EMT to help others
- adopted 2 shelter pets and given them the life they deserve
- flown an airplane
- met a man that in a little under 2 years I will call my husband
- gotten specific certifications to help animals and give them a voice
and I've met some really great people along the way

{some of the above will be the topics of later posts}

But without my wonderful Mommy and Daddy, I wouldn't have grown up to be the person I am today. So thank you for being the best parents in the world - I hope I've made you proud!

(skip forward in time because the pictures aren't scanned)

Let the birthday celebrations begin!


Michelle P said...

Happy early birthday!

Jess - PrettyPhysicist said...

Have a happy birthday!

Maggie said...

Happy birthday!! Is that wedding photo taken at Pier Village?! Beautiful picture :)

Courtney said...

Happy Birthday! What a fun birth story you have to tell!

Jennʻs Adventureʻs said...

LOVE THIS!! Happy early birthday -- or Hau`oli Lā Hānau from Hawai'i:)

Krista said...

That was so nice. Happy Birthday!!! Hope you have a great day!!! I actually remember the day you were born. Your mom didn't make the baby shower, because she was in the hospital after having you.

Sarah @ 90 Percent Blonde... said...

Thank you Krista! We actually have a video from my baby shower and my aunt talks about how Mom had me that morning and such then it shows Dad, Jen, and Bekki opening all of the gifts lol

Miranda said...

A little late but Happy Birthday...saw you went to Germany! I studied abroad there and absolutely loved it and miss it! :)