Friday, September 5, 2008

Flashback Friday

Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. ~Samuel Ullman

Today I am celebrating the first anniversary of my 29th birthday and having somewhat of a hard time with it. Luckily, I have no gray hairs to report on and the eye cream, thus far, seems to be doing its job of "reducing the signs of aging." In fact, my life is pretty darn good. God is good and gracious and I am looking so forward to seeing what all He has in store for me during the next 30 years of my life.

Along with the photo below, I thought I would also include a couple of things that were written by my mom in my baby book regarding the year I was born. I also included some links for further reading (as if you have nothing better to do).

The World As It Was When Baby Was Born

(1978 - for those of you who are too lazy to do the math)

Latest Dance: Disco dancing

Big Names in Sports: Falcons doing well this year (for a change) - Greg Brezina, Steve Bartkowski

Best Movie of the Year: Grease, Heaven Can Wait, Star Wars still very popular

Best-Selling Books: The Thorn Birds

Fashions, Fads, Etc.: Ties for girls, big blouses, knee length skirts and dresses, cuffs slowly coming back as are high spike heel shoes.

Clockwise starting in the left upper-hand corner: my third birthday party (Strawberry Shortcake theme); I think this would have been taken in the summer of 1979, right before I turned 2 (but I'm not completely sure); this is a photo of me, my mom and my dad taken upon my arrival home from the hospital (Mom, you look soooo too, Dad).


Shawna Byrd said...

Happy Birthday! Great post!

Stacey said...

Happy Birthday!!! I turned 29 for the first time this year, so we'll see how I feel next year lol! Those pictures are precious. I look forward to your Flashback Friday posts!! They are really sweet!!

Amy said...

Happy Birthday! I liked the info from 1978 as that is my birth year as well. Oh, and I love the quote. I'm a quote person!

Devin said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Hope you had a great day!

Melinda said...

Thanks everyone for your birthday wishes. Turning 30 hasn't been so bad afterall : )