Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy 1/2 Birthday to Me!!!!

I realize that the majority of the population observes this day as Valentines Day. But it is much more to me...today is my half birthday! I am officially 25.5 years old today. Happy day for me! I know what you're thinking, "who really celebrates their half birthday?" I'll have you know when I was 14 1/2 my mom threw me a surprise half-birthday party. It is probably the best birthday party I've ever had in my life - it was that good. And I NEVER suspected a thing! My mom is great because she knew I always got the shaft when it came my birthday parties. My real birthday is in August so having a party was not an easy feat. In order to have a summer birthday party you had to compete with everyone's summer vacations. So getting even half of the guest list to show up was a miracle. Not so with a half-birthday party. Fifteen of my friends were there to help me celebrate my 1/2 year - only two couldn't make it. I don't even remember what exactly we did - I just remember it being fun! I do remember cramming all fifteen of us into my mom's little Kia Sportage and having my other brother Brice drop each of my guests off at home, one-by-one. Thanks momma, for making such a fun memory for me!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm with you on the summer birthday thing...It stinks and mines at the beginning of the summer so I have the same problem as you,everyone is already leaving so no one came to my parties. I should start celebrating my 1/2 b-day too sounds like fun!
Andrea Hamblin

Kelsey said...

Shut your mouth! It is MY half-birthday today too, which I ALWAYS point out to people. That means... we are birthday twins!!! Oh that's so exciting, and happy half-birthday to you!

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you remember that day in 1997 as a great one! It was for me, too. I was soooo excited the whole time I was planning the party. I could hardly wait for the big event myself. Dad was a total sweetheart about it because he kept you busy while everyone was arriving and you could be surprised.

Let me jog your memory--it was a game from each of your best previous birthdays, a true "Academy Awards Celebration" including

Production with best design--'Perfectly Preppy Prom'

Production with best performance in a biographical production--'Panda Patter'

Production with the highest budget expenditure--'Tijuana Shopping Spree'

Production with the most original choreography--'Talented Toes'

I miss all those family birthday parties--and all the fun we used to have. It is crappy being on the "once removed side" from all of you now.

Love, Momma

Kelsey said...

In response to Wyatt's query: surely it is half-way forward to our birthdays.

lauren marjory said...

That's rad. Eric and I started celebrating 1/2 birthdays a couple of years ago, it's wonderful! There just aren't enough holidays in a year to use up all my celebrating skills. It's fun to find someone who shares the same values. =) Happy Belated Half Birthday!

hyker said...

1/2 Birthdays rock! Mine is the day after Christmas....and I always buy myself another gift.