Saturday, December 18, 2010

Happy Birthday Blog Party

Welcome...  to my party!!!
I love that you are here to help me celebrate my birthday, it is a busy time of year so I appreciate you coming so much.

I graced this earth one week before Christmas... 1948, 
(yes, there I said it, I know some of you were wondering)  and I have been trying to put my mark on it ever since.


Some things I am proud of - some things not so much. As I reflect for just one moment, I have just a couple of thoughts.



I think when you get to be a certain age, such as I, the thought crosses your mind, I haven't done what I set out to do! I haven't cured world hunger, been a missionary to Madagascar, wrote a book... ok, those might be a little high to attain but they seemed attainable when I was young. I just thought I would have plenty of time. 



Somehow my path took a turn and some where along the way I managed to, feed the hunger of 6 growing children, show God's love to people around me and the book, who knows I might still have time to do that.



 My point is that life is ever changing and that is the beauty of it, there is a brand new day every morning to do something special, you just don't know what God has in store next. Each day is a chance to start new again.
  Two things in life I try to live by...


Always wake up grateful and show mercy to others.




Now, let's get this party started!





So let's have a little fun, and take a journey through the decades... just for laughs!

The 50's

The 60's


 Highschool Graduation 1966



The 70's





The 80's



The 90"s




Well, enough of the laughing. Yes, I can hear you but no louder than me. Don't you love the red tie on my maternity dress and this orange linen thing I have on...ha!
 Ok... let's play
Just to explain again how the Birthday blog Party works, you link up your post at the end of this post. Each party guest has made a gift for someone special in their life and is posting it on their blog and explaining why and what they made... so be sure and visit all the blogs that are linked here. 
Then I will be posting on Sunday three people that I have chosen to receive my special gifts...




Handmade Angel Treetopper



Christmas Church




 Pair of pearl glass Christmas trees


And now my wish...
 I wish you all a very special Christmas and a year filled with love and lots of laughter. 


I also, want to say a big thank you to all of you who came today and made my day so special. This has been such a great year getting to know all of you 
and you have truly enriched my life.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart...
Blessings,
Rebecca

50 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Rebecca! I loved seeing all the pics of you thru the years...I'm pretty sure I had that same sweater in the '90s :) I linked my daughter's party...though nothing was exactly handmade, I decorated it to reflect my daughter's tastes....her party was my 'gift' to show her how special she is to us.

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  2. Dearest Rebecca,
    A big HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET.I wish you a wonderfull day and hope you are blessed with seing some of your children and grands :)
    I`m a 49`ner so I have had thoughts,too...time is flying, and what seem possibly when young, is now far away from possible!!!but you puts it beautifull--we still have the chance to start something new and maybe even better--
    Rebecca-I`m sending love and blessings your way.Thanks for all the sweet photoes-they made me have glad thoughts back in time :)
    Have a happy day,dear.- Hugs,Dorthe

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  3. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Rebecca! Thank you for Hosting this Special Birthday Blog Party... it was more emotional for me than I thought it would be... sharing and revealing a personal account of a hand-made gift presented this Christmas to a very Special Person and the story behind it. I never thought I'd be publicly posting something so deeply personal but I'm glad I did because it got some feelings out that I hadn't really faced or properly acknowledged. So thank you... for allowing me to contemplate it and express it in words and pictures. I Hope your Birthday is extra special, your Family Photos are precious!

    Christmas Birthday Blessings... Dawn... The Bohemian

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  4. Rebecca... I'm relatively new to Blogging so I linked my entry incorrectly the 1st time to the proper Post... so the 2nd Thumbnail called The Gift is the one that links to my story... sorry... I'm SO Tech challenged! *blush*

    Dawn... The Bohemian

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  5. Happy Birthday dear friend! I enjoyed seeing all your pictures, you have always been beautiful! Best part is, your as beautiful inside as you are outside! I'm so thankful we met when we did, you gave me a gift, and thankfully I received it with an open heart! Would love to play along, but don't have any pictures on my new computer. That's ok, I'm just happy I could be a part of your special day! Luv ya gal!
    Theresa
    aka:tot

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  6. Hi Rebecca,
    It's so nice to meet another 1948 baby. We are so special!
    I arrived at 11.55pm on the 25th, a lovely surprise for my Mum.
    Have a great time this Christmas.
    Hugs, Angela.

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  7. Happy Birthday my sweet friend!! Hope it's better than you could have imagined. I wish so many blessings through the year as you deserve this and so much more. I really enjoyed seeing the pics of you, no laughing I promise. I'm so happy to link up with you. Wishing you an awesome weekend too!! Merry early Christmas, T

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  8. Happy Birthday Rebecca, I loved looking at all of your picture's their just adorable!!! I hope you have an absolutely wonderful Birthday. I sure hope to get to meet you some day in person... thanks for hosting such a fun party... and hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas!!!
    Blessings~~ Daphne

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  9. Happy Birthday, Rebecca!!! What a wonderful post! I enjoyed the trip down memory lane with all those fab photos of which I can relate to the styles of each era!!! You, my dear, are truly beautiful inside and out! I hope you have a wonderful day filled with love, laughter AND cake!!!

    xxoo
    Marsha

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  10. HAH!
    You are too cute!
    Happy Birthday dear one!
    I hope you have a wonderful day!
    I will be thinking about you!
    The man says Congrats on the new starbucks fund you will now be receiving at the first of every month! (hee! hee!)
    WE LOVE YOU!
    hugs,
    Donna

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  11. Happy Birthday Rebecca.... love the picture of Jesus in the background when you are blowing out your candles... wishing you much joy and happiness!

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  12. Rebecca,

    I wanted to drop by and wish you the very happiest of birthdays! It has been a joy getting to know you through your blog. My hope is to actually finish one of the projects on my work table this morning and link up this afternoon. Thank you for hosting, I look forward to seeing the special gifts being made. Have a wonder filled Birthday!

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  13. Buon Compleanno Rebecca,
    perfect post for your beautiful day. You are a special person. You always find the time to visit us. Enjoy this day!
    Rita

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  14. Happy Birthday to wonderful you!

    I cannot link because everything I've made has either been mailed, given to recipients or is packaged with bows beneath the tree.

    But that will not stop me from sending you my very best wishes for the next year ahead. May it be a healthy and joyous year for you and yours.

    merry merry and happy happy

    xxx
    z

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  15. Girl, I do not think you have changed one tiny bit! Seeing the wonderful photos bring back my own memories, I'm not that far behind you! You have the cutest little nose, te he.
    Each year for Christmas I have something handmade to give as an extra little "love gift". Just depends on what the craft de jour might be.
    Have a wonderful Christmas/Birthday Week,
    love,
    Debra

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  16. Today is my birthday too , so, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you and me !!! Have a wonderfyl weekend. besos. Lilián.-

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  17. Happy Birthday Sweet Rebecca!!!! Thank you for sharing yourself with us today and EVERYDAY! Your kind words, your beautiful art and the love from your heart is just priceless to each and every one of us. You inspire us from the inside out and for that, I am forever grateful to have met you!!!!!!
    Have a beautiful and blessed day Rebecca!!!!
    xxooxxooxxooxxoo~

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  18. looks like a wonderful life!!! have a wonderful birthday!!!

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  19. Happy Birthday Rebecca, I hope your day is wonderful. I love your post, you are so beautiful inside and out. Thank you for sharing your wonderful life. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Terri

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  20. Happy Birthday....my first time visit with you, what a surprise to find it your birthday.....may you be blessed~Denise.......oh, I will return again, by the way!

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  21. Happy Birthday! It was so much fun seeing your photo journey through the decades. I loved the photograph of your high school graduation, great beehive!
    Have a wonderful day and enjoy your celebrations.

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  22. Dear Rebecca,- I linked your birthday on my blog--but mr.linky don`t work for me, sweet-don`t know what I do wrong---and it is ok-- my gift from you is a dream, so I think I should not be in your wonderfull giveaway,too.
    Love and hugs,Dorthe

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  23. I made it to the party after all, fashionably late, but I do so hope you have a wonderful day!

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  24. Happy, happy birthday to you! What a fun way to celebrate! Wishing you the blessings of peace, joy and love. Tammy

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  25. Happy birthday Rebecca.
    Such a beautiful post you have shared and you are adorable in each of the photographs. You are truly beautiful inside and out dear friend.
    My Mother shares the same birthday, 18th of December, with you. We have just driven 6 hours to celebrate my Mother turning 93 with all my family.
    Such a happy time to be with her, see her open her presents and blow out the candles.
    May all your dreams come true and have the happiest of days and a wonderful year ahead.
    I am so thankful for your beautiful friendship and all you share.
    Wishing you and yours the peace and joy of the season.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  26. Dearest R.E.,
    Don't give a thought to what you think you haven't done...'cause you've done 'em all.
    You are a witness to every one who comes in contact with you either through your blog or in person. If life is an open book and as the old saying goes, it may be the only Bible some people read...yours is #1 on the best sellers list. You are a testament to walking the talk...always. When people meet you, they can't help but see Jesus...the love shines in your eyes and by looking at these wonderful photos...always has! You feed my soul with your wisdom and prayers. I'd say you've fulfilled all your dreams and then some.
    Now on to the party!
    It's obvious from a young age you've always been good at "balancing" life. If I did a photo timeline...we'd be so in sync starting with the matching sister dresses, bouffant hair-do complete with spit curls, right down to the white disco suit (Eh,Eh!)! Goodness you were a pretty baby!
    I know you're not supposed to tell the wish you make on your birthday, but I'm so glad you did. It's the same one I wish for you.
    Happy Birthday!!! Thank you for sharing your special day with us!
    Many X's & O's
    Debbie
    P.S. It looks like ol' Santy Claus thinks he got his Christmas wish too!

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  27. as beautiful then as N.O.W.

    happy birthday
    Merry Christmas

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  28. ~♥HAPPY BIRTHDAY REBECCA... HOW SWEET THE SMILES..SEEING ALL THE PICS ~ I HAVE PROLLY MUCH THE SAME HAIRDO'S & CLOTHES, TOO, GROWING UP IN THE 50'S! ALL WERE TOO CUTE! HAVE A WONDERFUL B'DAY & A VERRIE MERRIE *CHRIST*MAS & BESTEST TO YOU IN THE NEW YEAR...I WILL BE IN TOUCH AFTER THE FIRST OF THE YEAR... I STILL WOULD LIKE A *STAR*, & SOME INFO...WITH GIFTS FOR CHRISTMAS, ETC... I WILL WAIT TIL LATER... ♥LOVE♥.LOVE♥.LOVE♥. YOUR ROOM... WILL POST ON THAT LATER, TOO... LOVEYA WITH HUGS & BLESSINGS, VIKKI ♥~ XOXO

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  29. Happy Birthday sweety! Boy love the chronicle of pics. YOu've come a long way baby! and btw you don't look like you were born in 48. No way!

    Running behind but I'll be back tomorrow!!!

    Love and hugs,
    Carole

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  30. Happy Birthday Rebecca!
    So sorry I was late getting the link up, but we had a few snow flurries here today so I was later getting out and getting all my errands done...so the whole day was behind!!
    I hope you've had a wonderful day! I adore all these pictures of you...so so sweet!
    Again....Many blessings and good wishes to you today!!
    Tammy :-)
    JUNK WILD

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  31. Happy Birthday NEW Friend!

    Although we've never met
    I want to take this time to wish you yet...
    Another Birthday wish
    Let's talk...let's dish.
    The day is yours to play
    Do whatever comes your way.
    Dance with joy, let your heart sing
    Romancing the evening surrounded with bling.
    As the lovely sentiments are sent with love
    Your keeper is watching from far above.
    Here's to you my dear
    With wishes for many a more year!!!

    My birthday gift too you Rebecca!

    xoso Sandy

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  32. PS.... I LOVE the red tie...omg was that back in the day or what? I'm ONLY two years older...46 would be my year. Have fun. xoso Sandy

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  33. Dear Rebecca,

    Thank you for hostessing such a fun party and HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope you are spending it with your loved ones. You are a beautiful woman, inside and out, then and now. Enjoy every day as though it were your birthday!

    Smiles,
    Judy

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  34. Sorry I couldn't join in today, but I wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed your post with all your wonderful photos. You always have been and still are beautiful.....both inside and out.

    From one December birthday girl to another I'm wishing you a Happy Birthday!

    Kathleen

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  35. Rebecca, you are a beauty in every picture, and I mean that from the bottom of my heart!!! From a darling baby girl to a beautiful light filled lady whom I love so much. I am in shock on the date that you were born though. I have just one question...where is your turkey neck? I am 55 now and I swear, mine hangs down to my knees. It's not fair!LOL! I loved going down memory lane with you. And seeing you at the different milestones in your life.
    I WILL meet you someday in person. I just have to!
    Happy, happy birthday to you sweet girl.
    Love to you,

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  36. Hi Rebecca,

    I was having trouble with loading my post today and now have your birthday party announced on my blog.
    Thanks so much for inviting me and I really hope that you are having the most special day.

    Hugs & many blessings
    Carolyn

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  37. Oh sweet girl, I so enjoyed reading all the wonderful comments your friends have left for your birthday. Our feelings for you are truly a reflection of the wonderful, sweet and beautiful (inside and out) person you are. I am so happy to be able to count you as my friend. I hope you had a fantastic day and will be blessed by many wonderful things in the upcoming year.
    xo,
    Karen

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  38. Happy Birthday, Rebecca. I came over to wish you a Happy Birthday through my friend, Debra of Talking Trash ..I have a sister named Rebecca. We call her Becky. She and I are 2 days apart and 3 years. We are like twins. So Rebecca is a special name for me. I hope that it has been a special name for you. From what I have read so far, it sure seems that you have been blessed. I wish you many more years of blessings. And I thank you for sharing your Birthday with others in such a generous way.
    Always,
    Troy

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  39. each and every picture was so wonderful. you are so lucky to have such great pics and fantastic memories and that winning smile! you haven't changed...
    Happy Birthday!

    Karen

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  40. Hello there Rebecca....!!

    I've just been visitin with Theresa & heard you were celebratin' your Birthday....I'm probably a little late with my CONGRATULATIONS due to the time dif but I hope it was a WONDERFUL day for you....I can see you had a LOT of visitors to share the occasion with.... :o) !!

    I hope the coming year is all that you need & want it to be....Whether it's curing world hunger, hading off to a mission in Madagascar or writing that book....I wish you EVERY success....!

    Cheers & MERRY CHRISTMAS from Australia,
    Tamarah :o)

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  41. Good Morning, Rebecca!

    I somehow arrived at your beautiful blog from Laura's place to Talking Trash and then here! So glad I did :)

    I linked up for your party and have already begun enjoying some of the sweet links here. Sorry I am a little late to the party.

    The pictures are precious and I send big Happy Birthday wishes!

    Looking forward to perusing many of your posts!

    Kindly, Lorraine

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  42. Happy Birthday Rebecca! Just reading all the comments brings a tear to my eyes.....I love adore bloggers, what sweet friends you have!!! Love all the photos through the years, recognize some of those hairdos!!!!!
    I do hope you had a wonderful birthday and wish you many more!!!
    Hugs,
    Margaret B

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  43. Happy Birthday Rebecca! Hope you had a special day and I enjoyed your photo journey. Great Photos!!

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  44. I am possibly too late, but I spent yesterday Christmas baking and forgot to look for your post to link up to! Here's mine:

    http://provokingbeauty.blogspot.com/2010/12/rebeccas-birthday-blog-party.html

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  45. oops, didn't see the linky thing. have done so now!

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  46. Happy Birthday Sweet Rebecca! I just love every single picture that you shared, they put such a great big smile on my face!
    i also wanted to come over today & tell you that i am having a little giveaway on my blog if you would like to stop on over.
    xooxo
    amy

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  47. Happy Birthday to you my dear friend!
    Wishing you another beautiful journey around the sun.
    xx, shell and the bunnies

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  48. Rebecca sending you the best birthday wishes and hopes for a even better tomorrow. I love your photos. It's so wonderful to reflect back on those memories. You are a blessing to so many and have touch the lives of even more. Hope your day was wonderful...Happy Birthday sweet Rebecca!

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