Tuesday, December 21, 2010

19 years ago today

19 years ago today I was handed this bundle that changed my life forever. We brought her home on Christmas Eve.  Best present I ever got.

Tonight we will all go out to dinner to celebrate and then to a girl’s high school basketball game where Beanie will meet up with her former teammates, all home from college. They will be coming back to our house to celebrate, over night.

Tomorrow her college friends will be arriving from far and near, joining with hometown friends to take her out to dinner and then back to our house to continue partying. I will be driving to Massachusetts to pick up one friend, meeting her half way from Connecticut. Beanie will be shuttling others from the train station. Her former boyfriend (they broke up when she left for college and he joined the military) will also be here. At least six of them will be staying over until Christmas Eve, because, you know, this time of year is not crazy enough.

I may be looking for a room at an inn.


  1. Happy birthday to Beanie!

    If you need it, my spare room is available.

  2. Doesn't it seem like just last week we were celebrating her pregnancy? Time is flying much too fast!

    Give my girl a big sloppy kiss from me,

  3. Happy Birthday Beanie!!

    You have an insane week ahead of you but it sounds like SO much fun. Enjoy your full home like I'm sure you will. :)

  4. They sure grow up fast, don't they? 19 years ~ whoosh!

    Happy Birthday to Beanie and Happy Successfully Raising An Awesome Kid day to her two amazing moms! I know you'll have a great, if exhausting, time with that houseful!

  5. Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter and happy birthing day to you mama. May it be a crazy, fun-filled visit!