Thursday, December 30, 2010

40th Birthday and Thanksgiving Thursday

"Birthdays are a time to be thankful for the miracle of life."
~Mama Hen For my 40th birthday yesterday I wanted to go sledding with my family. I thought it would be a great way to get everyone together for a good laugh and a whole lot of fun! I love the outdoors and when it snows I can't get enough of the fresh air and the feeling of being a big kid again as I fly down that big hill in our backyard with my adorable Little Chick. My sister and brother in law brought me 40 beautiful roses and they really are stunning! Thankfully my husband just got out of the hospital and is resting. It was the greatest gift to know he could leave.
My brother in law and 40 beautiful birthday roses!
My sister and I.
This was a really big gift, because she really does not like being out in the cold snow.
Little Chick, her cousin and I getting ready to go down the hill.
Yes, in case you are wondering, those are kitchen bags on my feet under my boots.
They keep my feet from getting wet!
We sled so many times, I can't keep my boots from getting soaked. Ha! Ha!
When you are 40 it is all about comfort and not glamour!

The family together for a fun birthday in the snow!

Little Chick and I love looking up at the sky.
Today we saw a heart floating by. Beautiful!
Little Chick and I lying down in the snow watching the clouds.
If it wasn't for my beautiful mom I would not be here!
Thank you mommy!
For this Thanksgiving Thursday I am grateful for:
1.) Little Chick and my family
2.) My husband feeling better after ten days in the hospital and for the miracle of recovery.
3.) My birthday and having had an amazing first half of my journey here on Earth.
4.) For the desire to learn and want to grow as I move forward in my life.
5.) For all the fun things we can do daily that don't cost a thing: sledding, dancing, reading books and so much more!


  1. Glad you had a great day - and yea for hubby being home!!! Happy 40th!!

  2. So glad your husband is home, and so glad you had a lovely birthday!!! (I never realized how much your little chick looks like your mom. Both so beautiful!!!) HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR!!!!

  3. MamaHen,

    I am so sorry that I haven't been around in FOREVER...
    My sister told me about your hubby, and I am so glad he's recovering; I will be praying for him.
    Anyway, I wanted to stop by and wish you a very happy birthday!

    God bless,
    Miss S.

  4. Soo glad you had a nice birthday. You absolutely deserve an amazing year after the craziness of this one. Keep smiling Mama

  5. Happy 40th B-day! Sledding sounds like fun way to celebrate your birthday. glad you had a fund day!!!

  6. I am SO happy to see you had the wonderful birthday you deserve! Wow- 40 roses! That's so much fun! I especially loved the garbage bag boots. You might be onto something there and should get that idea patented! LOL So happy to hear your husband is home, too. What wonderful gifts!

  7. Sounds like a great bday! I am so happy to know that you're husband is home... what a great gift!

  8. happy happy birthday -- what a fun way to celebrate : )

    so glad your hubby is home ....
    and i need to use plastic bags on ella and zoe's boots!!! : )

  9. Looks like you guys had a blast. Looking great at 40, Mama Hen! Wishing you a blessed new year, all the best! :)

  10. Happy Birthday! I'm so happy that your husband is out of the hospital! It looks like you had a wonderful birthday. I went sledding for the first time ever yesterday! It won't be my last time. Happy New Year to you and your family! Candace

  11. Happy Birthday to you! It looks like you had a day of good fun and lots of love, this makes for a good birthday. Have a great 40 more :)

  12. Happy Birthday,
    lol, we have done the plastic bags in the boots, too. Sometimes it is cheaper that getting another pair of boots. Looks like you has lots of fun.

  13. God bless you birthday Girl.
    I've prayed for you often since the news of your husband being in the hospital and you blogging to let us know.
    God bless his continued recovery.

    Happy 40th year....Let the fun continue.


  14. Happy Birthday! I'm so glad things are getting better with hubby and it looks like you all had so much fun. Happy New Year! xx

  15. Happy Birthday Mama Hen!!! You're so it IS about comfort! It looks like you had a blast in the snow...especially when you and Little Chick are looking up at the much fun, magic, and beauty in those clouds. Happy New Year. XOXOX.

  16. HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAMA!!! looks like a wonderful day filled with laughter and love with your family...beautiful pics of all of you together having fun in the snow! SOOOO jealous of that snow day, wish we had snow just ONCE like that!

    Happy New Year to you and yours too and happy your husband seems to be recovering well :)

  17. Oh, I'm so glad to see you out and about - enjoying your family and celebrating together. And thrilled to hear your hubby is home and resting where he belongs.

    Wishing you all you hope for in the New Year, my friend. Health, happiness and family.


  18. Happy birthday!! Looks like you had a wonderful celebration. I'm so happy to hear your husband is out of the hospital, that's a nice gift! Your smile is so radiant, it's catching. And you look FAB for 40. :) xoxo

  19. Happy Happy Birthday!! It looks like you had a wonderful birthday, with the best presents of time and health given to you. I love the idea of putting trash bags in your boots - I'm going to remember that for shoveling! I have a feeling that 40 is going to be a wonderful year for you!

  20. We know it's serious when they keep anyone longer than five minutes in the hospital these days. I'm so glad to hear that your husband is doing better.

    And for you, happy birthday. You are so young. My father lived to be FIFTY-THREE years older than you are now. :-) So from that perspective, you can feel like a child. So fun to see the pics of your family and good times. Happy New Year Mama Hen.

  21. Wow, happy 40th! That is such a wonderful milestone and it looks like you created some great memories to mark it. What a wonderful life. I hope you have an amazing 40th year. love adriel

  22. So glad your hubby is on the mend. Happy Belated Birthday (you are young, you will get your energy back - you know how). Loved reading your posts. Take care of yourself!
    Happy New Year 2011!

    Alyzabeth's Mommy

  23. Happy Belated birthday! What a fun way to spend your Birthday! I hope this new year will be a great one for you and the family! One that is full of Joy and laughter!

  24. Happy 40th and Happy New year! :)


  25. as if you're not busy enough with all of the things going on in your life...I wanted to know how to give my Let's Move It Momma's blog a little makeover??! I am totally tech-challenged and have NO programs that allow me to be there ANY hope for me at all? I paid to have my McClellen Memories blog jazzed up, but not really in a place to spend money on my other blog right now...any suggestions? I'd love some advice from my bloggy friend, whose blog ALWAYS looks amazing :) I just want a better header-cuter font and things like that, and a signature???

  26. Happy Birthday! It looks like you had a fun day!



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