Thursday, March 10, 2011

Very Tired, Very Old, and (used to be) Very Cute

This post is brought to you as part of Jenny Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday.  Click the button on the right to join the fun.

I had big plans for today's Alphabe-Thursday assignment.  There were lots of wonderful V words I had in mind.  Each word would contain an anecdote about Princess to demonstrate how it describes her.  It was going to be cute and funny.

I hate to disappoint y'all, but I came home very tired from work.  In fact, I wanted to go to bed before 8:00 PM.  I'm making myself stay up until 9:00 so I can finish my assignment for Mrs. Jenny.  I can't stand it when I don't get straight A's.

Here I am after school sacked out on my brother's bed.  I must have been in 9th or 10th grade and he took the photo after putting his teddy bear in the picture.  I couldn't stand it when I didn't get straight A's then either.

I think I'm very tired because tomorrow I will officially be very old.  Some people are saying that 50 is the new 30.  I don't know who decides who makes the 'some people' list, but I doubt they have a clue as to what they are talking about. 

I've borrowed these pictures from Mom and Dad.  They are the first ever taken of me.  I'm 3 weeks old and it is Easter Sunday (April 2, 1961). 

As you can see, I used to be very cute.  OK, so my legs were spindly, my dress was too big, and I had a frown on my face.  But, I was still very cute!

I wish I had Mom's hat.  I love the netting on the front.

Mom and Dad,

Thank you for putting up with me the last 50 years.  I am very blessed to have you both. 

Love ya bunches,


  1. Your dad is a tall man . I like how he's holding you like a football sorta . Not your usual football hold anyway . Cute pictures . Goodnight !

  2. Hi! Happy Birthday. I'll say 50 is the new 30...cause I recently heard that 40 is the new 20 and that's where I am now!
    You are very blessed to have both Mom and Dad at 50 for sure.
    Enjoy the weekend!

  3. aawww....cuteness!
    Happy, happy birthday!!

  4. What a neat family, and I love the old photos.


  5. Love the photos! Happy birthday! If 50 is the new 30, that explains why some people still treat me like a kid. :)

  6. You think 50 is very OLD? Not!! just wait until you start collecting social security!!

  7. Very Happy Birthday.... maybe a day or two late now? I hope you got some energy back and were able to celebrate in style. My hubby is 50+ and still acts pretty much like a young 30. I'll be 40 soon and feel about 60, so we're quite a pair.

  8. Awwww...Happy Belated Birthday. 50 is definitely the new 30....and you don't look like 50 so consider yourself only like 40. Or 38.

    The pictures of you with your family are so fun! You are all lovely!

    Thanks for a vivacious stop on our little journey through Alphabe-Thursday's letter "V".


    PS. I'll believe the tired but I won't believe the not cute! I've seen your pictures and, girl, you've still got it going on!