"...wE mUst bE thE chAnGe wE wiSh tO sEE iN thE wOrld..." K.G.


the magic of fire when one turns the big double nickel {55}.



yes, it’s all about moi.

as my 55th birthday comes to a close, I realize not only am I older than I was, but I should also be wiser as well. that’s supposed to come with aging, isn’t it? so now I await the wisdom to come along to hit me like a ton of bricks and let me in on more of life’s little secrets. I think I can sell them on e-bay and make quite a little bundle if I do say so meself. see? look how wise I am becoming right before your eyes.


{Nicholas and me}

my celebration was an all day affair. Diane took me to the Cine-dine which is going to the movies and being served dinner & drinks whilst you watch the movie. it was so very enjoyable to both of us that we decided we would go again some other time. I really, really enjoyed it.


{Alex and me}

then we came home and sat outside, it was 72 degrees here, sunny and beautiful… WHY you might ask? in celebration of me birthday, of course. IT IS ALL ABOUT ME.


this evening I knew Diane was up to summit but I didn’t know what she planned. turns out all my kids & Julian and my sister and BIL and niece came over. Diane started a pit fire and there was


a wienee roast, smores..  2 birthday cakes, and lots of good fun around the fire. Diane found some product that when you toss it in the fire, it turns the flames all different colors and it was SO cool! Julian was in awe!


{Emily and me}

I received many touching cards and a few things from family members. but I ate too much and now have a tummy ache. yes, it’s still ALL ABOUT ME but I wish ‘twas someone else that ate too much and had the tummy ache. any volunteers?


{Lily my niece, and me}

now the house is quiet and my company is gone… my special day is coming to a close. it will NEVER come again. I wonder what the next year has in store for me, although after what I have just lived through this past year, I don’t know if I’d want to know ahead of time.


{Denise my sister, and me}

I pray it’s better than this past one, and I hope to regain some of my work life back soon, if not all of it. time will tell. this, my friends, is the oldest I have ever been so far.


{Julian and me}


{Christophe and me}





Jabacue said...

What a party Chris! Good thing about stomach aches, they go away eventually. Yes, here's to a better year for you.....heading towards 60! It's a 'piece of cake'.

jo.irish.rose said...

toone, wishin i was there to celebrate, mostly to have my pic with you!! lol

it looks like you had a wiener of a birthday....pun intended.

hope your next year is a great and prosperous one.

glad you had lots of fun and friends and family. hope it was a special day, you deserve lots of them! love you bunchies. xxxxxooooooo

ChiTown Girl said...

I feel like I was right there, celebrating with you. Great post!! You're little JuJuBee is too freakin' cute!!!! And, those sons of yours.....SO handsome!!! I laughed to myself because we said before that we think Stud and Alex look a lot alike, and I noticed that Nicholas and Stud have the same haircut now. Too funny!

Happy birthday, again, my sweet friend!

Busy Bee Suz said...

What a beautiful birthday party!!!
All your favorite peeps were there. (besides me)
How funnnnnnnnn!!!!!
I hope that this next year brings you ONLY JOY. ONLY HEALTH. ONLY FUN. ONLY LOVE!!!! And THE WINNING LOTTERY TICKET!

joe said...

That alex is so damn cute.

joe said...

Sorry, but it's true..