I’m ALMOST 35!

I try not to share too much personal information on my blog, which includes the TMI kind {you know what I’m talking about, right?} and the kind whereby stalkers might be able to find-me-and-stalk-me-kind.

I’m about to share some personal information.

But don’t worry.  I’m not about to share the TMI kind {and if I ever do, PLEASE notify me so that I can rectify the situation}!

And since I don’t have even ONE good stalker I feel safe in sharing this one piece of personal information:

I was born on April Fool’s Day, THIRTY FIVE YEARS AGO.

I thought I’d have a hard time wrapping my mind around the fact that I’m almost 35, but you know what?

I’m not.

It’s just a number, and I’d take 35 over 18 any day.  Or 10 or 15 or  21 or 29.  I feel like my life just keeps getting better with age and if that means getting a few more wrinkles around my eyes, well, I guess I’ll take it.

My most memorable birthday isn’t even memorable to me, and I’ve lamented that fact for most of my life.  I was a part of, but can’t remember, one of the best April Fool’s Pranks in the history of this world.  I do stand by that statement, too.

Without going into all the juicy details, I’ll bullet them for you { bullet points make me feel so efficient}:

  • I was born a bit early; on the side of the road, in a truck without interior lights, in the middle of the night, by my dad.  Which means no anesthesia for my mom.
  • Did I mention the location was kind of in the middle of nowhere?  And it was snowing?
  • My grandma was the nurse in charge at the nearest itsy-bitsy hospital.  She may have been the person to order that I be sent to a larger hospital since I wasn’t, oh, BREATHING properly, which may in turn have set into motion the sequence of events which caused the ambulance to kind of crash a little bit.
  • Did I mention that I managed to pull this feat on April Fool’s Day?  And I don’t even remember.

If you had a memorable birthday story that you couldn’t remember, wouldn’t you lament that fact as well?

In the true spirit of giving, I’d be happy to send any of you my address should you like to send me a gift……….wait.  That’s not what I meant to say.  What I meant to say is that in the true spirit of giving, I’m about to share something special.  Against my better judgment, I might add, since it lowers my odds of winning.  Francesca and Kacey of Mayhem and Moxie are celebrating Fran’s birthday by giving away some incredible gifts.  I plan on making my own cupcakes with the Kitchen Aid mixer and displaying them on the cupcake stand, decorating for my own party with the Le Poppy Designs party decorations and having Mama Kat make me a funny book.  So, go ahead and enter, but know that I plan on winning ALL of the prizes.

It’s only fair seeing as though I am turning 35 very, very soon.

I’m giving away TWO full conference passes to the Casual Bloggers Conference AND a Tan in a Can this week. Don’t forget to enter if you haven’t already.

Psst.  I’m guest posting at Writing the Waves of Motherhood today.

About Angie

Angie is a CRAFT dabbling, recipe making, WORD loving, sunshine hording, book DEVOURING, Mama to a lot! She's kind of in love with Instagram right now, so if you want her attention, go find here there. {smiling}


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    “I feel like my life just keeps getting better with age and if that means getting a few more wrinkles around my eyes, well, I guess I’ll take it.” Agree! ^^

    Each of us has the choice (and chance, by God’s grace) to age gracefully. Advanced Happee Beeday! \(^-^)/
    .-= ~KATE~´s last blog ..Shoot Me! (3 of 52) =-.

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    I’ve been 35 for 4 days shy of 7 months now and I have to say it has been the best almost 7 mths of my life to date. I am quite looking forward to the years to come now that I made it past my “OMG I’m 35” phase! 🙂
    .-= Amy´s last blog ..More than Half Off a Six-Month Subscription to Six O’Clock Scramble =-.

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    Susie's Homemade says:

    Well, Happy Birthday in advance!! I hope you have a great one this year:-)

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    Kelli @ writing the waves
    Twitter: writingthewaves

    In a truck on the side of the road in the snow? Sounds like something straight out of a movie! I hope you have a fabulous April Fool’s b’day!

    And thanks again for your Fishful Thinking Thursday guest post! It’s up for all to see and you already have a couple comments. 🙂

    .-= Kelli @ writing the waves´s last blog ..WfulW – My bags are packed, I’m ready to go… =-.

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    Jennifer says:

    But wait, I’M going to win the mixer. But I promise that I’ll make you some cupcakes with it.
    .-= Jennifer´s last blog ..I guess that means I’m perfect =-.

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    S Club Mama
    Twitter: sclubmama

    wow, what a birth story. that’s awesome. I’ll tell you, you don’t look 35 …or you look awesome for 35, I’m not sure which. but you know you look great!
    .-= S Club Mama´s last blog ..24 =-.

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    35 eh? Still a baby.
    I hope you DO win all the prizes.
    Happy Birthday cuz.

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    I like this post.
    What ar eyou gonna do for your birthday on Thursday?

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    Cecily R says:

    I’m pretty sure you have the best birth story I’ve ever heard. To have it on any other day wouldn’t do it justice. UNLESS of course you’re going to come back on your birthday and tell us it was all a joke and you were really born in a nice hospital room with all the lights on. And then I would laugh. Because, you GOT me!

    Happy early birthday my friend!

    P.S. You can will all the prizes in the cupcake contest if I can win the CBC tickets…
    .-= Cecily R´s last blog ..Wordful Wednesday and 365 Week 12 =-.

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    If you have wrinkles, wear them like a badge of honor. You’ve earned them.

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    T Rex Mom says:

    That is an incredible birth story – your mom rocks! And your dad too! Aren’t you glad your children’s births were not quite as exciting?!?
    .-= T Rex Mom´s last blog ..Week in Review and Giveaway Winner… =-.

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    Twitter: bzmomma

    Wow! Not too many people can top your birth story, huh? It sounds like a scene from a movie!!!

    I have to agree with you and am glad to be in my 30s. Everyone thought I was going to freak out when I turned 30 (b/c I’m the youngest of 3 and the youngest in my close group of friends), but oh no…I was so happy to rid myself of my 20s!

    Anywho, advanced happy birthday to you (and my mom too! She’s an April Fool like yourself 🙂 ) Hope it’s a great one!
    .-= BZMomma´s last blog ..WW – Run/Walks 2010 =-.

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    Marla Hansen says:

    Well, almost Happy Birthday!! Love your birth story. Your poor little mama on the side of the road but what a cool thing for your parents to share.
    .-= Marla Hansen´s last blog ..Damn You Ernest Hemingway =-.

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    Allison @ Alli 'n Son
    Twitter: Alli_n_Son

    That is probably the best trick I’m heard.

    Happy early birthday! I’m glad that each year gets better and better for you.
    .-= Allison @ Alli ‘n Son´s last blog ..That Guy is… =-.

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    Happy Early Birthday! And with a birth story like that, I think you OWE your mom something on this day!! YIKES!
    .-= Jenners´s last blog ..Reading My Childhood Diary: Part 1 =-.

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    Your birth story has got to be one of the best that I have ever heard.
    .-= Jen´s last blog ..No One Asked Me?! =-.

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    I was born on Christmas-
    and my dad pushed my mom up a snowy hill in Bronx Newyork-
    on the other side of the hill was a barbed wire fence with ghetto barking dogs-
    and as the clock struck midnight my mom told my dad she felt like the virgin mary……….
    Cheers to holiday birthdays!!

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    Twitter: amberpagewrites

    Well, you did make quite the entrance, didn’t you? My parents know what day I was born, but they’re not sure when. It was either the morning, or the evening…one or the other.

    Whatev’, right?
    .-= amber´s last blog ..Top Ten Signs You’re Not Ready to Have Another Baby. =-.

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    Probably better that your dad’s truck didn’t have interior lights. You might have been an only child after that view. Happy (early) Birthday!
    .-= Stacia´s last blog ..Puke Week =-.

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    I don’t have a story– that I know of.
    And I don’t know that I’ll get around to entering the contest.
    But I definitely wanted to remember to wish you a Happy (early) Birthday!
    .-= jamie´s last blog ..When you have a little boy who does not feel well… =-.

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    Your life is one great story from the start! You really need to write a biograghy:)

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    jennyleite says:

    🙂 I wish I had a cool birth story or a cool birthday story but hopefully I will have something cool happen to one of my many more birthdays to come.

    Hope you are doing something fabulous for your special day!
    .-= jennyleite´s last blog ..Funny Ph(F)rases Friday =-.

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    Twitter: ErinsMiracles

    All right I am doing a good job on my stalking abilities huh?
    Okay that isn’t even funny! SCARY!

    Anyway…Happy almost 35th bday….I love my bday and like you said I’ll take this bday over any other! I’ve waiting a long dang time to be this old!

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    Thank you for not going the TMI route! Honestly, the things I read on some people’s blogs – they are either heave-worthy or make you blush. Just last week, someone had a drawing of her girly bits to illustrate the damage that occurred during her recent childbirth. Sheesh people, save something for the honeymoon!

    Anyway, I will share with you the birthday card I got when I turned 35. You’re turning 35? (inside) You know, people have been known to live for WEEKS after that.

    Really puts it all into perspective, doesn’t it?
    .-= Adrian´s last blog ..Running your own Thrift Store =-.

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    Ah, I remember 35. It was a great year. I hope yours is too! Happy (almost) Birthday!!
    .-= Arizona´s last blog ..Patterns I Will Never Sew =-.

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    Happy Birthday and April Fools.. to you!!
    I have a birthday in April also… spring babies we are!

    We all have a story… from the day were born.. amazing how
    it would sound if we put it on paper…..

    .-= sandy´s last blog ..Look at what came in the mail today…… =-.

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    Happy Birthday and April Fools.. to you!!
    I have a birthday in April also… spring babies we are!

    We all have a story… from the day we’re born.. amazing how
    it would sound if we put it on paper…..

    .-= sandy´s last blog ..Look at what came in the mail today…… =-.

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    Twitter: SteshaSims

    On the side of the road with “no anesthesia?” I would have refused to push. I’m sorry dear husband, but you’re just going to have to do this without me. I need to be knocked out.

    Question? When you tell people that you were born on April Fool’s Day, do they believe you…or do they think it’s a April Fool’s joke?

    Hugs and Mocha,
    .-= Stesha´s last blog ..Spring Has Sprung And I Don’t Want To Miss Summer =-.

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    Sera @ Laughing Through the Chaos
    Twitter: ChaoticMama

    That is totally crazy! And your mom is a rock star for doing that. I absolutely LOVE this post. I love that you just embrace where you are in life and that you wouldn’t trade it for anything. I agree that life just keeps getting better – wrinkles, shminkles, right?
    .-= Sera @ Laughing Through the Chaos´s last blog ..Balancing Acts {Book Review and Giveaway} =-.