Saturday, August 16, 2008

Turning 45 and a Giveaway

On Monday I will be turning 45......a bit of a milestone birthday.....halfway through my 40's..........and halfway to 90! Think its time for a midlife crisis(LOL)? Other than needing glasses for my aging eyes, a few grey hairs(maybe more than a few) and carrying a few more pounds(although significantly less than at my last birthday), I feel pretty much the same as I did at 20. In those 25 years, I think I've learned that I can't please everyone, not everyone is going to like me, and to trust myself and do what I think is right. I've also learned that it take guts to become a parent! Particularly now with two teenage girls! Parenting has got to be the hardest job out there and the most rewarding. Would I have changed anything in the past 25 years, probably,(I wish certain people were still here to celebrate with me), but I think have learned from each challenge and each one has helped me to put things in their proper perspective.

Birthday celebrations began last Sunday with a celebration at my sister's,my Mom has pictures on her blog. As my Dad's birthday is later this month we celebrated both birthdays, with a yummy dinner and cakes!

Then came presents:

My Mom and Dad gave me this jewellery with handmade soap that smells like Lily of the Valley.

My sister and her family gave me this lantern.

And my Grandma gave me some money for spending in the US, got to love that!

Thanks to everyone for the lovely gifts!

And now for the giveway, to celebrate my birthday, I'm going to give the 45th person to comment on my blog in the month of August something! It will, of course, be scrapbooked, maybe some notecards or an altered book. And I'm not far off 45 people already,so comment soon!


Kathryn said...

Happy soon-to-be-your birthday!! We can continue the celebration tomorrow! Have a great day today and I'll see you then, ol' gal :o)
(I can say that 'cause I'm older than you!!!


Anonymous said...

Happy BIrthday Rosanne!!
You look absolutely wonderful in the pic's at Sherry's, way to go girl!! I think of all the memories I have of you growing up and some of the fun things we did when you were a little girl. You have become a very beautiful person inside and out.
Auntie D

Joke said...

Hi Rosanne, happy birthday to you and to me too. I'm celebrating my 45 th. birthday on the 19 th. of august. We are allmost twins. LOL.
I wish you a happy day!

Love, Joke

Rosemary said...

Happy Birthday Rosanne
You are a delightful woman, just coming into the prime of your life I am so proud to say I am your Mother.
You are doing an amazing job raising your own daughters.
My hat is off to you for all you have accomplished so far . Can hardly wait to see the next 45.]
Love Mom

Stampin Cats said...

Happy Birthday!! Love the lantern you received. I love it, but it that would not survive in my house. I would have cats trying to get on top of it.