Friday, December 14, 2007

Birthday Blog Candy!!!

A really quick post since I'm at work, but today is my birthday!! Don't even ask how many years....but, yes, I woke up feeling each of those 16,436 days (when you count leap years) in my aching body. But the advil has kicked in now, and I'm looking for an excuse to throw a party! I haven't offered any blog candy lately so why not today???

Up for grabs is a $15 gift certificate to the Scrap Treasures store. Quite honestly, I'm tired of shopping and trying to find the perfect gift. So I'd rather let you pick out what YOU want! (and this way I don't have to force myself to go stand in line at the post office **wink-wink**)! All you need to do is post a comment telling me anything birthday related. Do you have any birthday traditions? A favorite gift you received? Some kind of food you love to have on your birthday? Anything!

Leave your comment before 6PM CST on Wednesday, Dec 19th, and we'll draw a winner shortly thereafter. I'll email the winner a coupon code worth $15 for ANYTHING in the Scrap Treasures store.....I know some of you have your eye on one of those yummy December kits.

Now....to share my tradition. Actually it's my dad's tradition, but I'm so happy he still does this. I've now been out of my parent's house for ummm.....28 years I guess. And every year on my birthday, the phone rings at 5:30AM. You see I was born at 6:30AM on the East Coast. Now I live in the Central Time Zone, but my 83-year-old father always calls me at 6:30 Eastern Time. I think 2005 was the only year he missed. Clark was 10 weeks old at the time, and my mom convinced him not to interrupt my sleep since I probably hadn't had much of it anyway with a newborn. LOL But that is why I never set my alarm clock the night before my birthday.

34 comments:

Melissas said...

Am I first to wish you a happy birthday? I hope you have a good one! My birthday tradition is to always have ice cream cake, since my birthday is in July. Thanks for sharing :)

Linda F. said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY....again! LOL! I think this is the 3rd place I've posted that!
Only a numbers-geek like you would tell us how many DAYS old you are! LOL!
How sweet to have your father call you every year!
No real traditions here. But all of our birthdays are within a week: Gary's is 11/14; mine is 11/16 & Karen's is 11/21! So we have quite a week!

Christina said...

My birthday was Dec. 8th!!!
Happy Birthday to YOU!!!

Sunny said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Rachel. nice and sweet tradition your dad has.

Missy said...

Happy Birthday Girlie. Hope it is a great one.

AS for a tradition. I think the only real thing that would be considered a tradition is that the birthday person always gets to pick what is had for dinner. It can be fast food, a sit down restaurant or something homemade. But it is completely their choice and no one is allowed to complain.

CandaceHNC said...

Happy Birthday, Rachel! Hope you have a special day! What a sweet story about your birthday "wake up" call from your dad every year.
Looking forward to meeting you in April at Scrap Etc.!

carolkm said...

Happy Birthday, Rachel! A birthday tradition growing up was that my mom would always prepare my favorite meal for my birthday. She made her own noodles, and I always asked for chicken and noodles! I hope that you get all of your favorite treats for your birthday!

Scrappin in my spare time said...

Happy Birthday To you..... I have a tradition on my birthday to take the day off and pamper myself in some way. My husband likes to send me to a spa.

Denise... said...

Happy Birthday! I think that is just the sweetest thing having your dad call you! Thanks for that...sure made me smile!

baronreads said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! You're just a spring chicken! Not old at all! How sweet that your dad calls at 5:30 am! When I was a kid we always chose our birthday dinner for mom to make and mine was ALWAYS BBQ Ribs! YUM! I don't eat them anymore since I don't eat red meat, but boy they sure were good! Hope your day is extra special!

Andi said...

Happy Birthday Rachel! That is such a cool tradition, although I don't know if I'd want to be called at 4:47 am when I was born. Our birthday tradition is to go out for a meal of choice. The last few years, I've picked PF Changs.

Chelle said...

Happy Birthday!!! I think the only tradition we have is going out to eat. Usually we go to my favorite resteraunt- Outback Steakhouse! YUM!!! (Plus I usually always get a gift certificate from my in-laws to go there) Speaking of, my birthday was in November so I still have my giftcard and I'll get to use it at the end of this month when we have no money left! :)

Jayne said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, RACHEL!! What a wonderful tradition of your Dad calling you at the time of your birth every year!!

Meredith said...

Have a very happy birthday, Rachel!!!!

Kelly's Artistic Journaling said...

Happy Birthday! I love the tradition of your father calling you every year - that is so beautiful! I don't really have a birthday tradition, unless you count asking my hubby to get me some cheesecake with Raspberry topping every year??? lol. I think I would like to start a tradition with my sons... I will have to think on it. Thanks for sharing.

Jen said...

What a fun tradition of your dad calling you at the exact time you were born!!! My family calls sometime during the day and sings happy birthday. It is so fun to get phone calls all day long from each of my family members.

Cathy said...

Happy Birthday to YOU! Hope you have a great one and get everything you want! Sweet candy you are sharing to celebrate with blogland. We usually get to decide the dinner or where to go. Plus we have cake and ice cream. You can't have a birthday without those.
Thanks for a chance.
cmeyers@hughes.net

Tejal said...

Happy Birthday! I think that is such a cute tradition you have with your dad!
I really don't have any such tradition, but yes a dark chocolate cake is a must. I've had it all these years..
Tejal

Andrea, said...

Happy Birthday, have a great day

Jan Scholl said...

December 14 was my birthday too. I bought my own dinner (pizza) stopped at HObby Lobby for a glass jar, exchanged my contacts for a better fitting pair and got super yelled at from Hubby about I still dont know what. Oh and I bought 24 jars of peanut butter. AND I have a bunch more years on you too. big whoop. When is spring?

Linda said...

My favorite thing to do on my birthday, is to going shopping with my daughters and then out to lunch somewhere that we have not been to before.
Linda Peterson
craftylin1968@aol.com

kmmiller said...

Hope you had a great birthday.

Mandiannie said...

Happy Birthday. December is my mom's birthday so every year for the past 3 years I've crafted a card for her.
She calls me on my birthday and I always make a point of calling her and dad on their birthdays too after all I am Daddy's girl.

Aggie said...

Happy Birthday Rachel! It's my ds, Steph's BD too. She is 15,705 days old, lol.
No traditions here either.
Aggie

scfranson said...

Happy Birthday, I hope it's a wonderful day.
Claudia
scfranson@charter.net

JenMarie said...

Happy Happy Birthday to YOU!
And today, the 15th, is mine! Isn't it a great birthday month??!!!
Um, no traditions really. It's a special day though, my husband spoils me: foot rubs, roses, balloons, etc.

Wife2TJ said...

Birthday's haven't been as much fun since we moved away from home. Usually me and my dh go out for dinner and celebrate. When we live back home my grandma's b-day is two days after mine so we would have a family party and celebrate both our birthdays together...I miss that. Thanks for sharing blog candy with us all! -Samantha

GinaP said...

Happy Birthday!!!! I think that my favorite birthday was when I was first dating my now-husband - he knew I had never had a really good birthday before, and he threw a surprise party for me! It was the best one I've had to date. This year runs a close second cuz he got me a laptop (which I just got yesterday - woo hoo!)!!

Cindy Vernon said...

Happy Birthday! I love getting ice cream cake for my birthday. It's the only time I ever eat it!

Linda SS said...

I hope your birthday was full of fun and surprises. You have a very sweet dad:) My birthday is nothing special because it falls in January along with my son's, sister's, Bro-in-law's, granddaughters, etc. We are so partied out that nobody really feels like celebrating:) We have a big party for my granddaughter, exchange some gifts amongst ourselves, and call it good:)

Angel Wilde said...

Oh.... what a sweet tradition you dad has! Happy Birthday... a few days late, but hope it's still going!

Lilian said...

happy birthday! i hope it is one filled with great food and a lovely time with family and friends.

for my birthday i love to have fresh strawberry pie or cheesecake instead of cake. :)

Jen Young (Pearl City, HI) said...

Happy Birthday Sweetie!!! Sooo cool to know that you share this birthday with my baby boy!!! We had a blast... celebrated this past Sunday (which I will blog about later), the pinata was a MUST... karaoking, and bar-b-qing.... das just local style!!!

happy birthday again....

hugs,
Jen

Lori Stilger said...

OH, GOSH, Rachel!!!!!!!!!! I'm SO sorry I didn't have a chance to read your blog before you were here Sunday!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :::sigh::: It's been like that around here lately.
ANYWAY. I'm SO glad you stopped by Sunday! It was good to see you after so long!!!!! :) Did you have a good time driving thru the lights at Bernard's?