Friday, October 4, 2013

So, I Made Brownies Yesterday...

Yep, I made brownies...

cause I turned 50 yesterday...

and ya just gotta have brownies if you are turning 50, with 7 kids, 5 dogs, one crazy cat!

Heck, just turning 50 alone warrents brownies!


It was a day just like any other day, except...

I turned 50 y'all!

My sweet kiddos made cards and my awesome 15 year old waited until I went to bed to make a birthday banner and hang it up for me as a surprise.  


He also made me the sweetest card that told me how much he appreciated all that I do and how I had  "kept it together" through all of our financial struggles.  I think his exact words were, "Thank you for keeping it together when we had like no money and I acted like a fool!" 

Fool - no
Teenager - yes


I am in awe of the young man that Christian is becoming and he knows just how to get to his Momma's heart!

Sweet Charlie wished me a Happy 50th and said, "you don't look it"

Um, yeah, he knows how to get whatever he wants!


Caleb wished me a Happy Halloween!

Yep, that's my Caleb!


Em and Lizzie always draw such sweet pics of us together and say things like, "you are the best" and "Mom is #1"!

Gosh these two are easy on my heart!!! 
Lucy and Maggie didn't quite get it but I did gets loads of kisses and giggles from those two silly ones!

Don't know why those chose to wear helmets when we walked the dogs around the block but now that I think about it...  it was probably a very good idea!
They sure did think it was fun!

Hubby was not here (sigh) but brought gifts tonight (more on that later) ...  and his sweet Momma to help celebrate!

I truly love my sweet Momma in Law and love being with her!!!

Believe me, I know how blessed I am!  


We also get to celebrate with my sweet Momma on Sunday who just happen to turn 80 this year!

Now, she really does not look her age!

So, all in all 50 isn't so bad...

So far!

I will try my best to work on some pics this weekend.  

Might just have to find a photo editing program that fades wrinkles away first though!!!


I am so hoping "they" are right and 50 is the new 40!

I think I am going to need that 10 years just to keep up with all these youngins around here...

that and a lot of brownies!


  1. As one who has been (0 since December, I know it is the new 40. Wonderful to have your moms around this weekend.

  2. I LOVE that your 50!! God has given you 50 amazing years! What a gift!! And look how He's using you! Amazing... going to rescue the least of these and give them a home and a family. So many people barely over 40 say, "I can't go adopt, I'm past my child-bearing age." Wa-wa-wa. You don't make excuses, you GO!! So thankful for you and how you take care of your sweet seven children!! Much Love, Happy Birthday!!

  3. Hilarious brownie picture!! And your sweet mother! She is beautiful and ageless. I see now where you get it! Happy Birthday! I hope you enjoy your special time with special family!!

  4. Happy birthday!!! 50 wow!! I say that to myself every day haha!!! I am still talking myself into believing 50 IS the new 40!!!

  5. No, 50 is the new 30. Speaking as a 55 year old. :) Happy birthday! Your mom is a great glimpse into what you'll look like at [ahem] 60!

  6. Glad to hear you had a happy 50th! Love the pic of the girls. :)

  7. No way you are 50! You look 30, tops. Wishing you many happy returns and may you be blessed a thousandfold for all your various kindnesses.

  8. Happy birthday sweet friend! Xo!

  9. Happy Birthday and your mother does look fantastic! I guess you have nothing to worry about!