1.19.2009

Happy Birthday to Me.. and Love For You!!!

Ok.. Today is my birthday!
33 years old!! woo hooo!!
So.. to THANK all of my faithful blog visitors
who always stop by and leave me such sweet comments..
I am giving away some

BLOG CANDY for YOU!!!

Here is what you need to do...
Leave me a comment telling me about your
FAVORITE BIRTHDAY memory..
OR
about the BEST Birthday present you ever received!!
***I will draw randomly for 3 winners!!***
i will post the winners on Tuesday!
Here are the PRIZES!

Some of my
FAVORITE STAMPS from UNITY!! Martini Glass..
love this one!
sooo great for those 'out on the town' photos!


Big Polka Dot Cupcake
this is so cute!!
perfect for any party theme!!



Scrappy Flower
i don't even OWN this one yet!!
You'll have it before ME!!

Hope you have a
WONDERFUL MONDAY!!!!!!!!




97 comments:

De said...

Happy Birthday Brooke! I would have left you a comment regardless if there was candy or not!!! But what a nice give away to celebrate YOUR day!!!

I think my favorite childhood birthday memory is all the wonderful birthday parties my mom used to throw with all my neighborhood friends and classmates. Nothing grand... no ponies or clowns, but just simple, fun parties with my friends It's endearing to look back at the years of photos and remember... thanks Mom!

Enjoy your day Brook!

Robynccgirl said...

Happy Birthday!!! My favorite birthday when I turned 10. I think it was my first party with just my friends. I have two siblings with birthdays in the same month and we always had ONE party for all of us until this year. It was so much fun! It was a sleepover but I don't think we ever slept! I don't think I had any other friend parties after that year either!!! LOL!

What's your favorite birthday memory Brooke? We would love to hear it!

Jacqueline said...

Happy Birthday Brooke!!! Wow you are the sweetest giving blog candy out on YOUR birthday, you are a sweetie!!! My favorite birthday memories is when my mom hired this woman who dressed up as strawberry shortcake(5th birthday) and a cabbage patch doll(8th birthday), she was awesome, her company would bring a cake and she would play fun games and would sing for me and my friends. Oh the memories of those days will last forever, my mom always tried to give me the best birthdays!
Thanks Brooke for the chance!

naomi Choikr said...

Happy Birthday Brooke!!!!!!

Lisa F said...

Happy Birthday Brooke!

My favorite memory was when I was 8, I got to take a group of boys and girls swimming. My birthday is in the summer, so we swam and had popsicles! I think we all got burnt, but we had a lot of fun!

jpmayo said...

Happy birthday gorgeous friend of mine!!!

Have the greatest day EVAH!!!!
Love ya!

Joy said...

How sweet are you giving away stuff on your birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My favorite birthday memory was the year (I was 13) that my mom rented me and my friends a limo and we went riding around town alllllll night....we thought we were hot stuff!!!!!!!!! It was sooooo much fun!

Tessa said...

Happy Birthday chic!!!!!!! Hope it's fabulous! I turned 30 this year and we went to Dave and Busters - it was soooooo fun!!!!

Tracey said...

A very happy birthday to you Brooke!! I hope you have a fabulous day!! My favourite birthday memory has to be my 30th - it was the day I found out I was pregnant with my baby girl!! Best gift ever!!!

Michelle (mla1111) said...

Happy Birthday Brooke! I hope you have a great day.
A favorite birthday memory of mine is a childhood pool party and also when my mother made me a special homemade chocolate strawberry shortcake.

Ashley said...

Happy Birthday Brookie!

I think my best birthday was just this last one, my best friends who live far away were here to celebrate with me, I had my little Brady muffin there who just had a ball, and I was just very content in that day. :)

Jess said...

Happy Birthday, Brooke! Hope it is a good one! My favorite memory is a general one that I got to pick out my favorite birthday dinner for my mom to make me . . . I picked her homemade lasagna nearly every year, which she cooked, even though my birthday is in August and it meant the oven made the house super hot!! I think she was secretly relieved the year I asked for my grandpa to grill his famous hamburgers instead. :-)

HapEMomE said...

Brookie! Happy birthday, girl!!! I hope you have a wonderful day and get totally pampered! :) ((HUGS))
~Chels

Brenda said...

Happy Birthday Brooke!!! I hope you have a wonderful day and all your wishes come true.
My favorite birthday present is from two years ago, my son (16 at the time) bought me a double weeping cherry tree. They are so beautiful and I had been wanting one for a long time. I have to admit I cry some happy tears.
Thank you for the chance to win some great stamps!! Unity rocks!

Karen said...

Happy, happy, Birthday! Have a fun filled day!!

Anonymous said...

I hope you have a wonderful Birthday, Ang and I are so happy to have you as our friend, and a Unity peep. CHA here we come HIP HOP MagtheUNITYman

Kerry said...

Hope you have a wonderful birthday Brooke!!! One of my favorite birthday memories is when my whole family decided to have a whip cream fight! We all brought cans of whip cream, went outside and went after each other with it...it was a blast and a memory I will hold onto forever!

Jessica said...

Happy, Happy Birthday Brooke!!! Have a WONDERFUL day!!!!

Favorite birthday memory was last year when my mom and I got to go for a whole day of stamp shopping at our favorite stores. Just a fun day spent together.

AJ said...

not posting for blog candy- don't count me!!!

just wanted to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!

Emily said...

My 24nd b-day, because I found out I was pregnant...which also happens to be my favorite present!!!! I still need to book a party bus, that is my favorite b-day I've been too :), thanks for the chance, I love you creations, pictures, and your stories!!!

Emily said...

oooppps...I forgot to wish you a very, VERY HAPPY B-DAY!!!!! ps you don't look your age you look in your 25's....

Jenn said...

What a sweetheart giving away gifts on her B-day! My favorite birthday was the week before delivering my beautiful baby girl. I just knew I was going to be getting the best birthday present ever that year! (my birthday s the 20th and she was born on the 28th)

(on a side note, my other daughter was my best mother's day present ever last year! lol She was born may 6th!)

Lindsay Spencer said...

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday dear Brookie,
Happy Birthday to youuuuuuuuu. :)

Valerie G said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you have a wonderful day.

It's hard to pick a favorite birthday, but one that sticks out was when I turned 12. I almost didn't get to have a party because it had been snowing so much. I had 3 friends over and we played games ate cake normal birthday party things. The part that was the best was around midnight we all put on our winter apparel and went outside. It was so pretty with all the fresh snow.

Tanis said...

Happy Birthday (AGAIN!!) Girlie!!!

Hope your day is going PERFECTLY!!

My fav memory/present is when I turned 7 and my parents got me a ukelele. I still have it and play it....
Can you say music geek??

THANKS for sharing on your special day :)

Michelle (aka mybelle101) said...

Happy Birthday, Miss Brooke!! (Not only do you and Angela look like sisters separated at birth, you also have b-days only a week apart! crazy!) I hope your day and the coming year is full of every wonderful, good, perfect thing! {{HUGS!}}

Summerthyme Studio said...

Happy Happy Birthday!!!!!!

Hope you have a wonderful day!!!!

Hmmmm I have lots of Happy Birthday Memories, but probably the funniest thing is that when my son was little......he would tell people that I was celebrating my 25th Birthday........for several years in a row.........Why Funny?? I was 32 when he was born!!!

Vicki

Cherie said...

Happy Birthday Girly! My favourite birthday or birthday gift? It would probably have to be my birthday last summer. A friend of mine surprised me by completely decorating the heck out of my house (she has a key) and then treating me to dinner, a pedicure and a big ole tub of ice cream. Hope you have a fantabulous day!

FibreJunky said...

Happy birthday, Brooke!!

My very favourite birthday memory would be the year I turned 25. I was 8 days overdue with my third child and scheduled to go in for an ultrasound to check fluid levels two days later, with the potential for induction at that time. Instead, I went into labour on my birthday.

I still tease my daughter about waiting to get serious about being born until after midnight just so she could have her very own birthday, but spending the latter part of the day knowing I was going to be meeting my new baby was an amazing feeling - and she was the best birthday present ever.

Renee' Morris-Dezember said...

Hope you are having FABULOUS day!!! Happy Birthday...my most memorable Birthday would have to be my 21 Run :D

karen said...

Happy Birthday Brooke!

My best gift ever... I love brand new white athletic socks. I've always said, someday I'll be rich enough that every day I can wear brand new socks. I always have a good day in brand new socks. My birthday is in the summer, as you know and my brother's is the day after Christmas. One year, I guess he had forgotten to give me a gift in the summer, so under the Christmas tree was a birthday gift for me. I opened it to find 2 packages of white crew length athletic socks. I looked at him a little confused and he said, "I just gave you 12 good days."

Super.

Angela said...

Happy Birthday to the sweetest 33 year old I know! You are one amazing woman and I don't know how you do it all. I do know that I appreciate it so very much - THANK YOU!

Tink said...

Happy Birthday!!!

My favorite birthday was the last one I spent with my sister, she gave me a stuffed bear and she hugged me and told me she Loved me, her big sister!

Sonda T said...

Happy Birthday Brooke!! Love the slide show. How fun!! Hope your day was marrrrrrvelous!

Aunt T said...

Happy Birthday to you! My favorite birthday memory (actually memories) were those birthdays I celebrated with my sister. We were two year and two days apart and until we went off to college we shared our birthday celebration every year after she was born. She passed away in 1999 and I miss those days!

I wish you a year of happiness and good health.

Teresa

stampmonkey said...

Happy Birthday, Brooke! My favorite birthday memory is when I turned 10 -- my mom was into decorating cakes and so she made a really cool cake for me that had all sorts of little LPs on it (you're too young to know what those are, but they're what song recordings used to be on LONG before they made their way onto CDs -lol), and a dance floor with some people posed to be dancing on it. I also had a slumber party with a lot of my friends that night. Great fun for a 10-yr old! Hope your bday today is just as special to you as my 10th was to me. (And thanks for giving us the chance to win these awesome stamps!)

Andrea said...

Happy Birthday! My favorite birthday was when I turned 21 - I partied at 12:01AM when I had just turned 21 until the bar closed at 2:00AM then went to school then went back out that night! FUN!

andrea murdock said...

happy happy birthday!!!!!! I really enjoyed my 33rd year (turn 37 in April) and I hope it's an awesome year for you too! My fave birthday memory was when I was younger and we didn't have much money and my dad had converted my old, not cool at all bike into this fantastic white and red creation with streamers from the handlebars and everyting! I absolutely loved that bike and the pure joy I got when they wheeled it out to me.
Hope you also get some wonderful birthday memories this year

Cathy said...

Happy Birthday to you,
I would have to say my birthday memory was a childhood summer party when my mother invited several of my friends without me knowing and she made me a special angel food cake and decorated so pretty. We went swimming and had lots of games to play.

Teresa N. said...

Hope you had a wonderful birthday Brooke.
The way I look at it all 45 birthdays I have had were special...lol

Nicole said...

Happy happy Birthday! My favorite birthday? MMMM, probably my first birthday after my son was born. Which would have been my 27th birthday last year. Hope you had a great day!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

My favorite birthday gift was feeling my baby move on my special day..... everyone said it would happen soon, soon they kept saying and sure enough...she waited to give me the most amazing birthday gift EVAH!!!

Happy Birthday!!

Stephanie Niavez said...

Oh, I have 2 favorite birthday memories. So, I gotta tell both. The first was a little surprise party my hubby threw for me, a month early. I was scheduled to have jaw surgery at the beginning of my birthday month and was not gonna be able to eat for 6 weeks. Well, one day I came home from work (3:30 in the afternoon) and a few of my closest friends jumped out at me. My husband had even picked out a Tinker Bell cake for me.

The next was just last year for my 30th. No one can ever seem to throw me a surprise party (except for the last one, so I thought). Anyways, me and a few girls had been talking about going for margaritas for weeks. We had planned a day and I got a sitter for after work. Well, it was a surprise party at the local Mexican restaurant. It was great and tons of people from work were there, and even my close friend flew in from Florida to be there. It was great!!!

liannallama said...

Happy birthday to you! I remember when I was a little girl I could pick what kind of cake I wanted and mom would make it into a "barbie-doll" cake where you stuck a doll in the center and the cake was her fabulously decorated dress, LOL! Those were the perfect and simple days with a small party and good times!

Jackie said...

Happy Birthday Brooke! I hope you had a great day all about YOU! Not sure what my favorite Birthday present was, but when I was in high school my mom brought me to Hershey Park, PA to see my favorite group at the time Hanson. Not ony was it a great road trip and a great concert, but a wonderful weekend with my mom all to myself!

Bunny B said...

Just stopping by to say "Happy Birthday, Brooke!!"
(No need to enter me for the candy)

Parker and Emma's Mom said...

Happy Birthday!

My favorite memory was in 1st grade and I got to have a big bday party with all of the kids from school. We played Dukes of Hazzard with our basset hound!

Kim said...

Happy Birthday, girl!!! My craziest birthday gift, but most practical, was a new set of tires for my car when I turned 22. Couldn't afford them myself, so got them for my birthday!

Anonymous said...

My birthday was the only day my parents did things totally for me. I got to choose what we had for dinner, what kind of cake and frosting I wanted - and I got to lick the cake mix and frosting bowl all by myself (if I wanted to). Since I had several siblings, this was a treat. But I usually found myself unable to keep the licking all for myself and had to share anyway.

Happy Birthday to you... hope your day is special.

Swedie

Anonymous said...

My favorite birthday memory is when my dear husband Robert planned a birthday party for me with my dear friends. It was great he made my 40 birthday very special.
Yvonne S
Alberta, Canada

NoraAnne said...

Have a HAPPY HAPPY Birthday! I just want to say that I just recently discovered Unity and I am amazed at all of the talent I see :) Thanks for the inspiration!!!
My favorite birthday memory is not from one particular year, but from all of my birthdays and getting a morning phone call from my mom who always made me feel so special :) Last year was my first birthday without her and I miss hearing her voice wishing me a happy day.

Maynes-Watt-Hayes Family said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIRLFRIEND!!
I'm having a margarita for you right now! (Seriously) and i may have more... :) lol
My Favorite Birthday memory would have to be when i was in 6th grade and my and my twin sis (I always have to share my birthday too!) was when we go matching leotards!! (snaps at the crouch in all!) and shorts to go with it. and to top it off "Roller Blades"!! he were so cool! lol
But prob the most fun was my "21 Run"!! :)
Hope you had a Great Day!
natalie

Anonymous said...

By the way Brooke,

Happy 33rd Birthday.

Yvonne S

cathygalloway89 said...

Happy birthday Brooke!!
My favorite birthday present was the heart shaped ring my daughter gave me for my birthday last year.

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Happy Birthday Brooke! You look like your 23 and not 33! I have so many great birthday memories but the best childhood birthday present I ever received was a BIG WHEEL! My grandpa got it for me and I literally wore the wheels off that thing! Enjoy your day!

greenc said...

Happy Birthday!!! When I was a child, school started after Labor Day. Since my birthday is Sept 4 school always started either on my birthday or somewhere close to my birthday. Now I'm a high school teacher and this year all throughout the day, the students left messages to me on the board. I took a picture of it because it was so neat. It's a birthday gift I'll remember for quite a while...or at least until next year! Have a great day! Cathy

Keelianderson said...

My favorite birthday memory is when I turned 30 and my husband threw me a surprise party!

I hope you have a great birthday!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Happy, Happy Birthday Brooke!!!! You deserve a fabulous and sweet celebration!!!!!

My favorite memory is just having fun with my friends when I was 10 at a Pizza Place.........it's one of my few actually happy childhood memories!!!

Shaela said...

Happy birthday! My BEST birthday gift ever came 2 Christmases ago (it was a BIG gift: Christmas and birthday combined since my bday is in January). I LOVE to play the piano but since getting married haven't owned my own. Well, my wonderful parents bought me a full size electric piano to keep in our apartment - I was so shocked!! I screamed and cried and screamed and cried, it was wonderful. :)

Lesly said...

Happy Birthday! I don't think I remember being as young as you, but I'm sure I was once. Last year was my 50th birthday and it was FABULOUS! I teach ballroom dancing and we had a dance where about 50 of my dance students showed up and we danced until the wee hours of the morning. Have fun today!
Lesly

Kacey Elliott said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you had a fabulous day! Birthdays should still be special even in your thirties :-) My best present ever came when I was 6 mnths preganant with my first child. My husband decided that we need to get away for a relaxing weekend at a Bed & Breakfast, it was a total surprise to me and he thought out every detail. It was the last time we went away just the two of us (my son is now five). I cherish it now and until we get to experience "alone" time again! :-) P.S. I love your Playlist song, it brings back college memories!

Laura said...

The best birthday present I ever got was kitty toys... which seemed silly when I first opened them (since I didn't have a cat!), but it was soon after my fiancee moved in with me, and he wanted me to get the kitty that I always wanted, so he bought me the cat toys, and then he took me the next day to the animal shelter where we brought home TWO (!!!) kitties.

Happy Birthday Brooke

Alena said...

Oh wow!! I wish I was 33 again. I didn't have cancer then. I'm 38, and trying to make it to 40. So, a big Happy Birthday to ya!! Ummm, lets see.......I would have to say my favorite birthday was when I was 8, and my Mom had gone all out and made her famous gingerbread cookies and cupcakes and I had all of my friends over, and I actually remember getting a pink, cat shaped bottle of bubble bath that I flipped out over. After that, my parents got divorced and life as I knew it was never the same.

Thank you for the wonderful blogging that you do.

Hugs,
Alena :o)

Janet S said...

You are still a young thing! Wait until you get to be in your *cough* mid 40s! Actually I love the 40s. As for my best birthday present, it has to be the surprise 40th birthday party that my hubby and friends threw for me. My hubby even prepared a powerpoint slide show of my life with pictures from all stages of my life. He went to so much trouble to do it without my knowledge. He is the best! Thanks for a chance to win some awesome blog candy!

marla said...

Happy Birthday Brooke!! My favorite birthday was the one where I got my very first brand new bike.

Shanna Fudge said...

Happy Birthday Brooke!!! My Best Present even would be my puppy Mya. I got 3 years ago April and I love her even more today then the day I got her!!! PS you share the same birthday as my little brother.

Latisha said...

One that stands out as a special memory, was when my husband was on his first deployment in 2001. I actually was in Scotland visiting him when 9-11 happened and that visit was cut short, not to mention I lived really close to NYC and there was little if not any communication with him during this time. The deployment was coming to an end of the 6 months, and I was in a town with no family and not too many friends. I didn't expect anything from anyone on my birthday, except a few sloppy kisses from my babies, and maybe a phone call from my great grandma. I was perfectly content with that because my husband was due to come home the day before Christmas, so that would be my birthday present was to see him. Anyhow, well that day my door bell rang and it was a florist with this huge bouquet of Tulips (fav flower) with a hand written note from my husband and chocolate! Then later on, my door bell rang again, and it was UPS with packages from Victorias Secret (no undies or bras lol) he had picked out some really pretty sweaters from the catalog online when they were in a foreign port and had it set to be delivered on my birthday. I was just so shocked that he had arranged before he ever left on the deployment with a florist to deliver flowers on my birthday, then to get a gift too was just amazing. Its little things like that, that make you feel appreciated.

I hope you had a wonderful birthday spent with your kids and hubby. I know you are getting ready to leave for CHA, so have a great time in California! If you happen to see an In N Out Burger, you must eat there, it kind of looks like a fast food place, but seriously they have the best burgers EVAH! Get some good Mexican food too!

Latisha said...

ok I just realized I wrote a book LOL sorry >"<

Marcy H. said...

Happy Birthday Brooke, Hope you have a great one..

My best birthday memory would be for my 29th birthday my husband surprised me with a family party.
To celebrate he thought he would throw me off doing it for my 29th instead of my 30th. Boy he sure did surprise me. He also presented me with diamond earrings.

I am now 46 years old & married 23 1/2 years to by Best Friend. That is still the best birthday memory.

Marilyn Hitterman said...

HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BROOKE! Wow! a whole 33!!! My 30s were my favorite - I'm 63 now and I can truly say I'm glad I am. My favorite birthday present was a note from my husband saying "Go pick out your puppy!" This was many years ago and we had had to put to sleep our old dog. I've always had a dog, usually two at a time, so the house seemed empty to me even with 4 kids around. My husband had always gone along with just about everything I did or wanted to do, but he dragged his feet about this - why, I don't know. So when I opened this note, I was super excited and thrilled and went to Humane Society the next day!!!

Laurie in MN said...

Happy Birthday Brooke. The weather warmed up and the sun was shining to celebrate your birthday and your son's and MIL's birthday.

I have many happy birthday memories but the first one that came to mind was when my brother showed my friends the crabfish he caught from the nearby creek. We hung outside and played with the crabs. We hung them from our hair. We would choose a crab and have them race. Just silly fun with a lot of screaming and laughing.

Ravengirl said...

Happy Birthday Brooke! My favorite birthday present had to be the engagement ring I got the day (1 day) before I turned 30! I was so worried about being an old maid!!!

Shemaine said...

A big happy birthday Brooke!!! And not just cause you are giving something away. instead I am wishing you the best birthday because you are the sweetest chick eva!!! Hugs!

Lori a.k.a. eeyorestayl said...

Happy Birthday Brooke! I love coming to your blog and checkin' out all your cool creations!!! My favorite birthday memory is my fifth birthday. My mom amd dad threw a big party for all my little friends and family. We had a pool table and mom covered it with a tablecloth and that was our table - so 20 five year old kids stood around it and sang to me and we ate cake!!!

Colleen said...

Happy Birthday! I guess I would have to say the best birthday I ever had was February 11, almost 10years ago. I was in labor with my twin boys. Yes, it was 36 hours of labor, but we prayed for over 5 years for babies, twin babies and we got them. The boys were born on just after midnight on February 12 so we don't share a birthday. But that day will hold a very special and magical day for me!

Happy Birthday Brooke!

Lisa H. said...

Happy Birthday, Heather!!! wow you aren't supposed to give gifts on your bithday, you're supposed to get them! LOL! thanks for a chance to win some Unity (those are some of my faves, too!). So, to answer your question, the best gift I received was on my 32nd birthday-it was my son (my 3rd/youngest). Yep, he was born on my birthday and I love that we share this day (although now, it feels like the day isn't really mine anymore, hehehe)!

Sheila said...

My best birthday present ever was a day of skydiving. My then boyfriend knew about my "Life's To Do List" and that skydiving was high up on the list. So he took out for the day of jumping on the Jersey shore and after we had a nice seafood dinner.

Thanks for doing this.

Heather said...

I'm a day late, but Happy Birthday! Hope it was a good one. I enjoy your blog!

Book Bling said...

Happy Birthday. 33 sounds very young to me these days! Hope your day was wonderful.

beth g. said...

Happy Birthday! My favorite birthday memory was when my husband surprised me for my 30th birthday and called my five fave girlfirends over and then he came home with "catered" lunch for all of us from Panera Bread. Hope you get to that true birthday celebration with your friends soon! beth g.

Tamara said...

Happy Birthday!!!

My favourite birthday memory is from when I was turning 7 (or 8) and I had friends over from all around the nieghbourhood, and we sat out on the front step in our shorts and tank tops and enjoyed the super nice weather. I live in Saskatchewan, and my birthday is in March, so it is rare that I have really warm weather on my birthday.

Maria Levine said...

Hey brooke

Happy Birthday Girlie!

OH man, I used to LOVE birthdays and christmas when I was a kid, still do! I don't think I can pick just one but they were all good. Growing up most every year till I was probably 16 we had a party in the yard and I was a summer baby so that was easy to do. Although it always seemed to rain on my birthday! HA! But it always worked out somehow.

Denise said...

Have a wonderful birthday! I love birthdays...especially cake! Enjoy!

Katy said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! My most memorable birthday was my 7th...my aunt "Nini" had given me a pair of blue athletic shorts with the white stripes down the side (kinda like the little sofies all the girls are wearing now...really short). I hated them...I cried right in front of my Nini and embarrassed her tremendously! As punishment, my mother made me wear them as my "play clothes" for a month (she washed them of course). I came to LOVE, LOVE, LOVE those shorts and after the month was over, my mom couldn't get them off of me (except to wash). I've carried this experience with me throughout life (I'm 33 year old as well) and used it in a LOT of decisions.

Have a WONDERFUL Birthday!!!

Til said...

Oh Happy Birthday Brooke!!!

My absolutely FAVORITE birthday Memory was the year I turned 30...I was so depressed, I thought I had to be responsible now, 30 had to be an adult! Well my DH was a total sweetheart "easing" me into my thirties....everynight for 5 nights when I would get ready for bed he would have a little gift on my pillow for me. They were gold hoop earrings, sashets, A day at the salon for hair and nails, a GC to my favorite restaurant, A sexy nightie (that was more for his benefit LOL!) and on my thirtieth birthday he gave me a beautiful Gold ring with Diamonds and Sapphires. Took me to dinner w/o the kids and made me feel so beautiful....AHHHH... can you believe that was 13 years ago!!! WaAAAAA, now I am really old! LOL!!

Have a very happy birthday.

Kayla T. said...

my favorite birthday present was and all day long trip to the spa. hubby went in the day before to pay and told them to give me the works.

Katie @ Paper Makeup said...

Happy Birthday!

My fav memory was just from this past year. My hubby pretty much neglects my birthday every year. His bday is january 2nd and because of everyone always comboing his bday with christmas, it's just not that special to him. But when he realized this past year that he had never gotten me a cake or a card since he knew me... he threw me a big surprise party and got me a cake and a card for every year he missed. My whole kitchen was covered with CAKES! I had to send cakes home with everyone! :)

Simple. Chic. Simply chic. said...

Happy Happy Happy Day!!! My favorite birthday was my 29th. My husband and I were in New Zealand for a two week trip of a lifetime. Because of the time change, we celebrated my birthday for nearly 50 hours. We were on a bus in the south island for a good chunk of it, and got stuck behind a pack of sheep so the bus couldn't go anywhere. We had amazing latte's at a McDonald's where they swirl the chocolate and the whipped cream into a logo of the golden arches.
Then we had an amazing dinner at a great restaurant where you can bring in your own bottle of wine. What a great country!
Kristi

Candace H said...

Happy Happy (belated) Birthday Brooke! How sweet are you giving gifts on your special day? My fav. birthday memory is my surprise trip to NY for my 30th by my dh (we were dating then). Very cool celebration!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Brooke!!!!! You young chick!!!! I just celebrated my 40th... so enjoy the thirties they move by really fast.... My favorite birthday was this year... my family had a surprise birthday party for me and they pulled it off I had no idea....
Melissa in WI.

KIMMIE KAYE said...

my 40th we had a party limo full of girls & went to an 80's concert then on to party Vegas style The best present I met my husband the next weekend

Paula Laird said...

Happy birthday Brooke! Hope it was WONDERFUL! My most memorable birthday so far was 5. I had the big McDonalds birthday party, a small party at my house with my grandparents and family, and my actual birthday. I felt SO special!

jan farnworth said...

happy birthday brooke my favorite birthday memory is when my mom threw me a party in the school cafeteria when i was 16. She had a cake, balloons, and all of my friends. Have a great day.

Paper doll said...

When I was 19 my dad bought me my 1st designer handbag, boy did he start something.

Happy Birthday too you!!!

lisa perez-perales said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

well this is a hard one.....my funnest birthday was when i turned 15 and had a BIG party that everyone we knew was invited to....but my best one was when a (much older) friend of mine a few years ago bought me a birthday cake for my birthday because he knew i always make cakes for everyone, but i havent had a birthday cake in over 10 years.

Shuttermom said...

Happy Birthday Brooke!! My favorite birthday memory happened 2 years ago. There was a shop hop at our local scrapbook stores. I told everyone I needed the green stuff to have a shopping spree with my scrappy friends. I ended up woith over $300. and then all my friends pitched in to get a LIMO to take us around all the store to go shopping. It was fabulous!!

Amy Hayes said...

Happy Happy Birthday to you!!! I cannt pick one favorite birthday memory as they are all so wonderful. I guess my best borthday memory was from about 4 or 5 years ago, when both my grandparents were still alive, and we all went out to dinner and had a fabulous evening just talking and laughing and enjoying each other's company. Who could ask for more?!?!