Wednesday, January 21, 2009


* The 26th Amendment lowers the United States voting age from 21 to 18.
* Walt Disney World opened October 1.
* Soft contact lenses (invented in 1962) receive FDA approval.
* Charles Manson sentenced to death.
* Intel invents the 4004 Microprocessor. By 1974 Intel had created the 8080 CPU. These events were going to create dramatic opportunities in my life but in 1971 I didn’t know it. Back then I was just a tall skinny kid working for the NCR Corporation and I wanted a Pantera.
* The Temptations - "Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)"
* John Lennon - Imagine

These are just a few things that were happening in the year 1971. Along with other great things like the birth of me and my husband. Tomorrow is my 38th birthday. I'm not really sure how I feel about that. Brian had a hard time with 30 but it didn't seem to faze me much. But the closer I get to 40 the more worried I get. I have enjoyed my 30's. Alot of things have happened.
We moved back to the United States and then within 18 months moved from Chicago to Kenosha. Which resulted in buying 2 house in the last few years. Quite the change!!!
I had my last child. My oldest has turned into a teenager and there are times that I really enjoy that!
We have gone on many vacations.
Had 2 kids in braces at the same time.
Have lost and gained to many pounds to list here.
Put my husband through school for the second time.
Have had a few surgeries and hope to have no more!
Became the crazy bookfair lady at all 3 schools. Spent 100's of hours in each of my kids schools helping teachers.

No wonder I am tired!!!
I have put on a few songs from the year I was born Enjoy!!


tara @ kidz said...

40's are the new 30's. Which means 38 is actually the new 28. Enjoy it girl! The fun is just beginning!

LeShel said...

Congrats on 38! I think it's wonderful. I like your list of superhero things that make you, YOU!

Tanya said...

Happy Birthday!

Seth and Julie said...

Happy Birthday Emma! I hope you are feeling well enough to enjoy it.

Janet said...

Happy Birthday, Emma!!

Sera said...

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Emma, happy birthday to you! I LOVE YOU!!!

Brian Bruner said...

Thirty Eight, Twenty Eight, Eighty Eight - you're still my girl and you always will be! You only get better with age! Happy Birthday and I LOVE YOU!

Nana said...

I know you are in bed, but Happy Birthday anyway!!!! Love ya,

Alyson Plowman said...

Happy Birthday Emma! Hope you had a great are still younger than me!