Friday, December 24, 2010

I'm now old enough to rent a car. Yay.

Woop woop - I'm 25!

(That sounds so old!)

And yep, I was born on Christmas Eve. It's a cool story, but in reality, it kind of stinks.

Here's how it went down:
My mom went into labor sometime in the afternoon on Christmas Eve, but she insisted on my dad wrapping all the Christmas presents before they left.

Dad: Teresa, no one is going to be here to open them tomorrow.
Mom: Just wrap them!!!
Dad: Uh, ok.

(Dad - I don't speak from experience, but I think it's probably a bad idea to argue with someone labor. Just sayin'.)

They arrived at the hospital, and I was born at 11:35 p.m. I'm pretty sure I would have been born on Christmas - but my mom had a c-section - and I have a feeling the doctors were just thinking "let's get this kid out and go home for Christmas." So Christmas Eve it was. The next morning, I was brought to my mom in a stocking. Yes, I fit into a stocking. As far as I know, there is no photographic evidence of this adorable event. But here are some pictures of me throughout the years...

(I love this one of my dad and me and his Model A!)

(I was a ham!)

By the way...the birthday-at-Christmas-time is a family curse. Here's a list of family events at this time of year:

December 22: Mom's birthday
December 24: My birthday
December 25: Christmas
December 29: My sister's birthday
January 1: New Years

Whew. Good times.

Alright. Now what you've all been waiting for...the winner of my $25 shop credit giveaway is:

Gina from Hiya Luv!

Yay! Congrats!

A very Merry Christmas Eve to everyone!


Sandy a la Mode said...

Happy Birthday sweetie!! Loved seeing the pics of you!! And CONGRATS to Hiyaluv, she is such a sweetheart, so glad she won!! :D

gina luv said...

happy birthday luv! i am so thrilled to win your giveaway! As in ecstatic! :)gina

Michelle-esque said...

Wow! :) Congrats to Gina! Happy birthday and merry Christmas, friend! :)

Cadiedid said...

Happy birthday! I know how you feel! My daughter's is on the 18th, my mom's the 22nd, and mine is the 28th. It's a very busy time for all of those involved! I hope you had a fabulous day and have a merry Christmas tomorrow!

Ms. Megan said...

Happy happy happy belated birthday darling!!!!!!

Mandy [Mandipidy] said...

WOW, I thought we had it bad this time of year
[me- Dec 7
David - Dec 18
Christmas - Dec 25]

You guys are way worse!

Hope you had a wonderful birthday, dear! :]

Mindy said...

So glad we're not the only ones! We have 2 birthdays (three if you count my brother), Christmas, New Year AND our anniversary, all within 6 weeks. It gets crazy, doesn't it!?! Hope you had a happy birthday and a Merry Christmas!

Lelan @ Good Gravy! said...

Happy (belated) birthday! I hope you had a fun one. :)

Amy from Forever Curiouser said...

a stocking! how sweet =] happy belated birthday x

Adam and Wendy said...

So I'm catching up on blogs....
Happy Belated Birthday!! :)

And I totally feel ya on the December Birthdays!

18th: Mom
27th: Me
29th: Sister
Plus the Christmas parties every third or fourth day hahaha! :) Have a blast in Chicago!! I've never been, but my sister just got back and she loved it! :)