Yes, today IS my birthday!

I am 32 today and I don’t feel even one bit of it. I guess I don’t even know what 32 should feel like, but I’m quite certain I don’t feel at 32 what I thought it might feel like when I was half this age!

Age is just a number, right?! And I think today is the perfect day to have fun with a few other numbers related to my age!

When I was…

A newborn – President Reagan was shot {the day I came home from the hospital}, Indiana won the NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship {included that just for you, Stacey!}, Raiders of the Lost Ark was released, and Princes Charles & Diana Spencer were wed.

Matching Sweater Sisters Age 5

5 years old – “Walk Like An Egyptian” was all the rage, the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded soon after launch, killing all on board {I do actually remember watching the news of this}, and Top Gun was released {which wouldn’t hit my radar for several more years}.

10 years old – The Gulf War began {my 4th grade teacher had a brother who was a soldier and we wrote letters to him}, my favorite pre-Pixar Disney movie, Beauty and the Beast, was released, and Dr. Seuss passed away.

16 years old – Princess Diana dies in a car accident, Titanic makes its huge debut in the theaters, and the Nintendo 64 and Sony Playstation compete for favorite gaming system. {I didn’t own a gaming system until we got a Wii a few years back. I’m totally ok with that.}

18 years old – Y2K was causing quite the panic, the human population of the world passed six billion, and The Sixth Sense scared me half to death {and then I had to watch it again after I knew how it ended, of course}.

And from then on…

I graduated from college and got married three weeks later when I was 22 years old. I had my first baby at 25 years old, my second at 27 years old, and my third when I was 30 years old. And I started running at the age of 31 years old.

How’s that for a whole bunch of numbers for you?

One last little bit of fun and then I’m going to go enjoy my “very special day” as Little J has been calling it {man, that kid is SO sweet}!

I share a birthday with…

  • Elton John
  • Aretha Franklin
  • Frank Oz {muppeteer}
  • Sarah Jessica Parker
  • Bela Bartok {composer}
  • Arturo Toscanini {conductor}
  • Gutzon Borglum {Mt. Rushmore sculptor}
  • Henry II {King of England}

Being a musician, I totally love sharing a birthday with such talented artists. And this native South Dakotan is pretty proud of that Gutzon Borglum connection {and his name is really fun to say – try it}!

And now I just have to know:

Who do you share your “very special day” with?