09 August 2011


We have this song that we sing in our family. It's not the normal birthday song. It's a special one. On the morning of your birthday, you recieve a call from every family member singing this special song to you.

Now? It's not just my sisters and parents singing to me. It's my husband. It's my brother-in-laws. It's my nieces & nephews. It's my own babies.

And it makes me happy.

Now surely this song won't read as awesome as it truly is to hear in real life {especially when sung by all the kiddos} but I'll share it with you anyway.

It goes something like this.

Birthday girl. Birthday girl.
Jenni is a birthday girl.
Happy, happy, birthday girl.
Cause Jenni is a birthday girl!

And because birthday's are a GIGANTIC deal in our house {and always have been} this very special birthday song is also sung before your birthday {Jenni is an almost birthday girl} and after {Jenni is a day after birthday girl}.

Oh, don't judge. You know you want me to sing this song to you on your birthday ;)

Ya know... before I left the house this morning I did two things.

I changed everything over to my new Coach purse... ...and I randomly glanced at the clock. It was 7:09am. The exact time I was born. {Yep, 8.9.79 at 7:09am.}

And I immediately thought of my mom. =)

It's amazing how much more {yeah, I didn't think it was possible either} you appreciate your mom on your own birthday after you've had kids. And all that she went through on this day, 32 years ago. Especially since I was 10 pounds even and 24 inches long {that's 2 feet tall at birth, folks!} Born 2 days early, smack dab in the middle of my great-grandma and my grandma's birthday {both on my mom's side!} How cool is that? So, thanks mama. I love you so much!

Oh, happy day!

How about a happy birthday vote!?! =)
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sara said...

Birthday girl. Birthday girl.
Jenni is a birthday girl.
Happy, happy, birthday girl.
Cause Jenni is a birthday girl!

Heh. Hope you have a great day!

Andrea said...

Happy Birthday!!! And holy crap I can't believe you were 24 inches!!

Have a wonderful birthday with that adorable family!

The Best of Both Worlds said...

Happy birthday!!! Hope it was wonderful! I love your new purse! Jealous!

Meredith said...

Happy birthday!

Allie's mama said...

Happy birthday pretty!! I love that song and I love that you guys make a big deal out of birthdays. We do too and its the best. Life is short so celebrate as much as possible! p.s. you're so sweet and your mama must be so proud of you. Idk why your posts always make me cry! Am I the only one?

Sweet Little Lovings said...

Happy Happy Birthday, Jenni! I hope it's great! :o)

Shannon said...

happy birthday! I love that you looked over at 7:09!

I have a thing with numbers too. My bday- 7/7/76. My daughter's bday 01/11/10 and born at 10:11. My son's bday 8/4/08 and he was 8 lbs, 4 oz. My poor older son has no fun numbers for his day. Oh well.

happy birthday- hope it's a great day!

Brittany said...

Happy Birthday!! I hope you enjoy your day and your new coach purse to their fullest!!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday!!

Duchess said...

Happy Birthday! :)

Melissa said...

Happy, happy birthday!! I agree with you, that you definitely appreciate your mom even more once you are a mom yourself. Particularly on your birthday. Mine is this Saturday and it will be the first time that I experience it as a mom myself. I can't wait.

Happy birthday again!! :)

Andrea said...

Happy Birthday!! Loving the new bag:)

Laura said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you have a wonderful day!!

BareFeetMom said...

Happy Bday!

The Mrs./The Mom said...

Happy Birthday!!!! Hope you enjoy and I wish you many many more!

LKV said...

Happy Birthday Jenni!!! You look great! :)

Heather said...

Happy Happy Birthday to YOU!

Renee@Medifast said...

Happiest of birthdays to you, birthday girl!

Melissa @ Growing Up Geeky said...

Love the song! I think you've inspired me to come up with one for my family.

Happy Birthday :)

molly said...

Happy Birthday, Jenni!

Jeannie said...

Hope you had the most fabulous birthday mama :) LOVE the new purse!

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