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22 September 2009

{happy birthday rachel.}

i've known for a whole year that this year i would be 27.
yeah...well that still didn't hit home.

it was a statement from the hubby that did it.
he says to me...
"i'm SO glad your 27!!!"
and then it hit me.

i'm 27!!!
me. rachel. today.
yikes.

so here i am...3 years from the big three-oh.
actually i'm kinda freaking out about it.
now it's okay {gulp} for people to refer to me as being in my LATE twenties???
ouch.

i woke up to my toddlers singing happy birthday to me.
and then the hubby kissed me & said...
"just think, in 3 years, i get to buy you a scooter!!!"

fyi for my non f.r.i.e.n.d.s readers...
rachel's boyfriend, tag, bought rachel a scooter for her 30th bday!!!
so yeah...let the countdown to the scooter begin.

today's plans:
bff is coming over to help decorate for fall.
inlaws coming over & bringing dinner.
and tonight i have a date with legends of the fall.

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87 comments:

Stacey said...

awww, so happy birthday girlie!! hope it is a great one!! and i just turned 30 last month, NO BIG DEAL!!!

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

Happy Birthday! I wonder how many of us "older" quilters rolled their eyes like I did when you complained about it being only 3 years to the big 30. Hee Hee!

allsewnup said...

Happy Birthday Rachel! Enjoy and embrace this day of your's!

;o)
Carolyn*

Nancy @ Live love laugh said...

Happy Birthday! Have a wonderful day!!!! Yeah, sometimes I think I am still 27...enjoy every moment!
~Nancy

John said...

happy happy birthday! mine is on thursday ... who knew our birthdays were so close together??! except i'm an old man ... i'll be 35! enjoy your twenties while they last and don't be thinking about 30 already ... the time seems to go by more and more quickly. have a WONDERFUL day!!

Diva Quilts said...

Happy, happy birthday Rachel!

I just turned 46 so, I've got twenty years on you - at 27 I had toddlers too, and was a young, stay-at-home mom.

I can assure you that you have 20 wonderful years that will be full of life and love to look forward to. And when you get here, you'll still be young. I promise. :)

And your friend is lucky to get her scooter at 30! BSP (Beloved Spouse) gave me one last year for my 45th. I had to wait 15 years longer! :)

Robin said...

Happy birthday rachel!! i am right there with ya...I turned 27 back in july...late twenties?!?! ugh. Have a good date night with "Tristan" tonight :)

Emily said...

Seriously, I tell everyone -- My 30's are WAAAAYY better than my 20's. I'm so much smarter, more confident, and did I mention smarter?! I say, let the countdown begin and bring on the scooter!

Kelly O. said...

Happy Birthday Rachel!
30's not so bad once you stop hyperventilating!
Enjoy the next 3 years to the fullest!

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V and Co. said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

and really 30 isn't so bad. just ask me i've been doing it for a few years now! ;)
and scooters are great...but blue retro bikes are even better! ;) miss talking to you...sigh sometime soon sometime soon! -V

hknittel said...

Happy Birthday....truly.
I just wish all my friends who are twenty-something would stop freaking out about their birthdays. It's making it very hard for me to stay calm about my 30th birthday coming up in less than 2 months. Yikes! I'm trying very hard to stay calm, but it's hard when you all keep complaining about 27 or 28.

Blue Is Bleu said...

Happy birthday!!! I love that your hubs made a Friends reference! lol!! And don't fear entering the 30s... I truly like it better than my 20s! :)

Katy said...

My 30th was my worst year ever. Hated it. I was sure when I woke up on my 30th birthday my whole body from the face down to my knees had slid south a little. You know what I mean? But actually, once I'd gotten over the fact that I should be a grown up and not act like such a cry baby I started to feel better about it. But don't mention 40 to me. I'm 6 years away, and I intend to keep it that way. In fact, I'm going to start counting backwards from next year.

Have a great night - and a very happy birthday x

lisa said...

I LOVE friends!!! My man and I watch it together, late at night, when none of his friends will know he is addicted =)

Happy birthday, I tease my man about being 27, but I am right behind him (at 25) I'd worry about him teasing me when I hit the bigger numbers, but he's ahead of me =)

Sarah said...

Have a happy birthday! Enjoy your day!

I turned 30 last year and it really wasn't that bad...and I didn't even get a scooter. :)

Rene' said...

Happy Birthday Rachel!!!! You are a baby!!! 27 is nothin'. Enjoy your special day.

Just discovered your blog and want to say how much I love it!!! I especially like that you included the New Moon trailer. Believe it or not, I had not seen it. My daugher is home sick today and we watched it together.

Rene'

Jewel said...

Happy Birthday Rachel! I hope it is the best one ever!

Greg said...

Ahhh to be 27 again. Enjoy YOUR day.. Happy Birthday to You and wishing you many more creative years!

Anonymous said...

well, let's see, i am at your house on your birthday, and you keep COMPLAINING about being 27, and i am going to barf any second now...

lol...i will always be older!

love, mon

Kritta22 said...

Happy Birthday!!!

I totally got that scooter reference before you explained it. Oh Tag!

"That's not going to happen because God and I have a new deal!"-Joey

countrycosy said...

Have a great Birthday, Rachel

Anina said...

Happy Birthday Rachel!

Michele said...

Many happy wishes! You're still a pup!

Frogdancer said...

Happy birthday. You're a mere child!!!! Hope you have a lovely day.

Quilt Nut said...

happy birthday Rachel!

trust me, 30 is the best. i'l be 36 in November! did i say that outloud? ack!

enjoy your day!!

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Happy birthday to you! I will be 47 next week and have been married 27 years this year. My husband and I have a 19 yr old, a 6 yr old and a 4 yr old...the college student is making us old before our time, but the little ones are keeping us young! It's a wonderful balance! Enjoy every day no matter what age you are!

MGM

Tam said...

Happy birthday! Enjoy legends of the fall (I haven't seen that in forever!)

Tam said...

Happy birthday! Enjoy legends of the fall (I haven't seen that in forever!)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Happy Birthday Rachel!! (Hey, guess what! RACHEL is my maiden name!)

Hillary said...

hehe I love all your thoughts! I'm 28 this year. Crazy depressing and suddenly just ok. :) I still smile we'll see what happens next year at 29! By the way, I had to laugh when I came to make a comment there were guess how many? 30! I giggled :)

Purple and Paisley said...

happy birthday, my friend! ☺

Nancy said...

Happy Birthday Rachel!! I'd give anything to be 27 again.....

MaMa said...

You look great and have a great birthday...you're blessed with many gifts.
Lisa

Messy Karen said...

happy birthday rachel.

Kris said...

Happy birthday!

Guess what - I'm 27 today, too! How cool is that?

Thimbleanna said...

Happy, Happy Birthday Rachel -- you're still just a babe!!!

Crafty Mama said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
I just turned 30 last month and like the previous comments, it's no big deal! Enjoy your day! :-)

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday Rachel!

amandajean said...

happy happy birthday to you!!!

Jacque. said...

Have a very happy birthday, Rachel...and a blessed year. I vaguely remember being your age...~grin~. And, the Tag/scooter reference...well, you know how I LOVE Tag! haha. Just enjoy your life one day at a time. All the best to you.

Ursula said...

Happy birthday Rachel!
Enjoy your special day!

Jen of ReannaLily Designs said...

Happy Happy!

Megs said...

Happy Birthday Rachel! Hope you have a fantastic day filled with lots of cuddles from your loved ones!

Kris said...

Happy birthday!! I had to laugh reading your post since my boyfriend is also freaking out about turning 27 (his b-day is next week)... it does seem quite a bit different than 26, right?

Jessica said...

Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday dear Rachel!!
Happy Birthday to you!!

I feel you on the creepin up on thirty...i've been dreading it since i turned 25...and i'll be 29 in a little over 2 weeks...*gasp*...i just realized how close that is...

have a fantastic birthday!!

...and try not to worry too much about those next three years...they'll only go too fast if you don't enjoy them and celebrate each day for the gifts they bring...

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Susan R said...

Happy Birthday Rachel!! I've been waiting all month to be able to say that!! And I promise you - it only gets better as the years pass by. Think back to when you were turning 16...and you said, "finally"! You thought you had the world in your hand right? Now think about today and how it started, with your little angels singing to you and the love of your life giving you a sweet kiss...trust me now...it only gets better.

Susan (who knows...)

Jackie said...

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday dear Rachel,
Happy Birthday to you....
and many more!!

You should be really glad you can't hear me singing this, you would want cover your ears. Seriously, I hope your day was just wonderful!!

Abby said...

Hey, happy birthday! Today's my birthday, too, except I am now the big three-oh! I remember that 27 was kind of an eye-opener, but today was actually a great day :) Not so bad!

Renee said...

Happy birthday Rachael! I hope you have a great day :)

I turn the big threee-zero next year and I'm not really looking forward to it either!

cre8tivelle said...

Happiest of birthdays, Rachel! You are so young and SO super talented!

Patty said...

Happy Birthday! Thirty is not so bad I've been there and moved on!

Trisha said...

Happy Birthday!! Are you kidding I couldn't wait to be 30. 30, flirty, and thriving. (that's from 13 Going On 30)

Sherry said...

Happy Birthday Just to let you know I think the 30s were the best time of my life. Just think what you have to look forward to.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! You are so talented. I am 52 and just started quilting. You are an inspiration! Thank you for sharing your talent...now go have another piece of cake and a glass of wine :)! Sincerely, Kim

jaybird said...

you are older than me now... for a few months!!

Kim said...

Enjoy the journey! It's all in how you look at it and I get to say that I'm going to be 50 next year. Yes, I did actually say FIFTY!!! WOW! Who'da thought that it would come so quickly.

Make it a great one!!!

a good yarn said...

Many Happy Returns for the day Rachel. Make sure everyone spoils you. Ann :)

Jennewby71 said...

Happy Birthday Rachel! Oh to be 27 again! I've got 10 years on ya, but I still feel 25! Age is just a number so don't fret...the "good" years are yet to come! You'll see! Have a wonderful day...what's left of it! ;)

Sherry said...

Happy Birthday to you! 27? LOL I just turned the big 50 last Saturday, the 19th. Cherish every day, they seem to move by so quickly. Hope you have a wonderful birthday!

momawake said...

Hope your birthday was sweet!

Sandy said...

Happy Birthday and have your kleenex handy for that movie....cry everytime I see it!

Jennie said...

happy birthday! "late 20's" isn't bad at all, and I must admit I'm enjoying "early 30's" very much- I feel a lot more settled and sure about things now :)

rachelmp said...

Happy Birthday Rachel! Love your pic too. Enjoy 27 while it lasts xx

Sew Create It - Jane said...

ahh you're still a spring chicken! :o) Hope you have a brilliant day!!

Annie of Blue Gables said...

I freaked at 25, knowing I was going downhill after that, but 30 wasn't as bad for me. Now I have children over 30!!! and the time really zoomed by. Enjoy each minute and look at it as the BEST time in your life.
I am turning the big six 0 in a few months, and know the panicky feeling. There I said it. maybe by saying it, I will get used to it before I reach it?
That has always seemed SO OLD! But I don't feel old. I'm still a kid at heart with a million plans, and a HUGE fabric stash that has to be made into quilts. :D
::sigh:: I guess birthdays are better than the alternative. ::grin::
Happy Day to you
~a

searchfamilies said...

Happy Birthday,
You know waht they say about wine getting better with age may be your like that you will get better with age
Hugs Janice

Jona said...

Happy Birthday!!!!
And no, you are not in your late twenties, 27 is still mid-twenties. You can also see it from another direction: You are turning 25 for the third time and three is so little, right? So you are actually just turning 25 :)
(I will turn 25 for the second time in two months and I already freaked out on my last birthday).
And if that doesn't help, 27 is a very lovely number, it is 3x3x3 :)
Have a great day!
xo,
Johanna

Melody said...

Hoping you had a Wonderful Birthday!

amylouwho said...

Hope you had a great day yesterday!!

27's not so bad - and I loved 30! it's the next one that ends in zero that I'm worried about!

Holli said...

Happy Birthday Rachel! Remember, some of us are WAY past 30, but still 12 in our heads. It's all in the attitude.

andsewon said...

Happy Birthday Rachel!!!!Another wonderful year with your sweeties you enjoyed now beginning another...you are so blessed!!!
Age is just a number, means nothing, we never are our age !!
Live in the moment enjoy all the good things coming your way!!!
Big VA Hugs!!!
Lola

Carrie P. said...

Hope you had the most delightful birthday ever. Happy Birthday.

Julie said...

You are just a baby! I have three kids older than you! Enjoy it because I really don't know where time went for me!

Have a wonderful birthday!

upstateLisa said...

Happy Birthday to you! Gosh, 30 was hardly traumatic! In fact, my 30s were great! and by the time I reached 40...hardly skipped a beat!

PunkiePie said...

Happy Birthday! My 30s are excellent and I'm sure yours will be too (in 3 years). LOL.

Kristine said...

happy, happy birthday rachel! some of my favorites times were my late 20s/early 30s! plus, 30 isn't old if you're a tree! okay, not sure how that ties in, but you really need not be afraid of reaching your 30s. i do recommend staying in shape cuz it's harder when you reach your 40s (i know this for a fact, now, ahem...you youngster, you!)

April Pantall said...

Happy Birhtday!!

The French Bear said...

Happy Belated Birthday! I do hope you had a great day, you are so young!!!!
HUgs,
Margaret B

Micki said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day!
Micki

Dawn said...

Happy Birthday Rachel! Don't think of it as another year older...think of it as another year wiser!!

Jackie R. in NC said...

Ewww, I sure am a tad belated wishing you a blessed birthday Rachel...my fingers never touched my email. With your fmly., bff, inlaws and a wonderful movie to watch, it sounds like you had a PLAN going for yourself. I hope you felt loved!
May you a one super 27th year dear sister in quilting!

Becky said...

Speaking of Legends of the Fall - I LOVE the music on your blog. I had to track down the sheet music so I could play it myself!

bingo~bonnie said...

hopefully you'll use these next 3 years to prepare yourself for GETTING OVER IT! I'm 35 and I think that this is the best stage of my life thus far!

Don't get me wrong I certainly had a great time in my 20's while in college and early years of marriage... but I wouldn't go back for anything.

I look at women who are in their 40's and think, wow, I hope I can be like them when I'm at that season of life... and same for 50's and 60's and so on...

so happy belated 27th Birthday, and stop making 30 a bigger deal than it is. Life is short so enjoy the ride! After all it's not even certain you'll live to be 30.

Alex said...

wow! sorry I missed it...we were away..HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
3 years until 3-0 for you...3 years until 4-0 for me!! want to count down together??

Happy belated birthday ♥

verrysherry said...

Hey sorry, this is late! Hope you had a great birthday!! See you soon!

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