Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Birthdays abound

Late summer and early fall usher in a season of birthday celebrations in my family.  Our little niece, Raewyn, just turned four in early August. After celebrating my father in law’s birthday last week with Indian food, it was time to rally around my sweet Grandma Lou who just turned 95!  Now that is something to celebrate!

Smiling with grandma and mom on Lou Lou's 95th!
September 7th was my dad’s birthday, I always think of him around Labor Day.  When he was a kid, he hated having that birthday because he always got back-to-school supplies like pencil boxes and new socks instead of toys.  My mother-in-law and sister-in-law also celebrate birthdays at the end of September.

Celebrating with dad in 2011
Then it will be my turn.  On October 5th, I turn 40.  I remind you because I am still looking for victims (er, uh… participants, I mean) to join me in my Fit at 40 birthday challenge.  Read the link to this blog post to learn more.  Send me a message, lets set a date, to jog, hike, do some yoga…you call it! 

Though the only gift I requested was to be joined by friends and family in this fitness challenge, leave it to my mom to take it a step further to help me count down the days until 40.  She delivered this bag of gifts, one to be opened each day starting on Thursday which will be 40 days until I am 40!  40 gifts in 40 days, my mom amazes me with her thoughtfulness and creativity!  I’ll try to keep you posted on my countdown, if not daily at least once a week. 

Things are about to get super busy.  School starts tomorrow and Mrs. Jackson will be back in the house.  Summer me will need to go into hibernation for a while, so I can educate the minds of the future.  I’ll do my best to keep the blog up and running.  You can help out by giving me fitness challenges to write about.  Lets get this party started! 


  1. Fantastic. Your mom's a keeper! XOXO

  2. Hooray for Mrs. Jackson educating the minds of the future.

    Put me down for a social run one morning when it is cooler, but if you want something a little different I would be happy to swim together.