A Birthday Celebration

This morning (March 22) I thanked the Lord when my eyes opened, and my heart was still beating.  Why, because it was my birthday and I am thankful for another year!

Here's me over the years: 

My 72nd birthday - 2022; one of my many teaching pictures - around 1985; my wedding day - 1970; and my first day of school - 1956. 

What can I say other than I have had a wonderful life from childhood through my adulthood. I grew up in a small town and loved playing outside. Every day was a fun day! In 1970, I married my high school sweetheart; have celebrated 51 years of marriage; taught school for 37 years;  try to swim laps about everyday; and have a daughter, son-in-law and two grandsons. I have gone to church my whole life. What more could I have hoped for!

For a birthday lunch, I joined four lady friends and had a great time at Dumplings in Murray, KY. We forgot to take many pictures. 

When I got home from the luncheon celebration, my husband had an evening birthday dinner planned for the two of us. He is quite the cook!

He served Cajun grilled shrimp plus buttered lemon shrimp kabobs on skewers of zucchini, yellow squash and tomatoes. 

To top the evening of celebrating off, our daughter had us over for cake and some family birthday laughter.

Thank goodness we shared the cake and cupcakes. There was strawberry cake, carrot cake, red velvet cake, and two kinds of chocolate cupcakes. Can you believe all that goodness on one plate and soooooo many calories too! My daughter stopped at a wonderful bakery where she loves to buy cakes. 

It was a wonderful birthday but I know I've got to get to the pool in the morning to swim off some of those birthday calories. 

Let me know what you think about the celebrating and the sweetness shown by my family. It wasn't so bad turning 72! So many blessings - Judy.

Linking to:

All About Home @ Common Ground on Monday at 6pm
Met Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch

Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll thru Life

Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop @ Ducks 'n A Row on Tuesday pm

Wonderful Wednesday @ Oh My Heatsie Girl on Tuesday

Creative Muster Party @ Fluster Buster on Tuesday at 6 pm

Photographing New Zealand @ My Corner of the World on Wednesday

Full Plate Thursday @ Miz Helen's Country Collage at 8:30 am

Classy Flamingo @ Poinsettia Drive 

Thankful Thursday @ It's a Small Town Life

Create, Bake & Grow Together @ Shabby Art Boutique on Thursday

Thursday Favorite Things @ Follow the Yellow Brick Home 

Wandering Camera @ Ink Torrents Graphics on the last Thursday of the month

Little Things Thursday @ Random-osity

Friendship Friday @ Create With Joy on Thurs pm

Fabulous Link Party @ Peacock Ridge Farm

Pink Saturday @ How Sweet the Sound

Saturday's Critters @ Viewing Nature with Eileen on Saturday 

Bird DePot @ I'd Rather Be Birding

Mosaic Monday @ Letting Go of the Bay Leaf on Sunday

Love Your Creativity Link Party @ Life and Linda on Sunday at 2pm

Sundays on Silverado @ The House on Silverado

Inspire Me Monday @ Create With Joy on Sunday

Happiness is Homemade @ Ducks in A Row on Sunday

Nature Notes @ Rambling Woods on Monday pm


  1. Happy Happy Birthday, Judy!!

  2. Happy Birthday, Judy! You were well-celebrated - friends and family, from morning to night! I am impressed that you swim laps most days - well done! I hope the year ahead holds many blessings for you!

  3. Happy Birthday, Judy!

    You are indeed blessed!

    I wish you many, many wonderful years ahead.

  4. Happy Birthday Judy! Looks like you had a great celebration. 🎉🎂

  5. Happy Birthday and thank you for linking up. Have a great week ahead!

  6. P.S. Judy - thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday!

  7. Happy Birthday to you Judy - what a wonderful life you have led - all of your friends at Create With Joy are celebrating with you! :-) xoxo