Saturday, November 21, 2009

November 1974, Happy Birthday Erin

Long before the days of ultrasounds, trying to discover the gender of a baby was left up to the speed of the baby's heartbeat. The doctor had both of our girls figured as boys. Surprise in both cases. These were the days when Daddy had to wait outside in the "waiting room", with everyone else. So Richard James, named after both of our fathers, had really been Erin Elizabeth all along!
I had been 3 weeks overdue, and had tried all sorts of things to get her here. In a nutshell, I was miserable and so big I could hardly walk. Christmas was coming, and I hadn't done any shopping. I had dreams of an eternal pregnancy!

Erin and I in December 1974, visiting Grandma and Grandpa.
(My one and only time to have frosted hair)

Erin and Keith in October 1997,
one of their engagement photos.
She is one of the few people I have met
that looks good either as a blond or a brunette.

2009 on our recent trip to St. Louis.

Erin, myself, and Alyson, last Christmas.

Just a little trip down memory lane
 to wish my beautiful and loving daughter a
Happy, Happy Birthday, "Beanie"!

Love Mom


  1. Happy Birthday Erin!!! you have such a beautiful family! Love seeing all of you together.
    Came back to tell you I went over to French ...opps??? forgot the name but I'm going back to save the site. Fabulous!!!
    Enjoy your weekend!
    xxx carole

  2. Beautiful mom and
    the '74 first child was born in '78...where did the years go? Enjoy your blog so much, Debra. Have a wonderful holiday.

  3. Oh...Happy birthday to you sweet and very beautiful girl.

    You both are gorgeous...look soooo very much alike. And I LOVE your frosted hair!


  4. Very sweet. I had forgotten how cute your frosted hair was,seriously. "Ernie" was such a cute baby, oh how I loved picking on her.

  5. Happy Birthday to your lovely Erin! Both daughters are beautiful and so are you! I really like your hair when it was frosted.

    Bless your wonderful family....

    Cynthia K. Beauty and Blessings

  6. You look beautiful with your baby girl. I like the hair too. She was born the same year I was. My Birthday is in June, however I was 2 weeks early, not late like your daughter. Happy Birthday to your sweet girl and I hope all her Birthday wishes come true!

  7. Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter Erin! What a sweet story and you're just so precious yourself! My children were born in 1970 and 1975 and I know! We were so thankful to have healthy babies - girls or boys!
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving,
    Shelia ;)

  8. Happy Birthday, Erin!!

    My goodness all three of you look alike!

    Love your frosted hair ..


  9. Happy Birthday, Erin!!! You've got one awesome mom. Blogland is better with her in it.
    Beautiful photos of your beautiful daughters and you, my friend.

  10. Your girls are just beautiful, just like their mom! Happy Birthday to your daughter. I so hope you post pics of Mel and Brian's place. Have a great rest of the weekend, T

  11. What a pretty picture of you and baby. What a keepsake. And all of you mother and daughters are beautiful! You have a blessed Thanksgiving along with your family. And thank you for all your sweet comments.

  12. Happy Birthday Erin. They grow up so fast. Both your daughters look just like you. What beautiful pictures. I always wished I had those big beautiful eyes ya'll have.

    Debra, thanks so much for stopping by to just say hi and checking on me. Not sick but hope I start feeling better soon. I love you and think of you everyday.

    Hugs...Tracy :)

  13. Hey Debra You look Great!!!! I love it when people post pictures in almost real time. Happy Birthday to Erin and Happy Thanksgiving to you and Yours! Blessings Meg

  14. Beautiful girls... ALL of you! Happy Birthday Erin! Loved the pictures. Have a blessed day!

  15. Debra, you were just as gorgeous then as you are now! Such pretty girls, all three of ya!

  16. Happy Birthday to Erin - what a beautiful photo of all 3 of you! There is no doubt you are related!

  17. Happy Birthday Erin.
    Beautiful girls. I was told my son's were girls, decorated the nursry for a girl. They were so pretty I thought about putting a dress on one of them, second thought nope. We were celebrating Thanksgiving at Church today but my husband came down with the flu.
    I may go and get some turkey later, I have a very large pan of fresh green beans.
    I am still Thankful.

  18. Beautiful girls and a beautiful momma! What a sweet post!

  19. wow, what a good looking family! Happy Birthday Erin!

  20. Happy Birthday Erin!!! From 1974 baby to another.

  21. What a wonderful family and images!! Of course love the name Erin...he he. When I was growing up no one had my name but the t.v. show "The Walton's" changed all that! I'm wondering what her middle name is? Mine is Elizabeth. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  22. OMgoodness~ what pretty gals and they look just like you! Nice story too! Blessings!

  23. Awwwwww! Happy Birthday to your sweet daughter! What great photo's, you two are beautiful!

    yapping cat


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