Saturday, August 11, 2012

happy 25th x 2 ~ to me!

I turned the big five-oh yesterday.
I didn't have any problems turning 40...when you can say you're
40-something, it still sounds pretty young.
But 50? Doesn't sound so young anymore!

I spent the entire day - and way into the night - with the two loves of my life:
my husband and my son.
We spent the day at Navy Pier in downtown Chicago,
walking around and relaxing under shade trees, listening to bands.

It was SO windy ~ as evidenced by our hair and the choppy waves.

Check out the ferris wheel - 150 ft. up! 
It was closed due to the high winds, but there was no way I'd go on this anyway.
Big chicken!

There was a stained glass window exhibit inside Navy Pier; all so beautiful.
I took a lot of pictures, but these are just a few of my favorites.

OK, so this one is bizarre, but also kind of cool.

The highlight of our day was going on the Star of Chicago boat cruise.
Dinner buffet, cruise on Lake Michigan, and dancing.

Tim insisted on buying his mama a drink for her birthday.
It was really good! And a pretty blue-green color, like the sea.

The views of the Chicago skyline at night from the boat were stunning.
Sorry for the low quality of this picture - I don't have a fancy camera.

I'm shy in crowds and don't like to dance in front of people,
but Tim got me to get up and dance with him for the last dance of the night.
Appropriately, they played Donna Summer's, "Last Dance".
Brian took this picture of us (he's not a dancer) and we laughed so hard
when we saw it. It looks like Tim is about to give me a karate chop!
He was doing some kind of dance move called, "The Sprinkler".

 Today was a pretty mellow day.
I think I'm getting too old for this party stuff. ;-)


  1. Happy, happy birthday to you! Looks like you had a fabulous day! Nice dance moves. Ha! I don't dance either. Ironic, because I met hubby on a blind date 20 years ago where we went for dinner and dancing. I much prefer quiet, cozy, intimate settings now. Hope you are having a great weekend. Tammy

  2. Happy birthday to you! Looks like you had a wonderfully, magic day!

  3. What a great way to celebrate...I love Navy Pier! Happy Birthday, sweet lady, I am 2 years ahead of you!!


  4. Happy Birthday! We live in downstate IL and I have never been to Chicago. Looks like fun!

  5. I had gotten your email but not yet done any blog reading for a few days. I think you kicked in your next half century in style! :-) It is fun to do something different. Jos' birthday is coming up in our vacation weeks and we are discussing what we will do for that day since we will still be here in the city. It is a nice reason to go somewhere different.

    I loved seeing the windows and loved the last one. It looks Russian and would love to know its meaning as I have created one in my mind but it might not be what the intention was at

    Promise an email this week as I can bring you up to date on my health too.

    Hugs from Holland ~

  6. Happy, happy birthday!

    Sounds like you had a blast (love the dancing photo) :)


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