Sunday, May 1, 2011

A baby born in May? A May-bee, of course.

Fifty years ago on April 30, 1961, Ruth was saying good-bye to her grand-daughter, Marti who was 9+ months pregnant. As they parted Ruth chimed, "Looks like you'll be having a May-bee."And my great-grandmother was right. I was born the following day, on May 1st, 1961. Thus began an annual tradition of my mom writing "Happy Birthday to my May-bee" in every birthday card she's ever given me.Turns out, even my name {Deborah} means Queen Bee, so it seemed
very appropriate for Carrie to throw a bee-themed 50th birthday
party for me {yesterday} with some of our sweet scrapbook friends.So that's my story, short and sweet.Ah! I do love my birthday.:o)

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I'm participating in Sian's Storytelling Sunday today.
You can check out some other lovely tales linked to her
blog post today
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xo

45 comments:

helena said...

Happy Birthday Deb - looks like a lovely party. and to borrow a phrase from Rinda - your clearly fabulous at fifty

Amanda said...

Happy Birthday. The bee themed decorations look fantastic especially the bee striped cake. Have a great day.

Cheri said...

Happy Big 5-0 Deb! The birthday theme looks just wonderful - all bright and happy! Carrie did a marvelous job.

Did Inner Excavation arrive in time for your birthday?

traci said...

happy, happy birthday to you deb. i hope your day is as special as you are!!

Heather said...

Happy Birthday Deb! That cake looks too good to eat but i wouldn't have refused a slice :) Have a fab weekend xx

Ruth said...

Many, many happy returns, dearest Deb! I hope the US mail has delivered a small something sent via the Royal Mail? x

scrappysue said...

Oh what a lovely story! Happy 50th Deb, hope you have a fabulous day!

debs14 said...

Happy birthday Deb! What a great party, that cake looks devine.
See, being 50's not that bad is it?!

Karen said...

Happy Birthday Deb and the party looks bee-utifulxxxx

Rhona said...

Happy Happy Birthday Deb :) Your party yesterday looked like great fun and I love the bee theme. Have a wonderful day today - fabulous at 50 and they say 50 is the new 40 so that can't be bad :) xxx

JO SOWERBY said...

yummy cake and happy bday queen debs, xxxx
Jo xxx

Denise said...

Have a wonderful day Deb- your cake looks yummy and you certainly look fabulous at fifty x x x

Karen said...

Happy, happy birthday, Deb! What adorable decorations Carrie created. Have a fabulous day!

Rachel B said...

Happy birthday Deb, I LOVE the themed party and the bee cake is so cute :)

Mom said...

Happy Birthday to my May-bee! Carrie has been so excited to give you this party and looks like all of her excitement and planning paid off! The cake looks so delicious and I love her little buckets! And by the way, my darling daughter, you do look fabulous! So proud of you! Love you so much! xo

Jinnag said...

A very Happy Birthday - truly Fabulous at 50! Love your Bee Themed birthday - and that cake looks fabulous! J x

Daniela said...

Happy happy birthday!!!! Have a wonderful day!!!

Ali said...

Just a new follower - wanted to wish you a happy birthday from one maybee to another xx

Gail said...

Happy Birthday Deb. Looks like it was a great party and boy does that cake ever look yummy.

Sian said...

Oh, Happy Birthday Deb! How lovely! I have a nearly May-bee baby myself, though she's not much of a baby anymore. Your party looks like an amazing affair - you are of course, as everyone has already said: a Fabulous Fifty! x

Maria Ontiveros said...

Woohoo! Happy Birthday to a contemporary! My birthday was March 2, so I guess I'm a bit older, though not (necessarily) more fabulous!
Both my kids, two of my nieces and both of my parents were born in May!
Rinda

angelfish said...

Happy Birhday Deb:)How clever to make a stripy layered cake! Thanks for giving us a glimpse into your fabulous fifty party. I have a May-bee too xx

scrappyjacky said...

Happy Birthday,Deb....your mum so nearly had you on her own birthday!
The party looks lovely....well done to Carrie.

Alison said...

Happy Birthday Deb...love the bee-themed party idea!
Alison xx

Alison said...

Happy Birthday Deb...love the bee-themed party idea!
Alison xx

Valerie said...

What a CUTE party--even the cake was black and yellow! SO wish I could have been there! (Great job Carrie). Love you!

Becky said...

Happy Birthday Deb! Your bee themed birthday party looks great! And until I read your posts about you being 50 this year I would never have guessed - you look sooo young!

Wanda said...

Your party looks wonderful. Hope you had a great time! Thanks for sharing your day with us.

furrypig said...

wow you look fantastic for 50! Big congrats on your birthday love all the decorations and te cake looks amazing!

alexa said...

You cannot POSSIBLY be fifty! No way! I am refusing to believe it. :) And wishing a lovely, lovely day and year.

MarleneMAZ said...

Happy Birthday Deb! what a great little story you shared.

Amy said...

For starters .. you don't look day over 30!

Happy Birthday dear May-bee, but Queen Bee is better don't you think? ;-)

Sounds like a wonderful day for you, LOVE the cake!

Jimjams said...

Happy happy birthday - what a great way to celebrate the big 5-0!
Thanks for sharing it with Sian's readers.

Jocelyn said...

Oh Happy Birthday Deb, and how sweet is Carrie with the bee themed birthday party! It looks great, I hope you had a wonderful time.

Diane said...

I LOVE THIS STORY!!!
1. Because it is a bee-utiful story ;)
2. I have a may-bee too, she turned 6 yesterday :)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!

cate said...

Happy birthday! Love the styling of your party, and what a wonderful story to tell!

Lizzie said...

Oh, no! I missed your birthday!!!

Well, Happy Birthday for yesterday, Deb. I find it hard to believe you are 50 - you always seem so young at heart and you always look so young in the photos!

That looks like a wonderful party - I love that cake and the cute bee decorations!

Happy Birthday and may you have many, many more!

Clair said...

Your themed party looks amazing. I think I'm a little in love with your family :)

Carrie Rosalind said...

OMG - just came back to read through your comments and realized I hadn't left one yet. :(

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I'm glad you had a great day and I'm extra glad that I got to celebrate it with you. :) Love you!

Kirsti said...

Wow Deb...happy happy birthday...you look absolutely fabulous honey (bee)..hope you had a great day!

Love
Kirsti xxx

dianapena8 said...

Happy Birthday, what a sweet story. Those are cute party favors, and the cake looks so yummy =Di

S said...

I'm a little delayed in getting around, so happy belated birthday!!

Miriam said...

A week late sending my birthday greetings to you. I love the cake but your story is just lovely, May bee, Queen bee, just gorgeous

Anna said...

Happy 50th birthday, Deb! I hope you had a good one. I've been so busy with work and other blogging stuff that I have not had a chance to stop by for awhile.

Lori said...

Hey Deb! I stopped by to wish you a Happy Birthday!!! I hope it was a wonderful day and it looks like it was!! :-)

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