Saturday, January 2, 2010

Joyeux Anniversaire a moi!

Bonjour from Campagne Maison

It's my birthday, so I made my own cake!! Well, o.k., not really. BUT, if I would have, it would have yellow roses on it, just like this one. I love yellow roses!

My mom, who is now 87 years young, usually makes me a cake. I am not sure if she is going to be up to the task today but I did see the lights burning over at her house when I got up at 5 a.m. this morning.

Today, I am sure that I will hear the story about my untimely arrival--for the hundredth time. ( was the day after New Years Day, and my dad...well, he was still out celebrating-- if you know what I mean...and she was in hard labor with no doctor, etc...etc..etc...) But, that will be o.k. I will let her tell it again. Any mother that birthed nine children, all at home without the aid of pain killers, can tell the story as many times as they like...can't they??

Thanks for stopping by the farmhouse for a visit today. We love having company!

Au revoir,


Claudia said...

Just stopping by the farm house to wish you a happy, happy, birthday! You have been my best friend for over fifty years and I love you like a sister. Hope you have a wonderful day!

Sea Witch said...

Wishing you the happist birthday every. One of nine children, amazing. I bet gatherings at your lovely home are delightful. I so enjoy hearing your stories of your family and its history. They always make me smile. Sea Witch

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday dear Jacque. Your mother is amazing. I am relating the story of my youngest daughter born in January,starting today and finishing next Friday her birthday.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!! What a sweet birth story. Your mom is a real trooper.

Chris said...

Now I see where you get your determination and drive.

Hope your birthday is wonderful, Jacque!

whimsy said...

Happy Birthday Jacque,
Aren't Birthdays fun? I love your blog. I need to do better on mine in 2010. Hope you visit sometime

Bettyann said...

Happy Birthday to you !!!!!

Lorrie said...

Joyeux Anniversaire, Jacque! I hope your birthday was fantastic and that the next year will be wonderful.


Barb said...

Happy, happy birthday to you dear Jacque. May you have many more. That is one lovely cake.

Today is J.W's bd. The years fly by so fast, don't they?

Birthday hugs,

Barb said...

Hi Jacque,

Thank you for such a sweet comment. My son was very touched and excited.
God Bless you.

big hugs,

Ana said...

Oh Jacque!
HAPPY(Belated)BIRTHDAY!!!! Hope your special day was a wonderful one and may you celebrate many, many more my dear friend. I send you all my love and may all your days be filled with the blessings of love, good health, peace, happiness and laughter.



Anonymous said...


Sarah said...

Jacque, Happy Belated Birthday! I'm a January birthday child myself. I was born in a hospital on the 18th, but every January when it is wet and cold I think of my mom with extra special appreciation. Caring for an infant is no small task, especially during the years of cloth diapers, no electric dryer, etc. I'm sometimes amused that young mothers today seem to need all the advantages that we have in our lives as well as a house keeper, nanny, etc. I'm not a mom myself, and I'm not criticizing these moms, just amused. We all live a much easier life now.
So happy, happy year to you, Jacque. Thank you for your friendship. ~ Sarah

Bettyann said...

Thank you for visiting my blog..I think I will stay awhile and visit..

WendyBee said...

Late comment, sorry.
God Bless your mother!
Happy Birthday to you!

Maggie B said...

Hi Jacque,
So sorry that I missed your birthday celebrations, the cake looked so yummy too!
Thanks for popping over to Normandy.