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Happy Birthday, sweetheart!

There are some days that you would never want to live over again. Then there are those days that you relive year after year, and you absolutely wouldn’t trade those moments for anything in the world. This is one of those days for our family… Those “good” days…


Today is my second daughter’s birthday. She turned 10 years old today. It seems like yesterday that I was pregnant with her and experiencing some of the craziest emotions I’ve ever experienced in my life, up until that point at least. My husband, at the time, and I had just found out we were expecting again and he had also just received his first orders to deploy to Iraq within a couple of months.

I remember being scared out of my mind because not only were we in unknown territory, due to being stationed at Fort Campbell, KY and only being there for about 3 weeks before finding out we were with child, but my husband was leaving American soil and actually being sent to a foreign land where soldiers were being killed left and right. Nervous? Scared? Honestly, I think I was more petrified than anything at that point.

To make a long story short, he ended up leaving right before Thanksgiving that year and the holidays definitely were not the same without him. I ended up going to visit my family back in Illinois and the day after I got there we had a beautiful and healthy, yet tiny, 4 lb 8 oz baby girl. I had gone into labor prematurely. The doctors all said that it was due to me being stressed about my husband’s safety and now having two children, instead of just the one, to care for alone if anything were to happen to him.

I don’t know what caused me to go into labor early but I do know that this is definitely one of those days… Those good days that I will always remember and hope to never ever forget.


August 31: A Day In History

I thought it would be fun to end the month of August with a few facts. As always, please feel free to comment and/or add your own facts, as you see fit (or if I should miss anything that you may – or may not – remember happening on this day). Thanks for reading!

A Day In History – August 31st:

August 31st is the 243rd day of the year.

1422 – Henry VI, becomes King of at the age of 9 months.Kinetoscope

1886 – 1st major earthquake recorded in eastern U.S., at Charleston SC, 110 die.

1887 – Thomas Edison patents the Kinetoscope, (produces moving pictures).

1895 – 1st professional football game played.

1920 – Detroit radio station is 1st to broadcast a news program on the air.

1949 – Richard Gere (American actor, singer & producer) was born on this day.

1953 – KRBC TV channel 9 in Abilene, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting.

1953 – WKBG (now WLVI) TV channel 56 in Cambridge-Boston, MA (IND) begins.

1954 – U.S. Census Bureau forms.

michael-jackson1965 – U.S. House of Representatives and Senate establish Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD).

1970 – WKMJ TV channel , KY (PBS) begins broadcasting.

1972 – Chris Tucker (American actor) was born on this day.

1976 – George Harrison found guilty of plagiarising “My Sweet Lord”.

1987 – Michael Jackson‘s “Bad” video premieres on CBS TV.

1990 – Ken Griffey Sr & Jr are first father & son to play princess-diana-2_2646947bon same team.

1992 – Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Cleveland, OH on WNCX 98.5 FM.

1997 – Diana, Princess of Wales, died in a car crash in Paris.

2006 – Stolen on August 22, 2004, Edvard Munch‘s famous “The Scream” is recovered in a raid by Norwegian police.

2006 – 23rd MTV Video Music Awards: Panic! At the Disco; Kelly Clarkson & James Blunt wins.

2012 – Apple loses its patent dispute with Samsung in Tokyo, Japan.