04 March, 2008

birthday week...

well, here it is. my birthday week. tomorrow, march 5, i'll be 46. funny thing is, i don't feel 46. i feel more like i'm 18. i've actually always felt this way, no matter what stage of my life i've been in. i spent my 20's having 3 wonderful babies and finding out who i was as a mama. i spent my 30's rediscovering myself again and finding my soulmate. and now i'm a mama again in my 40's. life couldn't be better! so i'll be celebrating all week with pictures and posts.

i'll start with a meme that bex, over at poppy & mei days, tagged me with. here are seven random things about myself...

1. i'm an identical twin. my twin sister, shannon, and i were born only 3 minutes apart.  we are extremely close and can read each other's thoughts. we often buy the very same things without knowing it.

2. by the time i was 20, i had climbed nearly half of the 14ers (mountains over 14,000 ft high) in colorado.

3. i have 4 tattoos.  a sun on my right hip, the japanese word for peace on my left upper arm, the symbol for synchronicity on my right ankle, and a maltese cross on the inside of my lower left leg. i still want to get at least one more tattoo.

4. i nursed all 3 of my older children past the age of 3 years (hannah/born in 1982, naomi/born in 1986 and caleb/born in 1990).  and i tandem nursed naomi and caleb.

5. i'm a seventh generation texan (which means my family's descendants have lived in texas for seven generations).

6. my husband is an inventor and a firefighter.

7. my daughter, maya, was born at home...just 10 days after my 42nd birthday.

so there you have it.  i'd love to hear 7 random things about anyone else out there who wishes to share!

i've also decided to participate in 'green week', inspired by my friends grace and erin and hosted by emily over at shining egg.  in honor of the celebration of green, here is my green for the day - a gift from a dear neighbor...


yours in celebration,

shelley

20 comments:

bluebirdbaby said...

What fun to learn more about you! My mother had two kids in her 20's and then I came along when she was 40 :)

Glad you're joining in on green week! We have that same plant, but no flowers yet...

shelleycaskey said...

erin - that's so awesome to know about your mom! i just love it. :) thank you for the inspiration for joining in on green week - i'll be checking in every day!

Gypsy said...

I do just love your blog ... your pictures and crafts are such an inspiration!
http://domesticallyblissed.wordpress.com

Poppy & Mei said...

"Hatty Dirtday to you,
Hatty Dirtday to you.
Hatty Dirtday dear Chelley,
Hatty Dirtday to yooooooou! Xxx

erika~ the inspired mama said...

happy, happy birthday!! :D

Pina said...

Happy birthday, Shelley! I think that birthdays are OUR days, so I wish you a really special day today!

Lizz said...

Happy Birth Day Shelley.

How nice to get to know all about you.

Brightest Blessings~

Stacy Garner said...

I love that you had a baby in your 40's. I secretly can't wait to be in my 40's. We seem to glamorize "staying young" in this culture but I look forward to growing older and wiser. I am so busy being a Mama and giving so much of myself these days that sometimes I feel I don't really know who I am. I hear many woman say that this changed as they got older.

Happyiest of Birthdays to you. I hope your day is peaceful and beautiful!

Cadi said...

Happy Birthday! :-)

TheSingingBird said...

Happy Birthday dear Shelley, Your gentle smiling voice is like a beacon on our waldorf thread and always brings forth a calm happiness. Big Hugs!

denise said...

I came to wish you a happy birthday and find more wonderful things about you.

Best wishes today!

FairiesNest said...

Happy Birthday! Great post, it was fun to find out more about you.

Dawn said...

I hope you have a very happy birthday and a wonderful year ahead. It was fun learning more about you in this meme.

Kennedy & Friends Co. said...

happy birthday!!!!! it looks like you have had a wonderful life and many more joyful years to come! what an accomplished mama and wife you are!

Yarrow said...

Happy birthday week! Sounds like you are going to have a great one. I had four children in my twenties and now have 3 year old Sophie at almost 40. Its a hoot! Huh? Loved learning the random things about you. Thanks for sharing.

muralimanohar said...

I am sensing a trend...all us bloggers are Pisces, and love green! Rofl!

Happy Birthday!!!

ella said...

Happiest birthday to you!!!!!!

Jade said...

Good to learn all of those things about you! Nice to meet you! ;)

shelleycaskey said...

thank you all for the warm birthday wishes! i had a wonderfully perfect day! :) much love to you all!

Teaching Handwork said...

ITs so nice to know more about you!