Thursday, October 30, 2008

~"~ I'M OFFICIALLY OLD ~"~

Today is my birthday. Yeah I know...big whoopin deal right? But for me it's somewhat bittersweet....one year older, which we all know really sucks....but one year closer to retirement, and that Ain't a bad thing. I'm coming to grips with this whole aging process....not like we have a choice. It's either deal with it, or do mass quantities of mood enhancing drugs. So humor me while I take a stroll down memory lane.


It's me...4 months old or so....Check out my rack...huh? Sheesh they sagged even when I was a baby...guess not that much changes after all.

1 year old....and coincidentally the last time anyone said "SHE'S ADORABLE" After this I learned to talk...for some reason that was the beginning of the end of my "cuteness"



Kindergarten....I'm only showing this one because I LOVE me some poodle skirt! Could someone talk to the "fashion experts" and convince them to bring these little numbers back in style!!




This picture is one of those extremely rare moments when my mouth was actually shut. Subsequently a great day for my teacher.



I have no idea what I was smiling about...it certainly wasn't the hair do.

Great job on the bangs mom.....hire a professional next time please!

Awww 3rd grade....I was feeling some serious angst because I had just learned that the transcendental meditation study with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi was no longer accepting applications. It was a bad year.

I'm pretty sure this was the year that the voices in my head were telling me to kill you....



Ummmm....mom & dad...this probably should have been an indicator that braces were a good investment in my future.




High School.....Those were the days. Anyone care to guess how many cans of hairspray it takes to get your hair to stay like that?




I actually made that shirt I'm wearing...it was the one and only time I demonstrated any domesticity...I mention this because I'm trying to distract you from looking at my head.



You know it's the 70's when you can stand three feet away from your date and still not be able to crop out his hair!




I found out years later that the guys had a weekly bet going as to which cheerleader would have the hairiest legs....guess who had the best odds?




See that dopey naive look....yeah he wiped that off my face in a dang big hurry. Chalk this day up to "DUH"




Awwww 4 generations of the women in my family......You ever see a white woman with a better afro.......Nice work mom...at least you didn't do THAT to me.




Had to throw this one in for Halloween......Saddest part about this picture.... the hair-do wasn't part of the costume....that was my everyday look. And I didn't even live in Texas!


The first appearance of armpit fat...and....the last time I could actually bend over and touch my toes.


And his picture celebrates the last time I could even SEE my toes!





So here we are....Older, wiser....wearing stretchy pants. I'm to the point in life where I slow down in the grocery store when I pass the "Depends" Aisle... Not yet reaching for them....but surreptitiously glancing at the label.



I'm learning to adapt to crows feet...age spots... gray hair... chin hair. I hate wearing a bra...which at my age, not sporting one isn't a good idea. But us mature ladies come up with solutions, it's that wisdom thing.....I've decided to tattoo a picture of a belt across the tops of my boobs...that way when I lift up my arms and they peek out the bottom of my shirt....they'll look like part of the outfit.



HAPPY 48th to ME....50 IS CLOSER THAN YOU THINK.




143 comments:

Fifi Flowers said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! You are wiser and wonderful and hilarious! CELEBRATE like there's no tomorrow... PERFECT timing for moi... I must've know it was your birthday... today I have your painting inspiration on my blog.
ENJOY!
Fifi

Fifi Flowers said...

HEY... and I'm first to wish you a blog Happy Birthday!

Mamarazzi said...

first of all HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! secondly i loved that post. all the pictures all of the memory lane goodness. soooo awesome!! and that last pic of the old lady will forever be burned in my mind.

hilarious!

Mandy @ Adventures of a Millennium Mom said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Tracey said...

NIKKI,HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!!
OK, You did a big hair post now does that mean I have to? I have a very similar 4 generation photo when my son was a baby, and I have the huge hair going on!
Hope you have a very special birthday! You deserve it!
Love, Tracey

Lilly's Life said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY. This was THE BEST post I have ever read. I love your sense of humour. Oh and I so identify with all you are saying too! Nothing we can do about it so go have a fabulous day and have a few champagnes to celebrate.

Heather said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!

As one who rocked the white 'fro for more years of my childhood than I care to recall, you really, really, REALLY should be thanking your mom for *not* sharing that hairstyle with you. Seriously.

I hope you have a wonderful, terrific, fantabulous day today!!!!!

Chris said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY...You're so damn funny, you even had my husband laughing about the tatooed belt. Also, let me tell you about OLD.LOL
Have a wonderful day.

Hugs,
Chris

Bo said...

Well Happy Birthday you menopausal munchkin! Seriously, you are a delight to read. Hugs, Bo

Southern Lady said...

I hope your birthday is filled with everything that makes you happy, Nikki.

Thank you for always bringing a laugh our way with your Wonderful, Witty, Whimsical, and Wacky Way with Words.

Sincerely,

Janie

Kristen said...

Be good and if you can't be good be good at it!!!

Love the pics

Twice as Nice said...

Happy Bithday! Atleast your sense of humor doesn't aged!! My birthday post would have been depressing enough to make the non drinkers reach for the bottle!

Have a happy day!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Nikki
I hope you have a great birthday! 50 is not so old. LOL Really..it isn't!

I enjoyed your pictures!

Thanks for posting,
Diane

Stacey said...

Happy Birthday! Those hair-dos were all so familiar to me. Oh we all loved/love big hair!!

Saucy Scribe Debora said...

Happy Birthday! Age is only a number and from this blog it's apparent you have a great sense of humor and wonderful outlook on life...The best is yet to come! :)

Have a wonderful day!

The Blonde Duck said...

Happy Birthday!

Bill said...

Happy Birthday, many more, and WONDERFUL post!

Great pics, can't wait for the one of the boobs-belt tattoo :>)

KC Mom said...

Okay, first of all...1:00am??? Does that mean you posted on your birthday or the day after??? LOL. You are too funny...love the distraction with the shirt and the hair dos...are you sure you weren't from Texas?

Penny said...

Oh my goodness you are so funny and pretty! You look a whole lot like Beverly D'Angelo. I think she's VERY attractive and has a neat personality so I hope you like her too. I just googled her and did you know that google has 721,000 images of her?! Well anyway, I just love this post and being able to take a trip down your memory lane. I think the same lady was cutting our bangs back then. Good job and and most importantly HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Birthday hugs and wishes for a great day! Penny

Penny said...

Oh my goodness you are so funny and pretty! You look a whole lot like Beverly D'Angelo. I think she's VERY attractive and has a neat personality so I hope you like her too. I just googled her and did you know that google has 721,000 images of her?! Well anyway, I just love this post and being able to take a trip down your memory lane. I think the same lady was cutting our bangs back then. Good job and and most importantly HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Birthday hugs and wishes for a great day! Penny

Rebecca said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I loved all the pictured. Wow, cheerleader outfits are WAY different now a days!
Enjoy your day! =)

Shelia said...

Happy Birthday,Nikkiness!

No matter what you think you've lost - you've still got your funnieness!!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Justine said...

Happy birthday Nikki!!!!!! I loved looking through all of these pics. You were a beautiful baby and an adorable kid. You went through some awkward stages, but in my opinion, you're at your prettiest now. I shit you not! As for the swinging boobies. I bet I've got you beat with my deflated DDs!!!!

Justine :o )

Becky said...

Hope your birthday is swell;
Hope your birthday is great.

Now blow out all your candles;
And don't you spit on your cake.

(sung to the tune of Happy Birthday~!

You are sooooo funny. Everytime I read you blog I start laughing sooooo hard that I start coughing, then first thing I know I'm about to pee my pants!

Ally said...

Happy Birthday Nikki!

Thanks for sharing all those great photos! And as always thanks the laugh!

Oh and you are very welcome for the award! :o)

Smilingsal said...

Happy Birthday, Nikki! If you're under 50, you may NOT call yourself OLD. It's the LAW! Now, go play.

Linda said...

LOL OLD?? Nawww - better! Yes!! We mature women need to celebrate every year we make it - chin hairs and sagging boobs and all! LOL Happy Birthday girl!!

mecheel said...

Happy Birthday, I like the old Picture you post Ü...I enjoy looking at it. Ü God Bless....

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! A nice "tribute" to yourself...I think:o) I told you before, you are one funny woman. My 35th is tomorrow (Halloween) and for some reason I am starting to feel it.

Tiffany
RMS "caniquit...

nikkicrumpet said...

Thanks Tiffany...since I don't know where else I can leave you a message...I'll just say it here
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you tomorrow! Thanks for visiting my blog!

GaleForceOne said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOMMY :) WE LOVE YOU EVEN IF YOU ARE OLD AND HAVE SAGGY BOOBS!! THEY MAKE YOU NO LESS OF A PERSON :D

Jess and Jared

ko said...

Happy Birthday to you.....Happy Birthday to you....HAppy Birthday dear NIKKI
Happy Birthday to you!

You are beautiful!!!! FROM 1-50
I hope you have a great birthday!!!!
YOU CRACK ME UP
Honestly I might have nightmares about that last pic....YOWSAS! She is SCAREY!
You looked like the gerber baby!!!!
I love the FARRAH HAIR!!!
KYLey

Laura said...

Oh my gosh you are hilarious! Happy Birthday!

Laura :)

santamaker said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY NIKKI !!!
I loved strolling down your childhood with you... what a cutey patooty you are! Hey....I turned the big 50 in Sept., so don't be whining to me about being old! I have NO sympathy for a little fortysomething brat... if it's fortynine that you turned, you better enjoy every last second because the day you turn fifty your body thinks it's retired and doesn't have to perform anymore! (j/k...just keeps getting better)
ha ha that's what we say to humor ourselves. Anyhoo... seriously, it's not that bad, those serenity pads work like a charm! LOL

Darlene said...

Happy, Happy Birthday Nikki!!!!! I am only about 8 months behind you in age so right there with you!!!
Happy Birthday to you...
Happy Birthday toooo you...
Happy Birthday dear Nikki....
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOOOOO YOU!!!!!
Hope you have a fabulous one....you know it is not the age that matters but the attitude!!!

Paula said...

Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday!

nikkicrumpet said...

Oh and....I'm Not 50 yet...I'm only 48 today...my daughter says I have to round the numbers up!

Queenie Jeannie said...

Happy Birthday!!!!

Wonderful post, wonderful blog, wonderful YOU!!

Mariafer said...

Happy Birthday Nikki!!!!! you are not getting older you are getting better! awesome pictures...Have a wonderful happy happy day...
Hugs
Maria

Mrs de Miranda said...

Happy Birthday!!!! The pictures down memory lane were awesome!!! And you are SO funny! I know I tell you that a lot, but its because I always come away laughing!! We just celebrated my mom's 50th! We had a surprise party for her and it was so much fun! She demands a recount however!

sandi said...

This Month is such a special one
It's Birthday time for you
We'd really like to celebrate this happy day with you
Zippy A and Heidi-ho
There's something we must do
We'll sing a song that we all know
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

Mabry's gamma said...

A very Happy Birthday to you, Nikki. Going down your memory lane hit home with me. Those were the "good old" days. LOL

Have a great day!
Cheri

Midwest Mommy said...

Happy Birthday! What a fun post.

Sandy Toes said...

You crack me up..that last picture is JUST to much! OH my!

Happy Birthday to you...wishing you a wonderful year!
-Sandy toes

Pedaling said...

happy birthday to you and i think we all just got the funniest birthday gift from you!
great post...love the commentary on the bridal shot ....actually loved the commentary on them all!
hope your day is spectacular...wish we were going out to lunch together or something!

onlymehere said...

Happy birthday Nikki!! You were a cheerlearder?! I have a "thing" about cheerleaders. My mom was one too in high school. I loved all the pictures. I too hate wearing a bra. My SIL has been warned that he may not like what he sees so he has to knock on my office door before coming in bz I may not be wearing one. How many jobs do you know of where you can go to work not wearing a bra and no-one cares or notices?!! One of the best parts of working out of my home!! Happy BDay again sweet friend!

salmagundi said...

Such a young thing, yet!!! The pictures were great. Let me tell you that you are entering the best part of your life, in my opinion. You are all grown up, but still young enough to get out there and enjoy it!!! Happy, happy birthday. Sally

Lynette said...

Happy Birthday Nikki - Have a wonderful, fun filled day just for you!! Love your blog, love the pics!!
Enjoy your day ~
Lynette

Neabear said...

Happy Birthday to you Nikki! Hope you have a wonderful day! I loved your post. It was so funny! I am past 50 and still fooling others into thinking I am in my thirty's. I find that fun. I am sure one of these days I will look like I am over 50. Maybe by the time I reach 60. LOL! Again, have a wonderful day celebrating you!

Jan said...

We are so close in age that I could be your twin. Happy Birthday Miss Nikki. May you always stay as cool as you are now. Even if you ever look like that last picture. I swear I had some of those same outfits and I definately had that hair.

Have a great day.

Anonymous said...

Nikki,
A great big happy birthday to you from your "afro", "don't know how to cut bangs" mom. Seriously you know how much we love you and, although I will never be a blogger, I enjoy keeping up on yours. Especially when you make me feel good by posting pictures of me on D. Beckham's chest!!! Does a lot for an Old girl's ego. May you live to be as old as me and enjoy life as much.
Love, Mom

Carolynn said...

Happy Birthday, Nikki! Thanks for the walk down memory lane. I feel so much better now about my 'issues'. ;o)

BTW, easy with the 'old' references, hmm? I'm just a breath behind you and still in denial.

Lo said...

Happy Birthday to You! Happy Birthday to You! Happy Birthday DEAR NIKKI....HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!
Ok now where did all those howling dogs come from?

Diane said...

Happy Birthday, Nikki! :0} Diane

Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage said...

Happy, Happy Birthday!!!!!!

Amy said...

Just remember, you are only as old as you feel. Have a great birthday and many more to come :D

Anonymous said...

HILARIOUS but I expect no less from you !!!

You're a doll and I hope you have the happiest B'day and many, many more.

I am sure that sweet hubby of yours has big plans !!!

All the best,
Kathy :)

Aleta said...

Happy Birthday! You are beautiful and I loved the pictures (and comments) from when you were little. Cute poodle skirt! Your post was hilarious. Don't forget to make a wish!

Aleta said...

Also, just realized, how close together our birthday's are. Mine was the 28th of this month. My brother said I missed my birthday by 4 days as I was a natural born witch. Lol. Yeah, we get along great now.

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Happy Birthday to You! Happy Birthday to You! Happy Birthday, dear Nikki...Happy Birthday, to you!

You my dear, are not old...'cause you are just too much fun...it's only a number! LOL! Hey, and I know how much hair spray it took for those hairdo's, 'cause I am still stuck on slightly big hair that requires lots! LOL! You were one pretty little girl, and have still got it going on! Enjoy your day! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

Swirl Girl said...

From one old lady to another - Happy Birthday!

It's not as bad as all that...is is?

Donna said...

Happy 48th Birthday Nikki!!!!! (smile) You are so funny! I really enjoyed your pics!!!! :)

xoxoxoxo
Donna

cedwards55 said...

Happy Birthday Nikki! You are just a sweet young thing. I have YEARS on you! I can tell you, the best is yet to come! Go out and celebrate Life! Loved the walk down memory lane with you and the captions were great!

Dorkys Ramos said...

Hope you have a wonderful birthday!!!

beth at aunties said...

Happy, Happy Birthday wonderful Nikki! Don't be so hard on on your beautiful self! We have earned every wrinkle, sun spot and softness we have obtained in this life. Have you read my side bar of my blog?? Celebrate it all!:)
Have a wonderful Day!

laurie said...

This is my first visit to your blog, and I'm so glad I got here in time to wish you a Happy Birthday! I enjoyed this post so much -laughed all of the way through it, so I'm sure I'll be coming back to your blog. BTW, I wish I had that same problem -- approaching 50! It's all a matter of perspective, and it sounds like you have a good outlook on it. laurie

HumorSmith said...

Happy birthday Nikki.
Welcome to HBDC!

gingela5 said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! What a great tribute to yourself! Loved--LOVED all of the pictures!

Raxx - A day in the life said...

HAPPY Birthday Nikki!! I thoroughly enjoyed 'Nikki thru the years' Hope you have a wonderful day!

You manage to make me laugh ever day with your great blog! Do you have a list of stuff you wanna do befor the big 5-0?

Beverly said...

Happy, Happy Birthday. 48! How wonderful!

My advice is to hold off on the tattoo. You really might have to redo it when you are 56 - like me.

nikkicrumpet said...

Thanks Kathy...you're comments as always are much appreciated and so are your visits here!!!

And real nice Mom...ya got me all choked up! I love you too!!!

meg said...

Happy Birthday & thanks for the gift of sharing those awesome pictures~ it's good to know someone else has those hidden away (btw- I was the girl with the afro & my boyfriend had the angel wings :-P)

joelandbecca said...

Happy Birhtday! You are hilarious and darling! I love the pictures through out the years! I hope you have a great day!

nikkicrumpet said...

Thanks Carol!! And I'm sure you're right...the best is yet to come!

Nikki said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Amanda in GA said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you have a blessed year.

Donna said...

Hahahahahahah!!!! You are hilarious!!! how sis do figure me out??? was I that transparent???

LOL

HUGS!!!
Donna

beth at aunties said...

You are so fast in your old age! Give it another 9 years and you might become slower like me....
It takes me a bit of time to do a post... You have another award on my blog waiting for you to add to your long list. This one is beautiful and is just right for the beauty you share with us!
Your pictures are adorable! Again Happy Birthday!

beth at aunties said...

You are so fast in your old age! Give it another 9 years and you might become slower like me....
It takes me a bit of time to do a post... You have another award on my blog waiting for you to add to your long list. This one is beautiful and is just right for the beauty you share with us!
Your pictures are adorable! Again Happy Birthday!

countrygirl3031 said...

Happy Happy Birthday Nikki! Loved all your pictures...too cute!

Hey, I'm 50..and it seems that retirement is soo far off in the distance for me..it sucks! And we just love those hot flashes..sheesh!

Enjoy your day...hugz,
Michele

Melody said...

Happy Birthday!!!

tam said...

Hey you are only five months older then me! Nikki Girl we are not getting older no no no we are just evolving! Lol! Don't you know everything only gets better with age! Enjoyed your photos that was fun-thanks for sharing!You are a very blessed girl hope you have a fun day!
***Happy***Happy***Birthday***
~Tam :)

WheresMyAngels said...

Ha Ha, your music is perfect for today! Happy Birthday!

Your baby RACK is totally funny!

Sue said...

Okay...your going way way over 100 comments today!! Happy Birthday to the funniest blogger I have found. You are truly a hoot, love the Texas hair comment, and if I lived near you we would become best friends....Have a wonderful day...Sue in Atlanta

big hair envy said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY NIKKI! I LOVED your little bit on "Hairstyles Through the Decades"!! BTW - It takes two cans of Aqua Net to get your hair to stay like that. Or, three cans of Rave. It's most cost-effective to buy it by the case:)

Cheers!

Heather said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!! You are so funny...I need to learn not to drink anything when I read your posts. I just spit water out of my nose. How awful is that? :) I hope you have an absolutely wonderful birthday!!
-Heather:)

Firefly said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Love the pictures :) :) :)

Wishing you many wonderful years as you are, and all that you wish for yourself to come true :):):)

Marrdy said...

Oh my gosh. We are practically twins. Well, I am a wee bit older but I have every one of those pictures!! And my mom even looks like yours. That was great.

Have a wonderful birthday!!

9405018--Pat said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!!!

Pat H

Diane of Crafty Passions said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!
Your still a kid I know you might not feel like one but you still are!

When I turned 50 I went to a wonderful jewelry store and bought myself a diamond tennis bracelet because its what I wanted I knew hubby would never splurge but I felt I deserved it working all my life never spending much on myself, this was my one big gift to myself and I don't regret it one bit.
Now its seven years later.... time flies I tell ya!!
Diane

squawmama said...

Happy Birthday to you... Happy Birthday to you... Happy Birthday dearest Nikki... Happy Birthday to youoooo oooooo oooooo... Your so funny I loved your post today... I wish you the bestest day ever....

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Not The Rockefellers said...

Oh man, thank you for that trip down memory lane. I'm only a few years behind you and I could totally relate to every single hairstyle.

I hope your day totally rocked and that everyone recognized that you are the shining star, the Queen of Sheba and a one of those Nestle crunch bars with the caramel in it, all rolled up into one extra freaking sweet package.

And if I could wish something serendipitous to happen to you I would wish that Sting would approach you, get down on one knee, hold your hand and sing "Every Breath You Take" while gazing directly into your eyes. After that he would tell you to put your feet up while he put a load of laundry on and started dinner. He would then call David Beckham to come over ( without Posh), of course he would, and he'd just want to sit and read your blogs with you and talk with you all night.

Do I wish the most awesome gifts, or what?

Happy Birthday!

Peace -Rene

Betty said...

91 comments so far! I guess from all the wishes it must be a great day!
Let me add mine. Happy happy Birthday!

Shannon said...

Happy, Happy Birthday!

Picket said...

I loved this girl!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU NIKKI! Age is just s 'STATE' of mind.....do like I do and don't cross the 'STATE' line!!!! lol lol

Michaela said...

Herzlichen Glueckwunsch zum Geburtstag!! (that's happy birthday in German)I hope you have a fantabulous day!!!

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Happy, Happy 48th Birthday. I just turned 49 this month. . . so you ARE NOT OLD!!!

Thanks for taking me with you down memory lane. I had a few of those hair styles myself LOL.

Blessings,

Sher

AJ said...

Ahh, Nikki! Happy Birthday girl:) Loved looking at your pictures and you made me laugh. Not because of how you looked but because of your humor:) Never lose it! Hope you have a great day and that hubby treats you to a nice dinner:):):)

Ma'dame French said...

Why doesn't it surprise me that your a Scorpio! HAppy Birthday!!!!! Loved all the hair do-s and your not old!!! Hugs to you! PS how do you get scanned pics to appear normal size like you have here? having trouble figuring it out;) Thanks French;)

bj said...

Happy, happy birthday to you, Nikki girl...
AND, I STILL LOVE BIG HAIR !!
haha
love, bj

Sue said...
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Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Wishing you a fantasic birthday!

Michael said...

Nikki,

Wishing the happiest of birthdays to you! You looked beautiful then, you look amazing today! Thanks for sharing your trip down Memory Lane with us...I loved it!

Happy Birthday, my friend.

Michael :o)

Michael said...

And what's up with Sue? Buzz kill...

Sue said...

Whoa.....I don't want anyone to think I'm the Sue that posted that awfully nasty comment..she's more then a buzz kill...I wouldn't want to be around her on election day!!
I'm Sue from Atlanta @ rue mouffetard.....

Nancy Jane said...

Happy Birthday Nikki! Loved your photos. Nancy
PS: 48 doesn't sound all that shabby to me these days! (Besides, you look a whole darn younger!) I'm staring down 60...not going without a fight, either..lol.

da Bergs said...

Holy Cow, Mrs. Popular!!! 105 comments!!!!!

Happy Birthday! Love the pics!
Looks like we were born in the same year!!! BUT, you are older than me! LOL... my Bday is on the 14th of Nov! °Ü°

Shauna said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I love the pictures! You are beautiful! Thank you so very much for sharing :)

jeanne said...

Nikki, your post for your birthday is wonderful. I loved it all, every photo and especially your comments. You are the sweetest little girl and prettiest cheer leader and you only get better after that. Whats more, under that funny girl exterior, you are a softy. I love that about you. You are a great combination girl. Also, here is a thought to help you stay young. 'Life begins at 40' and you have a long way to go before you could say you are old. Happy Birthday and may you have many more. I just turned 69 and I refuse to accept that I am 'old' LOL.

I have one thing to say to 'SUE' CHILL.

Love you and your blog...Jeanne

Bo said...

Aw, shucks...I had to come back & tell you how adored you are! Oh, yeah...you were a jelly-bean queen then and now you are the belle of the blog! So happy to know you!
;-) Bo

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! What a hilarious post! Loved all the pictures & the comments were a hoot. I can relate to many of your hair styles.
Take care, DebraK

Cheryl said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR NIKKI, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!!!
I fell on the floor laughing so hard!
Love your pics. I sooooo remember those days of the clothes and hairstyles.
Just remember that (he) left you with some awesome kids and you have a better life now!
Happy Birthday and Happy Halloween Nikki. Tell the boys "HI".
Your Friend,
Cheryl

Cheryl said...

Forgot to mention that your pics are adorable, your boobs are just fine and you lost the loser (he). You were to good for him anyway and needed someone better ;)
Cheryl

Cheryl said...

OK Nikki, I know, my 3rd comment. Just ignore me if you wish. I have something for you. Stop by to receive it.
Cheryl

Titania Starlight said...

Happy Birthday. I truly enjoyed the walk down memory lane. I could relate to a few of them. Especially the 80's hair. I like your way of thinking. I wish more women were as wise as you!

Blessings

Randi said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY NIKKI!!!! I loved seeing all the cute pics! I love how hillarious and honest you are. Seriously one of my favorite people! Oh! and thank you for including the pics of my Mamma Jo! Ya'll are so HOTT!!! Have a peaceful, joyful, and full of love day! Love ya!

Angie said...

Happy Birthday Nikki! Today is my hubby's birthday, too! So now I can say I know 2 awesome people born on this day! I loved seeing your pictures...you were such a cute little girl..and who cares about saggy boobs anyway with your sense of humor...lol!

Love, Angie

Heather said...

Happy happy birthday to you and my precious new son!!!!

Jeauxdi said...

Happy birthday to you...Happy birthday to you...Happy birthday dear Nikki! Happy birthday to you!

I hope you had a wonderful fun filled day! And all your birthday wishes came true!

Today is my fur baby "Belle's" 7th b-day! She had to get a shot up her nose, two shots in her back legs and blod work done! What away to start out a birthday! UGH! But we had Halloween cookies this afternoon!

Have a great rest of your b-day and Happy Halloween!

~*J*~

niartist said...

YOU ARE NOT OLD! :) Cute baby pics, I have baby pics of me on my blog tonight too! HAPPY BIRTHDAY NIKKI! YAY! HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! 48 is the new 28.

imjacobsmom said...

Happy Birthday Nikki! You were darn cute! And some of those hairstyles - a blast from the past! You are a hoot! I hope you enjoyed your day! ~ Robyn

Nancy said...

Happy Brithday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday Dear Nikki, Happy Birthday to you!
Nikki, be so happy you couldn't hear me singing that...LOL I really do hope you have had a fantastic day!!! nancy

santamaker said...

Hey dawg, I hear we're the same breed, go figure, I'd have to pick the dog that has a tendency to gain weight.... oh well...BEAGLES RULE !!

Melissa Wertz said...

Happy Birthday Niki!!! I hope that your day was great!

Kristens Creations said...

LOL! You are halarius! I wish I had boobs to tatoo, I'm 35 and still waiting!!

Michelle said...

Happy Happy Birthday! Hey, you aren't that old. Only 6 years a head of me and the same age as my big sister. :) I hope you enjoyed your day.

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

Uh oh, if you're old, then what does that make me? I have two years on you. Oh this walk through memory lane was hilarious! I identify with much too much of it, lol.

And sadly, I identify with the chin hair thingie. But the benefit is that I don't have to shave my legs as often, lol.

Kady

Alyson (New England Living) said...

Happy birthday, Nikki! Awesome post. You had me laughing the entire time!

Sincerely Yours said...

Oh My God Nikki!!!It takes a lot to get me laughing non-stop!! I do believe Poise Pads should be issued before we are allowed to read your blog! I think Jay Leno should move over and Nikkicrumpet Live should be on!!! Thank you thank you for the morning laugh - now facing cleaning the basement today isn't as bad!!!! This has to be the absolute best post I've ever read! BTW HAPPY BIRTHDAY but with you around Happy goes without saying!!!! Sincerely, Jeannette (You are adorable too!!)

The Berry's Patch said...

hahahahahahahahahaha! I can't catch my breath! I'm laughing with you, not at you. ;-)

Rue said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY NIKKI!!!!!!

I'm so sorry I'm a day late, but I hope it was wonderful!!

(((hugs)))
rue

Elizabeth G. said...

Happy Birthday! I am here visiting from Beth at Aunties with Advice. I hope you are having a lot of fun and celebrating your blessings.

Take care,
Elizabeth

sandra/tx said...

OMG, you are hilarious! Happy Birthday. I'm right behind ya, sista.

Eudea-Mamia said...

Ugh - I miss so much when I get caught up with kiddo stuff.

Happy Belated Birthday!!!! (or early Happy Birthday - take it as you see fit).

Em

Anna Lefler said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Love the photos! You're adorable and awesome...and ageless...

XOXO

Anna

jill jill bo bill said...

HAPPY HAPPY belated BIRTHDY!!!!! I am so sorry I missed it! That's it! I am coming over with your present RIGHT NOW!!! See ya in 4 days! I love you, girl!

Sandy said...

Happy Birthday, fellow Scorpio! Mine is November 16th! I loved this post -- especially the pictures. Hang in there...

Sandy said...

p.s. I had something for you over at my spot on 10/29... I am old and forgot to tell you! Sorry!

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

Happy Birthday!!! LOL! you're older than I am.....oh wait, just a couple months....yikes, I'm going to be forty ei...never mind! Where's my cake? I loved your pictures...I will kill my family if they sneak on my blog and do something like that! LOL...yikes, Farrah Facet hairdo! Happy Birthday!

Hugs,
Kathi :)

Susie Q said...

Ahh...48 is SO young! Gosh, truly! I am so sorry to be late with this wish to you! I was wothout computer lines for days! The two posts that shpowed up had been pre-arranged and now I am waaaaay behind on everythin'!
I hate that I could not stop by here and wish ya a happy day! Well, okay...I will wish ya a happy year instead! Lots of joy and smiles and sweet days and hugs and love and free massages and foot rubs. Why not? : )

I LOVED the pictures you purty thing you. I SO know all about those 70s looks. Grace looks back at our pictures and laughs her head off. Hmmm...I remind her that SHE will look back at her OWN pictures and wonder HUH?? What was I thinkin'?

Hope your day was a super one!

Love,
Sue who has become a pro at growing new age spots, facial hair, crow's feet and varicose veins!

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Nikki, Happy Belated 48th Birthday!!
I loved your walk down memory lane. You are a cutie!!
Hugs, Terrie

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday Nikki!!!! hope it was a good one! just a reminder that you will always be older than me!!!! ha ha not by much though! Cheers to years of wisdom, and the right to say "I really don't care" once in a while!
italianblonde

ann said...

OH NIKKI,NO WONDER YOU HAVE 175 COMMENTS,I AM LAUGHING SO HARD I HURT.YOU ARE A MESS MY NEW FRIEND.A MESS.I AM SO THANKFUL I FOUND YOU.YOU MAKE MY DAY AND NITE...ANN

 

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