Saturday, March 16, 2013

24! The Maven! Time Flies!

March 16!  The Maven's Birthday!
Her 24th Birthday!
Here she is in her LA-cool mode with her kitties, Darcy and Dexter:

My grandkitties....

This is how I remember her:

6 months

 First Bday

 Swimming at G-ma's

Schooling her dad in basketball

High School Homecoming

Her Favorite picture of us, for some reason. LOL
18th birthday in NYC

Walking her to the dorm at college

Showing Orlando Grandma LA and The Getty

What an incredible life she has had thus far.
 She has felt the full range of what it means to be an adult who has overcome obstacles thrown in her way.
And excelled in spite of them!
Her strength, determination and positive, sunny outlook inspire me everyday.

I love you, my Maven.
Happy Birthday from your slightly off-kilter mom.

We hope to spend a slightly less than raucous b-day here at Boston Manor.  The Writer, Sammy and Cousin Chad from Australia will drive up here to "the hills" to celebrate The Maven's bday as well as a belated nod to CC (Cousin Chad) who's birthday was the 9th.
If the noise keeps you awake, sorry...

16 comments:

Razmataz said...

Happy Birthday Maven! I hope 24 is a great year for you. I love the homecoming photo....beautiful.

Mr. Connor said...

Great ! What a time you have had of life so far ~ and the best parts are yet to come. When THEY break out the ice cream, cake & candles ~ keep away from the Kitties. 24 candles ~ having fire deptartment on standby might be an idea . HAPPY HAPPY ! ! ! !

Heather said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter Maven... she is catching up in age with you! Cheers~

Mullin Avenue Workshop said...

Happy Birthday to the Maven!!!
This is a lovely post, and such cute and sweet photos. I think the one of you two in NYC, IS perfect, and it's interesting to see the snow in the background. :)
Brenda

Leslie said...

Happy birthday maven!!!! Great photos. My oldest baby turns 22 next month - so hard to believe! Have a wonderful weekend.

Ps.. the housewives photo was taken a few weeks ago at a rum tasting event near DC. Tamra was a lot if fun and super friendly! She made us regular housewives feel right at home. : )

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Happy Birthday Marven! Love this post with all the photos. Hope your weekend is going well.

rottrover said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MAVEN!! Have a wonderful day with the fam, and a wonderful year ahead!

Mr. Tennis said...

Happy Birthday to the best daughter a father could ever wish for.

Kit said...

Happy Birthday to your baby! How wonderful. I love the photos! Kit

centerofgravity said...

Happy Birthday to The Maven. Loved the pictures. Our kids just grow up too fast. Have a great birthday and enjoy your visitors.
CG

Chatty Crone said...

Happy Birthday MAVEN! And many more. sandie

Olive said...

Happy Birthday To Maven!

Edilma Weissmueller said...

I have had you in my mind today since 3AM LA time, when I opened my eyes.It was good talking to you, I wish I was there for the party. May you have a super year ahead. love and prayers, lgm

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Happiest of Birthdays Maven...

Party Harty!

:P

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet daughter! I love seeing the family photos. Enjoy the week my friend!

Annesphamily said...

Happy Birthday to the Maven! Lovely memories and great photos! A sign of a good parent is children excelling in life! Love it!