TT #25 ~ 13 Big Years in my 57!

 Friday March 14th is my 57th Birthday. For my TT this week I’m choosing 13 very memorable years in my 57!

1. 1951 ~ My birth year. I was born in East Los Angeles, California.

2. 1963 ~ At Hume Lake Christian Camps in King’s Canyon, California God called me to become a disciple of Jesus Christ and I started a new life following him.

3. 1968 ~ Graduated from Montebello High School in Montebello, California

4. 1972 ~ Went on my first date with Dear in October of this year.

5. 1973 ~ Graduated from Cal-State Los Angeles with a degree in Home Economics and an Elementary Teaching Certificate.

6. 1974 ~ Got married on December 6th to Dear and have celebrated 33 years of marriage so far. We were married on a Friday evening.

7. 1979 ~ Our first child was born in January. Josh is our firstborn weighing in at 10 pounds. Born on a Friday.

8. 1981 ~ Our second son was born also in January, also on a Friday. Dan was 8 pounds and 1-1/2 oz.

9. 1985 ~ Our third child was born on a Friday, too but not in January. Our first daughter (and last) Katie was born at the end of December even though her due date was in January also. She weighed in at 8 pounds and 12 oz.

10. 1988 ~ We moved from California to the state of Washington so Dear could go to Pharmacy School at the University of Washington.

11. 1996 ~ We gave our dream home and all of our equity back to the bank because of a major landslide on the slope behind our home.

12. 2001 ~ Our first born son was married to our beautiful daughter in law, Laura.

13. 2006 ~ Dear took a full-time job in Southern California and he and I find ourselves living in Southern California again but without our children close by. They are all still in Washington. Dan and Katie are taking care of our home while we’re in Southern California in our Condo.

I’ll leave you with this party image of me way back in the 50’s. I’ve always been one to love a good time…


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About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

36 thoughts on “TT #25 ~ 13 Big Years in my 57!

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  2. hope you have a very happy birthday…
    btw…my first born son…his name is josh and…he weighed a 9′ ll 3/4 oz…
    my last two were just a little over 8 pounds!

    great tt! love the picture!

  3. Ahhhh – that was neat. Thx so much for sharing. BTW: you were graduating from HS when I was born 😉 hehe *smooches* party girl – see, we have something in common!…party – get it? costume? hope my post wasn’t offensive. i mean well. doing it for the man. he wanted to go. :/

  4. What a special person you are! It is a joy and privilege to have you as our mom….a faithful, wise, caring, fun, incredible woman who we both look up to. Love the super cute pic! We can’t wait to see you this weekend! Much love, J & L

  5. How lovely. What a shame, though, about your home being caught in a landslide—I remember hearing about them. I’m so glad you’ve been blessed in so many other ways. And the final picture is a treat.

    13 Hearts

  6. Ah … Happy ‘early’ Birthday wishes to you!!! I shared my birthday with my ‘bloggy friends’ this year and had a great time. Wow — I’m a native Californian also … born in a neighboring community. My HS played in the same league as yours and my BA is from CSULB (though I did my first two years at ELAC when it was a Junior College. I love the ‘party photo’ at the end and hope your 57th is wonderful!
    Hugs and blessings,

  7. thanks for your great comment My brother is actually an event coordinator and the party was put on by some of his friends and staff so they were so nervous:>

  8. ellen, I love learning about my blogging friends! Thanks for the details. I worry a little that you had to give your dream home back to the bank because of a landslide – I hope all is well now. You sound happy. 🙂

  9. Life is filled with special moments, it’s nice to look back and reflect on some of the. Happy Birthday (1 day early) and thanks for the visit!

  10. What is another voice in a crowd of, for now, 31 comments. But, just want to say I’ve appreciated your every post and that by reading them, I feel I’ve made a Christian blog friend. More of God’s Blessings on your Birthday and the years to come Ellen!

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