Today would’ve been Granddad’s 100th Birthday. I’ve thought about him throughout the day today, scrolling through many wonderful memories. One of my recent favorites was the day he threw out the first pitch at a Royals game. It was September 2010, and as the oldest Eagle Scout in the Midwest, he was the lucky man who got to go out on the mound and throw the pitch. He was so happy that day, with 4,800 scouts there to celebrate with him, along with his family. So here is a photo of him on the big screen, smiling ear to ear, in honor of the Royals’ incredible third win against the Orioles tonight, and in honor of his (almost) 100th birthday.
Say it isn’t so! Seriously, Meg just doesn’t have time for a birthday. She is way too busy saving the world. Her life is in constant motion, working on Deb’s exciting campaign, protecting the environment and in all ways using her energy to make the world better, happier and more fun.
Her life is in constant motion. Meg celebrates life, not just on her birthday, but everyday. When she has free time she loves to:
Photograph her beloved California coast.
Hike with Jake and their beloved greyhounds.
And search for “made in the USA” clothing.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
While I was working the 2012 campaign cycle, Mum sent me a card to keep me cheery and motivated. The front reads, “Three of my favorite words?” and then the inside says, “That’s my daughter.” Ever since then I’ve kept the card on my desk, because it always reminds me how loved and supported I am by this amazing woman.
Mum, I’m so sorry I can’t be there to give you a big birthday hug, but I hope it’s a wonderful day and that Casey gives you lots of love for the two of us! Oh, and getting on a plane with Mr. T to go to France won’t be too bad either:)
On this beautiful Veteran’s Day, we also have the pleasure of celebrating Carol McCollister’s birthday! We always have a wonderful time together, no matter what we’re doing. Here, Auntie, Mum and I enjoyed a fun girls’ day in the wine country (with Tio in tow) when Mum was visiting back in April.
Happy Birthday, Auntie. I hope Tio refrains from any surprises!
“El Tio” is another year older today (and, um…wiser? not a chance!). Also known as John Philip Wyek, or LTO for short, tall and strange Mr. Tio is such a joy, and occasionally a pain, to have in our lives:) He is also the famous inventor of the “Tio cake”, a birthday cake made by Tio that more often than not has inedible ingredients and strange combinations of props.
To give you an idea of how we celebrate the good times, here are a few of my favorite snap shots of the birthday boy.
Happy Birthday, Tio!
First of all, I’d like to say a big THANK YOU for all the wonderful birthday wishes! I received so many messages/phone calls/texts from friends and family, and most notably, a birthday serenade from my amazing second family, the Kempers. I feel very loved, thank you!
I thoroughly enjoyed closing out my 20s, and had even more fun breaking in 30. Let me assure you, 30 is not boring! Dad came in town a few days before to spend the week with us in California. We went hiking, and running, and hiking, and climbing…. All things I absolutely love. In case I was worried about being in shape, well, I’m definitely not anymore.
Outdoor adventures paired very nicely with the numerous birthday celebrations. We had a lovely dinner with friends and family at the Fishmans, and then a 4th of July/Meg’s 30th continues party at Auntie & Tio’s, accompanied by Charneth (the bling master) and family. Fun was had by all, including the infamous Tio cake and making the birthday girl prance around in goofy garb (see evidence below).
If turning 30 was this much fun, I can’t wait for the next decade!
On this day, just a few short years ago, my sweet Mumsy was born. She has done many incredible things in her life, both personally and professionally, but my absolute favorite is that she is my Mom.
Life keeps us extremely busy, but we always find time to visit and enjoy life. Mumsy is always there to explore the world with me and marvel at new experiences. I’m so glad to have her as my “Big Me.”
Happy Birthday, Mumsy! Love you to the sky!
It’s Jake’s birthday. Jake, Meg and the dogs are driving between Wyoming and Nebraska on their way to Kansas City for the holidays. At last report, they have stayed just ahead of bad weather. It is a tough way to spend a birthday–driving across country with two greyhounds in the middle of winter.
My dad, Sherry and Bill, Jon, Dana and Caroline all wish you a happy birthday.
I know you seem to work non-stop. But you and Meg do have the benefit of those gorgeous California weekends to compensate for the hard work.
Have a wonderful birthday and arrive here safely.
Love from all of us.
Who’s the best Pud ever? Gee, let me think! That would be, Pud, of course:) Today, Mr. Terry Christenberry turns another year young, and we’re happy to celebrate both in person, by phone, over FaceTime, and well, our handy blog.
Here’s to Terry. A wise and wonderful husband, father and step-father:
A proud and adoring grandfather:
An awesome and macho grill-master:
Pud. Have an amazing birthday today. We love you!
28 years ago today, a very special friend was born. Andrew Chappelle has been one of my best friends since 6th grade. It all started out in P.E. class, though I can’t remember how. Pretty soon we were having high school camp outs and driving around like goof balls in the Jeep. In college, Andie flew to KC for a formal at my sorority. Needless to say, we’ve had some wonderful experiences as friends.
I am constantly in awe of my amazing friend. He has spent time working and studying in various places around the world. St. Louis, China, D.C., Doha. I’m pretty sure he even went to Jerusalem at one point, though I never heard the complete story. And even though I rarely get to see his smiling face, I always know I’ll get to see him for a brief moment when we’re both in Kansas City.
So Andiepoo, on your birthday, I want to say Thank You for being such a wonderful friend. Mumsy and I love you dearly. Happy Birthday!