January 8, 2008

31

When I was a little girl I'd receive a coupon in the mail for a free birthday cone at Baskin Robbins "31 Flavors." The tiny pink spoons would tempt a sample of bubblegum swirl or mint chocolate chip, but without fail I'd always choose peanut butter and chocolate in a sugar cone.

I also remember growing up that we didn't have MTV until I was older, but my grandparents did. They didn't approve of us watching that "filthy station", which was channel 31. When we'd get caught watching it my Poppal would disappointedly say, "Aw, y'all are watching 31."

It's my birthday.

Last night my sweet sister-in-law Lisa surprised me with flowers and a pineapple. I wish I could explain how special this made me feel. And my Mom made me lemon bars.

That is just the good stuff of life. This year for sure will be a very special and memorable year. I may now be thirty-one, but today I'm really floating on cloud 9.

82 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to Stephanie! Happy Birthday to you!!!!! Hope you have a great one!

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  2. For real this time, happy birthday! I'm glad you're enjoying the thirty-something birthdays. I think they're the best ones . . . so far, at least.

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  3. Happy birthday, Steph!! Hope you have the best day! And lemon bars...OOohhh Yummy!!!

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  4. happy birthday to you!! i know we don't "know" each other but i just know if we did i would take you out for lunch or something.. thinking of you and thankful to celebrate you today.

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  5. Happy Birthday Steph!

    I hope your day is wonderful!

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  6. Happy Birthday, Steph!!! You make 31 look GREAT!!

    Jane, Pinks & Blues

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  7. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Hope it is a wonderful one!

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  8. Happy birthday, Steph! May your next 31 years be even more wonderful!!

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  9. Happy birthady to yoooooou! I hope it's wonderful!
    (And I had to laugh about your MTV story - my parents were the SAME WAY!)

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  10. Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day! :)

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  11. Happy Birthday to you Steph. Enjoy your day!

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  12. awwwww....happy birthday and what a great post! Sounds like your 31st year is starting out pretty amazing...

    Have a wonderful day!

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  13. Happy Birthday. Lemon Bars is a GREAT way to spend your birthday. Yum.

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  14. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! May 31 be a FABULOUS year, full of blessings!!

    My absolute fav. BR icecream is peanutbutter and chocolate too! And we weren't allowed to watch MTV either. Hmmmm....could we be sisters? LOL!

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  15. Happy Happy Birthday!! I can't believe we are 31! I don't feel old, but it sure sounds old.

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  16. Happy Birthday! Lemon Bars and a pineapple sound like a great way to spend your birthday.

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  17. gretchen from lifenutJanuary 08, 2008 7:19 AM

    Happy #31, Steph. Hope your day is great and your new year bursts with blessings.

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  18. Steph:

    I hope today is a "Happy" one for your 31st Birthday!

    Love you,
    Aunt Diane

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  19. Happy Birthday darling. Hope it's the best year yet.
    Love,
    Ashlee

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  20. This is your happy birthday song...it isn't very long...hey!!!!

    Love you....hope you have a great day!!!!

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  21. Happy Birthday! So far your special day sounds absolutely perfect!

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  22. I think 31 is a BEAUTIFUL, WONDERFUL AND EXCITING age! (and I'm not just saying that because I'll be 31 in one month.) ;-)

    I hope you have a GREAT day celebrating you and the wonderful person you are.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Enjoy all the peanut butter and chocolate ice cream in a sugar cone that you want!

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  23. Happy Birthday, my Indiana Friend! I hope the year continues to be as wonderful as you are. You deserve much!

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  24. Blessings! You know I love you!

    Lori

    PS I could call you, but our sump pump decided to shut down last night. ICK!! We got it working, but everything is scattered and the fan is cranked. =(

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  25. Happy birthday! Deliverance has been there for 2 months now, I can't believe I'm a mother of a thirty-something. That makes me feel older than when I turned 50 a couple of years ago.

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  26. Happy Birthday!! Lemon bars sound delicious!!

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  27. Happy Birthday!! Have a great day!!

    Oh, and Peanut butter chocolate is my all time FAVORITE too! :)

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  28. Happy Bday Steph. Let me know how 31 goes for you. I am a couple of years behind. Annnnnnnd, I ALWAYS chose the rainbow sherbet. Still usually do.

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  29. Happy Birthday, Steph!

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  30. i'm hesitant to leave a comment because you have...31 on this post so far! how cute is that.

    happy birthday! i think i want to ask for a pineapple for my birthday. i love me some pineapple.

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  31. Dear Steph,

    Happy Birthday from Baskin-Robbins! In honor of your 31 years, I'd like to personally send you some Baskin-Robbins Gifts of Joy to help you and your family celebrate your special day (just let me know where I can send them).

    By the way, we still have our Birthday Club, although it's been updated with the times. If you go to our website, you can sign up your entire family and everyone can enjoy free scoops on their birthday just like you did when you were little.

    Oh, and we still have Peanut Butter 'n Chocolate in a sugar cone, along with lots of other flavors (my favorite is Nutty Coconut) and birthday cake designs to choose from with your gift certificates :-)


    Have a 31derful day,

    Dave Nagel
    Director of Brand Excitement
    Baskin-Robbins

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  32. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!

    (I am emailing you now!)

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  33. I turn 31 tomorrow... happy birthday from one cap to another!

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  34. Happy Birthday again Steph!
    Have a wonerful day.

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  35. Sorry I wasn't the first to wish you Happy Birthday today on your blog. One of my co-worker's wife had a baby girl this morning a little after 7...how neat.
    I remember the Baskin Robbins Birthday cakes you would have every year growing up. MTV was a no no, for sure....Have a Terrific Day...Love you, Mom

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  36. Happy Birthday! Wishing you a 31st year that is all you could hope for.

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  37. Happy 31st, Steph! I hope it's a very happy year!

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  38. happy birthday, girl!! hope you have a wonderful year. :)

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  39. Oh I love pineapple! How funny about the Director of Excitement...is that for real?

    Happy day, week, year, and more!

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  40. Happy Birthday, Steph. Here's wishing your 31st year is wonderful. By the way, you share my sister's birthday too! (And Elvis, I think!)

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  41. Happy Birthday to one of my favorite ladies EVER!

    See you tonight.

    Jen

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  42. Happy Birthday! What a great story to go along with it :)

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  43. Welcome to the club and always remember that I will be just a tad older than you. That should always brighten your day. :)

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  44. Yay! I think that is awesome.

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  45. Well, Happiest Birthday to you :) Enjoy your pineapple!

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  46. Awww.. Happy birthday! It's my mother in law's birthday today as well. You know, I'd absolutely ADORE being given a pineapple on my birthday. I think that's just GREAT.

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  47. Happy birthday! I hope you have a good time, whatever you do, and get to spend it with your loved ones.

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  48. Steph,
    Happy, blessed birthday wishes! You have the appearance of a 25 year old woman and the wisdom of a 75 year old woman. Best of all things this year.

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  49. Happy Birthday, girl!!!!
    And lemon bars? Hello, recipe please?

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  50. Happy Birthday! It sounds like "31" is going to be a great year for you!

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  51. I'm not going to tell you how young 31 sounds to me, Steph.

    Happy Birthday!

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  52. Happy Birthday Steph!! May you float on cloud 9 for the rest of the year!!

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  53. Happy Birthday! Your family sure know how to make a person feel special! So lucky!

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  54. Happy birthday!

    Peanut butter and chocolate was always my favorite, too.

    - Tanya

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  55. Sweet post on your momma's site! Happy birthday Steph! You look great!

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  56. Happy Birthday! My favorite flavor is chocolate peanut butter too.

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  57. Happy Birthday, you are a well loved lady!

    Jenn

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  58. Happy birthday. I'm new to your site but was referred by a friend. I will visit it often.

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  59. Happy birthday!!! I sense a 31derful year ahead for you ;)

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  60. I turned 31 yesterday (the 7th). We are now officially in our 30s. It wasn't as big as I thought it would be. It seems like life is just going on, I guess that is what growing up is. Happy Birthday to you! I hope your day has been special and that you feel celebrated! :)

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  61. Happy Birthday Steph! I am so sad I missed small group tonight and couldnt celebrate with you on your birthday! It has been great getting to know you, and I look forward to spending your 31st year with you!

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  62. Happy Birthday, Steph! I am officially jealous. 74 comments! Amazing.

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  63. Happy Birthday! Hope you had a great day; it sounds like it!

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  64. Happy Birthday Steph! (Sorry I'm late!) 31 is also the date of my birthday...more reason to celebrate! LOL

    God bless you with a wonderful year ahead!

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  65. Happy Birthday! Your birthday is the day before my daughter's! I hope this is one of your best years ever.
    Lori Bittenbender

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  66. Happy belated birthday! Hope you always savor all the flavors.

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  67. Happy, happy birthday my friend! We're not getting older, just more distinguished and respected. :)

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  68. A belated happy birthday, Steph! You make 31 look fantastic! :)

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