Oh, and also, Happy Birthday to Jesus too

Besides being Christmas, today is also my daughter’s 18th birthday. She’s a grown-up. She’s actually been a grown-up for some time now, in terms of maturity. Sure, she has the occasional teenage girl meltdown, but hell, so do I and I’m 38.

I couldn’t be more proud of the kind of person she’s turned out to be.

She has a good heart, she’s kind to children, animals and old folks, she doesn’t take any crap and she’s got a wicked sense of humor.

Also, pretty soon now, she’ll be able to belch the alphabet.

Your typical southern belle, in other words.

Here are some pictures of my very own Christmas miracle.






Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas, Baby Girl.   I’m looking forward to seeing your next 18 years.


My very favorite Christmas video ever.  Bing Crosby and David Bowie.  Gold, baby.  Holiday gold.


11 Responses to “Oh, and also, Happy Birthday to Jesus too”

  1. Pookie Says:

    Happy birthday, not-so-BabyGirl!

  2. magneto bold too Says:

    Gorgeous girl. Looks relatively normal. Was she raised by Grandparents or wolves?


    Have a wonderful Christmas and celebrating your baby’s birthday. In Australia she would be old enough to drink, vote and drive. In that order and on the same day. Scary isn’t it?

  3. The Son Says:

    Hello Sarah, happy birthday, now go back in time and be 16 again so i can have a little sister to watch over again 😛 But seriously, happy birthday and merry christmas.

    P.S. The porche is in the mail.

  4. AndyThePug Says:

    Happy Birthday, Sis!

  5. Pat K Says:

    Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas.

    I bet the sound of MAAAAAAAAAAA!

    I can’t believe you posted those pics online.
    Was heard through out the land. 🙂

  6. Emily Says:

    18?!!! How can you STAND it?!

  7. grandma Patsy Says:

    Happy Birthday my sweet Sarah, you pics are great but they make you look way to much grown up, I know you are but I still like to think about that tiny sweet little 5 year old I first met. From then own I knew I had to be your Grandma Patsy.. Love you no matter how old you get. See ya’ll soon

  8. godsweigh Says:

    Thanks for sharing that video. I read the other day that this performance between Bing Crosby & David Bowie was the last public performance Crosby made. Maybe it was the last performance on his show… I can’t remember the details, just that it was the last something performance. And I thought, “Wow. That would be a strange duet. Crosby and Bowie…ick!” But it was pretty good and kinda touching. 🙂 Thanks!

  9. Pookie Says:

    Godsweigh, that clip is from Bing Crosby’s last Christmas Special, in 1977. It was filmed in August, and Bing died in October.

    Bing and Bowie met for the first time on the morning of the taping. They rehearsed for an hour, then recorded it in just three takes. It became an underground/bootleg legend, and was finally released as a single in 1982.

    Patsy, if you think she looks all grown up in those pics, you should see some of her new clothes. Gorgeous!

  10. mrschili Says:

    Happy Birthday, Girl!!

  11. Chris Says:

    Very cool. Merry Christmas (a little late).

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