Monday, January 28, 2008

What were you doing on 29/1/94???

Were you watching Steffi Graff win the Australian Open?

Were you watching the Australia Day Test in Adelaide or on TV?

I'll tell you what I did on this warm, balmy Saturday.

I gave birth to Emily on this day, and it was the day my life changed forever. She was perfect in every way and we were so happy that she came to us.


Learning golf secrets from her dad at 3mths.


On waking up from a long nap - 5mths.


Summer of 1999/2000


When she was 8 and had just become a big sister for the first time.


2007 in Melbourne.

I don't think I will ever forget this day.

Oh, and incidentally, I (and David and my obstetrician) watched the tennis and the cricket whilst I was in labour and I think it was when I was in transition that I was ready to throw a brick through the TV!

Happy 14th birthday Emily - may your life continue to be blessed with good health, happiness, love and friendship.

l
x

16 comments:

Mijk said...

I was at college ( so rpobably did watch tennis because I always did in those days) and I can't believe that is that long ago..

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Happy Birthday Emily!

England were winning the cricket in August 97 when I was having Dorothy and were playing football in the World Cup in June 2000 whilst I was having Fred. I love cricket but HATE football with a passion so you can imagine Mr Locket's surprise when I yelled at him for turning it OFF!!!!!

de vliegende koe said...

Happy birthday Emily!!! You are such a sweet and talented girl. I hope you will have a wonderful birthday with lots of friends and gifts and cake!
I think I was working very hard to get some projects done while studying in art school on 29/1/94.... How time flies!
We watched the men’s final of the Australian Open 2008 yesterday! Some finale!

Chookyblue said...

wedding preps as I was engaged.........happy birthday Emily.......

Jenny said...

Gosh I don't know what I was doing!!!Nothing as important as you!!! Happy Birthday Emily!

Gina said...

Best wishes to the sweet birthday girl Emily! I hope you had a fantastic day!!
I would have been glued to the tennis for sure! I was at home a lot after just getting married in Dec and flat broke!!
I'm a huge tennis fan.. and also watched it every day in hospital after having my youngest Jem in '99.
Gx

Jelly Wares said...

I can't really remember.... How sads that?? Your daughter is just gorgeous, happy b'day to her for today.

Jodie

freefalling said...

What a kind face she has.
And I'm sure I was doing nothing of such significance in Jan '94, as bringing a brand new life into the world! (actually, I don't think I was doing ANYTHING of any significance!)

Kristy said...

Happy birthday Emily! xxx

corry said...

Happy 14th birthday Emily! I hope you had a great day! I don't know what I was doing 29/1/94...probably watch the tennis finals also!

luv Abby said...

Happy birthday Emily. I hope you had a great day.
luv Abby

Christine said...

Happy Birthday Emily. Hope you had a great day.

Maggie Pie said...

Happy birthday to Emily! Hope you had a fab Day! Ummm, I was probably trying to sell a car in those days.(Not my dream job after four years at uni :P)

Blossom said...

awwwwwwww how precious she is...
I love the one of her just woken up.....

tooo cute!!!

Happy Birthday sweetie!!!

emma said...

happy birthday, emily, wish I was 14 again!

Lily said...

Sorry I posted a comment on the wrong post!!
Happy Birthday
Lily