Thursday, January 21, 2010

Two Broads on a Beach

MPM and Mama 1960
Today is my birthday.
50.
There.
I said it.
And to celebrate...
And honor my mother, who would have been 80 this year,
I am going to run a marathon,
And raise money for the Lymphoma & Leukemia Society.
In hopes that we can put an end to cancer.
So everyone can enjoy more birthdays.
Check me out:

And get out there and celebrate today!

45 comments:

Erin said...

happy happy birthday ms. lauren...i so like that photograph of you and your mom. it is priceless.
and here are a few HUGS thrown up in your direction too 000000

Debbie said...

Sending big birthday hugs to my wonderful new friend! Love you and hope you have a perfect 50th!

From one who thinks you look 35 and like Meryl Streep!

Nurse Nancy said...

A very happy birthday to you.....I am going to be there soon enough! Enjoy the day and I wish I could enjoy it with you.

Flea said...

Happy Birthday MPM! Fifty looks great on you. :) Fred and Bessie wish you a very happy one!

Linda said...

Happy Birthday! ♫♫

Have a wonderful day. Love the picture! I love that era...same one for my mom. Just a few years older!

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Happy Birthday. Your mother was gorgeous and you were adorable - still are.

Enjoy your day, celebrate in style, and we'll continue the celebration in a few weeks.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Joanie said...

HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! You are still a baby...(from someone older than you!) I hope someday we can meet! Have a wonderful day!

Caution Flag said...

Your goal is admirable. Your articulation is beautiful. Happiest of birthdays, MPM!

Patty said...

Happy Birthday. Good luck on the run. 50, just a baby. Two nice looking broads on the beach. You're Momma had a nice little figure.

TSannie said...

Half way to 100. Just sayin'. :)

The Incredible Woody said...

Happy Birthday!! And what a fantastic way to honor your Mom!!

Lisa said...

Oh goodness..50th? Well it is just a number for you are no 50 in any other way. It is JUST a number. (but WHAT a number) I mean what a wonderful person you are....Happy birthday, have fun being 50, its the new 40. Hope you enjoyed the 40's! Oh this is fun getting to make fun of others. HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY, for you truly are a wonderful friend, SERIOUSLY! =)

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Happy Birthdy to you MPM!
Your mama would be proud.
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Starwoodgal said...

Happy Birthday! (((((MPM))))))

Ellen said...

You know how I feel about the day! Hope it a good one.

You are the spitting image of your mom - what a great picture.

big hair envy said...

Sending birthday wishes, and LOVING that shot of those two broads on the beach!!

Can't wait to celebrate with you IN PERSON;)

Decadent Housewife said...

Happy Birthday!
Beautiful how you are marking this.

Treasia Stepp said...

Happy 50th Birthday MM!!! I must say you don't look a day over 35.

Marcy of The Glamorous Life Association said...

Happy Birthday....make it a year to remember!

Marcy of The Glamorous Life Association said...

Happy Birthday....make it a year to remember!

Grandma J said...

Happy Birthday!!! You are a wonderful woman raising money for LLS to hono you mother. She will be smiling down on you!
I also raise money for their Light the Night event every year. My husband and brother both died from Non Hodgkins Lymphoma in their early forties. And of course my brave grandson is a leukemia survivor...so, LLS is my charity of choice!

Grandma J said...

That would be honor your Mother. I think I have a sesame seed under my R key.

Dora....give your mommy loads of smooches!

Daryl said...

♫♫ ♫♫Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you.
Happy Birthday, dearest
Mental P Maaaaaaaaaama
Happy Birthday to you!/♫♫ ♫♫

xo

ro said...

Happy Birthday. It's easy to see where you get your style and panache from!!!! Love the photo.

dianem said...

Happy Birthday Cutie! Fifty is fun! You'll kick it's butt!

winetipper said...

B'day girl, that pic of your mother looks like you now, and your baby pic looks like those of your twins. Yes?

Laura ~Peach~ said...

Happy Birthday to you ... and I hope you win the lottery :) cause then i can have my toy that i am lusting over and the lenses to go with it :)
love n hugs ME!

Nancy said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MAMA! What a great way to celebrate!

kim-d said...

That you are doing this is no surprise to me at all. You, my dear Mama, are so classy...and I am glad I know you.

I will follow the link!

And, again...Happy, Happy Birthday. :)

CarlaHR said...

Best birthday wishes from a fellow Aquarius and good luck for the marathon. That is a lovely picture of you and your mother. Enjoy the rest of your special day!!

Sassy said...

For the 50th time....HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!!! You are amamzing! Hugs to you and am so proud of you for doing this........as for us we are going to flood away...Just got word that the PHX Int. Airport is closing between 2-7pm today (never been done before) because of the 2 storms that will be colliding over Phx at that time. SW airlines are getting all their airplanes out of Phx by 2pm today. Prepare yourselves people for the wind AND the rain.........HAVE A GREAT DAY!

Memaw's memories said...

Happy Birthday!!! and good luck on your marathon.

Tammy said...

That picture is priceless! Happy Birthday to you MPM!!

Kacey said...

Happy Birthday!!! Love the photo! Hey, 50 isn't so bad. Trust me ;) Have a great one!

Camellia said...

Oh what a beautiful baby! And the marathon will be a success.What a wonderful way to remark a wonderful mother.

LL Cool Joe said...

Hey, Happy Birthday!! Have a wonderful day and don't drink too much!

Love the photo too. And thanks for thinking of my daughter. No news yet.

Snooty Primadona said...

You & your Mom were adorable & you still are! I've just finalized my donation to the effort. You are well aware of my stand on cancer cures, so how could I have possibly refused?

I so wish I could be there to see it! Your Mom is smiling down at you, but then she always has!

And, HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIRLFRIEND! Once you hit the big 5-0 you have to celebrate every year with great fervor. You knew that, right? Hoping you have a great day.

Karen Deborah said...

You go MAMA and rawk on!!! I tried to do the marathon thing and even with training I petered out at 6 miles that was it for me. You can do it however and you are 50 years beautiful young!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

phd in yogurtry said...

What a perfectly excellent way to spend your mid-life birthday! Happy Birthday and Healthy Running!

Trisha said...

Happy Birthday to you! Enjoy!

Magpie said...

Happy birthday - and that is a wonderful photo - I too was born in 1960, and I have an eerily similar photo of me and my mother.

I'll support your run, before April.

Keetha said...

Wishing you the happiest of birthdays - I hope it was a wonderful one.

What a great photo and what a great plan and sentiment for the year.

Hats off to you.

You do look great, by the way.

Suz Broughton said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you had a wonderful day.

littletoesandcheerios said...

Hope you had a great one!! And 50 is the new 40 so it's all good!!

Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life said...

I LOVE that photo. Happy Birthday, Meryl. Can you act, too?