Wednesday, June 26, 2013


Hello, everyone!

What's here, you may be wondering? 
Well, let me explain, you see, in just a few days, on July 1st, I will be having a birthday, 
not just a regular birthday, but the big 50. Oh, boy! :)

Normally, I wouldn't be posting about a birthday, I have really never been one to care about age numbers, 
but this one has me a little tiny worried. LOL 

Until now, I thought 50 is old, I mean, not life is over, where has my youth gone, kind of old, just a very respectable number, but you know what? I think it is true when they say you are as old as you feel.

So, how am I handling this milestone in my life?
Not sure! LOL but it made me take a look back, something I don't normally do, and you know what? 
It has been pretty good so far!

I met my husband and got married at a very young age and it has proved to be the best thing I have ever done in my life.

 Together we traveled the world while he served his country.

 I have been blessed with three beautiful children that are now awesome young adults.

I have been able to see them graduate from high school, college and find their career paths.

And finally, after running around the world for so many years, we found our home away from home in San Antonio, TX.

 I made a reality my long life dream for many years of owning a preschool and making a difference in the lives of the children in our community.

  How will things change for me at 50? I am not sure, but I can promise you I will live my life to the fullest.
There is still so much I want to do in my life!
So, I have come to the conclusion that 50 is not old, just "oldish". At least that is what I am telling myself! LOL

I leave you today with a few funny/crazy quotes a friend sent me about turning 50. :)


- Me 50? I demand a recount!

-I'm not 50, I'm 49.95, plus tax!

-Everyone over 50 should be issued every week with a wet fish in a plastic bag by the Post Office so that, whenever you see someone young and happy, you can hit them as hard as you can across the face.
- At fifty the madwoman in the attic breaks loose, stomps down the stairs, and sets fire to the house. She won't be imprisoned anymore.

-In your fifties time becomes precious and must not be wasted - every minute is an excellent opportunity for a good nap.

Thank you all for stopping by and listen to my rambling!
See you soon!


  1. Happy Birthday....I would like to start my 50's again!!

  2. Fifty old? I don't think so, darling! Love your pictures & story, thanks for sharing them. Have a wonderful-remarkable-memorable and blessed birthday!

  3. Happy 50th birthday Maria Elena!!!! Wow, you ahve a lot of things to celebrate about and be thankful for! CHEERS to the next 50!!! Woohoo!

  4. What a great post Maria! Looks like you have had a beautiful life and sure you will be blessed by many more happy years! Happy Birthday, I am sure it will be a fabulous one.

  5. That was a sweet post ! I am not that far behind you...I totally get what you are saying. To be and LOOK youthful again. LOL...Time does fly us by fast! Embrace your life and what yet is to come.. live it full ! I think we are just getting started !! :))) Happy Birthday !

  6. Happy Birthday!! You definitely have a lot to be thankful for. You have a beautiful family! Wishing you great things in the coming years!!

  7. Feliz cumpleanios! You don't look a day over 30!! :)

  8. Happy Birthday, Maria Elena!

    All the best in health and happiness! I turned 49 in March and I have to say that time has passed by SO quickly, especially the last 10 years!! They say the older you are, the faster time seems to fly...Have a fabulous day!!


  9. Oh my sweet Maria Elena - what a beautiful post and life you should be very proud of all you have accomplished. Happy #29 birthday! Big hugs, Holly

  10. I just realized I am older than my best friend's mother! Which makes me laugh to think we could have been having a coffee clutch while your daughter was toddling around the coffee table being too young to talk!

  11. I absolutely LOVED being 50. I think it is one of the best ages of life! You are young, vibrant and full of life and the love of it. You are going to be just fine...and...Happy, Happy Birthday- xo Diana

  12. María Elena feliz cumpleaños y 50 ,,, le voy a decir un dicho de la actriz Sharon Stone " los 50 de ahora son los antiguos 30""" así que esta recién de 30 jeje

  13. Happy Birthday, Maria! I understand how you feel as I turn the big 50 this year, as well! Your family is beautiful and your life seems so fulfilled!! The next 50 are gonna be great!!~~Angela

  14. I am a day late with this but . . . HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! May the next 50 years bring you more joy, laughter, love and good health :)

    Loved the quotes your friend sent you. My favorite is the madwoman in the attic........LOL.

    Hope you had a wonderful day.

  15. What a beautiful heartwarming post. Happy Birthday! 50 is the new 40. Relax and enjoy!

  16. Feliz Cumpliaños Maria Elena
    Hope you had a great time ......50 is one of the very best ages to be :-)

    keep well

    Amanda :-)

  17. Happy Birthday!! 50 is not old!! :) My mom just turned 50 and it seems like her life is getting better and better by the day!!

  18. Happy Birthday, lovely post. You have so much to be proud of.

  19. Happy Birthday the pics. I see Frankfurt Germany and Seattle ??? From Germany and live close to Seattle!!!

  20. Happy Birthday!! I just celebrated my 50th 3 weeks ago...I'm actually looking forward to what this new decade will bring. I enjoyed looking through your wonderful photos, you have been blessed. Hope you have a wonderful birthday weekend. Cheers!! --Fran :)

  21. Happy Birthday, dear friend! No, 50 is not old! On my 50th birthday, I found out I was going to be a grandmother for the first time, and not just one grand baby, but two! Those precious gifts will soon be 14! Most day I am in complete denial of my age, but when I think about those twins being 14, now that makes me feel old.

  22. Oh, Maria Elena Happy belated birthday! I hope you've had a great day. I enjoyed looking through your pictures, that beautiful bride and groom and those little kids that are now young adults! You're right, that's just a number!


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