Thursday, March 12, 2009

March 12, 1982 Event

Do you remember what you were doing March 12,1982? Now look at the date, not yesterday, but 27 years ago today. Some of the things that happened then were Katherine Hepburn and Henry Fonda were being considered for an Osar for On Golden Pond, the Dow Jones industrial average diped to 795.47, its lowest level since April 23, 1980 (fast forward 2009), and The U.S. Department of Labor announced a drop of 0.1 percent in producer prices.
Well, I can tell you exactly what I was doing and it's a date I'll never forget. I was in labor, or should I say but not with pain. I know I'm one of the fortunate ones that never experienced labor pain. I awoke that morning, not feeling that well, big as a house and my water broke that morning. My family rushed me to the hospital thinking that any time, he would be born. Well, he had a mind of his own, and still does and decided he didn't want to be born until 7:00 pm that evening. No wonder he's a little night owl! He weighed 6 lbs. 8 oz. and you could hear him crying all the way down the hall. He was the prettiest baby to be born, as was his brother. He had this very distint cry that no other baby had and we could all tell it was Brandon crying. Back then, they kept you in the hospital 5 days if you had a C-Section, but now you are quickly released. We came home on St. Patrick's Day and of course he wore the cutest green suit home.

Well, now 27 years later, he only get's more handsome as the years go on and we are so proud of him. He lives in Austin, one of the pretties towns in Texas, and works for a great company. We went and celebrated his birthday this past weekend with him. I still see this little boy that grew up playing baseball from the age of 5 until his senior year. He was the best short stop our town had. Picking on his brother, running through the house snaggled tooth and laughing the whole way as he ran by me. I so miss those days and sometimes wish I had just one more moment with them being little again.

Happy Birthday SON, we so love you, and hope you have the best day ever!!

Here's Mark, Brandon, and my husband.

Brandon and Courtney.

Here we were all at Guero's:


  1. That is one handsome young man, Theresa! That cake looks wonderful too. And you say you didn't feel any labour pains...?!!! I'm SO jealous!

  2. I never felt labor either. My first was a failed induction and second was a repeat c/s. I still wonder what its like to be in labor.

    Happy Birthday to your son!

  3. What an absolutely DARLING family, honey!! Yep, my daughter was the only girl born while I was in the hospital giving birth to her. I think she dazzled all the boys, chick!! LOL

  4. Ahhh...familia....there's nothing like it. Happy birthday, boychild. And congrats to you, Theresa, for raising him up. You seem to have done real good! *wink* ~Mindy

  5. Oh! Theresa, I understand when you say you want one more moment with them being little. They grow up too fast! You have a very handsome son and ya'll look adorable together. Hope he had a great birthday!

    Peace and Love~

  6. Whew, Theresa, I thought you were going to say it was the day you were born (I'm feeling old lately). Good looking boys and good Mom and Dad.

  7. Ohh - I thought you were going to say that he was born on my birthday - the 17th of March! I 'felt' labor...all 22 hours of it! Such a great post!!

  8. First, lets get this out of the way...YOU HAD NO LABOR PAINS? How did you get so dang lucky??? I have never heard of that before! You are one lucky woman!

    You are also very lucky to be surrounded by so many handsome men! I too raised two handsome sons...and I always like being the only female in the house. Bet you did too! Tell your son happy birthday from me!

    I love Austin too! We would move in a hearbeat, but the real estate prices are unbelievable!!!


  9. Oh, Miss T, I am missing Guero's so much....Can't wait to go again. Happy Birthday to your baby boy. We who have boys know how special boys and their mothers are, love the photos. See you soon. Lauri@chippys

  10. I remember what I was doing in March 1982! I was only 21, married and wishing for a baby! I had to wait another 4 years though! Happy Birtday to your handsome son! Time flies...doesn't it!

  11. Awwwe....What wonderful family pictures Theresa! I love the old fashion tradition of birthday cake, singing and blowing out the candles now matter how old you are! If we are at home celebrating, we turn off all the lights in the house to sing and blow the's so funny, when my kids were really little they would run to the light switch:) Happy Birthday to your baby ...good job girlie!!

  12. What a wonderful looking family and yea he is a cutie they both are... Mine just turned 27 on Feb
    4th only she wasted no time she was born in 40 minutes after I arrived at the hospital. She still is always in a hurry!!! LOL I enjoy reading your blog!!!

  13. Very nice family, Theresa. We love Austin also. Both our sons live there. Looks like we're both lucky with our kiddos!

    The Texas Woman

  14. Happy Birthday to your son! labor pains...I ended up with four c-sections! Yikes!

  15. Happy birthday to the handsome birthday boy (make that man) and his gorgeous Mom! Debbie

  16. You have a wonderful family!
    Blessings to you all!
    Some nice lookin' folks there.

  17. He's so cute! In March of 82 I was 8 months pregnant with Bobby! They grow up quick...don't they!


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