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Jan 9, 2008

I have some mystery visitors...

Taken by my MOM!

I said that I would make this countdown to my 50th fun, so there have to be a few surprises
. Since placing a welcome mat at my blog door last June, there is something that I have never shared. It wasn't that I had anything to hide and I'm certainly not timid. No, not me. I don't recall a shy day in my life. I just needed the right moment and the right photo.

So, please welcome my visitors: my soon to be 8-year old son, Brock, and little ol' me. We had just performed in a large scale production for Catch the Vision—the performing arts studio where I teach Voice and Drama. Brock participated in tumbling and I sang with the band, having also directed the dramatic scenes.

I call Brock my smile maker. I had him when I was 42. He wasn't exactly on my To-Do List, but he was definitely on God's. I have so much fun with this playful pup!

Tomorrow, I will announce my 50th Birthday Surprise Party—all to take place online. I can't think of a better way to usher in a half century!


Becky K. said...

You are so pretty and your son so handsome! He is keeping you young! What a blessing, indeed!

I love that you sing and are involved in music. It is a passion of mine.

Becky K.

Judy said...

Oh, KJ!!!
What a beautiful photo!!!
I'm so happy to be able to picture you! Your son is adorable and you are LOVELY!
What a nice start to my day!
Big hugs,

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

You are both so beautiful!! I envy you, your singing voice. I am the worst singer. I would love to be able to sing.

Rosemary said...

He is adorable!! You are adorable too. What a fun thing to share with your son.
I use to teach ballet.
Have a great day!

Becky K. said...

You are more than welcome to use the song. I, too, thought the arangement was unique and joyful.

Becky K.

Mom on the Run said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm a transplanted Midwesterner, so I always say that you have to excuse me, I have no manners, I'm from the Midwest!

Gorgeous picture!

NAME: CIELO said...

Well, happy birthday, and congratulations to you, my friend! You not only have a precious son, YOU are also so beautiful!

Many many blessings!


Tickled Pink & Green said...

Love the name Brock! Out of the blue I had my littlest one at 45 and my doctor still can't believe it! None of the "factors" were right for it to happen, but it did.

Self Confessed Lamp Tramp said...

Hi...nice to meet you too! What a beautiful picture of you and Brock...he's a cutie! Loved reading your blog.

Andi said...

You're beautiful!!! And that's a handsome young guy you have there with you. How wonderful that you're involved in the performing arts,

Mary Isabella said...

That is a very sweet picture of Mother and son. Blessings....

Kari & Kijsa said...

Happy, happy birthday...we can't wait to see what surprises you have in store!


kari & kijsa

Esther Sunday said...

You are a beautiful lady! Thanks for giving me hope for 50! Your son is very handsome! How proud you must be... Love, Esther

Judy said...

Hi Kj,
I just drew the winners for my blog giveaway, and yours was the first name I drew!!! I was so excited!!!
Of course, you had 8 entries, for all the lovely people you referred!
I have your address, so I'll send the package out soon.

Sheila said...

You look fabulous! Girl you know Oprah said 50 is the new 30, or was it life begins at 50? Anyway you are truly blessed...that sweet boy is so handsome. Have a blessed day...

Gardengirl said...

Your son looks like a happy little guy and you DON"T look 50. Happy Birthday !!!!

Sheila said...

This a wonderful photo! You look radiant. Celebrating this milestone should indeed be fun.

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

I dropped in this a.m. before work & was greeted by your smiling face, but didn't have time to comment. A wonderful surprise. Having a face to go with the name makes me feel as if I really know you!
A beautiful photo of you & your "oops" baby.
Hugs, DebraK

King syrup on scrabble, YES!

PAT said...

This photo is fabulous KJ. You both are quite beautiful.

I'll think a bit about what I will comment on, in celebration of your 50th.


Julie Marie said...

Aww, you are so pretty and your son is so handsome.

God's truth! I typed this sentence and THEN saw Becky K.'s comment. Well, two smart wimmin always come to the same conclusion.


Tea Time and Roses said...

Karen how drop dead gorgeous you are!! Oh how wonderful it is to see your face, and your son is so handsome! What a very pleasant surprise...a lovely surprise indeed!!



Mrs.Kwitty said...

Wow--what a handsome couple!! What a blessing too KJ. You are beautiful, inside and out!
Smiles, Karen

CONNIE W said...

Outstanding photo - both look wonderful! HAPPY BIRTHDAY in advance! Your 50 milestone is coming and I just celebrated my 60 one. They just keep comin' and it's a good thing!

NeereAnDear said...

Arent you just beautiful!! And your son is adorable ...

I can not believe you are going to be 50... you "age" well