Friday, February 5, 2010

The Big 30!

Well now, I am 30. It all happened that faithful day, back on January 31st, 1980 to Sandra Elizabeth Gailey. She went to the hospital to be induced, she had preclampsia. The doctor did not realize I was her 5th child to be born, or that it was HER birthday. Had he known it was her 5th child, he might had believed her when she said..."I am slow for a little while, but then when I'm ready, I'm READY and the baby comes quick." Instead, he went to lunch. And she went quick. And I was ready. And the nurses rushed into the hallway and yelled for a doctor. In came an anesthesioligist...(I know, I cant spell big words) I came bottom first with the cord wrapped around my neck three times...I was the 100th baby he had delivered. And now, my mother, my niece and I all have the same birthday.
My mom and I celebrated together for years...

Until I moved away...

It had been 6 years since my mom and I celebrated our birthdays together! Until my sister called me and said "liz, you have to come for your birthday this year, theres an amazing airline deal for that weekend." So I begged my hubby, and booked my ticket! Me and Keaton went and I had an amazing time with my family. My brothers birthday is two days after ours, then my sisters two days after that...so we had a huge family party and it was awesome! I am lucky to have such a special bond with my mother!


I love being crafty, love getting better at sewing. I have always loved music and can't hardly listen to a song with a good beat without moving in some way. I love dancing. I used to hate reading and even in high school would skim read or do whatever I could not to read a book, and yet know the book...but I love reading now...


I love to swim. For several years during high school I wanted to become an Olympic Swimmer. I know I probably wasn't good enough to make it, but I was good, and it was good to have such a big dream.
I love to dream. I hate nightmares, especially because every dream I have is SO REAL but I love dreaming. I am a night owl. I could stay up all night if I knew I did not have to get up in the morning.
I have an amazing knack for getting ready really quickly. I HATE to be late. I believe 10 minutes early is on time.


I have always been and will still forever be...DRAMATIC! My favorite color is RED. I loooove my family. I want to adopt. I want to make a differnce. I feel extremely blessed with what I have. I have a very devout Mormon and stand strong in my faith. I have witnessed miracles.

I really love the nice shade of olive my skin has. It has been this way since I was born. I used to tell boys in grade school that I was hispanic and pretend to speak spanish...I know, what?


I once told a guy in High School that I sang the backround part "up" in an Erasure song that I cant think of the name of right now, and he totally believed me...I am not a good liar when it comes to something serious, but I can play a good joke! I am not sad about turning 30. I have big goals for this year.

3 comments:

beckaboots said...

ok love this post! I need to scan some old school pics onto my computer.
I had such a great time with you down here!! It was sooo fun and I'm really sorry that I got so sick on your last day!
By the way, the erasure song is "chains of love" haha :)

annieareyouok said...

Happy Birthday Vato! Glad it was a good one.

the tim gailey home said...

so, why did you stop writing? I was enjoying that post and little moments from the past! never heard your birth story before. so nice...