2007 – A Year of Special Birthdays

Michael turned 50 on May 9th of this year. I created an invitation to send to a few of our good friends using a picture of him on his birthday last year, and we surprised him at the 5th Street Bar & Grill with a nice dinner together.

My Dad, John Jackson, turned 85 on April 9th of this year. This shot is one I took of him in Beaverdell last summer. Beaverdell is in the interior of B.C. about 70 kilometers from Kelowna. Dad spent a few happy years there when he was little and talks about that period of his life quite often. It had been awhile since he had been there, so we took the trip together so he could reminisce.

My daughter Dana turned 21 on Feb.18th and my other daughter Gracie turns 19 on July 23rd. It’s been an amazing year of special birthdays for all of us this year. And I’m the last to have my “special” birthday 🙂 Woo hoo…

My plan is to rent a Ford Mustang convertible (either that or a Chrysler Sebring convertible, whichever is available) for a week, and to drive around playing my favourite music and have a ball. I also have a certificate for a full body massage at the new Willow Stream Spa at the Empress Hotel here in Victoria which I will use on my birthday. Mmmmmm…can’t wait for that!

And last, but certainly not least, I plan to buy myself a bottle of Dom Perignon, my favourite champagne and one I only allow myself to have on significant occasions.

So, a convertible a massage and a bottle of Dom. What could be better than that?


Second Day of Summer 2007

Well, I thought it would be appropriate to start a blog leading up to my 50th birthday, which is July 27th of this year (2007). E-cards and celebratory emails gratefully accepted on that date :-).

Maybe a few of you will read this blog…maybe it’ll only be me! But that’s okay.

The picture to the right was taken last year by my daughter Gracie. I needed some more recent photos for updating my songwriting webpage. If you’re interested in songwriting, or just want to know what the heck I mean, you can find my main website here. From there you just click on the Songwriting Tips link. I’m also working on another project, but more of that later…