Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Today is Rick's Birthday!!!

Hi All!  Today is Ricks Birthday so I wrote him a birthday poem.  Today is also flag day.  When Rick was a small boy he thought  people hung flags outside to celebrate his special day!

Happy Birthday to You

And I will always be here

People around you love you so much

People around you care

You make our lives wonderful so glad that you are there!


Because you love me, I feel special

I love you very much

Remember that you are not older but wiser

Things without you would be boring and tough

Handsome and funny

Dashing and cute

And you are all mine

You make me feel so loved

Rick I am so proud

I have you for a husband

Counting all my blessings today

Kicking you to the top of the list!

And now for some Texas flag stuff...



Map of US with Texas highlighted

Just the Facts:
  • Capital: Austin   Eric lives here
  • Population: 20,851,820   One of them is my son
  • Governor: Rick Perry (R, to January 2007) cute!
  • Entered the Union: Dec. 29, 1845 We are united
  • As the: 28th state but #1 in my heart
  • Motto: Friendship need I say more
  • Nickname: Lone Star State
  • Flower: Bluebonnet plenty of those in my yard
  • Bird: Mockingbird are you mocking me>
  • Song: Texas, Our Texas
  • Sports Teams: Houston Astros, Texas Rangers (Baseball); Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs,GO SPURS!!! Dallas Mavericks, (Basketball); Houston Comets (Women's Basketball); Dallas Cowboys, Houston Texans (Football); Dallas Stars (Hockey)
  • Origin of Name: From a Native American word meaning friends
  • Top 3 Industries: Trade, Real Estate, Oil and Gas
  • Historical Sites: The Alamo in San Antonio
  • Points of Interest: Gulf Coast resort area, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston, State Capital in Austin, and the Big Bend and Guadalupe Mountains National Parks
  • Bordering States: Texas borders New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana.
  • Flag:
Texas's flag   Ain't she pretty???
Happy Birthday Rick and I am waving a flag for you!!!


am4039 said...

love the poem.

mawmellow said...

Yep, we're celebrating Rick's birthday here in Arkansas today -- I have my flag flying outside my home.  

Please tell Rick Happy Birthday from your Arkansas sister !!

trickeytricky said...

H A P P Y   B I R T H D A Y   R I C K!!! I'm going to go pledge alligence to the flag just to celebrate his birthday now! :-P

Wonderful poem! You have inspired me to look up some useless information about Ohio now! Hey what's round on the ends and high in the middle?? O-HI-O!! Ah, how corny was that?

Take care,

Amanda :)

trickeytricky said...

I have just learned that our (Ohio's) State Beverage isTomato juice. . . how not exciting is that?


Amanda :)

tpiez4me said...

Woo Hooooo happy birthday kisses to Rick from NC!  Cool info.
Sharon -

jckfrstross said...

Happy Birthday Rick:)


fasttrack58 said...

Happy Birthday Rick!!!
Linda :)

firestormkids04 said...

Many happy returns of the day, Rick!  Blessings, Penny

aljes12 said...

OMG!!! Today is my middle daughter Serenity's birthday too! She's MY flag day baby, she is 8 years old today. Happy Birthday Rick and Happt Flag day! ;-)

- Jessica

robinngabster said...

awwwww so cute!

lisa41076 said...

Happy Birthday Rick, have a great day!!!!!!!!!!!!! Lisa

rocketman685434 said...

Happy Birthday Rick hope its a goodun.

lv2trnscrb said...

Okay, I'm a day late and a dollar short, but HAPPY BIRTHDAY RICK! This was such a great entry, Barbara! I hope he had a wonderful day. Loved the poem you wrote for him and loved the facts you included about your wonderful state of Texas. I just drove through El Paso once. That's my extent of visiting your beautiful state. One day though :)


ally123130585918 said...

Belated happy Birthday Rick hope you had a glorious day ~ Loved the Poem Barbara ~ and all the information about your State ~ "The Lone Star State" just love the sound of that name ~ Ally

queenb8261 said...

Awww, I'm sorry I missed Rick's birthday.  Tell him Happy Belated Birthday.  Love the poem you wrote.  You're such a sweetie.  Hope Rick had a great B-day.
Hugs Barb

butterflies4me04 said...

happy belated b-day rick!


mtrib2 said...

A late happy birthday to Rick.    I enjoyed your history and facts on Texas.    I am getting ready to go outside and sweat but it will be cooler from the pecan tree in this late afternoon.     At least I got on the Internet a little this afternoon.    I will probably be too exhausted this evening.        mark