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Our Hooptacular Backyard Birthday Bash (with alternate endings)

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Saturday, March 24, 2012


Today is my 45th birthday (yesterday, by the time I post this). Audrey and I wanted to tape a hooptacular dance number, but it wouldn’t stop raining. We finally gave up on the rain going away, set up Audrey’s Flip camcorder under an umbrella and hooped in the rain. What you see is unscripted, unchoreographed hooptacularness, with alternate endings. And that audio that sounds like static? It’s rain falling on the umbrella...

45--I’m loving that number. It’s right in the middle of so much possibility. The middle is often a fun place to be. You never know what’s coming next. Could be crisis or a storm. But, it could also be a joyful surprise. I like stumbling upon those. And “Dancing Queen” is my song! Guilty pleasure? Perhaps, but it makes me ridiculously happy EVERY time I hear it. I’m not sure why. I was nine when it debuted. Maybe I remember singing along with my cousins, using Love’s Baby Soft bottles as microphones. Maybe it reminds me of the flashmob I did with some of my besties. I don’t know, but it has become my personal theme song. And Audrey loves it too--well, she loves the Mamma Mia soundtrack version, so that’s what we used. Dancing Queen, hoops, spectacular wigs, disco ball earrings and the world’s best daughter being silly with you? Best birthday, ever. Hoopy 45 to me, indeed. I’m a blessed gal.
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MORNINGWALKER 3/25/2012 7:10PM

    emoticon You sure had a fun celebration!!!

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LIVINHEALTHY9 3/25/2012 6:48PM

    It looks like you had a Happy Hooptacular Birthday! Happy Birthday!

Loved the vlog! You and Audrey always have so much fun. It's contagious!





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NELSONDEBRA 3/25/2012 6:22PM

    You are a joy. My 14 year old asks about you OFTEN!!!! Thanks for the joy I see in his eyes when you post something. It's so cool.
Hope your birthday was awesome and you got to look back on the last year knowing you have made yourself and others better.

Debra

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HLOCHRIDGE 3/25/2012 6:19PM

    Happy belated birthday!

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STEADFASTNSEE 3/25/2012 6:17PM

  :You gals know how to "hoop to it!" HUGS!

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THLYDA 3/25/2012 6:09PM

  Love it!!!! It makes it extra special when daughters will share.
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DANAPRIME 3/25/2012 5:24PM

    Belated Hoppy Birthday! It makes me feel good to see someone enjoying life!

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SCBAGRL09 3/25/2012 5:20PM

    Awesome awesome! Happy birthday

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MARYJEANSL 3/25/2012 5:14PM

  Happy belated! What a wonderful way to celebrate!

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MYSTERY-LADY1 3/25/2012 5:12PM

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LYNETTEMOM 3/25/2012 5:11PM

    I love you. Seeing your blogs is always so much fun! Thanks for sharing.

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LREIGLE 3/25/2012 5:11PM

    Happy, happy birthday! emoticon

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LYNCHD05 3/25/2012 5:03PM

    Awesome and especially sharing it with your daughter! Happy Birthday!

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I hope you had a wonderful b-day and many more.

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ROBYNLN 3/25/2012 4:30PM

    emoticon Happy Birthday! You girls are such a trip. Thanks for brightening my day. emoticon

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FUSCHIA6 3/25/2012 4:15PM

    Great job Girls & have a very Happy Birthday (belated) Shelly!!!!
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KALISWALKER 3/25/2012 4:06PM

    Happy Birthday Shelli! I love that song too!

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ANDYLIN90 3/25/2012 4:05PM

    YOU ARE the Dancing Queen! And it seems you are training a replacement if you ever get too old to dance. You might want to consider quitting your day job and taking this act on the road. I loved the purple wig; the color becomes you and it went so well with your Drama Queen shirt.

This video brought tears to my eyes, not because it was funny(it was), but because of your brave vulnerability in being silly and putting yourself out there. You ROCK and hoopy, hoopy birthday to you!

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AMBERLEIGHM1 3/25/2012 4:01PM

    Happy Birthday Shelli, I hope you had a wonderful birthday. I'm so glad you make these videos and capture these moments, you are so much fun and you are teaching your daughter it's the moments in life that matter not everything else. I always put off pictures because I didn't look like I wanted and now I only have a handful of pictures of my son and I which is very sad, you are very wise!! Keep Rocking!!

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MYYEAR51 3/25/2012 4:00PM

    So great to see what fun you had with that hooptacular number!! I am really impressed with your skills; I can't seem to get that silly hoop to cooperate with staying up around my waist never mind walking around with it in motion yet. And you sure didn't let the rain dampen your good energy. Good on ya! emoticon

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LUV2RUN72 3/25/2012 3:55PM

    Happy Birthday!!!!!


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LLINDY65 3/25/2012 3:39PM

    Happy Birthday and that was just fun to watch..... here my neighbors would be standing on their back porches trying to gawk at what was going on lol that would be priceless!


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AFBECKETT 3/25/2012 3:38PM

    Happy, happy birthday!! That was great!! emoticon

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JEANNETTE59 3/25/2012 3:32PM

  emoticon Happy Birthday!

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FEISTYOWL 3/25/2012 3:00PM

    Happy, happy birthday!!!!!!! Too funny on the confetti at the neighbors, did you have to vacuum their yard?? I cant imagine any other way to get that up, other than piece by piece!! emoticon

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JGRAY76 3/25/2012 2:49PM

    I am very impressed with your hooping expertise! Happy Birthday
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ANNESYLVIA 3/25/2012 2:40PM

    How much fun was that?!?!?! I can barely hula on the Wii

I turned 45yo this past January....Obviously a fabulous year!

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ISABELLE31 3/25/2012 2:31PM

    Happy birthday! :)

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SERENELAINE 3/25/2012 2:23PM

  oh so darling....precious...! and priceless...lol...happy birthday...! :) emoticon

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S76SMITH 3/25/2012 2:23PM

    I have laughed so much I have tears running down my cheeks. I sure hope your Birthday was as wonderful as the video you created. Thanks for sharing. God Bless. Sue

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DEARTOMYHEART 3/25/2012 1:52PM

  HAPPY 45TH BIRTHDAY!!!! What fun to watch.. Great jog!

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HEARTS116 3/25/2012 1:38PM

    Happy Birthday!
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    emoticon emoticon emoticon Happy Birthday!

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LODESTONE 3/25/2012 1:37PM

    I think I enjoyed watching your celebration as much as you did making it. I wondered if one of the alternate endings would feature the PIGZ? You and Audrey are rocking!

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WENDENANNIE 3/25/2012 1:37PM

    Happy Birthday!!! Loved the video! Got some extra cardio having to do those alternate endings too, huh? And then going to pick up the neighbor's yard too! WooHoo! Good for you for your birthday, being a fun Mom, and being a responsible neighbor!

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DUTCH1811 3/25/2012 1:29PM

    Happy Birthday. Looks like you had a great time.

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EMELEE82 3/25/2012 1:19PM

    LOVE!!! Happy Birthday! Your wigs are quite possibly the most awesome I've seen.

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HOCKEYMOM4GRAY 3/25/2012 1:14PM

    You go, girl! Mama Mia is my favorite movie.

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VONBLACKBIRD 3/25/2012 1:07PM

    Happy Birthday...You both are a "hoop" (hoot)...love the video...So freeing!!!

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KATIE343 3/25/2012 12:50PM

    Happy Birthday! I love your blogs they always make me chuckle!

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FLPALM 3/25/2012 12:46PM

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! HOPE YOU HAD A "HOOP SPACULAR" DAY!!!!

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TERRIJ7 3/25/2012 12:37PM

    What a riot!! Happy Birthday! GO GIRLS!!!

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CAMELSAMBA 3/25/2012 12:34PM

    Happy Hoopie Birthday! (+1 or 2 or however many emoticon days later it is now... :^)
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KIN59VARA 3/25/2012 12:31PM

    Happy Birthday!! It Is my son't birthday too and a milestone at that!

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PINKFZZYSLIPPRS 3/25/2012 12:28PM

  Happy belated birthday!

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FLUTTERFLI 3/25/2012 12:25PM

    OMG, HOW FUNNY!!! I just watched Mama Mia last night for the upteenth time, and it's on again as I type. (I'm not watching it though) My DH and I both love it! I always loved that song and ABBA.
You guys were too funny, You ought to go on the road! LOL
I always loved to dance too, and considered that my song.
My 61 Birthday was last Sunday, the 18.
I was hoola hoop champ in second grade, but I probably couldn't do it now if my life depended on it. LOL
You two were great, keep enjoying life, every day, it goes by to fast!
Thanks for the great vidio!!!
Happy "Belated" Birthday!!!
KEEP SPARKLING!!!
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MARTHASPARKS 3/25/2012 12:05PM

    Happy birthday!

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FLYINGONBY 3/25/2012 11:59AM

    Happy Birthday! You two are the dancing queens!
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HOPESINGH 3/25/2012 11:46AM

    Happy Birthday! emoticon

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