Tag Archives: Birthday


2 Jul

Today is the Husbands Birthday!

Thanks to his parents for having him!

Thanks to him for being in my life!


Love you!

Baby Shane

Baby Shane

2000 Prom

Prom was on Cinco de Mayo so we tried to replicate the Mexican flag colors!

Someone took his luggage thinking it was theirs when we landed in Jamaica for our honeymoon! They did not read the sign.

At a Reds game

Shane and his parents


Cooking as always!






Happy Birthday Dad!

19 Apr

It’s been just over three months since my dad passed away. Today is his birthday. Yesterday was my birthday and my brother birthday was Monday.

Yup we were born April 16, 18 and 19. And my Papa’s (grandpa) birthday is April 23rd.

So in honor of my dad, below are some pictures of him and his amazing life! I also included his obituary so you can understand the kind of person he was.

Age 66, a long time resident of Albuquerque, died Tuesday, January 10, 2012. He is survived by his son Nick Burke, daughter Josephina Montoya and son-in-law Shane Montoya, all of Albuquerque, NM; his sister Barbara Franklin of Albuquerque NM; his brother Dan Burke of Phoenix AZ; as well as nieces, nephews and many close friends. Mr. Burke was preceded in death by his father Dale Burke and mother Martha Burke. Hank was born in Coffeville, Kansas. He was a graduate of Regina Coeli Catholic School, Saint Pius X High School, and Eastern New Mexico University. Hank proudly served his country as a member of the United States Coast Guard and was a Vietnam Veteran. He started his career as an elementary school teacher and later became an engineer for Motorola. He retired in 2002 to take care of his father. Hank was a loving father and sibling as well as a dedicated and loyal friend. He traveled the world thoroughly, visiting six continents. Among other things Hank was a skilled poker player, avid reader, passionate Dallas Cowboys fan, talented story teller and consummate practical joker. There will be a Rosary recited Thursday January 19, 2012 at 6:00 pm and a memorial will be given on Friday, January 20, at 11:00 am with a reception to follow. All services will be held at the French Mortuary on 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE.

Hank Burke - Coast Guard

Hank Burke - Coast Guard

The Burkes

The Burkes



Dad, Nick and Me on our porch in Jemez

Dad, Nick and Me on our porch in Jemez

Dad, Nick, Me  at Disneyland

Dad, Nick, Me at Disneyland

At Wailing Wall Jerusalem- 2000

At Wailing Wall Jerusalem- 2000

Winning Big at Sandia Casino

Winning Big at Sandia Casino

At my wedding - October 3, 2009

Birthday Birthday La La La La Laaa

18 Apr

Today is my birthday!

Boo Boo

Boo Boo

And it’s also this guys birthday! On April 18, 2006 at 12:01 am my cat Grey Cat decided she would give birth on our bed. After quickly getting a box to put her in Grey Cat gave birth to four beautiful bundles of joy! Boo was the last kitten to be born. And almost was not – since Grey Cat herself was just a year old and a single mom she gave up halfway through Boo Boo’s birth. So Shane had to pull him out! I know so gross. I was a witness to the first two kittens births and decided that was all I could take so I passed out. Lucky for Grey Cat and Boo Boo – Shane was a trooper and stayed and helped Boo Boo. Now Boo Boo is six and the skinniest heaviest cat ever! And oddly enough, Grey Cat and him DO NOT get along! Well Boo Boo loves her but Grey cat does not return the affection

So here is to Boo Boo and me and a couple of others!

Famous people born today

Kourtney Kardashian – she is famous to me don’t be a hater! I love those crazy Kardashian’s!

America Ferrera – or Ugly Betty

Conan O’Brien – I would love to be on his show one day – for no reason other than to just be on his show!

Betty Ford – I hope all we share is a birthday and not an addictive personality. Maybe we can share being rich as well!

Famous events that happened on April 18

1775 Paul Revere and William Dawes warn “British are coming!” – If they would have told me this happened on my birthday when I learned this in school I never would have forgotten!

1868 San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals formed – this must be a reason I love animals!

1902 Denmark is 1st country to adopt fingerprinting to identify criminals – Way to go Denmark!

1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire kills nearly 4,000 and destroys 75% of city – Well it can’t be a good day for everyone:(

1909 Joan of Arc declared a saint – Good for her!

1939 Gene Autry records the popular song “Back in the Saddle Again

1942 “Stars and Stripes” paper for U.S. Armed Forces starts – YAY

1949 Republic of Ireland withdraws from British Commonwealth – This one’s for you Ryan.

1956 Grace Kelly marries Prince Rainier III of Monaco (civil ceremony)

1962 16th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Los Angeles Lakers, 4 games to 3 – This one’s for you father-in-law!

1966 Bill Russell became 1st black coach in NBA history (Boston Celtics)

1968 London Bridge is sold to U.S. oil company to be erected in Arizona

1975 John Lennon releases “Stand by Me”

1988 Barbra Streisand records “Warm All Over”

1983 I was born!

1995 Quarterback Joe Montana announces his retirement from football

2000 My future husband asked me to prom – with a raunchy birthday card – Thanks Shane!

2012 You get this wonderful, enlightening blog post! Have a great day!!!