Michelle is Turning 50!!!!

 Please leave a Birthday greeting for her below!  Also Michelle’s family has sent various baby, pre-teen and Farrah Fawcett 70’s hairstyle photos of Michelle –  Click the link  in my first post below to view.


43 thoughts on “Michelle is Turning 50!!!!

  1. Happy Birthday Michelle! It’s been a long time,but I see you’ve been busy raising your family. TIme does fly. Monday is Sharlie’s birthday too. She’s turning 20. She’s a junior at CU and studying Integrated Physiology. Nic just graduated from Colorado School of Mines and is moving to S.C. to work at Flour. Dave is working at Amgen and I’m working at Angevine Middle School in Lafayatte. Can’t believe it’s been about 19 years since we met….. Amazing. Have a wonderful celebration on the 18th!!
    Zee, Dave, Nic and Sharlie Hogenson

  2. Dear Michelle,
    Congratulations on reaching the 50 mark! Time flies by and we wonder where it has gone. Am sure that is true of you also.
    You are a very special person; your quiet nature blesses us. God is using you and we are happy for you. May this new year of life bring you much joy and new experiences. God richly bless you! Happy Birthday!
    Our love and prayers,
    Dale and Luella

  3. Happy Birthday Michelle, Wow! 50 years sounds so young. I am so happy to know you as a sister in law and wish you a very happy birthday and hope to see you soon. Marianne

  4. Our whole family has been blessed by knowing your family. In the crazy lives we lead as busy working moms, we don’t have a lot of free time (HA) but I have always enjoyed the times we get together or have a chance to talk for a while. Thanks for making your home so open to our kids, too. (I think they love it there more than their own home sometimes!) I’m very blessed to have you as a friend. Pam =^)

  5. Hi Michelle – wishing you a very happy birthday. So nice to hear from Dan about your pending 50th. I was thinking about you the other day. Had many nice summers with the water ski gang. I can tell by your photos that you are happy and doing well. Jeny and I are doing fine. Enjoy your bday. Big hug Paul

  6. Wow, I can’t believe you are the big 50. That time went by so fast. I still remember when you were born. Loved looking at the pictures of your family. Hope you have many, many more great birthdays.
    Enjoy and have fun.

  7. Hey, sweet sister-in-law…can’t believe you are at the 50 mark! Ed and I are wishing you a wonderful day as you turn the “dreaded” 50…although it’s not so bad when you are healthy and beautiful and surrounded with the love of Dan, your great kids, plus more family & friends! Have a fun, fun birthday! Love ya!
    Ed and Denise

  8. 50? It is not possible! OMG! You and Julie were babysitting Todd and Mary last week, weren’t you? I know that Todd is now. 42, and Mary is 39 – but 50? Make sure you do something special for yourself. Happy Birthday to the best babysitter ever!! Tons of. Love, Irene. Another non Facebook junkie. Glad I’m not alone!! Is it our age?!

  9. I can’t believe my big sister is turning 50! That means im next! Michelle, you have been the best sister ever! Even tho we live a thousand miles apart i know you are always there for me! We have been thru a lot in our lifetime and i am glad you were always there to share the good and the not so good! You have always been my constant, my family and my friend. I hope this birthday is a beautiful reflection of who you are – beautiful, wonderful and special! I am so thankful to have you to share lifes memories with. I love you and hope to make lots more memories with you as we grow old(er). Happy Birthday Sis! Love and big mushy hugs:) Julie
    (Julie sent a few old pictures – click here to view http://www.new.dw57.com/?p=329 )

  10. Happy birthday Aunt Michelle! I hope you’re birthday is amazing and I hope you’re surrounded by love on your special day. I love you very much and I hope to see you soon! <3

    Love Always,
    Marissa Michelle

  11. Michelle, I hope your birthday is extra special! May this day be filled with joy and blessings and be just a taste of wonderful things that lie ahead in the coming years!

  12. We heard someone was turning the big 5-0! We hope that you have an extra special day. Wish we could be out there with you to celebrate. We hope to see you all soon! Happy 50th Birthday!!!

    Brian and Heather

  13. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Michelle! It takes about half-a-century to sort out the BS and the ES (essential stuff). Now that you have grown to wisdom and maturity, you can start going slowly the other way toward the goal we all share: fun and frolic in retirement.



  14. Happy Birthday Michelle! I just can’t believe my beautiful first born daughter is turning 50. (This makes me older than I like to admit!) The memory of seeing and holding you for the first time is forever embedded in my heart as are all the memories of your childhood and growing up years. You have become more beautiful with each year. I am so proud of who you are and the amazing woman you have become. I pray the coming years will continue to bring you many blessings, joy and laughter as this is what you have brought into my life. I thank the Lord every day that you are my loving daughter. I love you sooooooo much. and I’m sending lots of hugs and kisses to you too. Mom xo
    (Mom added pictures at http://www.new.dw57.com/?p=329 )

  15. Happy Birthday, Michelle ! Fifty is the new thirty, you know. Fight it if you feel the urge to strap on a fanny pack, and enjoy the best years of your life. Thanks for being a great sister-in-law.
    Stan and Leslie

  16. Happy 50th Birthday Michelle,

    WOW how time goes wasn’t it just yesterday that we were “kids” too?
    Wish you the best on your birthday and always.

    Love, Sheryl

  17. Happy birthday Michelle! We wish we could share this momentous day with you. The memory of your birth and toddler years will be forever special to us. Wish life hadn’t taken you so far away, but your always near in our hearts. Enjoy your big day.

    Love, Aunt Kathy & Uncle Cliff

  18. Happy Birthday Aunt Michelle!!!!
    Hope you have a wonderful day celebrating. May you you be blessed with many more!!! Love to you from all of us!

  19. MIchelle,

    Congratulations! 50 is a great age. It’s the old 40 (maybe 30). Have fun and enjoy that great family of yours.


  20. Happy Birthday Michelle!
    Congratulations on turing 50 and still looking AMAZING! Even though we don’t get to see each other very often, I love it when we do. It is so great how we can pick up right where we left off. You are a gift as a friend. Enjoy your day and year!
    Tom says, “Welcome to the club! :-)”

  21. Hi Mom! You’re so amazing, and I hope your day is just as amazing. Thank you for being such a fantastic person 🙂 I love you so much! Happy 50th Birthday!
    Love, Janaye

  22. Dear Michelle,
    I’m so blessed to know you as a friend. You always have a kind word, and sweet spirit that makes me love to be around you. What an amazing, inspirational, interesting, and beautiful person you are. After talking to you (which is not often enough), I’m challenged to be a better person. Happy Birthday, and BTW, you are way too young to be 50! Hope your day is extra blessed!
    DeAndrea (and the Arndt family)

  23. Happy Birthday Michelle. 50 is not so bad… well it’s not great either, but the alternative is worse :). I wish we could be there to celebrate with you. I hope your family spoils you and your day is perfect.

  24. Happy Birthday, Michelle! All of us here in Pittsburgh hope you have a wonderful day!

    -Matt, Peggy & Annalynn

  25. Happy Birthday Michelle. We still remember the day you were born and how excited we all were. Looking back, 50 is a great time in your life. You know where you are going, how you got there (hard work and perserverence) and lots of fond memories to fuel your continuing journey. We Love you, Uncle Don and Aunt Mary

  26. Happy Birthday, Michelle!

    Wishing we could be part of your Birthday celebration! Fifty years old…hard to believe! Living so far away, we don’t often get to be there for major events, but we fondly remember your 33rd here in Louisiana. Three cakes at the party in our backyard…your Birthday Cake, a Father’s Day Cake and leftover Wedding Cake .
    We were so happy to have you here sharing your day with us then. Wish we could be there with you today. Have a wonderful Birthday! Love, Jeanette

  27. Michelle,
    Have a GREAT 50th Birthday! Hard to believe we are 50 now, it seems we should still be in college and headed to Lake Don Pedro for the weekend. Great to see pictures of you and your family. You all look terrific and happy. What more can you ask for.

    We all wish you the very best for a terrific Birthday!

    Jim, Laurel, Sean and Matt Depolo

  28. Hi Michelle! Well it has been a long time since the Otsuka days. Imagine my surprise when a postcard showed up to wish you a happy 50th! Last time we talked, Janaye wasn’t even thinking about iPODS or facebook and the boys were definitely not skiing! I’m glad things have worked out so well over the years for you. I’d love to catch up so drop me a line when you can, but most importantly, enjoy your day! Robyn Kahn

  29. Happy big fifty your only as old as you feel and you must be really only twenty something. You are such a sweet person, I hope you have a wonderful day. Love ya Sandy

  30. Hey, Michelle –

    We want to wish you a very happy birthday!! It’s hard to believe I’ve known you for more than 4/5 of your life – still remember meeting you just after Christmas 1969.
    You’ve got so much of which to be proud for the first half of your life – your family and friends, your home, your career. You’re amazing!! Well, now – welcome to the next half and enjoy yourself.
    Hope we’ll be seeing you soon. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, happy day, happy year, happy life!
    Love, Aunt Pam (and Uncle Bill)

  31. Happy 50th Birthday, Michelle! I do think of you and your family often and hope I can see you again SOON. Hope you have a fantastic day. You deserve it!

    Love, Greg

  32. Happy, Happy 50th Birthday Michelle! I sure wish I could be their for my little sisters birthday. This is one of those times when you really wish you didn’t live so far away. I miss you and your family and hope to get to see all of you soon. Have a great birthday!

    Aunt Linda

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