Friday, January 31, 2014


she let me know she was ready for her arrival at three o'clock

on a Friday afternoon, 31 years ago.

we worked overtime all weekend.

i joke about my various Lamaze focal points, including the

cast of SNL 1983. after Saturday night live, we headed to the hospital.

that year, the Dolphins played the Redskins on

Superbowl Sunday!

during the game my "focal point" was

a rookie quarterback named Dan Marino.

if you are old enough to remember, behind that face mask were those piercing blue eyes!

i worked in the fashion industry, a buyer for Frederick & Nelson, (a division of

Marshall Field & Company).

my hospital bed was filled with Vogue, Mademoiselle, Elle (the French version, as it

didn't hit America until 1985) , Glamour and WWD (Women's Wear Daily).

the "it girl" in 1983 was Kim Alexis! ...more beautiful blues!


Chrislyn  was strong and resilient.

i should have known immediately that she would know 

how to go the distance! 

she made it to the finish line, via "Section C" on Monday afternoon, at 12:10 pm.

she was beautiful.

she still is.

one of the rare times she has arrived late,

she is now a stickler for being on time!

fresh out of college she interned as an administrative aide to a senator in the Washington state

legislature, after that, she ran a grassroots state senate campaign, and  landed a job as an

administrative aide, specializing in community outreach, for a King County councilman.

she would send me email saying..."Mom, look who popped into the office today!"

(yes, that is who you think it is! )

Chrislyn and Jason 2008

she met wonderful Jason.

Chrislyn and Jason 2009

they became engaged and married in 2009.

together they have been living and loving a faith - based life,

running an occasional marathon and half marathon,

and delivering a wagon load of  more precious baby blue focal points.

happy birthday, precious Chrislyn, you have brought us all so much joy!



  1. A very Happy Birthday to Chrislyn. She is a beauty. So are her little ones. Stay warm. Enjoy your weekend. xoxo,Susie

  2. Happy Happy Birthday to your very beautiful Chrislyn. I can tell she is as beautiful inside as she in outside. xo Diana

  3. Aww , she is so beautiful! Happy Birthday to Chrislyn… What a happy day that was for you Lynne, C section and all i'm sure… Happy Weekend… Go Hawks!
    Ciao bella,

  4. Happy Birthday to your gorgeous daughter!! And have a fabulous weekend...I will be rooting for the Hawks for you! xoxo

  5. Beautiful child, woman, mom and wife...and gorgeous model! Oh how I love to see these kids that I had the opportunity to try and draw! LOVELY MY FRIEND! Anita

  6. Such a lovely birthday message to your daughter. I hope you all have a lovely weekend
    celebrating. Bonnie

  7. Happy Birthday wishes to your gorgeous daughter!! Such a beautiful tribute, Mom.

  8. This is so sweet Lynne.. happy birthday to your beautiful daughter!

  9. Happy Birthday to your Chrislyn, Lynne! She looks so cute in these pictures. I hope she had a special day doing all the things she loves.

    I remember Kim Alexis - her and Cheryl Tiegs were my favs! I used to see them all the time in the magazines I had when I was a teen. Oh, the good 'ole days.