Our youngest son, Andrew, was born during the famous No Name Storm twenty-five years ago. At the time we were living in Florida and as a result of the storm we almost didn’t make it to the hospital. It was an exciting ride to the hospital to say the least! Transformers were blowing up and streets were flooded. I was sure I was going to end up giving birth in the car. Thankfully we made it to the hospital and despite the crazy storm going on outside our son arrived in the world without any problem. It was an exciting first happy birthday! happy birthday


Happy Birthday

Andrew playing in the snow (right) with his brother during a March storm!

Since then almost every year around his birthday we have a storm. Especially after we moved to Vermont several years after he was born. Around every March 13th we would have a major blizzard. It made planning birthday parties so hard! Inevitably we would be driving off to a pool party or the bowling alley in a snowstorm. Luckily we live in Vermont and most folks are used to driving in snow. We were always wishing Andrew a happy birthday during a snow storm!


This year has been no different. Since March first we have had two major Nor’easters and it looks like a third one is on the way! Must be Andrew’s birthday storm! Happy birthday son!


We’ve often thought Andrew’s name should have been Stormy, in fact my father in law insisted on calling him Stormy for the first couple of years!Happy Birthday


It’s no wonder that Andrew has since left New England and now lives on the west coast. No more enjoying major blizzards on his birthday. However we still live in Vermont and we’re still enjoying the storms on Andrew’s birthday each year! We may not be enjoying cake or birthday parties on Andrew’s birthday but we still have the snow!Happy Birthday


Happy birthday son! We’ll enjoy the snow for you!

17 comments on “Happy Birthday Son!

Helen on March 13, 2018 1:39 am

Such a sweet post! My daughter went to law school in Vermont! It is such a beautiful state.

Nancy Wolff on March 13, 2018 1:40 am

Thank you for your kind words, Vermont is indeed a beautiful state!

Marisa Franca @ All Our Way on March 13, 2018 11:43 am

What a wonderful post and today is the 95th birthday of our favorite Floridian gentleman. He is such an inspiration so today is a good day for birthdays. And even though you’re experiencing another storm — Florida is having unusually chilly weather!! Wishing your son a happy birthday.

Nancy Wolff on March 13, 2018 12:06 pm

Wish your Florida friend a happy 95th! It’s a god day for birthdays! Sorry you’re having chilly weather in Florida.

Amy on March 13, 2018 12:31 pm

Interesting story. I don’t remember that storm. March brings very unpredictable weather for sure. Living in Wisconsin, I get frustrated when everyone starts talking about spring and spring fashion in February. We don’t see any signs of spring here until April or May. I can’t even imagine having spring in February. That would be nice.

Nancy Wolff on March 13, 2018 1:03 pm

I totally agree we never see spring until April or May and no planting in the garden until Memorial Day!

Grammy Dee | Grammy's Grid on March 13, 2018 9:24 pm

That’s a lot of snow! Stay warm and stay safe. I don’t like being in cold weather so no snow for me. Hope your son had a nice bday. Shared on Fb, G+, Pn, and Tw ♥

Nancy Wolff on March 13, 2018 10:27 pm

Thanks Grammy Dee,
We’ve had enough of the snow!!

Clearissa on March 14, 2018 12:28 am

Just so sweet and that picture of your son in that high chair is simply precious!! Happy Birthday, Stormy! We are actually kindred spirits. I was born during a major rain storm complete with thunder and lightning that actually touching the ground. My mom says she and my dad almost did not make it to the hospital because of the storm. Till this day, I love inclement weather. Be it rain or snow, I feel so relaxed and fulfilled with a good storm. I don’t like fierce winds or lots of lightning but if folks would not flood, I could watch it rain for days. Great article.

Nancy Wolff on March 14, 2018 1:11 am

Loved hearing that you were also born in a storm! I’ll never forget my ride to the hospital that night! 🙂

Victoria on March 14, 2018 10:44 pm

I am not a fan of snow. I really think I could live in a tropical climate and be happy. What a cute story about your sons birth and birthday.

Nancy Wolff on March 15, 2018 12:17 am

The older I get the less I like snow! Very pretty to watch coming down but the shoveling and driving in it is no fun!

Teresa on March 17, 2018 7:52 pm

Happy Birthday to your son, aka Stormy! It sounds like an exciting birth. You’ve been getting hammered with nor’easters haven’t you! We’re in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia and have seen very little snow. March can bring surprises though!

Nancy Wolff on March 18, 2018 10:22 pm

We have had one nor-easter too many! REALLY looking forward to spring!

Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures on March 19, 2018 9:51 am

What a wonderful post! I enjoyed seeing all the photos of your son when he was small. Happy Birthday, Stormy! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

April J Harris on March 19, 2018 4:45 pm

What a coincidence that Andrew’s birthday is always stormy considering he was born during a storm! This is a lovely tribute to your son, Nancy. My son is 25 years old this year as well!

Nancy Wolff on March 19, 2018 8:20 pm

It must have been a wonderful years for nice young men to be born!

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