Today is the 13th anniversary of a day that will not be forgotten, and also happens to be my 31st birthday.

For a person who loves to celebrate holidays, anniversaries and accomplishments, my birthday comes along at an inconvenient time. Each year that my birthdays coincided with the anniversary of 9/11/01, I am increasingly grateful for the blessings in my life.

That day was tragic for so many families, and for our nation as whole. The anniversary reminds us that life is precious, and our freedom is not be taken for granted.

Today I would like share something more fun and light-hearted. Here are some funny photos of my birthdays through the years before that fateful day.

And now that Facebook shares my birthday with all of my friends I have received some really sweet and funny birthday wishes including these two funny videos: