Well Saturday celebrated another year I have been on this earth. I turned 48 which is still kind of unbelievable to me. Where have the years gone? My body is that old, but my spirit isn't. Janae giggled several times during the day she couldn't believe I am 48. I am going to take that as a compliment:) I'm thinking past 40 age doesn't matter anymore. My husband is 10 years younger than me, and my kids are still reasonably young, so I am not going to dwell on the whole 48 thing. I'm still young enough:)
As usual, everyone in my family made sure I had a good birthday. Janae always goes above and beyond. We decided to do our favorite thing and went on a road trip to 6 Goodwills on my day. As funny as that may sound to some people..there is nothing I would rather do on my birthday! We found lots of stuff--especially Janae. She got a really beautiful french style settee. I'll let you all know when she posts it.
My Grand furbabies even got me gifts--framed pictures of themselves of course! (Phoebe and Fez got to be in one of the pictures too)
Have you seen these cute dish towels? Janae got me these--and they are from Ikea! Now I want the apron that matches them.
I was so delighted that Janae bought me pretty knobs for my secretary desk. So much prettier than the ugly wood ones I had on there!
|Much better now!|
Janae also got me a mug that says "Keep Calm and Drink Tea" (so me) and a candle with a beautiful rhinestone on the front, a pretty shabby chic votive cup holder--all sorts of sweet gifts.
Chantel made these 2 beautiful bracelets for me. I love them! She is going to be a creative one:)
Wyatt bought me my favorite drink at Human Bean. A iced Human Bean Supreme--I am able to shop all day after having one of those! The kids all know I am more fun after having one of those.:) My parents gave me a favorite gift of mine--money!! I am bond and determined to buy something totally just for me. I have some ideas..when I make up my mind for sure I'll share.
A wonderful surprise came from a blogger friend too! Though she had no idea it was my birthday. For a long time I have admired the work that Dana does with French ribbonwork flowers. I so want to learn this wonderful technique someday. You can find her blog here Lambs and Ivy Designs. She sent me a beautiful piece--just out of the goodness of her heart. It made my day! I am so impressed with the workmanship. Look how beautiful it is!
I pinned it on my bedside lamp but I plan to wear it sometimes on a white jacket I have. Thanks so much Dana--I love it!
Doesn't it look gorgeous amongst all the white ruffles?!
Janae took me out to dinner at The Old Spaghetti Factory on my day after all our Goodwill shopping. It was so delicious! I don't like any tomato sauces--but all those white sauces call my name. Yum! I love to eat out. That sign that says,"my favorite thing to make for dinner is reservations" in my case is so true.
When Janae and I got back from dinner Wyatt and Chantel had picked up the house, vacummed, did the dishes, cleaned the bathrooms. I have the world's best kids!
Thought I would share these cute pictures of my sweet Wyatt. He has been playing a lot of video games this summer! He always goes out and jumps on the trampoline though too..he doesn't want to become a "chair potato"--LOL
Sometimes Fez thinks he might like to play too! We have gotten to the time in summer break when the kids are starting to say, "Mom, we're bored!" They definitely don't want to talk about going back to school yet though! They aren't that bored.
|I brought some french bread home for the kids from Spaghetti Factory and Walter thought it was delicious too!|
Thanks for visiting and letting me share my 48th birthday with you!