Monday, July 30, 2012

Happy Birthday to me

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!


Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

Happy belated birthday Sandy!
Sounds like a wonderful one.
enJOY a lovely week

Melanie said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!! I agree with you, anything after 40 doesn't count!!! Sounds like you had a super great day!!!

CEO Lisa Anne - L.A said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Your family sounds like they love to pamper nice! Have a great week!

rkbsnana said...

Happy, happy birthday. Sounds like a special day for all. It pleases me that you have a love filled family.
I love your picture of Walter. (Well actually all of them but Walter is a fitting end to your post.)

Heirloom treasures said...

Happy Birthday Sandy, you are the same age as my son. Yes I was a child bride,and like you grew up with my children.LOL :)
How lovely all your gifts are. The photo's are especially beautiful in their nice frames. I love the pink rose on the gorgeous ruffled lamp and the crystal knobs.
I went OP Shopping on my birthday with my daughter last year too. Lovely day. xxoo Glad you had a good time.

Grandma Carolee said...

Delightful post, Sandy. So glad you had such a good birthday. I was really impressed that Wyatt and Chantel cleaned the house while you were out with Janae'. The gifts Janae' gave you are all beautiful! The bracelets Chantel made are beautiful, too. Love the photos of Wyatt...what a sweetheart!!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday <3 my daughter was 18 yesterday ;) Have a blessed day :D hugs from Norway. Love ur picks!

Amy Chalmers said...

AW Happy Birthday Sandy! You have such great kids~thats the best present of all!!

Brenda ~ The Heminger Farmhouse said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful birthday! And such precious gifts from your sweet kids too!! Thank you for sharing your special day with us :)

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Happy Birthday, my friend. You are blessed to have such thoughtful kids. You're not old. What would that make me? lol I've got nearly 5 years on you.

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

Happy Birthday, Sandy! What a wonderful family you have to get you all of the things you love.
I love your setting for the photo with you and Janae.


Peggy said...

Happy Birthday Sandy! What a great little family you have (the real kids and the furbabies!)

Karen said...

Happy Birthday Sandy! You really got some beautiful gifts. Your children are so sweet, you are truly blessed.

Lady of the Woods said...

:D Happy happy birthday Sandy! So very sweet this post and I think your kids are like angels....the kitties have grown a bit? omg. And they gave you a picture sweet. Love the flower on the shade and the crytsal knobs...I just bought some myself, they were so sparkly in the package LOL I love reading your posts, they always make me smile.

The White Pear Tree said...

Happy Birthday Sandy! Many Happy Returns!

Sounds like you got spoiled on your birthday. And you're right, age is all relative.

I love your last picture of the little hamster holding his little bread, he's sooo precious!!

Unknown said...

Happy Belated Birthday..I can see you had a great day and look at all those pretty gifts. You are so blessed! Wishing you all the best and enjoy those 40's they go fast..
Birthday wishes,

sunnyskiesandsweettea said...

Happy Birthday Sandy!!! It sounds like you had the best day. I love that flower pin on your lamp it is so pretty. I also love Walter, he is the cutest little guy ever.

Amy Jo

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Happy Birthday to one of the sweetest girls in Blogland. May you have many, many more Sandy.

I'm so glad that you had such a special one. Sounds as though your children really love spoiling you.
48 isn't that old. Believe me you are still young just wait til you get to my age.

Love the pic of Walter. He's a cutie.


The Polka Dot Closet said...

Happy Birthday to you! I think it sounds like a great BD visiting 6 Goodwills and having all of the kids clean...Yep, I'd say you are one lucky cougar LOL...You go girl..Love myself a younger husband!


Anne said...

Happy birthday!!!! Mine will be along soon too.And I agree after 40 who counts.I am just thankful to still be here LOL.Such are the blessings in life.What a beautiful photo of you and your daughter!And what a fun day.Sounds like a perfect way to celebrate a birthday.What lovely gifts too!

Anne said...

Happy birthday!!!! Mine will be along soon too.And I agree after 40 who counts.I am just thankful to still be here LOL.Such are the blessings in life.What a beautiful photo of you and your daughter!And what a fun day.Sounds like a perfect way to celebrate a birthday.What lovely gifts too!

Anne said...

Happy birthday!!!! Mine will be along soon too.And I agree after 40 who counts.I am just thankful to still be here LOL.Such are the blessings in life.What a beautiful photo of you and your daughter!And what a fun day.Sounds like a perfect way to celebrate a birthday.What lovely gifts too!

must love junk said...

Happy birthday! That's great you were able to spend it with family :)

Shannon Fox said...

Wow! That is some wonderful birthday you had. Good for you! And yes, you have a sweet baby face, which is great as we age ;) Comes in handy. I think I'll let your family know when my birthday is coming up they do good.

Happy Birthday!!

Janae said...

So glad you had a good birthday! I had a lot of fun shopping with you!! I just love this picture of Walter it is so funny! Makes me laugh even though I was there when you took it.

imsteelefullofscrap said...

Happy Birthday glad you had a wonderful day I can not imagine going to 6 GW in one day that is one great day

farmhouse-story said...

what a wonderful day, thanks to your great family! LOVE that pretty flower from your friend, sandy!

Lady Pamela said...

Sounds like the perfect birthday to me. Don't worry about the number, the best is yet to come.

Cindy said...

Oh no you didn't show that picture of Walter last ! That is hilarious, and adorable... i was all ready to say happy birthday... and that photo stopped me in my tracks it was so cute, i totally lost my train of thought...

Anyway, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Sounds like the best birthday ever! Everyone did so many nice things for you, even cleaning up the house, Wow!!! Your family is awesome, and Walter, is crazy cute in that photo...


Olivia said...

Happy Birthday my beautiful friend! You deserve it a million times over! Love all your goodies!

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Hi Sandy!!!

Happy Belated Birthday to you!!! You look great, so age is nothing but a number!!! :) Looks like you had a wonderful birthday with family - that is always the best!!! :)

Wishing you a lovely day!


GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

I think you had a perfect birthday! Your family are all so sweet and your treasures are lovely!

Happy belated Birthday to YOU!

Ana said...

Happy belated Birthday Sandy! Sounds like you were one pampered birthday it should be :-) And girl, you look amazing. I will be 48 in a couple of years and if I look as good as you then I will be one happy girl :-)

Hugs and Kisses,

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Happy belated birthday Sandy! It does feel weird to get older doesn't it...but it's better than the alternative! (*_*) LOL! xo