Saturday, August 06, 2011

The New Thirty?

I liked birthdays better when I was this age.
(Look, Jules! Turtle candles! Thank goodness we don't have 40 of those!)

Or I would even take this age. Although I didn't get a guinea pig for my birthday. Even with that fantastic begging expression.

Fortunately for me, turning 40 this year wasn't too painful.
In fact, I enjoyed it so much, I think I'll turn 40 again next year!

Flash's birthday card to me read, "When it's your birthday, you should get cake and a comfy place to eat it. *hint hint* Happy Birthday, Mom. May many an afternoon be spent napping in the sun." Flash went way overboard and bought me a hammock.
He had it secretly shipped to Dad's so I could open it on my actual birthday.
He single-handedly put it together when we arrived home.

Flash, I guarantee I will spend many an afternoon napping in just this spot. What a great gift!

WG gave me a silver pendant necklace and a great new CD that we rocked to on the trip home. Had I not been so stubborn about waiting until later to open my gifts, we might have rocked out to it on the way down to TN as well. Silly me. When we arrived back home, he gave me one last gift. A meat pounder. He didn't think that was an appropriate gift for me to open in front of my father. Or else maybe he thought I might use it on him when he beat me at pool.
In either case, it's the little things, right, WG? *wink*

Dad and Judy added to my new collection of dishes. They discovered dishes I didn't know existed!! Don't you love the flowers on the insides of the bowls? I need to have a dinner party so I can put all the dishes to use! They are going to look great on my new dining room table. But that is a whole 'nother post.

Jules and Bear gave me two more window boxes for the house. I can't wait to put them up next spring and plant them with beautiful, draping flowers! I'm so excited about how gorgeous they will look!

Thanks to all of my family and friends for the emails, texts, cards, gifts and laughs that made this year a truly wonderful year, indeed!

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

Happy Birthday Eliza Jane!!!! May God continue to richly bless your life and bring all of your dreams to reality!! I believe this year will be a great year for you, on a personal level ;)