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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

A Special Day-Thank you!

You cannot keep a secret in blogland or facebook! Yesterday was my birthday. I had to work so it was an ordinary day or so I thought. I woke up around 6:30 to about 15 phone calls from friends and family telling me Happy Birthday! Then I turn on my computer and see lots of emails from facebook,blogger buddies, friends and family telling me happy birthday. My Sweet Mother had put the sweetest post on for my birthday! My mother does so much for me I could not start to list the blessings. She is my quilting buddy and we have a ball. I have to say I was a pretty little fat baby. Thank you Mom. My sweet husband had bought me some real nice clothes for my gift. Its funny...I cannot shop for him but I love for him to shop for me! He has great taste plus I hate shopping! My MIL gave me a beautiful table cloth. My dad is helping me do some work and I went to pick him up and he had me the sweetest card. Thank you Vicki for the sweet comment on Moms blog and to everyone who visited my moms blog! I received several cards in the mail when I got home. Maranda bought me a beautiful blue soft robe and Mandy bought me a really cute jogging suit. They know me well. Jogging suits and pajamas..........thats me! My son gave me a gift card to eat out and Shannon has give me different blessings all week long.

Maranda & Lane invited us over for a quiet dinner at their home. It was so nice. She knows that I never get coconut cake because no one likes it but me so she made me one. She made her daddy some fudge that was out of this world. They fixed one of the best dinners I have ever eaten. She had Pork Tenderloin Roast, Squash casserole (YUM), mac & cheese, butter beans (my favorite) and collard greens & cornbread. It was wonderful.

Maybe they will share some recipes!

Maranda & Lane went off into another room and came back with this beautiful cake and told me to blow out the candles.

I blew and blew and blew and called Randy for help. They had those candles that keep flickering when you blow them out. Their house is so beautiful. They still are remodeling and have lots to do. They haven't purchased their blinds yet so there is still plastic on the window. They have worked so hard and it is gorgeous. They have a separate formal dining room but it is not finished yet so we ate in the kitchen. It was so nice, quiet and peaceful and you can feel "love" in their home. Lane helps her with everything. He treats her like a queen and she treats him like a king. They are such a blessing to our family.
Thank you Maranda & Lane!


Then we went to our granddaughter, "Angel's" basketball game. It was so good. Of course they won. Actually they haven't lost any. She scored and played a great game. I know that I have not mentioned everything and everyone that did something for my birthday but I want to say thank you to everyone. You made my day! I don't think I have ever had so many calls, cards, emails, & messages than yesterday! Thank you. So much for keeping my birthday quiet!!! I love being 55 years old. It is the best time of my whole life! Seriously.

24 comments:

Heidi said...

I am so happy that you had a great day. I read your Mom's post and was thinking about you.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

Darla said...

You deserve every bit of this and more!! Happy Birthday...

Amelia said...

Happy Belated Birthday!

Sounds like you celebrated in perfect ways to make you one happy woman...surrounded by family...and special food prepared just for you.

Fifty five is just a mid way point in your life...so enjoy it.

Mildred said...

Sounds like you had a blessed birthday. Thank you for letting us share a part of it with you!

Laurie said...

Happy Belated Birthday - sounds like your day was wonderful!
Laurie

AmyW said...

Happy Birthday. I'd love a piece of that coconut cake right now ;-)

Love Bears All Things said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY a day late.
Looks like you did have a special day. Do you know how rare it is to have a husband who can buy you clothes? Wow! Lucky you. I would be happy with a gift card to my favorite store. Now to be fair, Honey Bear has bought me clothes and done a good job but he absolutely hates to shop so I let him off the hook where clothes are concerned.
Oh, and I am about 5 1/2 years older than you.
Mama Bear

Patty said...

Happy Birthday I'm glad you got to spend it the way you want, with you family and friends!

Anonymous said...

A Very Happy one day late Birthday to you. My Birthday is also Jan.19. But I am old enough to be your grandmother. You are the first female I have ever found that was born on the 19. Have found lots of males born on that day. It is interesting to know that you and I share the same Awesome God and quilting. Sarah

Julie said...

I am glad you had a wonderful day! You deserve it. You are a wonderful friend to me. I am blessed to have you as a Godly friend and influence. I love your mother's post!! You are so blessed!!Happy Day After Your Birthday Friend!!

Alice Grace said...

Wow, I am so glad you had such a great day! I know it was great getting to go to Maranda and Lane's for dinner,and then to watch Angel play ball!
Love
MOM

Kim said...

Val, I am so sad that I didn't know it was your birthday!! It looks like you had a wonderful one! I will make sure I know this next year! Happy, happy, belated birthday!!!
Love you,
Kim

Diane said...

I new there was some reason we became such good friends. Yesterday was also my mom's birthday! You would know that if I ever stopped being lazy and blogged. Now I will never forget yours!It looks like you had a special day, you deserve it!

StitchinByTheLake said...

I'm so glad you had such a wonderful day Valerie. And I'm pretty sure we must be sisters - I love coconut! I went to a friend's today for lunch and she had made coconut pie - I was thrilled. :) blessings, marlene

Brenda said...

I'm so glad we established your true age...LOL! Love, Brenda

Lori said...

Happy Birthday!
Isn't it great when you think it's going to be an ordinary day and then there are suprises all day long? How fun!

webbsway said...

Yes, Valerie - Happy Birthday . Sounds like yours was worth turning another year for. ~smile~

Kim said...

Happy Birthday :)

Allie said...

I'm so glad you had a good birthday, Val - you were an adorable baby, and you've grown to be a beautiful woman, inside and out.

Connie W said...

What a lovely day you had, sounds just wonderful. Isn't being invited out to eat just the best gift ever. Thanks for sharing the photos of your special day.

Needled Mom said...

It looks like a perfect way to celebrate your very special day.

Sherry said...

I'm glad you had such a wonderful birthday Val!!! I've been busy signing up for your Friday night sew in and the project a month. I need to set some goals this year and maybe this will help!

:)
Sherry

Anonymous said...

Happy belated Birthday!! Looks like u had a great one. :)

Love,
Shannon Collins

PEA said...

Nope, we wouldn't allow you to have a quiet birthday! hehe You are so loved, Valerie, we just all wanted to celebrate YOU:-) I'm so glad that you had such a wonderful day and I wish you could email us all a piece of that delicious looking birthday cake and fudge!!! xoxo