This week at One Beautiful World it's all about BIRTHDAYS! Seems I'm not the only one with a birthday this week, some of my friends have them too. What a great time to celebrate a special day at the near end of summer. Happy Birthday to everyone who has one this week, have a wonderful day!
The picture above is some of the cards I received, the only thing I asked for was homemade cards or just a card is great too. Well, ask and you should receive, so many cute ones from my kids, the little ones I watch and nieces. I love them all! The one below is extra special too....
It's homemade and from my MOM!!! I've been making cards for her this past year and I was so excited that she made me one. Isn't it pretty, love the blue in it as that is my favorite color. There is a homemade envelope to match, she is talented and so creative. She also made me something else that's pretty awesome and sooooo perfect for me.....
a red/white/blue wreath, isn't it awesome!! I love any and all things with these colors. They are all over my house from Memorial Day to Labor day but this awesome wreath will stay up for a long time. I actually cried a little when she gave it to me, was so surprised and touched, totally made my birthday even sweeter. I have to say this birthday was filled with surprises for me and I LOVE surprises more then anyone. My mom is pretty good at surprising me over the years. I won't forget my surprise Sweet 16th birthday, surprise baby showers, surprise gifts thru the years, she knows just what makes me HAPPY and what will WOW me. Thank you mom for the many Happy Birthday's over the years, especially since my "BIRTH" day didn't start on a happy note.
I love my present from my oldest daughter too, have never gotten them before.....
Look at these beauties!! Real roses, a mix of gorgeous colors!! I love them! Just having Kristin home for my birthday this year was special enough but these just made it sweeter. I tell you my whole day was just awesome and I felt loved from everyone. These babies are my sketch/painting inspiration this week and then will be my mandala when they are done. Thank you Kristin!!
Next up was a date for dinner with my hubby, we never do this on our birthday's, EVER. This year I told him we should start going out on dates more, like real ones not just Walmart.
We went to Scooter Dogs, it's the first time with NO KIDS with us. Pure heaven and YUMMY!! I can't wait to do this again with him. So nice just being out with just us. He turned the big 50 the day after my birthday and he isn't taking it too well. This year is getting to him but I told him to just count his blessings and celebrate that he is still here and healthy and is loved by many. He is such a sweetie! I'm a very lucky girl to have him by my side, love him more with each passing day.
Here we are back home and having cake with the kids. It was so fun doing this and all the kids had their ipods, cells and Renee had my camera too and each of them got tons of pictures thru the singing and blowing out of the candles. Renee even recorded it, I keep replaying it so I can hear them singing. They love that our birthday's are together and celebrating it with them makes them soooo happy. The cake is nothing special, we are known for easy cakes in this house. Together my hubby and mines ages add up to 94!!! Isn't that so cool and no way could we fit that many candles on the cake, haha. I just put enough to fill up most of the cake and plenty for both of us to blow out.
The photo above and the one below are my link ups for One Beautiful World, thanks so much if you've read all thru this. I did try to keep it short and sweet, like me, lol.
It's a surprise birthday banner from Renee!! Click on the image to see better. Rich always makes a bday banner for the kids, just one long banner with birthday wishes on it, that's it. But Renee took days and most of the ink in her Sharpies to create this amazing and sweet piece of art banner for Rich and I. She wanted to do for us what we do for her, even the table was decorated and she blew up 50 balloons for Rich. I'm not sure I will take this down anytime soon, it's just awesome and I keep staring at it and I smile each time I go by it. She asked me to pick a favorite but so far I love them all.
This picture is what my birthday meant thru the eyes of my child, the one who has loved birthdays since very little. Not that the other kids don't but she is my birthday queen and I love that she wanted to make our day extra special and really enjoyed seeing our reaction and smiles about this. Each paper has our favorite things on it by the way, shapes, colors, foods and designs.
I'm happy to be linking this up with One Beautiful World this week, come by and visit and see what others shared for this birthday prompt. http://www.our--beautiful--world--365.blogspot.com
I'm loving this beautiful blog and seeing what they share each week, thank you ladies for hosting such a great blog hop. So excited to share my birthday with you and the others. Thank you!
I want to say a BIG THANK YOU for the visits and sweet comments on my T time and Mandala posts, love reading them. I'm thinking everyone went out and bought a Frosty too.
With all this talk about celebrating, I think it might turn into my One Little Word for next year.
Have a great week and celebrate not just your birthday's but EVERYDAY!!!! HUGS!