December 8, 2008

Birthday Blessings

With a birthday so close to Christmas, it can sometimes get lost in the festivities.
Not this year. My family and friends have made it a special one, even before it began.

My hubby arranged a babysitter and took me out for dinner on Saturday night.
One of my dear friends, who happens to be a gourmet cook, made me the most delicious apple pie (I'm not much of a cake kinda girl). Another dear friend made a special cd for this music lovin' gal. My in-laws gave us a night out along with 2 warm sweaters, 2 pairs of warm shoes and yummy bath stuff topped off the night. My walkin' buddy gave me some beautiful handmade stationary cards and a pre-paid international phone card, because...
My parents gave me (a few weeks ago, so I could start to get things in order) a trip to Europe to visit my brother. I know. CRAZY!!!! I never imagined. It is my birthday and Christmas for the next, um... 10 years. Thank you, thank you mom and dad.

So, today I begin the day with MUCH to be thankful for: many birthday blessings including my precious family and dear, dear friends
On another note, I want you to know that Martha Stewart has invaded my husband's body. I don't know what she did with him. But guess what she, I mean he made:
Yes. A live fraiser fir and boxwood wreath. Can you believe it?! He just whipped this up in the back yard with the remaining limbs from our Christmas tree and some boxwood bushes.
I took this picture in his manly room, just so you know he's still a 'manly-man.' Hehe!
Over Thanksgiving I usually purchase a fraiser fir wreath when we get our tree. This year we are really cutting back, so I figured I wouldn't have a wreath for the front door.
Guess I was wrong!
I love you, honey! It is perfect! After all these years together, you still surprise me with your creative abilities.
From our front door to yours!

25 comments:

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Happy, Happy Birthday!!

WOW, now that's impressive what your husband did. . . made a wreath. I don't think mine even knows what a wreath is ~ LOL!!!

Tracey said...

Happy Birthday to you! Europe, warm clothes, bath stuff, apple pie, a date night...and a wreath made by your hubby?? Wow..now that's a fun day!

coco said...

Happy Birthday...what great gifts you received. I love your front door...the branches in the urns are my favorite!

Karen said...

Happy Birthday!
Love the new, rockin wreath.

Chris said...

Well, happy birthday to you!! Sounds like it's been well celebrated. Something is definitely wrong with your husband. I say that to make myself feel better. My husband can't find the milk half the time, let alone MAKE A WREATH!!! How nice!

Sandy Toes said...

Wow..that wreath is amazing!
Happy Birthday to you! May you have a wonderful day!
-sandy toes

Kimba said...

Happy birthday! What a wonderful collection of gifts!

And the wreath is wonderful. You're hubby is quite a man. The picture in the man room cracked me up. It looks like the duck is attached to the top of the wreath. Now THAT would be manly!

Kimba

Erin said...

Happy Birthday, sweet friend! What a great picture of you!!

Haley said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

WOW- your hubby has talents... and its funny that he posed for a bloggy picture to show it off.

Shannon said...

Sounds like you had an AWESOME birthday!!

Lacy said...

Happy Birthday to my dearest Bloggy buddy. Email me at lacykelso@hotmail.com (if you trust me:) I have a little something to send my sweet friend!!! Hope you day is marvelous.

Bugs and Sunshine said...

Precious!! I hope you have a happy, wonderful day!

Elizabeth M Thompson said...

Happy Birthday! Thanks for stopping by my blog and entering my contest. I am having great fun meeting so many wonderful women. And your husband is pretty impressive too! Mine will hang the wreath, but I'd have to be in dire straits before I would ask him to make one.

Learning as we Live said...

Hope you had a wonderful birthday! Love the wreath!

Kellie said...

Happy Birthday!!! I had forgotten today was your day. :)

What a wonderful present your parents gave you... when do you leave? I will just tell you that I a jealous, but all in a good way. :)

Your wreath is beautiful. :)

Pat said...

Happy Birthday Sister. I am so glad that you were treated so sweetly and felt loved. What more could we ask for?!!
Blessings!
Pat

Empty Nest Full Life said...

What a beautiful surprise! Jackie

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Oh by the way Happy Birthday! Jackie

Toni said...

Happy Birthday! Sounds like you got some amazing gifts.

Kirstin said...

sounds like a great day!! My bday is today!! Your hubby did a great job on the wreath. I thought it was going to end up on the neck of the goose (C:

Charlene Kidd said...

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Thanks for entering.
Charlene

Suz said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Friend!
I am glad you had a nice one. And LOVE the wreath. Watch out...we may see him on HGTV one day. Hmmmm..what could we call the show? How about "Manly Man Gone Wild"?

Joy said...

Your hubby made a beautiful wreath!
And it looks great along with all of the other lovely decorations on your front porch.
I hope you had a GREAT b-day!

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Oh my...what a special day for you!! And yes, we already know that your man is DA MAN!!

Laurie said...

What a great husband you have! Happy Birthday...